Paul Hebert is the star of National Geography TV show, Wicked Tuna. The show documents the fierce rivalry between the Gloucester, Massachusetts based fisherman who races to catch more tunas at the end of the season. Paul Hebert joins in with the help of Wicked Pissah which is a 30-foot fishing vessel that he captains.
Paul Hebert Career and Progression
The third generation Tuna Fisherman Hebert learned the tricks of trades from his parents. His parents were in the lobster business. Born and raised in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Hebert would spend his time fishing with his father. He caught his first bluefin tune at the age of eight which was 1,100 pounds.
Hebert holds the record of catching the world’s biggest mako shark of 1,530 pounds. The record was also published in a 1997 edition of the Old Colony Memorial newspaper.
Other than fishing, Hebert progressed in carpentry jobs and worked for years. He did make a living as a carpenter but an unfortunate accident during the job left him to quit. In the accident, he broke both legs and back. After he recovered he obtained the boat license and started charter fishing business.
Paul Hebert career in reality TV show Wicked Tuna
In 2012, Hebert joined the cast of Wicked Tuna and worked as the first mate of his longtime friend, Dave Carraro, captain of F/V Tuna.com. After a rocky run, he was fired from the job. Instead of getting discouraged Hebeer stepped as captain of Lisa & Jake for the remainder of the 2012 season. He took his older brother Bruce Hebert as the first mate. He captained Miss Sambvca in season 3, Kelly Ann in season 4. He has been commanding Wicked Pissah since the fifth season. Wicked Tuna also features other Glochescher based fishermen as TJ Ott, Dave Marciano, Dave Carraro, Tyler MacLaughlin.
Paul Hebert Net Worth
The is no clear data on how salary is distributed among the cast of Wicked Tuna. However, considering the popularity, Paul makes around $7,000 to $10,000 per episode. His earning from commercial fishing varies with how a season plans out. In a good season, he receives above $100K per year. Among the earning, he invests a significant sum of money in running the boat and salary of the employee. As of 2020, there are no official data released on his net worth.
Paul Hebert Wife and Children
The reality TV star and fisherman does not talk about his personal affairs. As such we do not know who is his wife. However, he is a father of two children Adam Hebert and Ashley Hebert. Both of his children are greenhorns when it comes to fishing. It is natural to think his children will choose to become a competitive fisherman like Paul however that is not the case. Paul has other ideas and wants his children to have a normal office job that needs mental work than to follow in his footsteps.
Paul Hebert was born on February 15, 1965, in Marshfield, Massachusetts, U.S. As of now he is 55 years of age. He was born to Estelle and Don Hebert as the youngest of six children. He grew up amongst his siblings Donald, Bruce, Danny, Kenny, Gary Hebert, all grew to become fishermen. He attended Marshfield High School.