Who is Marty Meierotto?
Born in the 1960s, in northern Wisconsin, USA, Marty Meierotto is a Caucasian wilderness expert, trapper, survivalist and TV personality of unknown descent, best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as a member of the cast of the History Channel reality TV survival series entitled “Mountain Men.” He has also had a number of personal successes throughout his sometimes lucrative survivalist career since the 1980s.
Early Life: Growing Up in Wisconsin
Marty was raised with his brother Jeff by their father Thomas T. Meierotto and mother Karen Meierotto, of unknown professions. When he was only eight years old, he was assigned a mission by his father to survive as a fur trapper on very limited resources in a cabin situated 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle, which is in itself an incredible feat for a minor at that age. Although his father’s primary profession is unknown, there is the fact that he taught Marty most of the skills that he has today. As for his education, it is unknown which high school he went to, or if and in which year he matriculated. It is also a mystery whether he furthered his education by attending college.
Career: A Mountain Man
Since Marty spent a good portion of his childhood planning his career as a trapper and survivalist, there was too much competition in his area at that time, he decided to move to Alaska along with his brother Jeff in 1985. He didn’t initially plan on staying there, since he simply intended to scout the area and see whether it was fit for the life he was pursuing, but ultimately loved the environment so much that he decided to stay there for good. First, he needed to be able to fund his ambition, so he got a job at Fairbanks as a janitor, but also worked as a logger and even a construction worker, using his income to buy food, traps and his first tent, and on his days off trapped wildlife while living remotely in the tent. He eventually built himself a very small cabin, which he says was much easier to warm. Over the next years he became a full-fledged trapper, and was eventually noticed and contracted by the producers of History Channel’s “Mountain Men.” Nowadays he stars in the show, trapping animals 200 miles north of Fairbanks during the winter, while he is a smokejumper for the Alaska Fire Service during the summer.
Love Life: Married to Dominique Meierotto
As for Marty’s romantic involvements, none of his relationships are known prior to his public one. He at some point began dating Dominique, a Caucasian woman from Alaska with a then unknown surname. They married after being together for an unspecified amount of time, and have thus far had one child, a daughter named Noah Jane Meierotto, born on an unspecified date. Although Marty is constantly seen in the far north, away from civilization, he often returns to his family in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, apparently as often as every two weeks during the season.
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The Plane Crash
Marty flies his Piper PA-18A-150 Super Club aircraft equipped with tundra tires once a month to his cabin situated close to the Draanjik River on the North Slope of Alaska, where he mounts his snowmobile to check the animal traps from which he collects furs. In an episode of “Mountain Men” entitled “Closest Call”, Marty’s airplane almost crashed with a straight-downwards nosedive, but managed to stabilize the airplane and make a landing, although he was left stranded at night with none of his usual survival gear, at which point he had to struggle to hunt as much meat as he could in order to make it through the winter.
What is Marty Meierotto’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Marty Meierotto is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Marty’s accumulated wealth is close to $250,000, while his monthly earnings are unknown. He has made his modest fortune as a survivalist and reality TV personality, possibly earning the most from his long-term presence on the TV screen as himself in “Mountain Men.” As his dual career continues, the said amount can be expected to increase.
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Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced miner, his height and current weight are unknown. His hair is light gray and his eyes are dark brown, while his body shape is generally described as regular.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. However, Marty doesn’t seem to care too much about this celebrity trend, as he doesn’t appear on any of the popular social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.