• Shelby Stanga is a reality TV star who achieved stardom through the History Channel show “Ax Men” (2009-2016).
• His last project was the documentary “Return of Shelby the Swamp Man” in 2018.
• He grew up in Louisiana bayous, and became a lumberjack instead of pursuing higher education.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $400,000.
• He is married to Donna, and has no children. He is 5ft 9ins (1.77m) tall with brown eyes and hair.

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Who is Shelby Stanga?

Shelby Stanga is a reality TV star, who achieved stardom by appearing in the History channel show “Ax Men” (2009-2016), and since then has become a national TV star. His most recent project was the documentary “Return of Shelby the Swamp Man” in 2018.


Where is Shelby Stanga Now? Is he Dead?

Stanga’s last known project was in 2018, and since then the fans have been worried about his wellbeing, which sparked rumors of his death. Although his job is rather dangerous, and some of his friends and colleagues have died in action, Shelby is still alive and well, and is just away from the television. There is no news about his return, and he might focus on other interests.

Shelby Stanga Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Shelby Stanga was born on the 1st January 1960 in Louisiana USA; he spent his childhood in the Louisiana bayous, which made a mark on his entire life. He started wandering the swamps, collecting wood from his early years. His mother feared the Ku Klux Klan, and the two remained out of big cities where the group operated. This affected Shelby’s education as he didn’t go to school, but instead focused on exploring the swamps.

Shelby Stanga

As he got older Shelby’s interest increased, and he decided to become a lumberjack instead of pursuing any higher education.

Career Beginnings

Shelby joined a dredging company when he was a teenager and started pulling out valuable wood logs from the Tangipahoa River. Gradually his skills improved, and he was becoming more successful in his work. As the logging business was becoming more popular in the US, the History channel decided to launch a new show that would showcase the work of the loggers.

Rise to Prominence

“Ax Men” was launched in 2009 to rave reviews; Shelby was already the owner of his own business, Swamp Man Logging company, and was in the show from 2009 to 2016, during which time he became quite a popular TV personality, and a national star, and in 2013 he got his own show “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man”, which only further increased his popularity. The show had only one season and 10 episodes, but it was enough to make him extremely popular.

In 2018, he made his return to television with the documentary “Return of Shelby the Swamp Man”. He has started yet another company, Shelby Stanga Treasures.

Shelby Stanga Net Worth

Since he joined his first company as a teenager, Shelby has come a long way to become a national star. It has been estimated that Stanga’s wealth is as high as $400,000

Shelby Stanga Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

What do you know about Shelby’s personal life? Well, this prominent reality TV personality hasn’t been very open when it comes to sharing details from his personal life, though we have discovered some interesting facts about him. Shelby is a married man and his wife’s name is Donna; however, he hasn’t revealed when the two married, though we know that they have no children together.

His wife is a member of the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Shelby is a dog lover, and has often shared pictures of himself with his pet dogs.

Shelby Stanga Internet Fame

His official Facebook page boasts more than 170,000 loyal fans, who have been eagerly awaiting his return to screen. Until then, they can enjoy posts that regale Shelby’s personal life. On Twitter his fan base is rather small, with under 500 fans, and hasn’t been updating his page since 2014.

Shelby Stanga Height, Weight, and Appearance

Shelby has reached stardom through his logging business and has developed a rather masculine figure thanks to his hard work.
Height 5ft 9ins (1.77m)

  • Weight and vital statistics – unknown
  • His eyes are brown
  • His hair is also brown



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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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