Rick Steves is a famous author, travel writer, and television personality. Steves is known for his hosting of Rick Steves Europe which was based on travel. He also starred in the public radio-television series as Travel with Rick Steves started in 2005 and continued till now. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Rick Steves in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Richard Steves was born on May 10, 1955, in Barstow, California. His sister Jan Steves served as an Iditarod racer. He loved writing from his childhood and had written different articles. After completing graduation, he started his career in writing and served as the teaching travel classes.
Steves has married Anne Steves and get divorced in 2010. They are having two children’s and one of his children Andy Steves followed the same writing passion that his father has and also the founder of a travel company and provide adventures to Europe students. Rick spends about 30% of his time to research in Europe and casting TV shows.
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Rick has pursued his teaching travel career after completing his education. He went to ‘The experimental College’ to serve non-profitable classes in the University of Washington. After, he started working as the tour guide at the summer and later worked as a piano teacher while his father was the owner of the piano store.
In 1979, he wrote his first travel classes with the theme ‘Europe Through the Back Door’ (ETBD). He published the book himself in 1980. Later, he started a business of storefront and serving as the travel center and piano teaching studio. He also started organizing the group tour while showing presentation and consulting the people about the travel tour with his books. After, he made his first television debut while appearing on the show Travel in Europe with Rick Steves in 1991. The show lasts long till seven years and later closed.
Later, he appeared in his next show Rich Steves Europe and was started in 2000 which takes about five years to produce the episodes. He also produced his own television series and produced with by his own production house. His relationship became better with public television while appearing in the first series as Travels in Europe with Rick Steves. He also published his new book as Perseus Books Group and Travel as a Political Act which is related to the travel guide. Rather than television shows and guiding books, he also involved in providing travel knowledge in newspaper, radio or even mobile applications.
Net Worth and Earnings
Rick Steves has earned the total net worth of around $12.5 million. His earning generated while working as a guide, involving in teaching the lesions to the travelers and selling his books on the guide. He earns about a million dollars while teaching guide and also earns from other sources like mobile applications.
Steves is a famous travel writer who provides knowledge to the people regarding the travel. He has written different books related to the travel guide and appeared in the television series Travel in Europe by Rick Steves. Moreover, he has earned huge respect while serving as a travel guide and book writer.