Sue Aikens is a famous American Alaskan woman. She along with five other survivors shows how to survive in the documentary ‘Life Below Zero.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Sue Aikens as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Sue Aikens was born as Susan Aikens on 1st July 1963 in Mount Prospect Illinois, the US. After the parents broke up, the 12-year old Sue moved to the wilderness of Alaska. There she was left to fend for herself by her mother. Her troubled childhood haunted her in her adulthood.
She went through three marriages that were all unhappy. Her first two husbands died, and her last husband abandoned her for another younger woman. As per the Straits issue dated February 2016, Sue Aiken’s second marriage lasted for seventeen years. She has 2 children from her 2nd marriage. Both children are settled in the US leading an average life instead of nomadic one like Sue.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Sue Aikens lives 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle. She shows how to survive while struggling in the freezing cold climate of Alaska. The show ‘Life Below Zero’ is globally broadcast by BBC that pays the participants well. One never knows what one might encounter. In 2007, Sue Aikens was attacked by a grizzly bear that inflicted severe wounds. Sue received no proper medical attention for ten days after which one of the pilots helped her.
Along with Sue Aikens, other survivors Andy Bassich, Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Erik Salitan, Glenn Villeneuve, and Jessie Holmes appear in ‘Life Below Zero.’ This documentary show portrays the day-to-day activities of Sue Aikens and others. ‘Life Below Zero’ is a popular show of the National Geographic channel and has run for eight seasons since 2013. Sue Aikens gets the highest paid salary for her role in the series ‘Life Below Zero’. Also, Sue Aiken has enacted in other shows including ‘Flying Wild Alaska’ and ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Sue Aikens is $600 thousand. Most of Sue Aikens wealth and fame is from appearing on the National Geographic show and BBC Worldwide show ‘Life Below Zero.’ The show portrays the day-to-day activities of Sue Aiken and her comrades who are also survivors like her. Sue Aiken earns an annual salary of $200,000.
During the hunting season, when hunters groups camp on her Kavik River Camp from June to September, she earns as the ground’s caretaker. Also, she earns from renting rooms to the hunters. Total of 80 hunters can live on the remote Alaskan campus. Sue Aikens makes $350/day from room rentals. Living on Kavik River Camp is expensive since a gallon of gas costs $10 while room’s rental is $350/day and $4500/week.
Sue Aikens dwells 480 miles from the nearest city and 75 miles from nearest road. Sue works as the caretaker of Kavik River Camp providing rented rooms to hunters. At a time, a total of 80 hunters can stay on the Camp. They can rent accommodation during the hunting season from June to September. Sue Aikens has lived on the Kavik River Camp for the past seven years yet; she has spent 30 years in Alaska.