Quick Facts of Richard Steves
- Full NameRichard Steves
- Net Worth$10 Million
- Date of Birth1955 /05 /10
- Marital StatusDivorced
- BirthplaceBarstow, California
- ProfessionTravel Writer, Author, Activist, Television personality
- Active Year1979-present
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourGray
- SpouseAnne Steves (m. 1984; div. 2010)
- Height6 feet (1.83 m)
- EducationThe Experimental College, University of Washington - Alma Mater
- Online PresenceInstagram (158k followers), Twitter (108.5K Followers), Facebook (602,126 followers), YouTube (668,367 subscribers)
- Children2 - Andy Steves, Jackie Steves
Rick Steve is an American travel writer and television personality. He is well known for his travel philosophy that encourages people to explore new destinations and become immersed in the local people’s way of life. Currently, he hosts, writes and produces the Public Television series, Rick Steves’ Europe.
Steve is a divorced man. He was formerly married to Anne Steves but divorced in 2010. So, does he have any children from his marriage?
Who Is Richard Steves? Bio & Wiki
Rick was born as Richard Steves on 10th May 1955, in Barstow, California, United States. Moreover, he holds American nationality and belongs to Norwegian ethnicity. His father, Richard John Steves is a high school band director and piano technician.
Likewise, his mother, June Erna Fremmerlid is a homemaker. He has two beautiful sisters, Jan Steves, an Iditored racer and Linda Steves. Steves attended The Experimental College, a student-run program of non-credit classes where he started teaching travel classes at the age of 20. Later, he graduated with alma mate from the United of Washington.
Rick Steves’ Career
Rick Steves started his career as a travel guide’s writer where he first wrote the first edition of Europe Through the Back Door in 1979. In the book, it contained a page that said: “Anyone caught reprinting any material herein for any purpose whatsoever will be thanked profusely.” He also held travel classes and slide show presentations for travel consulting organized for tours every year.
Steves made his debut appearance on his first television show, Travels in Europe With Rick Steves on April 1991. After eight years working on the show, he ended his show in 1998. Furthermore, Rick launched his second show, Rick Steves’ Europe on September 2000. He is also a member of Democratic Party and publically endorsed Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign.
How Much Is Rick Steves’ Net Worth?
Rick Steves’ net worth is $10 Million as of 2019. He earns a salary in the range of $5 Million to $6.5 Million yearly. Having an impressive wealth, he also receives a plentiful amount of money from his other works, which include advertisement, endorsement deals, etc.
Steves is working as a philanthropist and supporter of the arts to the Edmonds Center for the Arts and Cascade Symphony Orchestra since 2011. He gave $1 Million to the organization to help the poor. In 2017, he posted on his blog, stating that he would donate $1 for every $1 spent on his website to the ACLU on the Inauguration Day.
Rick Steves in Ethiopia to help the needy
According to Steves’s website, he had higher traffic than usual and that customers purchased $42,962 in merchandise. As a response, Rick wrote a check for $50,000 to the ACLU. Recently, he said that his tour company will donate $1 Million each year to a portfolio of environmental nonprofits, acknowledging that travel is a source of ecological destruction.
Is Rick Steves Married After The Divorce With First Wife?
Rick Steves met his wife, Anne Steves in a restaurant located in Barstow, California in 1982. Later, they became friends and started dating each other. After enjoying their company for a few months, the duo engaged in 1983.
The couple married in 1984, in Edmonds, Washington. Moreover, they invited most of their friends and close relative on their wedding. Together, they share two lovely children, Andy Steves, and Jackie Steves. Unfortunately, they ended their relationship with a divorce because of some misunderstandings.
Their divorce was finalized on 5th March 2010. As of now, Steves isn’t linked in any extra-marital affairs with any woman. Besides, there are no rumors and controversies concerning his personal life and career. Currently, he resides in Washington with his family and friends.