Rick Ness is best known for his role in Gold Rush. On the show, fans get to watch as Rick displays his skills as a gold miner and excavator. When he was younger, Rick had a passion for playing football. He kept playing through college.
However, this dream was short-lived after Rick got an injury causing him to retire early. He then moved on to music, forming the band, known as “357 stringed band”. It was during his tours with the band that he met Parker Schnabel, one of gold rush’s cast members. Rick Ness expressed his interest in the show, and a few months later, he was invited to join the cast.
Rick Ness’s source of income and net worth
According to various sources, Rick Ness’ net worth is $4 million. This is a result of his musical career and his career with the Discovery Channel. Rick’s musical career began in 2004 after he formed the group 357 strung with 4 other members.
During their tour of South East Alaskan State, he met Parker Schnabel. Nine months later, Parker called him, inviting him to the show.
How he started his career in Gold Rush.
Rick joined the cast of gold rush during its third season. The show is currently in its 11th season. It details the lives of miners facing various challenges in their pursuit of gold.
When he joined the show, Rick had no experience in mining other than the fact that his family owned a commercial construction company.
His experience operating heavy machinery from his construction company made him a great addition to the show. Rick established himself as an excavator on the show. After a few years, Rick managed to rise up to the position of Parker’s foreman.
As a foreman, Rick has managed to take the team through several challenging seasons, bringing in mountains of gold in the process.
He has a Musical Band
357 stringed band is a rock band that began in 2004 comprising of 5 members :
Derek Dunn. Guitar/vocals
Joseph Huber. Banjo/Fiddle/vocals
Jayke Orvis. Mandolin/vocals
Billy Cook Mandolin/ dobro/vocals
Rick Ness. upright Bass
The band only used stringed instruments during their performances. They specialized in a variety of different genres, sharing the stage with some of the best bands and artists in the process. Some of these bands include Old Crow, Medicine Show, and Black Diamond.
In seven years, the band released three of their best albums: A ghost town, Fire, and Hail and Lightning from the North. For their first album, they collaborated with artists such as Lonesome Wyatt.
After seven years, the band decided to go their separate ways. Each artist moved on to solo performances, touring with their different brands.
Short Bio and Age.
|Birthday /age||March 5th, 1981 (41-years old)|
|Occupation||Gold miner/ Excavator, Television Personality|
|Musical Band||357 stringed band|
Despite being born in Milwaukee, Rick grew up in Michigan, where he developed an interest in Football and playing bass. His grandfather owned a construction family, which enabled him to gain experience in handling heavy machinery, thus giving him an upper hand when he ventured into Goldrush.