Born Sigurd Jonny Hansen, American Captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern, Sig Hansen has a net worth of $3 million.
Born on April 28, 1966 in Seattle, Washington as the oldest of three sons to fishermen parents, Sig Hansen learnt fishing in his childhood and started the same at the age of 13. He attended Shorewood High School where he missed several classes just to go fishing and build a career on his to keep the family’s legacy alive.
After completing his high school, he started fishing full-time, spending around 10 months per year in Alaska and the Bering Sea. He also fished mackerel and code during his teenage in Norway at the summer time. As a teenager, he helped his father on his boat while he ranked to the position of ‘relief skipper‘ when he was 22. He made short-haul stints on different boats of the fleet. At 24, he was full time fishermen in the Northwestern where he rose to fame because of the safety record that did not see a death in over 20 years with him at the helm.
His fleet took away the titles for the both the highest poundage caught and highest dollar earned in the Deadliest Catch in 2005 for the King Crab and in 2006 for Opolio. His net worth further rose after he was awarded with over $500 thousand per season of the Deadliest Catch television show.
Hansen is also a writer having authored a book to his name called North By Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters. The book got in to the ranks of the bestsellers list of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times which further helped Hansen’s fortune to rise.
He has also made appearances in different television shows, one including with Jay Leno in his comedy show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also has voiced the boat name Crabby in the movie Cars 2.
The Scandinavian- American Hall of Fame member, Sig Hansen’s net worth is believed to be around $3 million as of today.
Quick Facts about Sig Hansen
Full Name:Sigurd Jonny Hansen
Profession: Reality show actor, fisherman
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: April 28, 1966
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington
Education: Shorewood High School
Marital status: Married (June Hansen)
Sig Hansen Zodiac/Astrological sign: Taurus