Mike Rowe Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

Mike Rowe Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.

Mike Rowe Net Worth 2020 – Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host and narrator. He is known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs and the CNN series Somebody’s Gotta Do It.

He currently hosts a series produced for Facebook called Returning the Favor in which he finds people doing good deeds and does something for them in return.

Mike Rowe Net Worth 2019


Rowe was born on March 18, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Peggy Rowe, who were both teachers.  He stated in commercials for Dirty Jobs that the show is a tribute to his father and grandfather.

He became an Eagle Scout in 1979 in Troop 16 in Baltimore, and he read out loud to students at the Maryland School for the Blind during his service project for Eagle Scout. He cites this as one of the reasons that he became interested in narrating and writing.

In June 2012, Rowe was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America.


Rowe attended Kenwood Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, which his parents still regularly attend. He graduated from Overlea High School in 1980, where he excelled in theater and singing under choir director Freddie King, whom Rowe credits for his interest in performing.

He then studied at Essex Community College. He was named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society on July 8, 2017, at the Society’s international convention in Las Vegas.  In 1985, he graduated from Towson University with a degree in communication studies.


Mike Rowe began participating in acting and music classes in school in order to work on a problem with stuttering. He went on to graduate from Towson University with a degree in Communication Studies, and to perform with the Baltimore Opera.

He began his hosting career working for QVC. Though the network hired him on the spot, his glib style got him fired three times. He then went on to host for such programs as “Worst Case Scenarios”, “The Most”, “No Relation”, and “On-Air TV” for American Airlines.

He served as the host of “Evening Magazine”, a news-related program in San Francisco from 2001-2005. While working in San Francisco, the idea for “Dirty Jobs” was born.

He began working for the Discovery Channel and was initially hired to host both “Dirty Jobs” and “Deadliest Catch”, and then was told to choose which show he wanted.

He chose “Dirty Jobs”, but he still narrates “Deadliest Catch”, along with a number of other programs and commercials. Rowe has also been featured on the CNN TV series Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the podcast The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe.

He has also hosted the Facebook series Returning the Favor.

Rowe has also narrated American Chopper: The Series, Ghost Hunters Academy, The Ultimate Fighter, Bering Sea Gold, and more. He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for Outstanding Reality Program for Dirty Jobs. He has also executive produced many of his TV series.

Net Worth

Mike Rowe has a net worth of $35 million.

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