Les Stroud was born on 20 October 1961, in Mimico, Ontario, Canada. Stroud is famous filmmaker, musician ans survival expert. Les is perhaps best known for creating, directing, producing and hosting “Survivorman” which is wilderness survival program broadcast on TV in Canada. The series has been nominated for various awards in Canada many times. In addition to this, he is also a producer of other survival programs broadcast on such TV channels as The Science Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Outdoor Life Network and others. As a musician, he plays the guitar and harmonica, as well as is a composer. Those, mentioned above, are the main sources of Les Stroud’s net worth and wealth.
Les Stroud Net Worth $5.5 Million
So just how rich is Les Stroud? Sources have recently been reported that the estimated amount of Les Stroud’s net worth is of $5.5 million, which has been accumulated through all his activities.
Les Stroud is a graduate from Mimico High School and afterwards from Fanshawe College, where he studied in the program of Music Industry Arts. MuchMusic was the first music channel where Les began his career. In addition to this, he did not avoid doing some simple jobs, like working as a garbage collector, to increase the amount of his budget. However, he felt a great attraction to nature and wilderness adventures. After some time, he started working as a leader of canoe excursions which led tourists into the wilds of northern Canada. In 1994, Stroud married, and with his wife went to live in the Canadian wilderness.
After this experience of living in wild nature, Les Stroud has created a number of successful television programs, including the series of “Survivorman” which has so far been broadcast for five seasons in 2005, 2007-2008, 2012 and 2014. The show is very popular in Canada, and has one of the highest TV ratings in the country, including receiving 12 Canadian Screen Awards nominations. Discovery channel has received the license to broadcast the “Survivorman” series all over the world. The show has contributed considerably to Les Stroud’s net worth.
Les Stroud has also produced and starred in other television specials, such as “Surviving Urban Disasters”, “Expedition Everest”, “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”, “Shark Week” and many other popular survival shows. All these shows have helped Les’ net worth grow.
In addition to wilderness survival expeditions and film making, Les Stroud is also a professional musician. He has played as the lead guitarist, as well as being the songwriter, for the band of David Bowie called “Diamond Dogs”. Stroud was also a guitarist in the new wave band “New Regime”. On top of this, Les is an extraordinary harmonica player. He usually plays blues, and has appeared in various festivals as a musician, such as Toronto Beaches International Jazz Festival, Orillia Blues Festival and other famous Canadian festivals.
In 1994, Les Stroud married a photographer Sue Jamison who he met on a survival course. The family has two children together. However, they divorced in 2008 after fourteen years spent in wedlock.
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