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Michael Gregory Rowe was born on 18 March 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and is a television presenter and producer, actor and voice actor, as well as a comedian. To the public, Mike Rowe is perhaps best known for hosting the television program called “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, which first aired in 2003.
A noted presenter and a narrator, just how rich is Mike Rowe, as of late 2017? According to sources, Mike’s net worth is estimated to be over $45 million, with most of his wealth coming from his on-screen appearances.
Mike Rowe Net Worth $45 Million
Rowe studied at Overlea High School in Baltimore,where he showcased his talent for singing and theatrical performances. Rowe continued his studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, and sang with the Baltimore Opera Company.In his youth, Mike Rowe served in the Boy Scouts program as an Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank in Scouting.
Rowe debuted in the entertainment industry as a host, when he received an offer to work for the QVC network. After that, he began hosting such series as “Worst Case Scenarios”, “New York Expeditions”, and “The Most”, before finally moving on to host “Dirty Jobs”. Shortly afterwards, Rowe started his career as a narrator, as well as making other on screen appearances. Rowe was featured on an episode of “Sesame Street”, appeared in a television sitcom with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis called “Last Man Standing”, and took part as a speaker in a National Scout Jamboree in 2010 and 2013.
With a focus on Mike Rowe performing various messy and dirty duties, “Dirty Jobs” debuted on television screens in 2003, when it aired three pilot episodes. After a two year break, it returned to screens in 2005 and aired a total of eight seasons, finishing its run in 2012. A spin-off series of a “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” segment, which was presented on “Evening Magazine”, “Dirty Jobs” managed to attract large audiences, and even inspired the creation of a European version of the show.
In addition to being a television presenter, Mike Rowe is also well-known as a narrator. Among the many television shows that Rowe has narrated over the years are “How the Universe Works”, “Ghost Hunters” with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, “Deadliest Catch” created by Thom Beers, “American Hot Rod” with Boyd Coddington, and “Southern Steel” to name a few.
To add to his work as a narrator and host, Mike Rowe has managed to significantly increase his net worth through various promotions. Rowe became a spokesman for “Epic Pharmacy” in 1998, and later became a partner with such companies as “Lee Premium Select Jeans”, “Caterpillar”, which manufactures machinery and engines, as well as “Novartis”, a pharmaceutical company located in Switzerland.
In addition, Mike Rowe has created a website called “mikeroweWORKS.com”, the main focus of which is the trades between the blue-collar and middle- and upper-class workers. He has stated that he feels alienated from the current US political system, given that both business owners and regular workers receive, in his opinion, unfair criticism, with issues such as geographical mismatching and a lack of job training causing unemployment, noting that overall the current employment situation in the US is much better than in most other western, first-world countries.
In his personal life, Mike was in a relationship with actress and stunt-woman Danielle Burgio, but remains single. Any current love life he keeps persistently private. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.