How many people you know chasing gold since the age of eight, probably none. Freddy Dodge is those few names you will hear all day. He is a businessman, prospector, gold miner, and a TV actor. He has been part of discovery reality TV show Gold Rush since 2011.
Freddy is also known for his designing ability; he is the part of MSI Mining Equipment. In season three of Gold Rush, he co-designed Big Red washplant for Todd Hoffman at the Indian River Claim. His uncanny ability in gold mining and machinery has enabled him built a reputation as one of the top fine gold recovery experts and gold-table builders in the industry.
Freddy’s successful professional life often hide the fact he is a family man. He is blissfully married to longtime partner Lisa Irene Dodge and bore two children. In this article, we will bring everything about this TV star like his married life, wife, family, age, and net worth.
Freddy Dodge birthdate and age
Freddy Dodge was born as the third child among four brothers from his parents. He was born in Colorado, United States on 30th December 1966. As of now, he is 51 years of age. Freddy was raised on his grandparents’ cattle ranch in Walden, Colorado. His eldest brother Derek Dodge is a gold prospector and miner like him.
Freddy Dodge is blissfully married to wife, Lisa Dodge, and father of two daughters
Freddy got married to his longtime wife, Lisa Irene Dodge in April of 1997. Together the couple is parents of two daughters, Nikki and Sammi Dodge. Despite the fact that Freddy finds himself busy with his business and Gold mining activities he manages free time for the family. He is often seen hanging out with his youngest daughter Nikki and taking part in hunting. She enjoys traveling and has traveled to Canada and Alaska.
Among different activities, Nikki keenly takes part in hunting; she has shot down Moose in competitive hunting however she is far from achieving the height of her father. Freddy is reputed name in competitive hunting as he holds the number 1, number 2, and number 3 largest Canadian moose ever harvested with a muzzle loaded Rifle. There is no information about his eldest daughter Sammi who prefers to keep herself away from the camera and public attention.
So far in more than 20 years of marriage, Freddy and his wife have a blissful one. Lisa is more like a housewife who tends to family and kids. She has appeared in an episode of Gold Rush with him and daughter Nikki Dodge.
Freddy Dodge Career in Gold Rush
Having featured as the cast of Discovery TV hit show “Gold Rush,” Freddy gains attention from his fans. However, he was not always a regular of the show. Freddy joined series regularly in the third season. He worked full time as gold recovery and wash plant expert in Hoffman Crew. He also helped him with his Big Red washplant design in the third season. Before that, Freddy had cameo appearances in the first and second season of Gold Rush.
In Season 4, Freddy left the Hoffman crew in the Guyana jungle and teamed up with his eldest brother Derek to mine his own Carmacks claim. The claim was turned down by Todd Hoffman as he opted for Guyana. Freddy and his brother had success at Carmack’s claim in Yukon yielding nuggets of gold. After the success, in season 5 Freddy rejoined the Hoffman crew and was their invaluable washplant expert ensuring Monster Red, a plant he built, caught the Hoffman’s over 4000 ounces of gold in its two seasons in the Klondike.
In season seven, Hoffman decided to leave the Klondike behind, and mine for gold in Baker County in Oregon. That turned out to be a bust. Freddy saved the Hoffman crew by finding new ground in his home state of Colorado where they mined successfully for a month. In season eight Freddy stayed in his home state, mining proven ground.
Freddy Dodge Net Worth
It is not a hidden fact that Freddy finds himself busy between his business and mining work. He is involved in the heavy machinery design and gold mining. He earns an impressive money from work and also appearing in Discovery TV show Gold Rush. In season five and six he helped Hoffman gain over 4000 ounces of gold in the Klondike resulting $50,000 to $60,000 bonuses for some employee. Considering the earning from all different sources Freddy Dodge has an estimated net worth over $500,000.