Keith Colburn is the owner and captain of crab fishing boat FV Wizard. He appears in the reality television series ‘Deadliest Catch’ which is broadcasted on Discovery Channel. He is also a chef and entrepreneur. He attributes his success to his discipline and hard work. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Keith Colburn in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Keith Harold Colburn was born on 10th March 1963 in Placerville, California. Keith has three brothers. They are Monte Colburn, Sig Hansen, and Edgar. He has never mentioned his parents’ identity on any public platform. He started working in French restaurants when he was 14. Ultimately, he became an executive cook.
Keith Colburn was married to Florence Colburn for more than 25 years. In 2012, he shared a picture of his wife on social media mentioning that they have been together for more than 25 years. They have been business partners for many years too. They have two kids. Their daughter’s name is Sienna Colburn and son’s name is Caelan Colburn.
In 2014, they filed for divorce. He has mentioned that he is struggling to live a single life as he misses the balanced life that was provided by Florence. Keith is very close to his children. He spends a lot of time with them and posts a picture with them on social media.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He started his career as a fisherman. Later, he got a job in a French restaurant. Colburn made his reality television debut in 2005 with the show ‘Deadliest Catch’ on Discovery channel. This documentary TV series portrays the real-life incidents of catching Alaskan crab, Bairdi crab and Opilio crab on the Bering Sea. Currently, this show airs in nearly 200 nations.
Crab fishing is one of the dangerous jobs in America. Colburn has made his appearance on Discovery channel’s TV series ‘Dirty Jobs’ hosted by Mike Rowe. He starred in the TV series ‘After the Catch’ in 2007. Colburn left the show in 2012. Colburn anchored the show ‘Deadliest Catch: The Bait’ on Discovery in 2013. He hosted this show till 2016. Discovery made a spin-off ‘Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove’ in 2016.
Presently, Colburn is the owner and operator of the crab fishing boat ‘FV Wizard.’ Recently the ‘Deadliest Catch’ star has revealed that he is suffering from Osteomyelitis. This is a severe bacterial bone infection, and his spine is affected by this.
Net Worth & Earnings
Keith Colburn has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. He has earned this hefty amount as a commercial fisherman and a chef too. His appearances in documentary TV series ‘Deadliest Catch’ has made him very popular. Colburn is a businessman now. He has his product line named ‘Captain Keith’s Catch’ of dry rubs and sauces. He is drawing a right amount of money out of these sources.
Keith Colburn is a gentleman with a charming personality. He is a first generation fisherman. In 2002, Keith and his team had delivered 540,000 lbs of snow crab. This was a record-breaking incident in that year.