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Aron Lee Ralston was born on the 27th October 1975, in Marion, Ohio USA, and is a mountain climber and motivational speaker, best known to the world for surviving a canyoneering accident while being trapped in the Blue John Canyon for five days and seven hours, during which time he had to amputate his own forearm in order to escape from a dislodged boulder.

Have you ever wondered how rich Aron Ralston is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ralston`s net worth is as high as $4 million. After the accident he became prominent in the media; he wrote an autobiography “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”, which was then made into a film “127 Hours”, which also added to his net worth.

Aron Ralston Net Worth $4 Million

Although he was born in Marion, Ohio, his family moved to Denver, Colorado when he was only two, and spent there his entire childhood and teen days. He attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, and after matriculation he enrolled Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh earning degrees in mechanical engineering, French language and literature, while also receiving a minor in piano. After college he found job at Intel, in its company in Phoenix, Arizona as a mechanical engineer, however in 2002 he moved to Aspen, Colorado, as he wanted to become a mountain climber.

Just a year later, the infamous accident happened; he was hiking alone through Blue John Canyon and ended trapped under a dislodged boulder, where he spent 127 hours; Aron even drank his own urine when he ran out of water. Nevertheless, he managed to free himself, but paid a heavy price, as he had to amputate his own forearm, for which he used a dull pocket knife.

Anyway, Aron returned to his passion, and has been active as a mountaineer ever since he left his job at Intel. To speak of his accomplishments, he has climbed 59 Colorado peaks that are higher than 14,000 feet in 2005, among other achievements.

However, since the accident he has become more of a media personality, appearing as a guest in numerous shows, including “The Today Show”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Saturday Morning”, “American Morning”, among others, which has certainly increased his net worth. He also wrote his autobiography called “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”, which was later made into the movie entitled “127 Hours”, directed by Danny Boyle, with actor James Franco portraying Aron.

Aron has also worked as a motivational speaker, and has given speeches at the Swiss Economic Forum, and at Carnegie Mellon University, among other events which have also increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Aron was married to Jessica Trusty from 2009 until 2011; the couple had one child before divorcing.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 27, 1975
Birth place: Marion, Ohio, United States
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Engineer
Education:Cherry Creek High School, Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jessica Trusty (m. 2009–2012)
Children:Leo Ralston
Parents:Donna Ralston, Larry Ralston
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Admits that the accident that left him pinned in a canyon for five days was no one's fault but his own, because he failed to inform anyone as to his location - the number one rule in hiking alone.
2April/May 2003: With no water and little hope of survival, Aspen mountaineer Aron Ralston used a pocketknife to amputate his own arm and free himself from a boulder weighing 800-1,000 pounds that fell and trapped him for five days in a remote desert canyon in eastern Utah. His story 'Between A Rock And A Hard Place' was later published by Simon & Schuster.


Quotes

#Quote
1I limited myself to one shout a day. But I didn't like the sound of my voice. It sounded panicked, it sounded scared. And I knew from experience you can't hear more than 50 yards either way down a canyon.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter Award127 Hours (2010)· Danny Boyle (screenwriter)
· Simon Beaufoy (screenwriter)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons2011TV Series911 Dispatcher
Imagine This!2009TV MovieTeam member

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
127 Hours2010book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tosh.02012TV SeriesHimself
Alone in the Wild: Aron Ralston2011TV MovieHimself
Search & Rescue2011Video documentary shortHimself - Mountaineer
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Minute to Win It2011TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
127 Hours2010Himself (uncredited)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2004TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Dateline NBC2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2004TV SeriesHimself

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