Who is Tom Oar?
Tom Oar was born in 1943, in Illinois, USA, and is a reality television personality and former rodeo cowboy, but probably best known for being one of the stars of the History Channel series entitled “Mountain Men”. The show focuses on him and several others who have learned to live off the land.
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The Riches of Tom Oar
How rich is Tom Oar? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $250,000, earned through a successful career on reality television and as a rodeo star. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Before Reality Television
Eventually, the couple would become one of the focuses of a new History Channel show that started airing in 2012. The term “Mountain Men” is a reference to people who live in the wilderness, but particularly during the 1800s when many were common in the North American Rocky Mountains. The couple are joined by cast members such as Eustace Conway, Marty Meierotto, Rich Lewis, George Michaud, Kyle Bell, Charley Tucker and several others.
"I was born to be a mountain man. Like I said before, I'll be a mountain man until the day I die."
Oar is married to Nancy, and the two have been together for more than 50 years. They met while at Northern Illinois and would stay together, going on adventures before deciding to move to Montana. Nancy shares Tom’s love of the wilderness, as she mentions that she loves nature. They enjoy having a home by the mountains and having a river nearby. They have children who now reside in Florida, and who now have their own families.
They show no intention of changing their lifestyle – during the first 17 years of their life together in Montana, they learned to survive without electricity or running water. They also have to face numerous challenges such as brutally cold winters. They also have to learn how to survive against predators, and hunt for or gather their food. They collect a lot of wood to help prepare them for the colder months. Tom has a brother who has occasionally appeared in “Mountain Men”.
Is Tom Oar on Social Media?
While Tom and his wife do not shy away from the cameras, and accept media interviews, they continue to prefer living the old ways. As such, Tom does not have any online or social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, sticking to his statement that he is an old soul. Video clips are available of him on the website YouTube, often taken from episodes of “Mountain Men”. Other cast members of the show do have an online presence, as they try to use these platforms to publicise but preserve their ways.