Sig Hansen is a well-known fisherman from America who has been the captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern. Hansen has been appearing regularly in the television series called ‘Deadliest Catch’ on the Discovery Channel. He also serves as the technical adviser of the show. He started fishing when he was 14 years old. Let’s find out how much is Sig Hansen’s net worth in 2018.
Sig Hansen Early Life
Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen was born on April 28, 1966, in Seattle, Washington. He is the son of Sverre Hansen and Snefryd Hansen, has got two younger brothers.
He attended Shorewood High School located in Shoreline, Washington.
He started fishing at the age of 14 and used to work in his family’s boat. After completing his high school, Hansen used to spend 10 months every year in Alaska. At times, he also used to visit Norway to fish cod and mackerel.
It has been reported that in 1987, Sig Hansen was married to Lisa Eckstrom. They have a daughter named Melissa Eckstrom. He has been married to his current wife June Hansen and has got two daughters named Mandy and Nina.
In 2016, Hansen had a heart attack and was telecasted in the Deadliest Catch.
Sig Hansen Career, Awards & Achievement
Sig Hansen started his career as a teenager and used to work as a deckhand on the boat of his father. At 22 years old, he went on to become a relief skipper and used to relieve Northwestern’ other captains. He became full-time of Northwestern by the age of 24. They have won the final season of derby for King Crab in 2005 and also for Opilio in 2006.
In 2011, he became the captain (full-time) during the opilio crab and king crab seasons. He is being assisted by his brothers Norman (as deckhand) and Edgar (as deck boss).
In 2005, he became a cast of the Discovery Channel’s television show ‘Deadliest Catch’. He has been appearing in the show till its current season. Hansen has appeared in all its 13 seasons. The show’s popularity also made him appear on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’.
Hansen has appeared as a contestant on the reality TV show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in its 14th season. He has also lent his voice as Crabby in the animated film ‘Cars 2’.
Sign Hansen is also an author and has released his first book entitled ‘North By Northwestern..’ in 2010 along with Mark Sundeen.
Awards & Achievements
One of the biggest career achievements of Sig Hansen is to be a successful fisherman which led him to appear in the ‘Deadliest Catch’. Along with Bobby Vee and Doc Severinsen, Hansen has been inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame in 2014. His show, ‘Deadliest Catch’ is an Emmy Award winning show.
Net Worth of Sig Hansen
Sig Hansen has an estimated net worth of more than $3.5 million. This fortune comes from his career as the captain of fishing vessel Northwestern. He has successfully appeared in all the seasons of ‘Deadliest Catch’. It has been estimated, that he charges $500 thousand for a single season of ‘Deadliest Catch’. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing in other television shows. His book has also entered in the bestseller list of the New York Times.
Sig Hansen is considered one of the most popular fisherman’s in the world. He has become a global face after appearing in the Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’. He has been a creative and energetic personality who has also written a book. As Sig Hansen was interested in fishing from a young age, he went on to become a captain in the show. However, he has been involved in an allegation from his ex-wife Lisa Eckstrom, who has charged him with sexually abusing their daughter.