Hunting is the most essential skill set that you can have if you want to survive in the wild. And Ricko Dewilde seems to be an expert in hunting and has been doing it for decades. Sub-zero temperatures are some of the most unforgiving temperatures on the planet. And if you aren’t on top of your game, you will not survive a day in the wilderness.
He is best known for appearing on the hit National Geographic show, Life Below Zero. The show is amongst the channel’s finest shows and has been watched by millions of fans worldwide. Since it’s inception in the year 2013, the show has been nominated and has won several awards.
The most notable award that the show has won is the Emmy award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program in the year, 2016. It went on and won another Emmy in the same category the following year as well. That’s a huge deal for a television program as the Emmy award is as big as it gets on television. It’s the television equivalent of The Academy Awards.
Ricko has been a prominent member of the show since it’s inception and has been featured in dozens of episodes. He has been hunting since his teen years and is now a competent hunter. According to him, he started hunting when he was just 14 years of age.
According to the people that have worked with him, they have described him as a ruthless hunter. He would kill a bear for the fun of it they said. One of his accomplishes has also mentioned that he went to get his rifle upon sighting a bear. He claims that he has killed dozens of them already and that they don’t scare him anymore.
Ricko DeWilde – Love Life and Family
According to his Facebook profile, Ricko was brought up alongside thirteen siblings. His parents sure had a hard time raising that many children. He has also mentioned that he was homeschooled and only joined public school when he was old enough to attend high school.
Unfortunately, both of his parents have passed away, his father went by the name of Lloyd DeWilde and his mother was named Amelia DeWilde. He has mentioned that they had to go to the thawed or frozen river to get their water. He had a tough childhood but that would be extremely beneficial for him. As he would go on and make a career out of the harsh Alaskan lifestyle.
Caption: RIcko with his family (Source: www.instagram.com).
Although the names of his siblings are yet to be disclosed, his recent Facebook posts suggest that he is still very close to them and meet them regularly. He is still not over his mother’s death as he mentions her in every other post on his Facebook account.
He also has a family of his own and has a whopping five children. Although their identities still remain a mystery, they remain an integral part of his life. His social media profiles are filled with pictures of his children and he seems to love them. All that we know about his family is that he is a married man, has a wife and has many children.
Ricko DeWilde was born on the 7th of June, 1975 in Alaska. He is currently 44 years of age and by profession, he is a survivalist as well as a television personality. RIcko is best known for appearing on the hit National Geographic show, Life Below Zero.
As per his net worth, it is really hard to estimate what he is worth as there are very few sources that he can make money from. The most obvious of which is the TV show, National Geographic employees make on average $71,000 per year. Other than that, there are no income sources of his that we are aware of. Considering his only revenue source is the TV show, he should be worth $300,000-$400,000.