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Mike Rowe Net Worth 2024

Mike Rowe Net Worth – $35 million

What is Mike Rowe’s net worth? Is Mike Rowe married?


Mike Rowe is an American television host and narrator best known for his stint hosting the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs. He completed over 300 dirty jobs in his career.


He was born on March 18, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, as Michael Gregory Rowe.

In 1980, Rowe graduated from Overlea High School.

In 1984, Mike faked his way into the Baltimore Opera to get his union card and meeting women.

”There were maybe 30 guys,” Rowe said in a 2009 interview. ”Twenty-five of them had no interest in any of the girls. The other five – well, three were married, and the other single guy, he had a mole on his eyelid with a lot of black hair growing out of it. So basically, it was me.”

In 1985, Mike graduated from Towson University with a degree in communication studies.

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After graduating from university, he started to host various TV shows. He also began to host ‘Your New Home’ for WJZ-TV in Baltimore.

From 2001 to 2004, he hosted The Most for The History Channel.

From 2001 to 2005, Rowe hosted Evening Magazine on KPIX-TV in San Francisco.

In 2005, Mike started to narrate Deadliest Catch, a reality series that follows crab fishermen aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea.

Dirty Jobs

From 2005 to 2012, Rowe hosted Dirty Jobs, a reality series where he performs various dirty and dangerous jobs around the USA.

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”My role on the show, for those of you who haven’t seen it – it’s pretty simple. I’m an apprentice, and I work with the people who do the jobs in question,” Rowe said in a Ted talk. ”And my responsibilities are to simply try and keep up and give an honest account of what it’s like to be these people for one day in their life.”

For the series, Mike traveled to all 50 states and completed 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of oil derricks, coal mines, ice roads, sewers, and swamps. The series was nominated for five Primetime Emmys.

In 2008, he launched mikeroweWORKS, a foundation that awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

From 2009 to 2012, he was the announcer on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

From 2010 to 2016, Mike was a narrator for the TV series ”Ghost Hunters.”

In May 2011, Rowe testified before the US Senate Commerce Committee about the importance of changing stereotypes and perceptions around blue-collar work.

In June 2012, he received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America. Also in 2012, Mike portrayed Jim Baxter in one episode of the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing.

In 2014, Rowe started to host the series ”Somebody’s Gotta Do It” on CNN. Starting the fourth season, it runs on TBN.

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In 2016, Mike launched his podcast ”The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe” in partnership with Red Seat Ventures. In the same year, Rowe served as the narrator of ”Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove.”

In June 2017, Rowe was named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

In October 2019, Mike released the book ”The Way I Heard It.” The book includes a collection of his favorite episodes from his podcast. ”The book is a collection of a few dozen of those stories, interspersed or may be interrupted by a memoir,” Rowe said.

In July 2020, Mike’s new series Dirty Jobs Rowe’d Trip premiered on Discovery Channel. The new series will expand upon his famed “Dirty Jobs” brand. ”I know that fans of the show will have as much fun watching as we did filming,” Mike confessed in an interview.


Mike Rowe is not married, but he was rumored to be in a relationship with Sandy Dotson and Danielle Burgio.

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Mike Rowe Net Worth

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”Take your job seriously, regardless of your perceptions of how ’important’ it is.”

”Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.”

”Dirty Jobs, I believe, is so full of lessons. But the big one is that we’re more united than you think.”

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Mike Rowe – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Mike Rowe worth? Rowe earned most of his wealth from serving as a host or narrator for many programs for Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and National Geographic, especially Dirty Jobs, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Returning the Favor (on Facebook Watch), American Chopper, Wicked Tuna, and Deadliest Catch. Therefore, American television host Mike Rowe has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

Mike did commercials for Viva paper towels, Tylenol, and Ford Motor Company. Rowe served as a spokesperson for Novartis and Caterpillar.

In 2019, Mike teamed up with HomeServe USA, the leading provider of home repair solutions in the United States.

HomeServe USA CEO John Kitzie declared: ”Mike has seen first-hand the many kinds of challenges homeowners face in order to maintain and enjoy their homes, just like we see every day at HomeServe.” 

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