Jake Anderson is an American fishing captain and he is best known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel’s show Deadliest Catch.

His estimated net worth is around 1.8$ million.

Early life

Jakob Venn Martin Anderson was born on September 16, 1980 in Anacortes, Washington, U.S. Jack grew up in a fishing village and it is no wonder he grew up to be just that. While he was growing up, his family members were his biggest role models.

When he was only 17 years old he started to work as a fisherman and by the age of 25 he was pot fishing. At the age 26 he started working on F/V Northwestern.

Fishing career

Jake began working on a Northwestern when he was 26 years old. He was hired by captain Sig Hansen and by that time he started filming the show Deadliest Catch. He showed extreme talent and skill during the show, but not everything was always good.

Since his debut on the show, Jake has suffered his fair share of tragedy in life. In one of the episodes of Deadliest Catch, he got the news that his sister, Chelsea, died. Soon after that in another episode of the show, Jake got the news that his father was missing.

Later it was determined that he had committed suicide. This was of course heart breaking for Jake but beside his personal tragedies, he continued to film the show. In 2012 he was named captain of the Northwestern and he got the leading role in the show.

Most of Jake’s income comes from his fishing expeditions and his appearance on the show. Since the show’s debut in 2005, its popularity with the audience has only increased. The show mixes touching and real stories of the cast, with this, not at all easy, career.

Besides being on the show and fishing, Jake is also a passionate skateboarder. One of major shoe companies released a skateboarder shoe with his name.

He also released an autobiography in 2014, in which he included the most personal details about his life and career.

Personal life

Like I said earlier, Jake experienced two great tragedies while he was filming the show. He coped with his losses by working hard and trying to bury his grief with work. In 2010 he married his girlfriend Jenna and in 2015 the couple welcomed their first child.

In his autobiography, he admitted that he struggled with alcohol addiction that he used to cope with the pain of losing two of the most important people in the world. He was also homeless for two years after his addiction took everything he had.  Luckily for Jake, he was able to overcome his addiction and continue making his dream a reality.

His autobiography became a best-seller and Jake’s successes keep on pilling up.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Jakob Venn Martin Anderso

Date of Birth: September 16, 1980

Birth Place: Anacortes, Washington, U.S

Age: 36 years

Profession: fisherman, reality TV star

Height: 1.80 m

Weight: 79 kg

Net worth: 1.8$ million