Heimo Korth Net Worth

What is Heimo Korth’s net worth?

Introduction

Heimo Korth is an American outdoorsman and reality TV series star who lives with his Eskimo wife (Edna Korth) in the middle of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

They live in total isolation from the outside world, gathering roots, berries, and plants, and hunting small game, moose and caribou.

He hopes to die there.

Biography

Korth was born on April 17, 1955, in Wisconsin, USA, to parents Erich and Irene Korth.

Heimo traveled and settled in the Arctic wilderness in his 20s.

He first came into the spotlight when featured in a 1993 National Geographic documentary, “Braving Alaska.”

The Final Frontiersman

In 2004, his lifestyle came again to public attention with James Campbell’s book – ”The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness.” The book chronicles Heimo learning how to trap and hunt.

James Campbell wrote in his book about Heimo:

”The Arctic is a wilderness, but it has been inhabited for perhaps as long as 10,000 years by descendants of those who crossed the Bering Land Bridge.”

Campbell also wrote:

”Modern definitions of wilderness won’t allow for the presence of people, however; in fact, they demand their absence.”

Surviving Alone in Alaska

In 2009, VBS.tv produced a documentary film showing Korth’s lifestyle, called – ”Surviving Alone in Alaska.”

The Last Alaskans

He appears in ”The Last Alaskans,” an American reality TV series that follows a few trappers and families who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Heimo said during the first few minutes of The Last Alaskans’ premiere episode:

”That’s the way that man has been for nearly three million years. In the land we live in you’re part of the food chain.”

Korth went on to say:

”The only pressure you and all the animals have here is keeping yourself alive.”

The series premiered on Animal Planet on May 25, 2015.

Heimo explained in an interview the reason he accepted to appear in The Last Alaskans:

”I think we share that lifestyle on camera with everybody so people can see there are still people living like this. That’s a big reason why.”

The 2nd season premiered on the Discovery Channel in April 2016.

Wife

Heimo Korth is married to Edna Korth, a native Alaskan.

He met his wife while living in an Eskimo whaling village on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.

The couple is among the only permanent residents of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – the largest national wildlife refuge in the country. Only 6 families of white settlers are allowed to keep cabins in the refuge.

The Korth’s right to their cabin expires with the death of Heimo’s last daughter.

He said for Seat42f:

”A newcomer cannot come in there and do what we are doing now, it is in the law.”

Korth later added:

”The people that were there prior to it being a refuge, there were seven of us, the federal government allowed us to stay and to live this lifestyle.”

In 2019, Heimo and Edna Korth are briefly discussed in the book, “Warrior’s Creed: A Life of Preparing for and Facing the Impossible,” by Roger Sparks and Don Rearden.

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Mosquitoes are a real problem for them in the summertime. 

He said in an interview with Hollywood Soap Box:

”A lot of people don’t realize that because the tundra, it’s frozen, and so when it rains, and when there’s water from the snowmelt, it doesn’t soak into the ground because of the tundra, because of the frozen ground.”

Heimo continued:

”So there’s all these puddles all over the tundra. It’s a very wet ground, and that’s just the breeding ground for the mosquitoes.”

Daughters

Heimo and Edna Korth have four daughters, Millie, Coleen, Rhonda, and Krin.

Millie is Edna’s daughter from a previous marriage.

Coleen Ann Korth was born on May 29, 1982. On June 2, 1984, she died on the Coleen River when the family’s canoe overturned in the icy waters.

After Coleen’s death, Edna and Heimo petitioned the Board of Geographic Names to have the unnamed peak designated as Coleen Ann Mountain. Later, Heimo built a memorial cross for her close to the Coleen River.

Krin is a firefighter and her husband Scott is a Marine stationed in Jacksonville.

Other famous people that are part of a reality TV series in Alaska are – Atz Kilcher, Andy Bassich, and Chip Hailstone.

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Heimo Korth – Net Worth

Korth earned most of his wealth from appearing in several TV series, especially The Last Alaskans.

He also makes money from selling fur pelts.

Therefore, Heimo Korth has an estimated net worth of $300,000.

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2 thoughts on “Heimo Korth Net Worth”

  1. enjoy the show but would like to know when they will be updating their shows year 2020. Tired of watching the old ones

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