For Andy Bassich, the wilderness of Alaska is not only the most popular destination for tourists but also a refuge and the most comfortable place to live. For more than a decade, this epic, vast country has provided comfort to the American musher who spends his days in the wilderness with his more than 37 sled dogs.
Living in a wilderness like Alaska without internet access, electricity or water is a big decision that many people would easily shy away from, but Andy has proven to be the only man brave enough to face the challenges of living in such a lonely and dangerous environment.
Over the years, the Musher has experienced the best moments of his life with his dogs and his wife, until recently when things took a hard turn and wiped out the unity he once had with his wife as a longtime married man. Here you will find everything you need to know about Musher’s life story, his age, his fortune, and exactly what happened to his beautiful wife.
Andy Bassich Bio (Age)
Andy Bassich is a popular TV star and American musher who has lived with his dogs in Alaska for many years. The Musher was born in 1959 in Washington DC, where he grew up with his siblings.
Andy graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, after which he moved to Alaska to breed and also hunt dogs. Since then he lives on the banks of the Yukon River, together with his 37 sled dogs. The musher is best known for his participation in the TV series Life Below Zero and other shows such as Erik Salitan, Jessie Holmes, Chip, and Agnes Hailstone, Sue Aikens, and Glenn Villeneuve. Life Below Zero runs on the National Geographic channel and has been aired by elites like Ciril Jazbec and Soledad O’Brien. Before his fame, he worked as a carpenter to help his family make a better life.
His Net Worth
Although the TV reality star lives in the cold and lonely wilderness of Alaska, he leads a luxurious lifestyle, which clearly shows that he earns a huge amount of money with the numerous TV series in which he appears. By 2018, Andy Bassich has an estimated net worth of $250,000. The musher allegedly earns around $100,000 with his roles in Live Below Zero and charges around $2,500 per person.
What Happened To His Wife?
Andy Basich hailed as the bravest man in history, spent over ten years with his wife Kate Rorke Bassich in the wilderness of Alaska before the two of them ended their marriage to the disappointment of their mammoth fans. The musher met his wife in 2003 when he worked as a riverboat captain. Kate had visited the wilderness as a tourist and would later fall in love with Andy. Shortly after, the couple began a relationship that would lead to marriage and greater public attention.
For years, Bassich and his wife were a perfect match for their fans, while the two of them were constantly quarreling behind the camera. Rorke finally left their marriage after it became excessively abusive in 2015, while their divorce was finalized in 2016. In an interview, she revealed that she had been physically and emotionally abused by her husband for many years and that she did her best to bear the torture and also to fix her marriage, but gave up when the situation became even worse.
The couple’s fans only learned of their divorce when it was publicly announced in one of the episodes of Life Below Zero, and by that time Kate had already left the wilderness. As expected, the news of their separation left their fans devastated, with many expressing deep concern about how Andy would cope in the cold and lonely wilderness.
As for their children, Kate and her ex-husband have indeed given birth to offspring, despite withholding information about them from the public. In an interview after the divorce, Rorke revealed that her youngest daughter currently lives in Canada.
Kate, born in 1956, became known after she began appearing in “Life Below Zero”. Although the TV personality left Alaska because of Andy Bassich, fans are convinced that she could reconcile with her ex-husband and return to the show, which they claim was boring without her.