Sig Hansen is an American fishing boat captain and a reality TV star.

His estimated net worth is somewhere around 2$ million.

Early life

Sigurd Jonny Hansen was born on April 28, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He grew up in a large family with two brothers Edgar and Norman. His family is of Norwegian descent and most of his family members were fisherman.

His father and grandfather were the pioneers of crab fishing in Alaska territory and his family earned most of its money through fishing. As a little boy he often helped his father on the family fishing boat, so he learned everything about fishing there is to learn.

When he was only 14 years old he started working regularly on his father’s boat. After high school he pretty much started working full time on the boat and spent most of his time in Alaska and on the Bering Sea. Sig and his father also visited Norway where they fished for cod and mackerel.

Career and reality TV

Being on the boat since he was only 14, Sig learned everything about fishing from his father. At the age of 22 he was named the relief skipper. Two years later he was running the boat by himself all hours long. Their family’s boat name was the Northwestern.

Under Sig’s command the boat never recorded a single accident and also it became the largest producer with great safety records. His boat won the finals in 2006 after catching the highest poundage and earned the most money.

Since 2005 Sig has been a part of the cast of the show Deadliest Catch that follows fisherman crews on their expeditions to catch the highest amount of fish. Since then Sig has often appeared on TV shows and some of them include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and he has also expressed the desire to appear on the Dancing With The Stars.

This never came true but he has borrowed his voice for the animated movie Cars 2. He was also participant of the game show The Celebrity Apprentice. In 2014 his name was inducted to the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame.

He would have enough money with his fishing career Sig loves being on TV. He joined the current season of the Deadliest Catch, even though it was announced that he won’t be joining the crew once again.

Personal life

Hansen is happily married to his wife June and the couple has two daughters together. The family is currently residing in Seattle.

Since his family is of Norwegian descent, they all speak fluent Norwegian and he often visits his homeland to fish and to relax as well. To honor the fisherman tradition of is family and homeland he follows the strict Norwegian Fisherman’s Diet, which means he only eats chocolate, drinks coffee and smokes cigarettes when he is on the sea.

In last year Sig suffered a heart attack that was aired on one of the episodes of the Deadliest Catch. The incident happened at the beginning of the year and since then Sig has been resting at his home in Seattle with his family.

The show producers announced that he won’t be returning to the show for the eight season, but in the end he agreed to continue participating as a member of the crew.

Seems like Sig can’t stay away for too long from his boat and his true love and passion for fishing is what fans adore about him the most.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Sigurd Jonny Hansen

Date of Birth: April 28, 1966

Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, U.S

Age: 51 years

Profession: captain, reality TV star

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 78 kg

Net worth: 2$ million