Alaska holds hidden dangers and sloth of bears, but it also provides peace and serenity for people like Andy Bassich who wondered around the corners of United States to find his passion. He is now a documentary series star in “Life Below Zero” where he takes care of 37 sled dogs and lives in Yukon River in Alaska. He recently made a comeback on the show after his married life with Kate came to an end.
Career as Musher!
The graduate from the John F. Kennedy High School and became a professional carpenter and cabinet maker. For the most part of his youth, he worked in Washington D.C. to support his family and marriage of sister. Though he worked in the capital, his passion was somewhere in the bushes of Alaska. After moving to Alaska in 1980, he began rearing dog and started to hunt.
He now lives in Yukon River with his 37 sled dogs. His nomadic lifestyle in Alaska earned him and his ex-wife a role in the documentary series “Life Below Zero.” Life Below Zero focuses on its main character and their struggle with the wilderness of Alaska and survive with minimum supplies. The show has a star studded cast which includes the likes of Sue Aikens, Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Glenn Villeneuve, Jessie Holmes, and Erik Salitan. The show is in 9th season in 2017 and is subtitled as the Seasons of Change.
How much is Andy’s Net Worth?
He primarily hunts and gathers everything he eats and drinks. He now runs a survival and dog mushing School in Alaska. He spends his day hunting, gathering, and taking care of his sled dogs through which he earns a hefty salary of $100,000 from the show’s producers.
He summons his net worth through his TV series and also from his school. His expected net worth is around $250,000. He returned to the show in 2016 after his divorce; fans were enraged with the show as he was alleged of having an abusive relationship with ex-wife Kate.
Abusive Relationship Ended in Divorce!
People praised Andy for his serious work ethic and dedication but was he a dedicated husband, apparently No! is the answer.
Andy and Kate spent years together fighting hard for their survival in the bone-chilling condition of Alaska. But according to the Kate, she faced physical and verbal abuse from Andy for years, and she kept her abusive relationship in the dark.
But after years of trying to salvage the relationship and providing support to Andy, she had enough of it. She then filed for divorce, and the couple parted their ways in 2016.
After the divorce, both individuals have their own set of troubles as Andy was left alone to survive and make a living in Alaska while Kate has no home and has to live with her friends. She now plans to move in British Columbia, Canada to be near her youngest daughter.
Though Andy’s wiki is reticent about his children as per Kate interview with dailytwocents.com, she revealed that her youngest daughter lives in Canada. Analyzing her words, the couple is a parent to the multiple children though the conclusive information is still irretrievable.
Flood Rampaged His House!
The Alaskan often celebrates the breakup of water as the beginning of summer, but above all, it’s the beginning of opportunities to grab food. But in 2009, the breakup came with devastation rather than hope.
In 15 minutes of break up period, he saw his property, houses, and machinery gets flooded away by the icy water of Yukon River which is one of the most devastating floods in the history of the river.
After his valuable assets into the water he spends years rebuilding his livelihood, he now prepares before the breakup of water. He creates a 40 feet arc by the boats every year to stop the water entering and saving his own life and his dogs.
Andy’s Short Bio:
Born in the capital of United States, he took his first step in the year 1959 which makes his age around 57 and 58. After spending his childhood and early adulthood in the capital, he moved to Alaska to live in peace and serenity. According to the sources, he holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. The veteran “Life Below Zero” star stands a decent height and maintains a healthy body shape. Though information about his family hasn’t surfaced yet, it is known he has a sister for whom he worked to pay her marriage.