Otto Kilcher, best known for his appearance on the Discover Channel Reality TV Series, Alaska: The Last Frontier. He is popular for living in Alaska with a complete lack of modern amenities. Here is a quick summary of Otto Kilcher’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Otto Kilcher Early Life
Otto was born on 19 April 1952, in Alaska, the USA to Yule and Ruth Kilcher. His father was an Alaska Senator who helped write its constitution. He has 7 other siblings and he was raised in a tiny log cabin, helping his parents out with day to day farm life. He spent his childhood in the lap of nature.
From a very early age he showed a knack for fixing everything and soon he began to tinker with anything mechanical. Subsequently, he became the go-to person to fix anything broken on the sprawling farm.
Otto owns his own ranch and he also works at a boat transportation facility in this area. He is also a part of Kennai Peninsula Weed Management Areal Council.
His family is related to the famous singer Jewel.
Kilcher has been married thrice. His first wife was Olga Von Zegasar whom he divorced a couple of years after their marriage. He had two sons with his second wife, Sharon McKemie. He then met his present wife, Charlotte Irene Adamson with whom he has been with for twenty years.
Otto Kilcher Career, Awards & Achievement
Otto was a mechanic by profession until 2011. His life changed that year when his family was approached to be a part of their reality Tv show, Alaska: The Last Frontier. The first season had only three episodes but it garnered over a million viewers. The Tv show depicts the difficulty of their lives in living the harsh Alaskan climate.
They came back with the second season of fifteen episodes and a third season of twenty-three episodes. Each season had more viewers than the last. Seasons 4 and 5 had twenty episodes each and season 6 was released in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
The show Alaska: The Last Frontier has won awards like the “Award of Distinction” and “Telly award-Bronze-Main Title”.
The show has also been nominated for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program in 2014 and 2015. It was also nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming in 2015.
Otto Kilcher specializes in making something out of any pile of junk that he finds in his yard. He has a knack for building things which is part of the reason for the popularity of the show he stars in.
Net Worth of Otto Kilcher
Kilcher’s net worth is around $4 million. He gets his revenue from his profession as a mechanic and a machinist. Over the years he has gathered hundreds of pieces of equipment and odd bits and pieces that he can make into something valuable.
His landholdings also add considerable value to his net worth. His appearance on the reality TV series shown on Discover Channel also contributes substantially to his income.
Otto Kilcher grew up in a large family, roaming around the woods and the countryside, becoming one with the elements of nature. His natural knack for tinkering with things was a useful hobby that he gathered early on in his life. This combined with the austere and harsh conditions he lived in proved to be an ideal groundwork for Discovery to build their Reality TV series. He and his family are shown to survive the wrath of the elements without anything modern at their disposal. It makes for a riveting watch, especially Otto’s ability to construct useful bits from just scraps laying around.