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Ernie Brown Jr., better known under the nickname Turtleman, was born on the 28th March 1985 in Washington County, Kentucky USA, and is an animal catcher and television personality, who is probably now best recognized for appearing in the Animal Planet’s TV channel show “Call Of The Wildman” which has been aired since 2011.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Ernie Brown Jr. is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ernie’s net worth is over $150,000, which has been accumulated through his career as an animal catcher and as a television personality, appearing in the popular reality TV show.
Ernie Brown Jr. Net Worth $150,000
Ernie Brown Jr. was brought up by his father, Ernie Brown Sr., and his mother, Lola Brown. He spent his childhood in his hometown, but exploring the surrounding woods and learning about different animals. When he was only seven years old, he caught his first turtle, which was over 25 pounds weight.
Little by little Ernie’s general interest in wild animals increased as he got older, and when he was 17 years old, he caught the largest snapping turtle to date, weighting over 55 pounds, and because of the weight, Ernie named it the Loch Ness Turtle. However, he didn’t seek a career as an animal catcher until later, as he held several jobs, including working on construction sites, even milking cows, and working in a lumber yard. One time during his working hours, Ernie had an accident and lost majority of his teeth, while he also broke his jaw in a vehicle wreck; as a result his wife left him. Following their divorce, Ernie was the victim of a robbery, and he retreated into a wooded area near his house, and lived there for more than six months. While living in the woods, he become familiar with wild animals, and also bettered his survival skills. Slowly his passion for hunting wild animals returned, and since that period in his life he has become one of the most popular hunters in the world. His daily activities are featured in Animal Planet’s TV channel show, entitled “Call Of The Wildman” (2011- present), clearly popular with audiences especially as it portrays an unfamiliar lifestyle and profession for most people. He is inevitably accompanied by his faithful dog Lolly, and often by his best friend Neal James.
Ernie now focuses on rescuing wild and sometimes injured animals such as raccoons, snakes, foxes, possums, and skunks, and once he has caught them, he relocates them to a safer location in the wilderness, suitable for the particular species. Although he is featured in the show, his earnings aren’t exactly expansive, as they cover only the cost of gasoline and other necessities.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Ernie Brown Jr. was married, but he currently lives alone deep in the backwoods of Kentucky with his faithful dog and boosted by visits from his friend Neal.