About Les Stroud
As for the day, Les Stroud net worth is approximately $5.5 million. Although this guy has been gifted with variety of talents and could probably earn for pretty luxurious living in at least three different ways, it was his survival skills (and perhaps charm) that boosted Les Stroud net worth to its current heights. But let‘s talk about his career and income in greater detail
Before started to work on television, Les Stroud has pursued a career in music industry. Soon after graduation from high school this professional musician landed a job as an associate for MuchMusic (TV channel). In addition to that, he worked as a production manager on music videos for Rush (Canadian rock band formed in August 1968), Corey Hart (Canadian singer, best known for his hit singles “Sunglasses at Night”) and variety of other Canadian musicians. Although production of music and video is no longer the focus of Les‘ career, he still plays harmonica and is considered particularly good at it. His style of music is rather specific and has been described as the mixture of diverse roots/blues and traditional folk sounds. In addition to this, Stroud is a filmmaker and survival expert.
In fact he is the creator, producer, writer, director, cameraman and finally the host of the television show Survivorman, which has already been running for 6 seasons. This television series documents Stroud‘s life in remote and dangerous locales. What makes it all really interesting is that the star barely takes any (or none at all) food, as well as drinks, with him and travels alone. Effectively, this means that there is nobody to help him neither with cameras, nor in case his life is threatened. Although on his show Les usually acts bravely and decisively, he does not pretend to be fearless. In his interviews Les has admitted that there have been times he had no clue where exactly he is, the plan how to get out of there or how to find food and water. And in these situations he has been scared, just like any one of us would be.
Despite that, the star finds plenty of „silver linings“ and benefits in his job. First of all, it keeps him naturally fit: when it comes to toning your muscles, running through bushes with a pack on really gets the job done. Second, the star claims it is healthy for him psychologically: he believes what he does inspires others and that‘s what gives meaning to his life. And when the times get really heard the survivor tries to remind this to himself: „I remind myself that my work can inspire people and positively influence their lives“. The third reason why his job is likable is pretty obvious: it boosted Les Stroud net worth to $5.5 million.