Fred Hurt is an American Tv star and a gold miner. Hurt has his own Gold Rush spin-off show called White Water. The show was first aired on Discovery Channel on 19th January 2018. Over the years, Fred Hurt has gained the nicknames Dakota and Big Foot.
At his age, he still has the strength to take part in gold mining and to host a show. As you continue reading, we will be talking more about Gold Rush: White Water’s cast, Fred Hurt. Get to know more about him by finding out details of his career, Marriage life, and net worth.
He was previously working in the Tv show, Gold Rush.
Fred Hurt and his son featured in Gold Rush since its first release in 2010. They had been part of the show till the fourth season. In the fifth season of Gold Rush, Fred and his son Dustin left the show due to salary disagreement. However, they came back in the 8th Season in 2018. There were rumors that the Hurts were featured on a documentary, ‘All That Glitters’ during their break from Gold Rush.
He is now working on Gold Rush: White Waters.
In 2018, Discovery Channel decided to make another spin-off of Gold Rush. White water starred Fred Hurt, Dustin Hurt, Wes Richardson, James Hamm, and other casts. Fred shows his viewers the real life of a gold miner. The father and son duo hired mountaineers, divers, and bush mechanics to search for gold in all the places that no miner has ever explored.
Hurt and his team tour Alaska and they even go deep underwater in search of gold. Fred is a diver with a 15-year experience. Apart from that, he is also a gold cleaner/miner and a fabricator. Fred and his son are some of the main casts of the show. The Hurt’s and their crew mine in extreme terrains
Fred has been earning a salary of $22,000 from every episode of the show. Fred and his crew have been able to find enough gold to keep their business running.
Fred Hurt has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He has been working in the construction business for 25 years. Before that, he was a commercial diver at the Gulf of Mexico.
Wife and Kids.
Fred Hurt has been married thrice. There are no details of Fred Hurt’s first wife. His second wife was Lorrayne Leier. Unfortunately, she passed away on 2nd February 2015 after being sick for a long time. Fred and Lorrayne had four children together. He is also a lucky grandfather of six and a great-grandfather of 5.
It’s always beautiful to live your life with your whole family, including great-grandchildren. After 17 months of being a widow, he finally opened up his heart to another woman, Jenifer Sheets. They tied the knot on 30th July 2016. The married couple does not have children together, but at least Jenifer gets to be a stepmother to Fred’s children. Jenifer has made some appearances on Gold Rush alongside her husband and stepson.
Rumors were going around as to why he got married again. The answer is simple; he found love again and did not want to live a lonely life. Unfortunately, it is hard for some people to understand that.
Age and DOB.
Fred Hurt is currently 75 years old. He was born on 10th July 1943 in Minot, North Dakota. At his age, he is still active in his career and Gold Rush: White Water will not be ending any time soon.
Social media activity.
Taking a look at his social media, Fred is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- [email protected]_fred
- Instagram- @dakota_fred_hurt.
- Facebook- @ DakotaFred
As we look at his posts, we get to see that he loves spending time with friends and family. We also learned that he has a dog named Shrimp and that he still loves to go fishing.
Wiki and unknown facts.
|Full name||Fred Hurt|
|Age||75 years old|
|Date of Birth||10th July 1943|
|Place of Birth||Minot, North Dakota, United States|
|Profession||Tv Personality, Gold Miner|
|Net worth||$6 Million|
At an early age, Fred Hurt loved fishing. Since he loved everything related to water, he was planning to become a marine biologist. However, when he discovered that the salary wasn’t that good, he forgot about that idea. It is normal for most people to retire at 60 years.
For Fred, instead of retiring completely, he took a new direction and starting mining gold. Since he began gold mining, he became fitter than he used to be. Fred is said to be 5ft 11 inches tall and weighing about 160lbs.