If you are the regular viewer of the popular Discovery reality show, ‘Gold Rush,’ then you must have known Fred Hurt. He is among those who have gained popularity from the show. Well, Fred has faced many problems in his personal plus professional life but is still active in dealing the ups and downs of the life even at the old age.
Career Of Fred Hurt
Fred has become successful in establishing himself as an experienced gold miner being the owner of his own mining company. He started his career as a commercial diver at the Gulf of Mexico during the late 60s. He also has the experience of running his own construction business for 25 years. Later, his focus was diverted towards mining.
However, he grasped popularity after he joined the Discovery channel for the show 'Gold Rush’ collaborating with the group The Hoffmans which was immensely popular and became the most watched program in the channel. Throughout the show, his behaviors were much hated by others, and he was even given the name Big Boot.
Fred continued the show for a couple of seasons and later decided to leave the show. The reason behind him leaving the show was said to be the less amount of money that he acquired from the show. It was also detailed that the channel mostly spends the earning on the jungle fiasco.
As of now, Fred is busy with his new show, 'All That Glitters' which will also feature Fred and his crew mining for gold in the area of Haines, Alaska. Kirk Roos will direct the show. As Fred claimed, this show will be more real and promising one.
Fred's Net Worth
Fred has achieved a tremendous adventurous time in the process of gold mining. Since he runs his business mining golds, most people regard him as the richest one. Despite that, the net worth of Big Boot of Gold Rush is estimated to be $ 6 million.
Relationship and Married life
When it comes to Fred's love life, he has been linked with three women. Previously, he was married to Lorrayne Frances Leier, who left him on February 2, 2015, due to her long illness.
After the death of his former wife, Fred got married again. He exchanged vows with his executive assistant and the cook of his minor crew, Jennifer Sheets on July 30, 2016.
Fred even shared the picture of his wedding on Facebook thanking all his friends and family who attended their big day. He captioned,
“Yesterday was truly amazing. Thank you family and friends who shared this day with us…… F&J”.
Though the information of the third lady in his life is missing, he is currently enjoying a blissful married life with Jennifer.
His Short Wiki: Bio
Talking about the age, Fred is in his 70s but is physically fit in regards to other people of the same age. Born in Minot, North Dakota, Fred has got the nickname of Big Boot. He belongs to white ethnicity, and in the images, his height seems pretty noticeable. Fred is rich in the family including four Children, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.