Mike Rowe Net Worth

Mike Rowe Net Worth is
$45 Million

Mike Rowe Biography

Michael Gregory Rowe was born on 18 March 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and is a television presenter and producer,  actor and voice actor, as well as a comedian. To the public, Mike Rowe is perhaps best known for hosting the television program called “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, which first aired in 2003.

A noted presenter and a narrator, just how rich is Mike Rowe, as of late 2017? According to sources, Mike’s net worth is estimated to be over $45 million, with most of his wealth coming from his on-screen appearances.


Mike Rowe Net Worth $45 Million

Rowe studied at Overlea High School in Baltimore,where he showcased his talent for singing and theatrical performances. Rowe continued his studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, and sang with the Baltimore Opera Company.In his youth, Mike Rowe served in the Boy Scouts program as an Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank in Scouting.

Rowe debuted in the entertainment industry as a host, when he received an offer to work for the QVC network. After that, he began hosting such series as “Worst Case Scenarios”, “New York Expeditions”, and “The Most”, before finally moving on to host “Dirty Jobs”. Shortly afterwards, Rowe started his career as a narrator, as well as making other on screen appearances. Rowe was featured on an episode of “Sesame Street”, appeared in a television sitcom with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis called “Last Man Standing”, and took part as a speaker in a National Scout Jamboree in 2010 and 2013.

With a focus on Mike Rowe performing various messy and dirty duties, “Dirty Jobs” debuted on television screens in 2003, when it aired three pilot episodes. After a two year break, it returned to screens in 2005 and aired a total of eight seasons, finishing its run in 2012. A spin-off series of a “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” segment, which was presented on “Evening Magazine”, “Dirty Jobs” managed to attract large audiences, and even inspired the creation of a European version of the show.

In addition to being a television presenter, Mike Rowe is also well-known as a narrator. Among the many television shows that Rowe has narrated over the years are “How the Universe Works”, “Ghost Hunters” with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, “Deadliest Catch” created by Thom Beers, “American Hot Rod” with Boyd Coddington, and “Southern Steel” to name a few.

To add to his work as a narrator and host, Mike Rowe has managed to significantly increase his net worth through various promotions. Rowe became a spokesman for “Epic Pharmacy” in 1998, and later became a partner with such companies as “Lee Premium Select Jeans”, “Caterpillar”, which manufactures machinery and engines, as well as “Novartis”, a pharmaceutical company located in Switzerland.

In addition, Mike Rowe has created a website called “”, the main focus of which is the trades between the blue-collar and middle- and upper-class workers. He has stated that he feels alienated from the current US political system, given that both business owners and regular workers receive, in his opinion, unfair criticism, with issues such as geographical mismatching and a lack of job training causing unemployment, noting that overall the current employment situation in the US is much better than in most other western, first-world countries.

In his personal life, Mike was in a relationship with actress and stunt-woman Danielle Burgio, but remains single. Any current love life he keeps persistently private. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameMike Rowe
Net Worth$45 Million
Salary$35 million
Date Of BirthMarch 18, 1962
Place Of BirthBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionPresenter, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Activist
EducationOverlea High School, Community College of Baltimore County, Towson University
ParentsJohn Rowe, Peggy Rowe
NicknamesMichael Gregory Rowe , Michael Gregory "Mike" Rowe
AwardsBMI TV Music Award (2009), Critics Choice Television Awards - Best Reality Show Host (2011)
Music GroupsNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program (2007-2010), Gold Derby TV Award - Reality Program/Cpecial Class Program (2011, 2008)
Movies“How the Universe Works”, “Ghost Hunters”, “Deadliest Catch”, “American Hot Rod”, “Southern Steel”
TV Shows“Worst Case Scenarios”, “New York Expeditions”, “The Most”, “Dirty Jobs”, “Sesame Street”, “Last Man Standing”, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”

Interesting Facts

1Does commercials for Ford Motor Company and Viva paper towels. [February 2012]
2Currently resides in San Francisco with his longtime girlfriend. [February 2011]
3CEO, "Mike Rowe Work Foundation".
4Credits Fred King, his choir teacher, for introducing him to S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. (now the Barbershop Harmony Society) which introduced Mike to selling karaoke machines on QVC.
5Worked as a host selling over $100 million of "simulated" diamonds on QVC. (From 1990-1993.).
6Mike Rowe sang professionally with the Baltimore Opera.
7He appeared in several dozen Tylenol commercials.
8Attended Towson State University in Maryland.


1Narrating various TV Shows and Specials
2Smooth deep ominous narrating voice


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramDirty Jobs (2005)Craig Piligian (executive producer)

Edward Barbini (executive producer)

Tim Pastore (executive producer for discovery channel)

Scott Popjes (supervising producer)

David M. Barsky (supervising producer)

Leigh Purinton (producer)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramDirty Jobs (2005)Craig Piligian (executive producer)

Edward Barbini (executive producer)

Gena McCarthy (executive producer)

Edward Rohwedder (supervising producer)

Scott Popjes (supervising producer)

David M. Barsky (producer)

Leigh Purinton (producer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramDirty Jobs (2005)Craig Piligian (executive producer)

Edward Barbini (executive producer)

Mary Donahue (executive producer)

Edward Rohwedder (supervising producer)

David M. Barsky (producer)

Leigh Purinton (producer)

Kenitra Ford (producer)

Heath Banks (producer)



Bering Sea Gold2013-2017TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove2016TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: The Bait2013-2016TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: A Season in Hell2016TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Gold Fever2013TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Airplane Repo2013TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Time Bandit2013TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Deadliest Catch: An Epic Season2013TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 82013TV MovieNarrator
Wicked Tuna2012TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 72012TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Last Man Standing2012TV SeriesJim
Deadliest Catch: Greenhorns2011TV MovieNarrator (voice)
The Ultimate Fighter2005-2010TV SeriesNarrator
Ghost Hunters Academy2009-2010TV SeriesNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Scariest Moments at Sea2010TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Down and Dirty2008TV SeriesMike
American Dad!2007TV SeriesMeter Maid
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 22007TV Movie
American Chopper: The Series2002-2007TV SeriesAnnouncer / Narrator / Announcer (intro only)
The Most2002TV SeriesNarrator / Comentator
Worst Case Scenarios2002TV SeriesHost
The Most2001TV Mini-SeriesHost


Somebody's Gotta Do It2014-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 14 episodes
How Booze Built America2012TV Series documentary executive producer - 3 episodes
Dirty JobsTV Series executive producer - 75 episodes, 2008 - 2012 co-producer - 52 episodes, 2005 - 2007 producer - 35 episodes, 2007 - 2009
You Spoof Discovery2007TV Movie co-producer
Dirty Jobs2003TV Mini-Series documentary co-executive producer - 3 episodes


Dirty Jobs2007-2012TV Series original concept by - 116 episodes
Shark Attack Survivors2006TV Movie documentary narrator
Kevin and Drew Unleashed2004TV Series documentary announcer


Somebody's Gotta Do ItTV Series documentary writer - 14 episodes, 2014 - 2015 concept - 1 episode, 2014


Somebody's Gotta Do It2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dirty Jobs: Down Under2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dirty Jobs2012TV Series performer - 1 episode


Meet the Press2016TV SeriesHimself
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ghost Hunters2004-2016TV Series documentaryNarrator / Announcer / Himself - Narrator / ...
Deadliest Catch: Sig Hansen Legacy2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Jupiter's Dangerous Secrets2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Deadliest Catch2005-2016TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Narrator
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Wizard2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Somebody's Gotta Do It2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The CNN Quiz Show: TV Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant
How the Universe Works2010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Himself - Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Cornelia Marie2015TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself - Voice Over Announcer for Commercial
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice2013-2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Northwestern2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Lens2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Deadliest Catch: Season 9 Revealed2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Alien Planet Earths2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Independents2014TV SeriesHimself
American Graduate Day2013TV MovieHimself
Huckabee2013TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: The Bait2013TV SeriesHimself / Narrator / Himself - Narrator
Real Time with Bill Maher2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Airplane Repo2013TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Deadliest Catch: The Beginning2013TV MovieHimself - Narrator (uncredited)
Harvesting the High Plains2012DocumentaryNarrator
How Booze Built America2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Rachael Ray2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Dirty Jobs: Down Under2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes2012TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
After the Catch2007-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Deadliest Catch: Inside the Catch2012TV Series documentaryNarrator
Dirty Jobs2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tradesmen2011DocumentaryHimself
Curiosity2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Jaws Comes Home2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 72011TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Ghost Lab2009-2011TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Narrator
Ghost Hunters International2008-2010TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Narrator
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 62010TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
American Chopper: The Series2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Fighter2009TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 52009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Wild Pacific2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
Lost in the Fog2008Documentary voice
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Dirty Jobs'
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Big Story2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
40 Greatest Reality TV Moments 22007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
You Spoof Discovery2007TV MovieHimself - Host
The Daily Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself
101 Craziest TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Evening Magazine2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
Egypt Week Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
American Hot Rod2004TV Series documentaryAnnouncer
Dirty Jobs2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host
Prevention's Bodysense1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Just What I Wanted1995TV MovieHimself

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The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Dirty Jobs'
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