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Josh Gates Net Worth – $3.5 million

What is Josh Gates’ net worth? Who is Josh Gates’ wife?


Josh Gates is an American television presenter and the host of the Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown. Gates has spent his career searching the world for answers to the unexplained.


He was born on August 10, 1977, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, USA.

His dad is a professional deep-sea diver.

He earned a degree in archaeology and drama from Tufts University.

In 2002, he was a contestant on the reality TV show, ”Beg, Borrow & Deal.”

Destination Truth

On June 6, 2007, Gates started to serve as the host of the paranormal reality television series Destination Truth on Syfy.

During the show, Josh and his team spent a night wandering around Chernobyl, explored the Island of the Dolls, traveled to Peru to investigate a lost Incan city with reports of ghostly activity, went to Malaysia’s Endau Rompin National Park to look into reports of Bigfoot sightings, spent two nights along the Amazon River in Brazil, slept in King Tut’s tomb, and searched for an Iguanadon in the jungles near the village of Tinganavudu.

”One of the things that I love about the show is that it is educational, it is historical, but it’s not a dry history lesson,” Gates said in an interview. ”A lot of the show involves travel, it involves the actual act of getting to these places, because they are really often very far off the grid.”

In 2011, Gates released the book, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter.

Josh Gates Net Worth

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From 2007 to 2013, Josh was the host of 13 episodes of the one-hour weekly docu-soap ”Ghost Hunters.”

In 2013, Gates produced Stranded, a paranormal reality TV series that premiered on the SyFy channel.

Expedition Unknown

On January 8, 2015, Josh became the host of Expedition Unknown, a reality television series that investigates the world’s most enduring legends. The series is produced by Ping Pong Productions.

For ”Expedition Unknown,” Josh has even traveled into the Amazon to experience ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew that is prepared by simultaneously boiling two admixture plants, Psychotria viridis (Rubiaceae) and Banisteriopsis caapi (Malpighiaceae).

Ayahuasca is used for religious and spiritual purposes by ancient Amazonian tribes.

”It was a really challenging experience for me, certainly not something that I was used to doing,” Gates told Fox News

In April 2020, he signed a new three-year deal with Discovery Channel for hosting Expedition Unknown.

”My passion is to share stories through exploration and connect viewers with captivating tales of history’s greatest legends and mysteries,” Gates stated at the time. ”I’m so excited to continue that mission and invite our fans along for all-new adventures on Discovery Channel.”

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Nancy Daniels, the chief brand officer at Discovery & Factual, said: ”We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Josh and work with him to create programming that brings the world to our audience’s homes.”

In 2020, Gates started to host Josh Gates Tonight, an at-home version of the show, where Josh videoconferences with guests and sends his EXPEDITION X investigators to enquire the strangest legends and mysteries from around the country.

In February 2020, he began hosting “Expedition X,” a mystery series during which Gates sends Phil Torres and Jessica Chobot to investigate paranormal reports.

In 2020, Gates served as the narrator of one episode of the mini-documentary series, Lost Relics of the Knights Templar.

In 2021, Josh produced ”Expedition: Back to the Future.” 

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On September 13, 2014, Josh Gates married Hallie Gnatovich, a licensed marriage and family therapist who earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University in LA.

In 2009, she started her company, Hallie G Therapy.

They first met while making the series ”Destination Truth.”


The couple has a son named Owen Indiana Gates (b. in February 2016) and a daughter named Isla Amelia Gates (b. in 2018).


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Josh Gates – Net Worth

So, how much is Josh Gates worth? Gates earned most of his wealth from hosting 30 episodes of Destination Truth on Syfy. Starting in 2015, Josh is the host of Expedition Unknown on Discovery Channel. Therefore, American television producer Josh Gates has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

Gates served as the host of Legendary Locations, Ghost Hunters Live, Sidewalks Entertainment, Expedition Unknown: Hunt for ExtraTerrestrials, Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, and Destination Truth 2.5.

Gates served as the producer of 171 episodes of Expedition Unknown.

It is unknown how much Josh Gates makes per episode, however, according to our estimations, he receives around $20k.

Josh has appeared in commercials for EA Sports and BMW.

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