Heimo Korth is an American outdoorsman who has dedicated his life to living in the wilderness with his wife Edna away from civilization and humankind. Heimo and his family came to light when James Cambell released a book ” The Final Frontiersman” which was basically about Heimo and his family and how they lived alone in Alaska Arctic Wilderness.
They rely on hunting and fishing to earn their meal and livelihood. The main source of their income are the documentaries and features that are filmed in the wilderness featuring them and their livelihood. Despite losing his first daughter in the wilderness as a result of canoeing, Heimo never gave up his life in the wilderness instead he even became more motivated to keep living in the wilderness.
The last Alaskan cast Heimo Net worth in 2017
Net worth $150,000
His current net worth is approximately $150,000 which is all attributed to his unique lifestyle which is different from the normal livelihood. Due to his different kind of lifestyle, Heimo and his family have been a focus of many factual books and documentaries which aim to feature his lifestyle in their journals and documentaries. Some of the most common documentaries that have featured Heimo’s lifestyle include: surviving alone in Alaska by VBS TV, Braving Alaska by PBS TV and Flying Wild Alaska.
His most recent documentary is ” The last Alaskan” (2015) which featured his family and three more families in the wilderness. Heimo and his wife spend more than nine months with no touch of the outside world, no electricity, and no running water supply. Relying on bush pilots to transport him in and out of the wilderness, Heimo and his family are lone rangers in the wilderness fully dependant on their hunting and survival tactics.
Family and daughters
Heimo met his wife Edna in Yupik a whaling village in St Lawrence Island. The two fell in love and got married. Heimo took in both his wife Edna and her daughter Millie. Later on 29th May 1982, the couple had their first daughter together Coleen Korth.
Coleen and Millie had other two younger sisters, Rhonda and Krin. The family enjoyed living in the wilderness braving the life challenges together as a family. Coleen life was however cut short in a canoeing river accident which took away her life.
The saddest part about Coleen’s death is that her body was never located even after a long search. The death of Coleen was a significant blow to Heimo and his family. After the death of Coleen Heimo and his wife relocated their other three daughters outside the wilderness. The daughters only visit their parents once in a while and stay for some time before going back.
He lost his first daughter.
On 13th June 1984, Coleen Korth lost her life in a tragic river accident; Coleen was just two years when her life was cut short. Heimo and his wife were devastated by the incident, their family and friends tried to talk them out of their lifestyle in the wilderness, but he refused to leave his lifestyle behind.
He later filed a petition to have a designated peak named after her daughter Coleen. The court, however, denied his petition as Coleen wasn’t a historical figure hence couldn’t be assigned a designated peak.
Career in the last Alaskan
The last Alaskan is a documentary series that premiered in 2015 featuring the life of four families in the Alaska wilderness. His family is one of many featured in the last Alaskan. The families live 400miles away from civilization and fully dependent on their survival skills in the wilderness. They live on hunting and fishing as a way of obtaining meals as they wait for bush pilots to transport them from their bush homes and back.
Wiki- bio, age
|April 17th, 1955 (67)