Andy Bassich Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height

Andy Bassich Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height

Andy Bassich is a well known American musher and TV personality who lives his life tending his dogs in a nomadic lifestyle in the wild and freezing wilderness of Alaska.

His gained his fame which appears on the documentary show named ‘Life Below Zero’ where his life along with many survivors in the Alaskan wilderness in captured. His net worth has been assimilated to be $250,000.

Early Life

Andy Bassich was born in 1959 in Washington DC; the exact date of birth is unknown. Bassich spent the whole of his childhood and early part of his youth in the capital. Andy Bassich is of white ethnicity and has an American nationality.

He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and post that pursued his career as a carpenter. A few years later, in 1980, he moved to Alaska to pursue his passion of rearing dogs and hunting.


After graduating high school, Andy Bassich started working as a professional cabinet maker and carpenter to support his family. After few years he shifted his career and location and moved to Alaska where he started his career of a musher.

Andy Bassich resides on the bank of Yukon River along with 37 sled dogs. He maintains a nomadic lifestyle around Alaska. His life as a musher in Alaska won him apart in the documentary named ‘Life Below Zero’ that features characters too are like in the wilderness of Alaska and documents their daily struggles and survival with the limitations of resources and scarce availability  of basic supplies.

The cast of ‘Life Below Zero’ also features some other well-known survivors like Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Jessie Holmes, Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve and Erik Salitan. Bassich took a temporary out from the show due to some relationship issues with his then-wife, Kate Bassich. After the pair finalized the divorce, Andy rejoined the show. Currently, the show is its season 9.

Andy Bassich’s day to day life is dependent on his hunting and gathering, his food and drink and every basic requirement are reliant on that. He also runs a dog mushing and survival school in Alaska. A big section of his salary comes from the producers of ‘Life Below Zero,’ for this he works on taking care of his 37 sled dogs and also keeps up with hunting and gathering. He earns around $100,000 from the makers of the show.

In 2009, during the beginning of the summer when the Alaskan is known to revel in joy the water unfreezing, Andy Bassich was devastated as the flood rampaged his living and home. The icy water disrupted his property, machinery, and everything. The flood has been reported to be the most devastating flood in Yukon River’s history.

He had to rebuild his whole property from scratch. He now starts resistance again the flood before the ice cracks. Now he has created a 40 feet arc by his boats to restrict the water the water from future disruptions. In this way, he is able to save his life as well as his dogs.

Personal Life

Even though Andy Bassich has received praise and fame due to his dedication to his lifestyles and the ethics he follows, he is not very good when it involves relationships. Andy and his ex-wife Kate Bassich spent a long time together in Alaska fighting against the odds of nature together, but somewhere along that, they were fighting within themselves. Kate later commented that she had endured physical and verbal abuse from her then-husband Andy for a long stretch of time. She even tried to keep her relationship troubles behind curtains for a long time.

After things went murky and downhill with no hope salvaging anything healthy, Kate went out and filed for divorce against Andy Bassich. In 2016 the divorce was finalized, and Andy was left alone in Alaska as Kate moved out to reside with her friends. Kate plans on relocating to British Columbia, Canada to stay in close contact with their youngest daughter.

The pair was very secretive about their family life and children. After Kate mentioned that her youngest daughter resides in Canada, we can very well conclude that they have multiple children.

Quick Summary

Name: Andy Bassich

Date of Birth: 1959

Birth Place: Washington DC, California

Age: 58 years

Profession: Musher, TV personality

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Net worth: $250 thousand


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