We all recognize the veteran miner Dakota Fred Hurt or, as he is better known, Dakota Fred from the Discovery channel’s ‘Gold Rush.’ You have tagged along with him and his team in the show as they excavated in different rural places to find gold. The show has come to a halt for some time now, and the show’s fans have been curious about where Dakota Fred Hurt is now. We couldn’t just let that go, so we have searched for all his recent updates to present them to you. He is back on Gold Rush. Learn more about his net worth, wife, and age.
Why did he leave Gold Rush?
Fred Hurt leading the show ‘Gold Rush’ might not have been a huge hit, but it was doing okay and even had a lot of fans. So why did it come to an end?
Well, as fans speculate, in to be a payment and money issue between the production and the miners. Later Fred confirmed via Facebook in July 2015 why he had left the show.
He was classy enough not to give intricate details and call out names. Despite the common belief, he simply addressed himself as “not rich,” despite the common belief.
Roasting Porcupine Creek Gold Coffee……Wouldn't a cup taste good right now? DakotaFred.com
He added to the false conceptions of him being over-demanding or “hard to work with” by revealing the reality of not going “with every cockamamy idea” that the filming crew had”.
Finally, Fred Hurt ended his words with a rather witty and wise saying, “If you want an Actor, pay me like one.”
The comments started flowing in while some attacked Dakota by telling him that he was being unreasonable about his payments. Others, however, took a stand with him.
He is a married man. More on Fred Hurt’s Wife and Kids.
If you haven’t heard about him after his ‘Gold Rush‘, you must not know anything about his personal life.
In season 4, he had spoken about his ill wife; he was talking to none other than his long-time wife, Lorrayne Hunt.
He only got his wife back home from a long time nursing on Christmas Eve in 2013. Sadly his loving wife passed away on 2nd February 2015.
According to Fred, she passed away to illness as he posted a picture of her and shared the news with the world.
After a long illness, my wife Lorrayne has passed away, February 2, 2015. May she rest in peace.Lorrayne F. Hurt
But that is not all about Fred Hurt’s married life.
After he lost his longtime wife, Fred was helped a lot by a good friend Jennifer Sheets. She is the executive assistant and cooks for his crew.
So after a long year of losing his wife, he was remarried to Jennifer on July 30, 2016.
He has four kids, including Dustin Hurt, his eldest son you may recognize from the show.
Fred Hurt Net Worth
So now you know about Dakota Fred’s Business and career. Now you might be wondering how much is Dakota Fred’s Net Worth?
He hasn’t revealed the info himself, but different sources claim his Net Worth is $6 million.
His income is from TV shows and gold mining.
Biography, age, and Wiki Info
Fred Hurt seems done with the limelight now, as he has not appeared in any other shows but continues to mine for gold.
He continuously posts his work and life on Facebook for his fans to know about.
Other than that, there is very little known about his wiki-bio basics. So we are not even aware of his age or net worth.