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Russell Hantz Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Russell Hantz was born on the 10th October 1972, in Dayton, Texas USA, and is an oil company executive, as well as a reality television personality, probably best recognized for appearing in three seasons of the US reality show “Survivor”. He competed on “Survivor: Samoa” in 2009, “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” a year later, and finally on “Survivor: Redemption Island” in 2011. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 2009.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Russell Hantz is, as of late 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Hantz’s net worth is over $2 million. He has earned most of his income as an oil company owner, as well as a contestant in three different seasons of the reality show “Survivor”. He is also the owner a bar called Bootleggers in Lafayette, Louisiana, which is contributing to his net worth as well.
Russel Hantz Net Worth $2 Million
Russell Hantz was raised in his hometown, but other information about his early life and education is unknown in the media.
Hantz made his fortune from scratch as an owner of the oil company Hantz Tankering Service, alongside his father and brother. In 2009, Hantz was called to appear in the 19th season of the widely popular “Survivor” series, which was held on Samoa. Although he was considered a favorite, he ended as a runner-up on his first appearance, losing to his ally Natalie White. Despite his loss, he was voted as a “Sprint Player of the Season” and subsequently awarded a $100,000 prize, increasing his net worth.
Subsequently, he was invited back as a last-minute substitute for the next season, called “Heroes Vs. Villains”, in which he was assigned to the Villains tribe. Again he made it to the finals, however, this time he finished third. This appearance was similar to his last one, considering that he again won the “Sprint Player of the Season” award and a $100,000 cash prize.
Nevertheless, Hantz returned once more in the following year for “Survivor: Redemption Island”. However, his third run was unsuccessful as he finished 17th out of 18 contestants. After this loss, he stated that he would not come back for another season.
Hantz received mixed reviews for his performance on the show, as his main tactic was manipulating other contestants through lies and deceit and weakening them mentally. However, over the years the general reception towards his performances has grown positive, and he is now considered to be one of the show’s best and most influential contestants. In 2010 he was introduced into the “Survivor Hall of Fame”, alongside four other greatest contestants, and he also received a nomination for 2010 Teen Choice Awards for his performance on “Heroes vs. Villains”, increasing further his net worth.
After competing in “Survivor”, in 2012 Hantz and his brother starred in A&E’s “Flipped Off”, a reality documentary about house flipping, contributing further to his fortune. In addition, he has also stated he would like to compete in “The Celebrity Apprentice”.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Russell Hantz is married to Melanie; the couple has four children together and their current residence is in Houston, Texas. In free time, he is active on his official Twitter account, on which he has over 50,000 followers.