Who is Nikos Kilcher?
Nikos Kilcher is an Alaskan musician, singer as well as a songwriter, but is perhaps best known for being a member of the family of Alaskan pioneers – the Kilcher family – which is widely recognized for starring in the Discovery Channel’s reality TV series “Alaska: The Last Frontier”.
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Early Life and Education
Nikos was born on the 7th March 1984 in Alaska, USA, and is the youngest of four children of Atz Kilcher. He has three half-siblings from his father’s marriage with Lenedra Carroll, including two brothers – Shane and Atz Lee – and a sister named Jewel, who became a country and pop music star. It appears that Nikos’ mother is a lady named Linda. Apart from being of American nationality and white ethnicity, he also has some Swiss ancestry from his father’s side.
There aren’t relevant yet available details about Nikos’ education, except that he has obtained his secondary education. During early childhood, his interest in music bloomed and he began exploring rhythmic and tonal ‘properties’ of his surroundings, while at the age of 14 young Nikos started playing guitar, which was soon after followed by his first songwriting and singing efforts. In his early 20s, Nikos joined the Wildland Firefighting squad with which he spent summers, while during winter seasons he explored the world, discovering exotic places in Australia, North and Central America, the Middle East and Asia, and Europe. All these adventures left him full of inspiration which he later weaved into his songs.
Nikos Kilcher began his career in Homer, Alaska, where he began performing live by circulating its bar scene. In June 2015, he launched his eponymous YouTube channel on which he began posting his latest releases, while in 2017 he released his debut album, entitled “Pilgrim”.
As already mentioned, Nikos’ parents are Linda and Atz Kilcher. While not much is known about his mother, his father is a genuine American reality TV star and one of the most famous of Alaskan people today. Atz Kilcher was born on the 2nd September 1947 in Homer, and is the eldest son of an Alaskan pioneer – Yule Kilcher – and his wife Ruth. Due to increasing tensions in Europe before World War II, in 1936 Yule emigrated from Switzerland in the search of an unspoiled and peaceful place to live, and eventually settled in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay. After obtaining around 600 acres of property located about 11 miles from the city of Homer, Kilcher founded the homestead where, alongside his wife, he raised their eight children. Seven of Atz’s siblings include younger brother Otto and six sisters – Wurtilla, Stellavera, Fay, Mossy, Catkin and Sunrise. Atz was being homeschooled, before completing his secondary education and enrolling at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Despite obviously being an expert in the area of survival skills, Atz has also tried his luck as a musician, and released two studio albums so far, including “Valley” in 2007, as well as “Filled Air” released in 2008.
During his college days, Atz met Lenedra Carroll whom he later married. Before divorcing in 1982, the couple welcomed three children. This whole venture were followed by an affair with a woman called Linda, from which he welcomed Nikos, before he decided to tie the knot one more time and marry Bonnie Dupree, with whom he later welcomed two more children.
“Alaska: The Last Frontier”
Soon after the show’s premiere in December 2011, and due to being the eldest of the Kilchers and the protector of the family, Atz Kilcher quickly gained recognition from the audience, and became the show’s cover face. The series follows Atz and his family members in their everyday struggle, living in harsh conditions without all of the contemporary life perks, such as modern heating or plumbing. During its eight seasons and a total of 123 episodes so far, the show has earned numerous positive critiques, and been nominated for the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2014 and 2015.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 35-year-old reality television star has accumulated so far? How rich Nikos Kilcher is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Nikos’ net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around the sum of $100,000 which has been acquired primarily through his music career. However, an significant portion of his wealth certainly comes from his family’s homestead, as well as from the global popularity of their reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier”.
Nikos’ Personal Life
Despite the popularity and the success of his family’s reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier”, Nikos hasn’t made many on-camera appearances during the show’s run, starring only in a couple of episodes. He has somehow managed to keep his personal life quite private, as there isn’t much information available. However, it has been acknowledged that Nikos is married to Kate, with whom he resides in Homer, Alaska. The two began their relationship in 2008 which lasted for nearly six years before they decided to bring it to a higher level, and tie the knot in September 2014. In April 2019, Nikos and Kate welcomed their firstborn child, a son named Chandra Love Kilcher.