Who is Shelby Stanga?
Shelby Stanga, born on the 1st of January 1960, is an American swamp logger and television personality, who became famous after appearing in various reality television shows, including “Man vs. Wild” in 2006 and “Ax Man” in 2008. He also had his own show, “The Legend of Shelby The Swamp Man”, a spinoff from “Ax Man”, that premiered in 2013.
Shelby Stanga’s Early Life
Stanga has lived most of his life in the swamps north of New Orleans and has been logging since he was nine years old, but no other information is available regarding his childhood including his educational background. The industry that he had grew up in become his life, and it seems like he has chosen to continue in this field rather than continue studying.
Shelby Stanga Career
Ever since he was a young boy, Stanga has grown up in the logging industry. He pulls ancient sinker logs in the swamps of New Orleans that are mostly cypress wood, that have been sitting in the swamps for hundreds of years absorbing various minerals, so turning them into colourful woods that he then sells to furniture makers and construction companies. His years in the swamp logging business became the main source of his income that ultimately raised his net worth. Stanga’s unique occupation and personality eventually landed him an appearance in the reality television show “Man vs. Wild” in 2006, which subsequently led him to become part of the History Channel reality show – “Ax Men.”
The series premiered in March 2008 on the History Channel, and follows several logging crews in Northwestern Oregon, Montana, and Washington State as well as the rivers of Florida and Louisiana. The show features the highs and lows of the jobs as well as the dangers that come with it. Among other loggers that are followed is Stangal, who became known as Swamp Man Logging, and also features other members of his crew and family including his dog Willy, his friends Bob, Earl, and DaVi, as well as his family that includes his cousins Jarvis and Belinda, niece Cheyenne and Stephanie, and wife Donna. His strong personality has made him one of the most memorable characters of the show, which has also tremendously increased his wealth.
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Shelby Stanga and The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man
Stanga eventually had his own show after the success of “Ax Men,” entitled “The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man” and followed his daily life inside and outside logging. It also featured various real life experiences that he has to go through, part of having a unique lifestyle and occupation. The show only lasted for a season, but it has also helped in increasing his net worth.
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— Shelby Stanga (@ShelbySwampMan) February 20, 2014
Shelby Stanga’s Body Measurement
In terms of his body measurement, Stanga is 5 ft. 9 in. (1.79 m.), and although not much other information is available egarding his body measurement, he is known still for his fit and well-built body, thanks partly to his rigorous job of being a swamp logger.
Shelby Stanga’s Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Stanga’s net worth is reported to be over $400,000, acquired through his years working as a swamp logger as well as his appearances in various reality television shows.
Shelby Stanga’s Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Stanga is married to Donna, a person who constantly appears alongside him in “Ax Men” and “The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man.” There is no further public information regarding their relationship, and as to when they got married.
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Alright… It's showtime folks. I'll leave it with Shelby, Sonia and Sundeep on our last day of filming. Much love and gratitude for all of you who have endured the last few days and especially for being supportive of myself and my work. Making things for a living can be a tough road and to get this far and gave this kind of exposure is humbling and empowering. Trust me when I say that I'm just getting started. The Woodbutcher is coming soon. History channel tonight at 8 central, 9 eastern. . #whyrhymer #swamplife #shelbystanga #axmen #historychannel
Aside from having a big personality in front of the camera, Stanga also had some issues behind the cameras in terms of his neighbours. At one time, he was arrested for cutting down his neighbour’s trees using a chainsaw. It was unclear as to why he did it, and he did not have any complaints or reports from his neighbours before.