Sigurd Jonny Hansen is an American captain of a fishing vessel by the name Northwestern. Since the year 2006, Hansen has been able to feature in every season of the documentary by the name ‘Deadliest Catch,’ where he was serving as a technical advisor for a production. His fishing career began when he was fourteen years old. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Sig Hansen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sigurd Jonny was born in the year 1966 on April 28th, which is Seattle, in Washington DC. His parents are Sverre Hansen and Hansen Snefryd ad he has two younger brothers. He schooled at the Shorewood High School which was situated in the Shoreline, in Washington.
He began fishing at a very tender age of fourteen years and was used to working in the family’s boat. Immediately he completed his high school, Hansen spent ten months every year in Alaska. At several times, he visited Norway to fish cold and the mackerel.
Hansen has two daughters that he has adopted Nina and Mandy with the wife by the name, June and also lives at the Seattle. Also, he has a biological daughter by the name Melissa from a previous marriage. He is an alumnus of the Shorewood High School. Like all his brothers, he speaks a fluent Norwegian that he has learned before English as his parents are Norwegian parents.
He follows a ‘Norwegian Fisherman’s Diet’ while at the Sea: chocolate, coffee, and cigarettes. Hansen has been a very big supporter of a sports team, and h supports Seattle Mariners and also Seattle Seahawks. In the year 2016, he suffered a heart attack that was recorded and showed on the show ‘Deadliest Catch.’
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hansen began his career as the teenager and was used to serve as a deckhand on a boat of his father. At the age of twenty-two years, he became a relief skipper and was used to relieve Northwestern other captains. He would later become a full time Northwestern at the age of twenty-four years. They have been able to win final season of derby for the King Crab in the year 2005 and also for the Opilio in the year 2006.
In the year 2011, he rose to become captain during opilio crab and king crab seasons. He has been assisted by the brothers such as Norman and also Edgar. In the year 2005, he became a cast of the Discovery Channel television show; ‘Deadliest Catch.’ He featured in this show till its current season. Hansen has appeared in all the 13 seasons, and the also made an appearance in ‘The Tonight Show with the Jay Leno.’
Hansen has featured as a participant on reality TV show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in the 14th season. He has also lent the voice as a Crabby in an animated film that was dubbed ‘Cars 2’. Sig is an author and has managed to release several books among them ‘North by Northwestern’ in the year 2000.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth Sig Hansen has been estimated to be over $3.5 million. The wealth has been generated from his successful appearance in a documentary series that airs in the Discovery Channel. It is estimated that he gets paid $500 thousand for a single season of the ‘Deadliest Catch.’ His book is among the best sellers in the New York Times.
Sig has been considered to be among the best fishermen in the world. He has become such a global face after he managed to appear in the Discovery Channel by the name ‘Deadliest Catch.’ He has been very active and creative person who has also written a book.