Ray Mears is famous for being an English woodsman and businessman. Ray gained his popularity from television media after working as a TV survival expert and doing daring things on the TV screen.
Ray, who couldn't follow his dreams because of his poor eyesight, is the same guy who survived a horrific helicopter crash. Losing his first wife just after one-year of marriage due to cancer, Ray has been through many rough times in his personal life, but his professional life is the exact opposite where he acts all daring and bold maneuvers in front of the camera.
What Is Ray’s Net Worth?
Ray Mears summons his net worth of £750,000 by working as an English TV presenter and survival expert.
Ray completed his schooling education from Downside Preparatory School in Purley and then from Reigate Grammar School. Soon after completing his A-levels, Ray began his professional career by working in a City of London. Later Ray also opened his own company named as Woodlore which offered bushcraft-related courses and paraphernalia. The success of his business made him popular.
His popularity led him to television industry where he worked for BBC and ITV in popular programmes like Tracks (1994), Ray Mears' World of Survival (1997), Ray Mears' Real Heroes of Telemark (2003), Survival (2009), and Survival with Ray Mears (2010).
His profession has also taken him to many places and on various tours as well. During his career, Ray once got into a helicopter accident while Ray and his cameraman got struck to the ground during a steep low-level turn. Luckily no fire occurred despite damaged fuel tank.
First Wife Died! Married Twice; Know About Ray's Kids
Ray is a married man, and he first got married to Rachel Mears back in 2005. The couple met again almost a decade ago in 1992 when Rachel attended one of Ray's five-day survival courses. Their marriage life was taking heights when suddenly Rachel was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she died in 2006. Those days were tough for Ray as it got reported that during that period he was broken, very angry with himself and also baffled about the situation. The couple also had two adult children.
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Ray Mears with his second wife Ruth (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
Slowly Ray handled the situation and started to live again. Ray married again in 2009 with Ruth Mears. Today, he is still married and living happily with his second wife with no any rumors of them getting separated or having a divorce.
Ray Mears, age 54, was born on 7 February 1964 in England. He holds English nationality and stands tall at the height of six feet (1.83 meters).
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Talking about some of his unknown facts that may surprise few people are that Ray wanted to pursue his career in the Marines but could not meet the eyesight requirements for the entry. He then had to choose a job in television where he had to do outdoor works which were not like by his family members.
Being a TV survival expert, Ray has also been compared with legendary Bear Grylls under specific attributes (as per wiki) like hardman roots, knife skills, fire-starting and even in animal bothering where he got decent ranking and also was able to win in few of those comparisons done.