In this modern world where everyone seeks ease and comfy life, few people like to indulge in the day to day struggle with nature. Indeed it takes out of the ordinary to survive in bone-chilling winter of Alaska where hunting, fishing and fur trapping are basics, can you do it? Maybe not but there are people like Jessie Holmes who live like this.
Jessie Holmes lives in Nenana, Alaska along the river with his team of 38 sled dogs. The place has no electricity or running water. To support himself and dog, he catches an average of 3,000 Solomon fish during summer and fall. He goes for fur trapping in winter, usually gets from animals like wolverine, muskrat, and lynx.
Jessie is a carpenter, musher and a TV personality. As a musher, he trains his dog for traditional sled dog race, a popular sport in the area. He won the competition a couple of times. Using carpentry skills, Jessie can build and repair cabin, boat, fish wheels and sleds. No surprise his motto, “If it breaks, fix it, there’s no other option,” serves him very well.
He did not start as the cast of National Geography documentary TV show “Life Below Zero” from the season premiere in May of 2013. He was the late addition in the sixth season in 2015. And since been a part of it with other casts such as Sue Aikens, Glen Villeneuve, Chip hailstone and his wife Agnes Hailstone, Andy Bassich. In this article, we will bring everything about Jessie Holmes including his love life and net worth.
Life Below Zero Jessie Holmes Wiki/bio, Age
He was born on 20th February 1982 in Odenville, Alabama and raised there. As of now, Jessie is 36 years of age. After spending his childhood there, at the age of 16, he left home seeking for adventure. He traveled to California and Montana and worked three years as a carpenter in later of the place.
Jessie wanted to live a life of mountain men, so he traveled across the north. He went by train to Fort Nelson, in British Columbia and hitchhiked his way to Yukon Territory. There he helped a man run traplines with dog teams. After spending there quite some time Jessie came to Alaska around 2004 and since, been mushing. He spent early years in Eagle, Alaska.
Jessie’s first attempt at sled dog race was disappointing. In 2006 he ran his first 200-mile race and came in last. Since he has moved, himself and 38 sled dogs to Nenana, about 55 miles southwest of Fairbanks, and bought the dog yard once owned by Jerry Riley, the 1976 Iditarod champion. He lives there in a cabin on the Nenana River.
Through hard work and persistence, Jessie has changed his fortune. In 2016 he won the Yukon Quest 300, and in 2017 he made an unexpected tide by winning Kobuk 440, a major sled dog race which earned him a prize of $12,858.
Jessie Holmes Girlfriend, is he married?
Being a famous TV star Jessie Holmes personal life has come under scrutiny. His subsistent lifestyle is covered in documentary TV show Life Below Zero while the information about his personal life is kept aside. Jessie had a girlfriend during his time in Eagle, Alaska and intended to marry her. However, the relationship ended as the girl left her for another man. Maybe this is the reason Jessie keeps his relationship details private. As of now, we do not know anything about Jessie’s relationship whether he is married or silently enjoys an affair with a girlfriend.
Jessie Holmes Net Worth
Appearing on the TV show “Life Below Zero” has significantly helped Jessie raise his net worth. During winter he earns through fur trapping.
He also earns through carpentry works by building the boat, cabin, sled, fish wheels. He arranges food for his 38 sled dogs by fishing salmon fish during summer and winter. Though exact sum is not revealed, Jessie Holmes has an estimated net worth of $150,000.