• Sue Aikens is a reality TV personality best known for her appearances in shows like “Life Below Zero” and “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”.
• After moving to Fairbanks, Alaska with her mother, she set up Kavik River Camp, a hunting camp located 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
• Her appearances on TV have increased her net worth to over $500,000.
• She has been married and divorced three times, and has one son and two daughters.
• She is active on social media with over 70,000 followers on Facebook, 21,000 followers on Twitter, and just over 1,000 followers on Instagram.

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Who is Sue Aikens?

Sue Aikens was born on the 1st July 1963 in Mount Prospect, Illinois USA, and is a reality TV personality, best known to the world from her appearances in such reality shows as “Life Below Zero”, “Flying Wild Alaska”, and “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, among other shows that depict life in the wilderness of Alaska.


Early Life, Family, and Education

Sue spent her first few years of life between Chicago, her hometown and Palatine, Illinois, before moving with her mother to Alaska. Her parents divorced, and as a result, she and her mother changed Illinois for Alaska, settling in Fairbanks. Before the burden of surviving on her own in Alaska fell on young Sue, she attended Lowell Whiteman School.

Career Beginnings

Once she settled in Alaska, Sue soon fell in love with its sometimes fearsome environment, but conversely the delights it can bring. As she was growing up, the more she wanted to spend her life there and start a career that would involve Alaska’s nature. She set up a hunting camp – Kavik River Camp – located 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and has since become famous for her hunting and hosting skills. Many hunters visit her camp on a daily basis, looking for food, rest, but also to explore the nature found around and in the camp.

Rise to Prominence

As Sue’s business became more successful, she would attract a number of successful people, including Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who featured Sue in her own reality series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” in 2010. After the first appearance on TV, many heard of Sue, including the Tweto family, who run the Era Alaska airline, and they started visiting Sue’s camp, and she made a few appearances in the Tweto family reality series “Flying Wild Alaska” (2011-2012). This made Sue and her camp more known to the world, and she would soon receive an offer from BBC Worldwide and National Geographic for her own show. The result was the reality series “Life Below Zero”, which showcases daily happenings in the camp, and follows Sue on her daily hunting missions. This appearance brought Sue worldwide fame, making her one of the most admired women across the globe.

Is She Still on Life Below Zero?

If it wasn’t for Sue, there wouldn’t be this popular show; so far, she has appeared in over 90 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning reality TV series, which has increased her net worth to a large degree. She has had several disagreements with the producers of the show, but has remained with the show, as well as still running her camp, with the addition of a B&B inn and a gas station.

Do You Know How Rich Sue Aikens Is?

Since starting her own hunting camp and resort, Sue has earned a name and admiration for herself, especially in what is regarded as primarily a male lifestyle; her appearances in reality shows has increased her wealth on top of her successful business. So, have you ever wondered how rich Sue Aikens is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Aikens’ net worth is as high as $500,000, which seems sure to rise as her business prospers and her exposure on TV continues.

Bear Attack, Injury, and other Dangerous Situations

No one can tell what can happen to you in the Alaskan wilderness; Sue is very good with rifles and owns a number of guns, including the ArmaLite AR-10, but sometimes rifles can’t save her. Back in 2007, Sue was attacked by a bear while she was outside the camp. She didn’t have the time to reach for her gun and the bear grabbed her by the head and shook her repeatedly. She eventually managed to escape the bear’s grip, but was left severely injured, with her hips dislocated and her head and arm bleeding. Luckily, she was found by other camp members and brought to the hospital.
Another incident happened in 2015 when Sue suffered a terrifying snowmobile crash; she was left badly injured following the accident as she had two joints dislocated and torn, and a broken collarbone. However, that wasn’t the worst part as she spent an injured and helpless 10 days in the wilderness before she was found. Once in the hospital, she underwent several operations, and now has a dozen screws titanium plates in her body, while a surgical wire holds her bones together. Her recovery was a slow one and extremely hard.

Lawsuit Against BBC

Following her crash and the fact that she was left alone in the wilderness, Sue filed a lawsuit against the BBC and its subsidiaries, stating that she was put into dangerous situations as producers felt it would increase the ratings of the show. She blamed them for breaching the contract agreement, and that they intentionally caused Aikens emotional distress. However, there are no details about the lawsuit’s final result, but it is known that Sue asked for a large sum of money.

Do You Know If Sue Aikens Is Married, Who is her Husband, and Children

Sue is one of those celebrities who don’t like to share many of their personal details; however, in her tweets, Sue has said that she has been married and divorced three times; she has a son and two daughters. Sue has also become a grandmother with two grandchildren, but she is currently single.

Is Sue Aikens on Social Media?

Sue has used social media platforms to the full extent; she has primarily promoted her work on Twitter and Facebook, though she is also no stranger to Instagram. She is most popular on Facebook with a fan base of over 70,000 followers, with whom she has shared some of the most beautiful pictures of the Alaskan wilderness and many other moments from her daily life. She is also active on Twitter, on which she has 21,000 followers, and on Instagram Sue has just over 1,000 followers. Her feeds are full of pictures of Alaska, all of which you can see if you follow the link to her official page.


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Life Below Zero2013-2017TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2014TV SeriesHerself
The Joe Rogan Experience2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHerself
Flying Wild Alaska2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Supervisor: Kavik River Camp / Herself - Station Agent: Kavik River Camp
Sarah Palin's Alaska2010TV SeriesHerself - Camp Manager

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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