Mike Rowe Net Worth Updates 2019, Biography, Early Life, Married LIfe, Career and Net Worth

Mike Rowe Net Worth Updates 2019, Biography, Early Life, Married LIfe, Career and Net Worth

Mike Rowe Net Worth Micheal Gregory is professionally known as Mike Rowe is an American narrator and a television host. Mike is renowned for the reality TV series “Dirty Jobs” which aired on Discovery Channel from 2005 to 2012 and filmed total eighth season.

Mike Rowe Net Worth Updates 2019

Mike Rowe Net Worth Updates

Rowe also hosted the podcast “The Way I Heard It With Mike Rowe” which he explains as “short stories designed specifically for the curious mind plagued with a short attention span.” He also narrates many shows on Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel such as Dirty Jobs, How the Universe Works and Shark Week.


Michael Gregory Rowe was born on March 18, 1962, to John and Peggy Rowe in Baltimore, Maryland. His both parents were both teachers. By nationality, he is an American and belongs to white ethnicity.

Rowe attended Kenwood Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. He graduated from Overlean High School in 1980. There, Michael became active in theatre and singing and worked under choir director Freddie King, whom Rowe credit for his interest in performing.

Later he went to Essex Community College. Rowe graduated from Towson University with a degree in communication studies. In 1979, he became an Eagle Scout in Troop 16 in Baltimore. At the Maryland School for the Blind during his service project for Eagle Scout, he read aloud to students. From that time, he was interested in narrating and writing.

In 2012, Rowe received Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America. In July 2017, he was titled as Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Is Mike Rowe Married or Single?

Mike Rowe Net Worth Updates

56 years old narrator and host, Mike Rowe was once in a relationship with Danielle Burgio who is an actress, filmmaker, and a stuntwoman, famous for Trinity fight double in “The Matrix.” Danielle is also a dancer. The couple also engaged; however, their relationship broke, and they did not get married. In the 1990s, she performed on Cher’s segment of the 16th Annual American Music Awards.

There was also a rumor that he was dating Sandy Duston who is an executive at a data management company. But Mike never confirmed in front of media about his relationship, dating life.

However, his current relationship status is single and unmarried, and there is no rumor that he is dating any women right now.


Mike Rowe began his career as a TV host in Your New Home for WJZ-TV for almost 15 years. Then, in the early 90s, he hosted the CD-ROM music trivia game Radio Active for Defunct Sanctuary Woods. In the meantime, he also worked parallel for home shopping TV network QVC. Later he hosted for Channel 999 instructional guide for the deduct Primestar satellite television service. In 2002, he hosted ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for TBS.

From 2001 to 2004, he hosted ‘The Most’ for the History Channel. From 2001 to 2005, he also hosted ‘Evening Magazine’ for KPIX-TV in San Fransisco. During that time, he also appeared in the show, ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’ and worked as the host of Egypt Week Live!, where he explored ancient tombs live with Dr. Zahi Hawas, an Egyptian archaeologist.

Rowe hosted the reality TV series “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery Channel from 2005 to 2012, which has shooted total eight seasons. There were only four episodes filmed for season eight. On  21st November 2012, Rowe announced that Discovery Channels hs canceled Dirty Jobs.

In 2014, CNN announced that Rowe would host “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” which is produced by Craig Piligian’sPilgrim Studios.

Besides his hosting career, he is also famous as a narrator. He has done many shows including American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Ghost Lab, Wild Pacific, Deadliest Catch as well as other famous shows like Ghost Hunters and How the Universe Works. In 2004, he joined as the narrator in an American paranormal reality television show “Ghost Hunters” where served for six years.

He hosted a podcast named ‘The Way I Heard It with Nike Rowe’ with Red Seat Ventures.

Net Worth

Narrator and host, Mike Rowe estimated net worth is $35 million as of 2018. He has accumulated his net worth from TV appearances and as a spokesperson. He also earned more money from others sources as narrator and has done many shows. His earned annually $10 million.

Besides narrating and hosting, he is also an author and earned additional money from his books. His book ‘Profoundly Disconnect: A True Confession’ was published in 2014. He also appeared in the commercial firms such as the Ford Motor Company.