Matt Moneymaker: Wiki/Bio, age, wife, kids, net worth, finding bigfoot.

For the last two decades, Matt Moneymaker has devoted his entire career to searching evidence pointing towards the existence of bigfoot. Even though he remains a relatively unknown persona to the outside world, Matt is one of the most well-known bigfoot researchers. The founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, Matt is the first guy to built a commonplace for researchers to share their findings. The organization also paved the way for the local people to report sightings of bigfoot. At times when researches had no-one to depend on, Matt initiated a platform of collaboration for researchers worldwide. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki bio of Matt Moneymaker.

Finding interests:

Matt Moneymaker was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. When he was 11 years of age, Matt was introduced to documentaries depicting bigfoots and other strange phenomena. A prominent part of TV in the early years, the documentaries demanded all of Matt’s attention, and he was more than happy to give it. Mark was fascinated by the subject and devoured every documentary made on the subject. Since then, Matt has never lost the spark which first encouraged him to began exploring for bigfoots.

Finding Bigfoot Matt Moneymaker
Finding Bigfoot star Matt Moneymaker

Putting things into action:

During his period at UCLA in the 1980s, Matt started reaching out to other bigfoot researchers. At the same time, Matt began his first expeditions. In 1987, Matt discovered bigfoot tracks in the mountains of Ventura County, CA. Inspired by the findings, Matt devoted all of his time to exploration. In the early 1990s, Matt moved to Akron, Ohio to attend law school. In 1994, Matt encountered a sasquatch in a wildlife refuge southeast, further solidifying his beliefs that bigfoot exists.

Common grounds:

There is a limit to what a person can do on his own. Humbled by his experience, Matt decided to form an organization to support bigfoot research all around the world. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization was established in 1995, by connecting bigfoot researchers across the internet. In 1996, the organization launched a website that allowed people to report sightings of bigfoot. Matt started running expeditions from the early 2000s. In 2000, during his first expedition, Matt recovered the Skookum Body Cast. The cast is considered to be the most damning evidence to prove the existence of bigfoot.

Matt Moneymaker

TV appearances:

Over the years, Matt has also worked closely with TV channels producing several documentaries and TV shows on the subject. His first-ever documentary is Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, while Mysterious Encounters is the first TV show he produced. He joined the cast of  Finding Bigfoot from the very first season in 2011. Contrary to the title of the documentary none of the cast members including Ranae Holland, James Bobo Fay, Cliff Barackman were able to find Bigfoot. The show ended after 12 seasons on May 27, 2018.


Over the years, Matt has made numerous contributions to bigfoot research all around the globe. He was the first person to introduce sound blasting and howling as a technique for locating bigfoots. He is also the man behind the Ohio Howl, the long moaning howl of a big male sasquatch. In 1992, Matt gave a conference on the knock sounds made by bigfoots at Rutgers University for the International Society of Cryptozoology. He is also the first person to categorize and conduct big-scale expeditions in America.

Personal Life: Matt Moneymaker Wife and Children

Matt is currently in his 50’s the age considered far from charming youth. At such age one is expected to have married at least once. Matt Moneymaker’s life is no different. Matt married Dorota Moneymaker however when exactly the couple took wedding vows is not available. Together they have two children Leo and Anna Moneymaker. The eldest Leo was born in July 1996 and later in Nov of 2000 Anna was born. Off two Leo sometimes joins Matt in Bigfoot hunt and was seen assisting in a few episodes of the show Finding Bigfoot.

Matt Moneymaker along with wife and children
Matt Moneymaker along with wife Dorota Moneymaker and children Leo, Anna Moneymaker

Wiki/Bio Facts

Matt Moneymaker was born on September 2, 1965, in Los Angeles, USA. Born to Richard Moneymaker, Matt was raised in California alongside his two siblings. Coming from a family of lawyers Matt’s father worked as a Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer, and his brother and sister both are practicing lawyers. Matt himself was influenced by the family profession and followed in the path. Matt completed the Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1992. He then studied Copyright Law at the University of Akron School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1996. While still in law school he founded Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization in 1995. Matt is recognized as one of the leading Bigfoot trackers in the world.

Full nameMatthew John Moneymaker
Date of BirthSeptember 2, 1965
Place of BirthLos Angeles, USA
ProfessionReality-TV actor,  Bigfoot Tracker
Net worthUnder Review
WifeDorota Moneymaker
ChildrenLeo Moneymaker, Anna Moneymaker
ParentsRichard “Rich” Moneymaker
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height5ft 11 in (1.8m)


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