Mike Rowe is an American television host who is popularly known for a series known as Dirty Jobs in the Discovery Channel. Other roles played by Mike Rowe include Actor, Narrator, and a former opera singer. In the Discovery Channel, his show has emerged to be one of the best shows. He additionally appears in a CNN series which is known as Somebody’s Gotta Do It. With his increased popularity, he has had a successful career line which has made him have a wonderful net worth. Keep reading this article to know the net worth of Mike Rowe in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Mike Rowe was born on 18th March in the year 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. His full name is Michael Gregory Rowe but is mainly known as Mike Rowe in public. His parents were John and Peggy Rowe who during this time were teachers.
During his childhood, he went to Kenwood Presbyterian Church located in Baltimore from which his parents used to attend regularly. From the church, he used to participate in singing as he was interested in singing and acting since his childhood. Rowe studied at Overlea High School from which he graduated in the year 1980 having participated in the school choir under a director known as Freddie King. He then went to Essex Community College and then moved to Towson University in 1985 where he graduated with a degree in Communication Studies.
Mike Rowe has been in a long relationship with his girlfriend known as Sandy Dotson who is an executive in a company for Data Management. Previously, he used to date an actress by the name Danielle Burgio. Together with Sandy, they reside in California currently and have had no rumors of a separation.
Career, Awards & Nominations
With his successful career as an actor, Mike Rowe began his career as a host in the On-Air No Relation for FX, American Airlines, and the New York Expeditions for PBS. In this, he worked for QVC in the 1990s from which he got an opportunity to work with them immediately he had gone for an audition. He has also hosted other TV channels such as Discovery Channel, WJZ-TV, TB, The History Channel, and FX.
On joining the Discovery Channel, he had a trip to Valley of Golden Mummies and later got an opportunity to host a three-part series known as How Booze Built America. In Discovery some of the channels hosted include; American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Deadliest Catch, Ghost Lab, and Wild Pacific. He additionally works on the National Geographic Channels as a narrator in series of the Wicked Tuna including Sothern Steel, Airplane Repo, Mystery Diagnosis, Ghost Hunters, etc. He has additionally narrated many other documentaries which have increased his popularity.
He has been seen in different advertisements such as the Ford Motor Company’s ads and for the Viva Paper Towels. He has been nominated for some awards such as for the Primetime Emmy Awards in the years 2009, and 2010 for his Outstanding Reality Program for Dirty Jobs.
Net Worth & Earnings
From the roles he has played in different area such as a television host, narrator and even in the advertisements, Mike Rowe has been able to boost his net worth from the incomes from these sources. The success of his career majorly has its roots in the roles of the TV performer, presenter and being a producer. With this, he has an estimated net worth of $40 Million.
In October 2016, rumors circulated all over the world through the internet with a claim that Mike Rowe was dead. These fake news indicated that he was found at his home naked and a shotgun seen at his home residence. Mike later posted of his circumstances which proven the news to be false.