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Sue Aikens Net Worth | Where is Life Below Zero star now?

Sue Aikens Net Worth – $600,000

What is Sue Aikens’ net worth? Also, where is Sue Aikens now? What does Sue Aikens do for a living?


Sue Aikens is a hunter, adventurer, reality series star, and outdoorswoman who stars in the ”Life Below Zero” documentary.

She also runs a B&B at Kavik River Camp, a former oil pipeline camp that is 80 miles from the closest road and 500 miles from the nearest city (Fairbanks).

Aikens is typically alone nine months of the year, surrounded by hungry wildlife and deadly cold.


She was born on July 1, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Sue grew up in Chicago.

In 1975, her mother left her father (at 2 a.m.) and took off to Alaska, taking Aikens along with her.

”In the late ’60s, early ’70s, she was leaving my father, and apparently, whatever went on between the two of them, she felt Alaska was about as far as she could go,” Sue later explained.

Kavik River Camp

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Aikens currently owns and operates Kavik River Camp situated 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

”They say I’m 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but I think it’s more like 220 miles,” she said.

The Kavik River Camp serves (beginning of June to the end of September) as a stop for adventurers, scientific researchers, birders, and hunters wanting to experience the Arctic.

It has WiFi capability for its clients.

Bear Attack

In 2007, Aikens was attacked by a bear and dragged across the ground while working close to the Kavik River.

Sue Aikens bear attack

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”I was at the water and needed both hands for the pump, so put my gun down,” Sue told The Scotsman.” Then came the bear out of the fog, and it was game on,” Aikens added. ”He was a juvenile bear, climbing the social ladder, and one of the ways to do that is subjugate another creature.” 

”At the time that he attacked me, I was getting my last pumping of water from the Kavik River before it froze solid … It was ten days lying there before someone found me.”

Life Below Zero

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In 2013, Kavik River joined the cast of Life Below Zero, a documentary TV series that presents subsistence hunters’ usual activities as they survive using the resources they have.

In the docu-series, Aikens is filmed at her Kavik River Camp. ”They show me swearing, smoking stogies, and not brushing my hair for months on end,” Sue said for ADN.

Life Below Zero is produced by BBC Worldwide and airs on National Geographic.

Other main characters in Life Below Zero include:


where is sue aikens now


In February 2017, Susan sued Life Below Zero producers, alleging she was injured while being forced to film dangerous scenes for the documentary series.

The incident happened in season five in an episode titled The Crash (aired June 18, 2015).

Her lawsuit was dismissed by a judge on June 16, 2017, ”for failure to make service” to the defendants.


Susan’s first husband died of a brain tumor.

In June 1987, Sue Aikens married Eddie James Aikens. They lived in Portland, Oregon. Sue and Eddie divorced in 2004. ”Marriage is a fine art, but it’s about compromise, and I’m not ready to compromise,” she once said.

Eddie died in 2009.

”The first one died of brain cancer, and the second one, we were together for 17 years,” Susan confessed. She added: ”He tried it in Alaska, and that was too much for him, how I lived.”


Currently, Aikens is dating Michael Heinrich.

”You have to stop and make time to give a moment to your sweetie. Long distances can be tough, but we both make it work,” Sue wrote on Instagram in July 2020. ”Love you, sweetie.”

The two are now engaged.


Sue has a boy and a girl with Eddie James Aikens.

Aikens’ daughter gave birth in January 2020.

In October 2016, Sue’s son got married.

Sue also had a granddaughter, Drew McClurg, who unfortunately passed away.

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Sue Aikens Net Worth

© Guliver / Getty Images

”I live my life with a pistol within reach.”

”Sometimes, loss comes at us like a slow thief that we have no power to stop.”

”Clarity is a very good thing when checking sparkly things out.”

”Fear is not happiness, so don’t let it control you.”

”It’s about accepting that there’s an ecosystem, and I have a place in it.”

”Be kind, be the solution, not the problem.”

”I do have a belief system, but every living thing deserves to be respected and cherished.”


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Sue Aikens and Ricko DeWilde – @Getty

She is a member of the Scottish Arctic Club.

In 2014, Aikens was a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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Sue Aikens – Net Worth

how much did sue pay for kavik

Jason Silver, Sue Aikens, and Courteney Monroe – @Getty

So, how much is Sue Aikens worth?

Aikens earned most of her wealth from appearing in 168 episodes of Life Below Zero.

According to reports, Sue Aikens’s annual salary is around $200k.

She also appeared in Flying Wild Alaska and Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

In addition, Sue owns the Kavik River Camp.

”The Arctic and wilderness have been a passion and part of my soul for a long time,” she told Forbes. It is unclear how much did Sue pay for Kavik River Camp. Reservations can be made from Aikens’ website. 

Therefore, Sue Aikens has an estimated net worth of $600,000.

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Where is Sue Aikens now?

She’s managing Kavik River Camp and promoting Life Below Zero on social media.

Also, Sue Aikens recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Michael G Heinrich.


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Thursday 15th of December 2022

You go girl friend! One tough gal you are ! you must be part Eskimo? A snow Angel for sure. You showed the World what a woman is capable of😱and who needs a man? Your passion and endurance is unbelievable! You deserve a gold medal! You rule Miss Sue, you totally Rule! God be with you and all your snow angels! A real righteous woman you are! Love you Miss Sus💕😇 your little buddy Ziggy


Friday 7th of October 2022

I too, lover watching Sue! Thanks Sue for what you do and let some of us live through you vicariously.

Laura Zamudio

Monday 4th of July 2022

May God continue to bless you protect you and keep you healthy happy and full of laughter peace love thank you for making our days better Blessings enjoy the journey

Diane Treece

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Hi Sue love watching you on the show You are one of my favorites I enjoy the show very much loved your bed that you built it was awesome, your hot tub was kind of interesting I am not much on subzero temperatures although I love Alaska it is a beautiful country my favorite is mountains and lakes. The last time I was in Alaska was 95 and we had the same birthdate you’re a little bit younger than me and I couldn’t do half the stuff that you do ! Congratulations On your engagement stay safe ,and I hope to see you back on life below zero.

Sharon Wells

Monday 23rd of May 2022

Hello Sue: We have watched you now for a very long time. Admire how you always manage to get things done. Awful accidents, glad you survived. Hope to see you again this year. You are our favorite among the group. Please Stay Safe as you possibly can. Congratulations on your engagement. Praying that God will continue to keep you safe no matter where you are. Have a Wonderful Life with your new love. Jerry & Sharon Kennewick, Washington