• Rick Steves is an American author, television personality and travel writer, best known for his TV show "Rick Steves' Europe".
• His net worth is over $10 million, earned mostly through success in the travel industry.
• He promotes independent travel, especially in Europe, through his television show, books, radio program, mobile app, and columns.
• He is a member of the Democratic Party, a vocal advocate of cannabis legalization, and a supporter of the arts.
• He is of Norwegian ancestry, was married to Anne Steves, has two grown children, and spends a third of each year in Europe.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||around $10 million|
|Date Of Birth||May 10, 1955|
|Fact||Member of the Lutheran Church|
Who is Rick Steves?
Richard Steves was born on 10 May 1955, in Barstow, California USA, and is an author, television personality and travel writer, best known for being the host of the travel series “Rick Steves’ Europe”. He’s also authored numerous travel guides over the course of his career.
The Net Worth of Rick Steves
How rich is Rick Steves? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $10 million, mostly earned through success in the travel industry, but Rick has also had a strong success with the radio travel show entitled “Travel with Rick Steves”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Where is Rick Steves Today?
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“We have loved traveling with #rickstevestours on two separate occasions over the last two years…we are now more curious, independent, extroverted travelers.” – tour member @anneiam on a My Way Alpine Europe vacation (go to her profile to read the full review in her caption) #mywayalps
His reach has also expanded to other forms of media, including mobile apps, radio and newspaper; his weekly radio program entitled “Travel with Rick Steves” has been running since 2005, and he writes a column for Tribune Media Services. In 2010, he launched his own mobile application entitled “Rick Steves’ Audio Europe”, which contains a library of audio content available for both iPhone and Android. The content of his app includes self-guided walking tours.
I’m so excited about our new Rick Steves Iceland guidebook, researched and written by Ian Watson and Cameron Hewitt: https://t.co/Y6PURZOSdQ
I just spent a busy week traveling around Iceland with it, and it’s excellent. pic.twitter.com/7G2eyLVj8y
— Rick Steves (@RickSteves) August 31, 2018
Eventually, his popularity and success would lead him to his first television show entitled “Travels in Europe with Rick Steves” which began airing in 1991 and would go on to run for seven years. In 2000, he then debuted his second show entitled “Rick Steves’ Europe” which he has produced episodes totaling nine seasons. Since self-publishing his first book, he’s done other written works as well. He co-authored “Europe 101: History and Art for Travelers” and other guidebooks before focusing on the anecdotal “Postcards from Europe”.
Keith Stickelmaier, Heidi Van Sewell, and Trish Feaster are all tour guides — and they know how to sell tours.
Politics and Other Advocacies
Steves has mentioned that he is a member of the Democratic Party and endorsed the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. He is a vocal proponent on the legalization of cannabis, believing similar to Europe that marijuana is a soft drug such as tobacco and alcohol. He was a major supporter of Initiative 502 which taxed and regulated cannabis in Washington. He also supports finding solutions to the homeless and helped construct a 24-unit apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington, later donating it to YWCA. He is also a supporter of the arts and has given $1 million to the Edmond Center for the Arts. He’s also highly active in terms of civic advocacies, and was even able to raise $50,000 for the ACLU during the last inauguration day.
This week on my radio show and podcast, a panel of Europeans discuss how the recent rise of populist politics is playing…
He mentioned in an interview that Americans should get used to losing, because if the country continues to take a stand as a superpower then other people will just oppose and take the country as a threat. Even if the country makes a change in stance, it wouldn’t change who they are and the fabric of their society. He also dislikes displaying the American flag on car antennas, saying that it is just a means of stoking today’s terrorism and tomorrow’s international conflicts.
For his personal life, he is of Norwegian ancestry; he has a sister, Jan who is an Iditarod racer. It is known that Rick was married to Anne Steves but they divorced in 2010. They have two grown children, and their son has established his own travel company called Weekend Student Adventures Europe. Rick is a Lutheran, and has written on subjects including the European Reformation and Martin Luther. He supports liberation theology, and is a speaker for the Lutheran Peace Fellowship. It is a known fact that Rick spends a third of each year in Europe to research guidebooks and to film for television shows. When he is not in Europe, he mostly resides in his home at Edmonds, Washington State.
|Full Name||Rick Steves|
|Net Worth||around $10 million|
|Date Of Birth||May 10, 1955|
|Profession||TV Personality, Author, Television presenter, Radio personality|
|Education||University of Washington|
|Children||Jackie Steves, Andy Steves|
|Parents||June Erna Steves, Dick Steves|
|Movies||Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009, Rick Steves: Italy's Countryside 2000-2009, Rick Steves: Germany, Benelux and More 2000-2009, Rick Steves: Eastern Europe, Israel and Egypt 2000-2009, Rick Steves: Ireland and Scotland 2000-2009, Rick Steves: Greece and Turkey 2000-2009, Ri...|
|1||Member of the Lutheran Church|
|2||Is of Norwegian descent|
|Rick Steves Europe Marathon||2015||TV Movie|
|Rick Steves' Europe||2000-2010||TV Series documentary 81 episodes|
|Rick Steves' Iran||2009||TV Movie documentary|
|Travel the World: Eastern Cities - Prague, Budapest and Istanbul||1997||TV Movie documentary writer|
|Travels in Europe with Rick Steves||1991||TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode|
|The (206)||2014||TV Series|
|Rick Steves' Europe||2000-2016||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host|
|Rick Steves Europe Marathon||2015||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|Evergreen: The Road to Legalization||2013||Documentary||Himself|
|When Seattle Invented the Future: The 1962 World's Fair||2012||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Rick Steves' Iran||2009||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Great Britain - London Daytrips, North England||1998||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Israel & Egypt - From Old Jerusalem to the Sphinx||1998||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Spain - Barcelona, Segovia, Granada, Costa del Sol/Tangier||1998||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|France: Paris, Normandy & Brittany||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Austria - Vienna & the Danube, Salzburg & the Lakes District||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: France - Burgundy, Provence & the Loire||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: France - The Dordogne Region, the French Riviera||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Germany - Munich and Bavaria, Berlin and Potsdam||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Germany - The Rhine and Mosel, the Romantic Road||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Great Britain - London, Edinburgh||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Great Britain - North Wales, Cotswald Villages & Bath||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Greece - Athens and the Peloponnes, Greek Islands||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Ireland - Western Ireland, Dublin and Belfast||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Italy - Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Italy - The Hilltowns of Tuscany, the Italian Riviera||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Italy - Venice, Florence||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Low Countries - Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Portugal - Southern Coast & Lisbon||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Spain - Toledo and Madrid, Seville and Andalusia||1997||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Switzerland - Berner Alps, Western Switzerland||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travel the World: Turkey - West Coast of Turkey, Central Turkey||1997||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Host|
|Travels in Europe with Rick Steves||1995||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia