If it hurts, don’t think about it, is her motto which gives a hint about the strong willpower and determination of this hunter. Sue Akins is no ordinary woman, as modern woman invest time and money collecting shoes, she struggles to collect bullets and beer of her survival.
The star of the documentary television show “Life Below Zero” puts her life on the line to survive on the limited resources she has.
Career In “Life Below Zero”
Sue Aikens was just 12-year old when she was left abandoned in Alaska by her mother. The young girl then learned to survive in the harsh and unforgiving conditions of Alaska. Her lifelong experience in the wilderness of Alaska earned her a much-deserved spot on the show “Life Below Zero” in 2013 which showcases her day-to-day activity.
The show focuses on the survival technique of six survivors Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Glenn Villeneuve, Jessie Holmes, Andy Bassich, and Erik Salitan. She now runs a Kavik River Camp which is an exploration camp that provides the accommodation to adventurers in hunting season.
What Is Sue’s Salary And Net Worth
The wilderness survivor, who lives 197 miles North of Arctic Circle, struggles to live in the bone-chilling condition of Alaska. And the broadcaster BBC Worldwide makes sure that their star gets paid with a handsome salary for her unparallel effort.
Her estimated annual salary is around $200,000, and she also earns a considerable amount through her accommodation for which she charges $350 per day. Her camp and her appearance in the show help her summon a decent net worth of $500,000.
Her Family Life Beyond Alaska
The Alaskan hunter not only had a troubled childhood but she suffered from the tragic event in her adult life as well. She married three times but none coming to fruitful conclusions.
(Photo: Sue's Twitter)
Her first and second husband died leaving her alone with nothing but to wonder about destiny. She then married her third husband, but the marriage didn’t last long, and her husband pursued a young woman rather than a rough and tough woman like Sue.
According to the Straits time in February 2016, her second marriage lasted 17 years and yielded two children who are now around 34 and 30 years old. Sue's wiki revealed that her children decided against the nomadic lifestyle and settled in an average life in the United States.
She often updates her fan about her son, who is married to his wife. She posted a picture with his adult son on 2 October 2016 and revealed that she slipped her collar to see her son getting married.
(Photo: Sue's Twitter)
Except this, her personal information is kept private. In an interview with channel.nationalgeographic.com, she said that
I don’t generally go into details on my past. Some business is my own and not the world’s.
However, her Facebook account gives glimpses of her relationship status. The television personality mentions that she is in a relationship with a man called Michael G. Heinrich. Michael G. Heinrich has enlisted Local #3 IBEW as his workplace and journeyman electrician as his profession in his Facebook account.
Although Sue has mentioned him as his partner, she is yet to reveal if she is married to him or not.
Revival From The Accident And Bear Attacks!!
Life as a survivor in Alaska comes with uncertain and unavoidable accidents and incidents. In 2007, she was in the center of horrible grizzly bear attack, in which she sustained a severe wound and survived ten days without getting proper medical attention.
After the bear attack, she sewed her head and arms. Before her severely injured limbs popped out, she crossed the river and shot the bear down. After ten days of lying with severe wounds, she was finally recovered by one of the pilots.
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On 21st February 2017, reports surfaced that Sue filed a lawsuit against the series producers for forcing her to do dangerous stunts, which left her seriously injured. During the fifth season, the episode titled “The Crash” showcased the accident of Sue hitting an ice heave.
The accident left her severely injured, but the producers didn’t even call the rescue airplane immediately and instructed the pilot to land at the far end of the runway for the sake of entertainment and thrill.
However, she is all set to appear in the latest season of Life Below Zero, which premieres on 18 September 2018. She urged her followers to watch the new season of Life Below Zero through a Facebook post on 28 August 2018.
Sue’s Short Bio And Family
Born as Susan Aikens, she took her first step in 1963 in Chicago, United States. The Life Below star is now 55 years old and celebrates her birthday on 1st July every year. She now resides miles away from civilization in Kavik river camp in Northern Alaska. She possesses a decent height and healthy body shape.
She moved into the wilderness when she was just aged 12 after her mother broke up with his father. Her mother also left her alone in the wilderness, and she had no choice but to survive and make a living in Alaska.