• Emily Riedel is a gold miner and opera singer, best known for appearing in the reality TV show “Bering Sea Gold”.
• Her father is Steve Riedel, and her mother’s identity is unknown.
• Emily studied at the University of North Carolina’s School of Arts, and joined Zeke Tenhoff’s dredging ship to dig for gold in the Bering Sea.
• She has earned a fortune through the show, and owns a dredging ship, the Eroica.
• Emily’s net worth is estimated to be $250,000, plus assets including her boat.

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FactAfter graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and with the employment environment being so poor, she decided to dredge for gold.

Who is Emily Riedel?

Emily Riedel was born on the 4th July 1988, in Homer, Alaska USA, is a gold miner and opera singer, best known to the world for appearing in the reality TV show “Bering Sea Gold”, aired on the Discovery Channel since 2012. Emily has most recently bought a dredging ship, named Eroica, which has helped her a lot in her business enterprises. Previously, she worked on a boat named The Clark, owned by Zeke Tenhoff.

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Early Life, Parents, and Education

Emily is the daughter of the famous ship driver, Steve Riedel, who has been seen on such ships as Wild Ranger and Minnows, and is also a part of the reality show “Bering Sea Gold”. Her mother’s identity remains unknown to the media. The Riedel family is involved in the fishing business, and every member has duties in regards to fishing. However, it was only enough for bills and a simple life. Emily wanted more for herself than that simple life in Alaska, and became interested in music, preferring classical and opera, and upon high school matriculation, enrolled at the University of North Carolina’s School of Arts, where she received vocal training.

Career Beginnings

While at University, Emily started chasing a career as an opera singer, and made a few notable appearances, before realizing that she couldn’t support her education financially just with her singing career. Then one day, a call from a friend changed her life for good. She moved to  Nome, Alaska on the suggestion of Zeke Tenhoff, to join him on his dredging ship and dig for gold in the Bering Sea. Emily accepted his offer, and flew to Nome with just $300 in her pocket.

Rise to Prominence

Emily joined Zeke’s crew on his ship The Clark, and the two developed a relationship that would become more than a friendship. Working together brought them a fortune, but also fame, once the producers of the A&E network decided to offer Zeke, Emily and other gold miners from Nome, including Steve Pomrenke, Ian Foster, and Vernon Adkison, to become cast members of the reality show “Bering Sea Gold”.

“Bering Sea Gold”

The show launched in 2012, and for the two seasons, Emily was a deckhand at her friend Zeke’s ship “The Clark”. However, following the second season, Emily had earned enough money to buy her own ship, and is now the owner and captain of the Eroica, and since the third season has been digging for gold with her own crew. So far, she has featured in over 90 episodes of the popular reality TV series, which has certainly increased her wealth. She became extremely popular with the fans of the show since she is the only female cast member. In interviews, Emily said that she enjoys her new career, and that though she only accepted the offer from Zeke to support her education financially, has since then found new glory, and has decided to stay in Nome and focus on a career as a gold miner.

Other Television Appearances

Since gaining world fame, Emily has featured in a number of variety shows, in which she has spoken of her life and career. In 2013 she was a guest in “The Jeff Probst Show”, and also appeared in “Larry King Now”, while in 2015 was the guest of Steve Harvey in his own show. Furthermore, she made appearances in “Varney & Company”, and “The Insider”, among many others, which also contributed to her popularity.

Do You Know How Rich Emily Riedel is?

Although her career as an opera singer didn’t provide enough funds for a decent life, Emily found success elsewhere. Now, a successful ship’s captain, Emily has earned a fair amount through her new vocation. So, have you ever wondered how rich Emily Riedel is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Riedel’s net worth is as high as $250,000, plus assets including her boat. Undoubtedly, her wealth will increase further in the upcoming years, as she successfully continues her career.

Do You Know About Emily Riedel’s Personal Life, Boyfriend, Dating, Marriage

When it comes to her personal life, there isn’t much information about it, as Emily is one of those celebrities that tend to hide such info. However, the fans and the media witnessed her romantic relationship with Zeke Tenhoff, but which was full of drama and constant disagreements, eventually resulting in a breakup, though the two had to work together until 2017. Emily was without enough funds to support her gold-mining missions, while Zeke didn’t have a ship of his own. Fortunately, the two put their differences aside and decided it was best for them to work together.

Is Emily Riedel on Social Media?

You can find Emily on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – she has primarily used her official Facebook page to speak with her fans, sharing her most recent career endeavors, but also details from her personal life with a fan base of almost 70,000 people. Emily is also quite active on her official Twitter account, with over 14,000 followers, who have enjoyed tweets in regards to her work, then her personal opinions and ideas. Emily is no stranger to Instagram also, but her fan base on this social network is only 9,000.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent gold miner and reality TV personality, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one.


1After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and with the employment environment being so poor, she decided to dredge for gold.
2First and only woman dredging for gold in the Bering Sea in Alaska.



Bering Sea Gold2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Owner: The Eroica / Herself - Diver: The Edge / Herself - Partner: Bottom'Z Up / ...
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice2012-2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Owner: The Eroica / Herself - Diver: The Clark / Herself - Diver: Steve's World on Ice / ...
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Varney & Company2014TV SeriesHerself - Bering Sea Gold
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Bering Sea Gold: Back to the Dredge2012TV MovieHerself
Bering Sea Gold: After the Dredge2012TV SeriesHerself - The Clark

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Bering Sea Gold2014TV SeriesHerself - Owner: The Eroica

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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