Bernt Bodal Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Thursday August 20, 2015. Bernt Bodal, CEO of American Seafoods that has restructured it's massive debt and added new owners for Seattle's largest fishing company. He is photographed at his home in Woodway.

Bernt Bodal was born in Oslo, Norway, although exactly when is unknown. He is the current CEO of the American Seafoods Company, but is probably best known to the public through his appearance on the reality TV show “Undercover Boss.”

Have you ever wondered how rich Bernt Bodal is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Bodal’s net worth is as high as $100 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a businessman and entrepreneur, and added to through his TV appearances.


Bernt Bodal Net Worth $100 Million


Bernt spent his early childhood in a small town near Oslo; his childhood wasn’t quite the happy one, since his parents divorced, his mother remarried and due to poverty escaped to the USA. Firstly, his mother and stepfather moved away and started working in a fishing business, and Bernt tried to make a living in Norway after he got older, firstly in the music industry, starting the band called Host, with which he released three albums. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough, and Bernt tried to find happiness elsewhere.

Bernt moved to Alaska, USA, and found a job as a deckhand on a fishing boat, and in that way eventually acquired USA citizenship. After only a year on a boat, he became the captain of it, and soon enough his ambitions increased as was his net worth.

For the next 13 years Bernt lived of off catches he and his crew made in Alaska; in 1990 he joined American Seafoods, and just four years later became president of the company. Nowadays, he is the owner of 67% of the company, which makes the majority of his net worth especially since the revenue of the company is estimated at over $600 million as of 2015, having grown from just two to almost 20 boats. The company’s products are now sold not only in North America, but Europe and Asia as well.

Little by little his role in the firm was becoming greater and more important, and since 2003 he has served as the company’s CEO, which also improved his wealth considerably, and has also been the chairman since 2000.

Partly because of his somewhat different profession, and location, Bernt was featured in the reality TV series “Undercover Boss” in 2012, although how he stayed ‘undercover’ in that environment proved interesting in itself, actually returning to the job he began with as a fisherman on the boat. Viewing audiences were consistently over 15 million, which was therefore a free advertising vehicle for the company and Bernt himself.

Regarding his personal life, very little is known about Bernt’s private life in the media, since he tends to keep his most intimate details as secretive as he possibly can. However, he now lives part-time in Massachusetts where the company has a processing plant, and has a commercial pilot’s licence. He’s also a ken guitarist, and has played with The Who and Pearl Jam.

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