Not everyone prefers the convenience of cities and modern-day luxuries. People like Rich Lewis flourish in the remote mountain terrains. Regarded as one of the best lion hunters seen on TV, Rich Lewis rose to fame after the debut on History channel show “Mountain Men” in 2013. The show follows the various people living an adventurous life in remote mountain terrains of the USA.
Rich appeared through 83 episodes of the award-winning show until 2017. Since then the beloved fans have not heard much about the TV star. What happened to Rich Lewis? Where is he Now? We will bring more detail about this Mountain man, including his biography details like his age, family, wife, net worth.
Who is Rich Lewis?
Rich Lewis is a hunter and reality TV star. Before the fame, all along, Rich was a mountain man. The villagers dubbed him “Lion Hunter” down to his unique skill of tracking and hunting mountain lions. He also got nickname “Houndsman” because of the way he operates a group of jagged hounds during the hunt. Over the years Rich has tracked down many lions taking care of villagers and their livestock in Ruby Valley. Along those adventures, Rich has had face to face with many dangers but was able to escape. However, not everything went his way, Rich lost a hound named Roxie that fell prey to lions.
Rich Lewis Wiki/Bio, early life, education
Rich Lewis was born in January of 1954 in Idaho, USA. He is American and belongs to white ethnicity. Even though a star of his caliber only vague picture about his upbringing has come out to media. At this moment we do not have information on his parents or siblings.
Rich and his affinity towards nature started during the free spirit of childhood. From an early age, he was interested in mountains more often, he would spend time exploring outdoors. He followed his passion for wild things, although at the time he did not know it would turn out to be a career.
This TV star career is made up of pure passion, and dedication to what he believes merely living. Inspired by nature Rich moved away from Idaho and settled in the Ruby Valley in southwest Montana. He did not live there as a loner because his wife followed him to live in remote surrounded by mountains. During the time Rich honed his skill in exploring the wilderness and hunting. Alongside hunting for elk in the area, he pursued the passion for a more dangerous creature like a lion.
It was not long enough people started to notice his ability and asked for help, in return paid him money. He was able to secure the job of protecting villagers and their livestock in Ruby Valley. Even wildlife reserve would contact him to track and hunt the beast gone out of control which he did diligently.
Already a famed Lion hunter in the village, bigger picture came calling for Lewis. He was signed by History channel for new TV series “Mountain Men” which premiered on the 31st May 2012. Rich made his debut following year in 2013. Rich appeared through 83 episodes of the award-winning show until 2017.
Interestingly Rich net worth rocketed after he joined TV show. Before that, he lived by hunting and protecting human life and livestock from wild beasts which did not yield him much. If you are still wondering what this mountain men net worth currently stands? Well, then Rich Lewis has earned in a generous amount all thanks to his participation in the award-winning reality show “Mountain Men.” Rich Lewis has an estimated net worth of $300,000.
Rich Lewis Personal life: Married, wife, and children?
Even though Rich life has been focused on his professional side by media, during over twenty years of stay in Ruby Valley, his wife has accompanied him. Rich is a married man. His wife is Diane Lewis. The couple is married over 30 years from living together in Idaho to relishing the more adventurous life of Ruby Valley.
From their long committed years, we would guess the couple must have a family of more than two. Nevertheless, Rich has not shared anything about his private life and tends to keep so. As a result, we can not tell for sure if Rich and his wife have children.
Where is Rich Lewis now? What happened to him?
There is no official explanation about Rich leaving Mountain Men. His last appearance came in 2017, which is quite a while. Since the show has followed with three more seasons- Season 7, Season 8, and season 9 is ongoing, but the much loved Rich has not returned. It seems Rich left the show. If we juggle your memory at the end of season 6 Rich said that he was getting too old to be doing this. Maybe he stepped down from the job because he was getting old and reflexes slowed him down. Rich is currently 66 years of age and we can understand why Rich decided to leave the physically demanding job of a hunter. Rich is not active in any social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. But being a public figure, since few updates have been come out on Facebook pages. Like Rich owns a ranch in Montana and is living there with his wife Diane Lewis.