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Jim Tweto was born in 1954 in Wichita, Kansas, USA, and is an entrepreneur, businessman, pilot as well as a reality TV personality, who is best known through his appearances in Discovery Channel’s documentary series “Flying Wild Alaska”. He is also widely recognized as the Chief Operating Officer of his own aviation company – Era Alaska – which is now incorporated into Corvus Airlines’ Ravn Alaska.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi talented man has accumulated so far? How rich Jim Tweto is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Jim Tweto’s net worth, as of mid-2017, revolves around the notable sum of $20 million, acquired largely though his business career in the world of aviation which has been active since the early 1980s.
Jim Tweto Net Worth $20 million
Although a native of Kansas, Jim grew up in Silver Bay, Minnesota, to where his family relocated while he was still an infant. During high school, he discovered his passion for ice hockey, and showing great talent, being the school’s No. 1 goalie, Jim was honored with a sports scholarship for the University of Alaska. After he matriculated from high school, 18-year old Jim moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he continued his college ice hockey career. However, later he became passionate about aviation, and in the early 1980s he gained his flying license, quickly moving his focus from the ice rink to aircraft. This decision soon began to impact heavily on Tweto’s life as well as his net worth.
Although he had flying license, Jim didn’t dive into the world of aviation immediately, but moved to Unalakleet where he launched his own fishing boat manufacturing business named Gussik Ventures. However, in 1984 Jim completely shifted to flying, and after several years, in 1990, alongside his colleague Mike Hageland, he co-founded Hageland Aviation. All these ventures provided the basis for Jim Tweto’s net worth.
In 2008, Jim’s Hageland Aviatiohe n merged with Frontier Flying Service into Frontier Alaska, while in the following year of 2009, after acquisition of Era Aviation, Jim Tweto formed Era Alaska and became its COO. Under Tweto’s leadership and guidance, it quickly became established as one of Alaska’s largest regional aviation companies. In 2010, Ravn Alaska bough Era Alaska, which then became the largest air carrier company in Alaska with over 70 aircraft in its fleet. All these successful business enterprises have helped Jim Tweto to dramatically increase the total of his net worth.
However, to greater prominence Jim came in 2011, when he and his family was cast for the TV documentary series “Flying Wild Alaska”, which aired on Discovery Channel for three seasons ’til 2012. It is certain that this involvement helped Jim Tweto to significantly boost not only his popularity but his wealth as well.
When it comes to his personal life, Jim has been married since 1988 to Ferno, who apart being a station manager at Era Alaska, is also the mother of their two children. Jim’s daughters, Ayla and Ariel, both followed their father’s footsteps, and gained their flying licenses. Currently, they are serving as Unalakleet airport’s ground crew, and were featured in the “Flying Wild Alaska” TV series. In his now over three decades long flying career, with around 30,000 hours of flying, Jim suffered only one accident when in 2007 he broke his neck. After recovery, he has been flying ever since, fighting against Alaska’s harsh climate on a daily basis.