If you are well acquainted with the discovery channel series titled Alaska: The Last Frontier, you’d certainly know Atz Kilcher and his family. While there are many celebrities making it in Hollywood, Atz and his family are doing it through homesteading. The series documents how the family members are surviving at their homestead in harsh weather conditions without plumbing or modern heating. They have garnered much fame following their intriguing lifestyle which includes fishing, hunting, farming as well as cattle rearing.
Being the eldest of Kilcher’s children, Atz considers himself the protector of his family. With unparallel potentials, he teaches survival skills and also manages their world-class homestead. Additionally, Atz is also a guitarist, as well as a social worker. You are free to say that music runs in their family, Atz’s mother is a classical singer while his daughter Jewel Kilcher is a multiple Grammy Award nominee. Let’s find out more about Atz Kilcher, his wives, and children; wiki, bio, net worth, divorce, wiki and other facts below.
Atz Kilcher’s Biography, Age
The renowned American television personality was born in Alaska on September 2, 1947. Being the eldest, he was raised in their homestead near Homer, Alaska along with his seven siblings. His parents are Switzerland immigrants who later found shelter in Alaska during the World War II. His father Yule Kilcher served in the Alaska Senate and was a part of the delegates chosen to write the Alaska constitution. Atz’s mother Ruth Weber, on the other hand, is a poet and a writer; she worked with the Anchorage Daily News at the time.
As per his educational background, Atz’s family didn’t have access to receive a formal education because they were almost cut off from the rest of the world. This led Atz and his siblings to be homeschooled by their mother. They were basically taught survival skills during the day and by nightfall; they would build campfires and turn to music, playing guitar and piano. Following his love for music, Atz became a popular figure while performing at different bars in Alaska. Additionally, Atz’s family members are well-trained farmers as well as cattle rearers.
Atz’s father produced the first documentary titled A Pioneer Family in Alaska during the ‘50s. The documentary contains an insight into what life is like on a homestead. Being the eldest of his siblings, Atz learned the rudiments of homesteading from his father and this has contributed to his success today. He came into the limelight in 2011 following their series Alaska: The Last Frontier which airs on discovery channel. The show tends to bring to the limelight what life is like behind the scenes of the reality television show.
Atz Kilcher and his brother Otto Kilcher are the main stars of the show; they have six sisters some of who are still living in the homestead till date. Kilcher’s family has developed the homestead into a world-class tourism centre. Visitors from different parts of the world trip to the homestead every year and Atz’s family makes their stay fun-filled by organizing art and music workshops. They also showcase homestead games such as races, games, cooking and music competitions. Aside from Atz and his brother Otto, his children Atz Lee Kilcher, Jewel Kilcher, and Ottos’s wife Charlotte Kilcher also features on the show.
Atz Kilcher’s Net Worth
Kilcher and his family are a set of talented and creative people. His ability to turn their homestead into a world-class tourist destination has also brought not just fame but also huge wealth to him. While his annual salary from his television show is currently not known, Kilcher’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Personal Life: Wives, Children, Divorce
Atz Kilcher is married to Bonnie Dupree and they have been living in the homestead for a long time. Dupree also features in Kilcher’s television series. The couple has been married for over two decades and they don’t have any kids yet. Prior to his marriage to Bonnie, Atz was previously married to the famous American singer named Lenedra Carroll. The couple got married during the ‘60s. However, details of their marriage including wedding date and the venue were never disclosed to the media. They were blessed with three children, two sons named Shane Kilcher, born in 1969, and Atz Lee who was born in 1977 as well as a daughter Jewel, born in 1974. The couple separated in 1982 due to series of irreconcilable differences.
Height – How Tall is Atz Kilcher?
Atz Kilcher is a very handsome man filled with potentials. Despite being in his old age, he is still pulling some stunts in his show. He is a very tall man and stands at 5 feet 10 inches.