Troy Landry, famously known as the “King of the Swamp” is a professional alligator hunter in the Louisiana Swamp region. His earnings include alligator hunting and also with his own show “Swamp People” broadcasted on History Channel. Now let’s have a close look at Troy Landry’s net worth in 2018.
Troy Landry Early Life
The full name of Troy is Troy Adam Landry, born on the date 9th June 1960 in Louisiana, United States. He continues his 300-family’s traditional business of alligator hunting given down to him by his parents Duffy and Myrtle Landry. His five generations worked as hunters, fishermen, moss peddlers, lumberjacks, and trappers.
He has two brothers, Guy and Bubba Landry. One of his brothers, Guy Landry, sometimes work with him in the swamp. He is married to Bernita Landry, who is a school teacher, who has been married for 30 years and they together have three sons Jacob, Brandon and Chase Landry.
Troy Landry Career
Troy started working in the Atchafalaya river basin of Louisiana. He is an expert alligator hunter and through which he earns for his living. With some of his co-workers and hunting, they all work and became the focus of the History Channel’s show “Swamp People” which currently going on for its 9th season.
The show primarily focuses on the hunting of alligators during their hunting season which lasts for 30 days. The hunt is required because of the abrupt increase of alligators in the swamp which is needed to be controlled for the safety of people as well as animals living in that region. This work includes the danger of getting hurt or even get killed by the alligators.
The show was started in 2010 and got immense popularity during 2014 where Troy with his fellow hunters and his sons work together for gator hunting. Though it is a dangerous task, they still do it a passion and make their living through it.
Despite of his retiring age, he is still working and now starting to pass responsibilities to his sons Jacob and Chase, but still, they are in the learning phase. These hunters (in the whole show) are allowed to only catch a maximum number of alligators in the season. The practice of capturing and killing of alligators requires skills and which he is passing down to his sons and their sons mixing up the new techniques get them to average tags of 320 to 340 labels per season.
In one of his interviews, he told that he had caught 82 alligators in a single day, which itself is a record and catches an average length of 8 and a half feet long alligators.
With his running show, some developers created an arcade-style android application game in which Troy is featured, and the game is named as ‘Choot’Em Angry Swamp.
Awards & Achievements
With his sheer hard work and dedication in the swamp, he is known as the “King of the Swamp.”
Net Worth of Troy Landry
Troy’s current net worth is $2 million, which was estimated by some wiki websites. He earns this much by the show “Swamp People” and his offseason business of Crawfishes.
Troy Landry, with a net worth of $2 million is a hunter by profession and works in the Louisiana region with his sons and his other fellow hunters to make a living by catching and killing alligators. He and his hunter friends work on the show “Swamp People” where they show their hunting season and ways to catch an alligator. He earns some more bucks by his some off-shore business and thus, lives happily with his family in the woods of Louisiana and making his parents proud by continuing their family traditional work.