Rick Ness is an American gold miner who is best known as an excavator and rock truck operator on the Discovery's hit documentary series Gold Rush.
Rick Ness' Early Life And Family
Rick Ness was born on March 5, 1981, and is 37 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to parents; father Richard Ness and mother Judy Marie Bedard.
His mom died at the age of 55 in March 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
He has one sibling, twin brother Randy Ness, who is a mechanic. Randy works for the family construction company, Roy Ness Contracting and Sales Inc. The company was formed by his grandfather Roy Ness, in Michigan, Escanaba.
Rick Ness' Career
Rick was originally a college football player, but because of an injury, he had to end his football career.
He then started a music career becoming an upright bassist for The .357 String Band. He released three albums, Ghost Town, Lightning From the North, and Fire & Hail while he was in the group.
Rick met his Gold Rush co-star Parker Schnabel while touring with the band in October 2011. He joined the season 2 of Gold Rush, which was debuted on Discovery in 2010.
Rick was the right-hand man of Parker Schnabel on the show, who has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
He had already learned to use a great deal of heavy machinery at his family construction company which became fruitful for Gold Rush.
Rick Ness' Personal Life: Marriage, Girlfriend, Dating
Rick Ness is pretty secretive about his personal life and has not revealed in any of his talks about his affairs and dating history.
However, a Youtube user, who shared a lengthy statement about Rick Ness' relationship status on the comment section of a video 'CELEB FACTS' uploaded on January 4, 2018, suggest that a gold miner is a married man.
The commenter wrote Rick's wife's name is Valerie, who he met while attending high school. Valerie was the head cheerleader of his high school where he used to play football. The user also said that the couple went for a 6-month honeymoon on a cruise around the world.
He also suggested that Rick and Valerie share six children together.
Meanwhile, another user suggested on the comment section of the same video that Rick is dating the ex-girlfriend of Parker, Ashley Yule.
This has made everyone confused about his current relationship status. It is still not clear whether he is a married man or dating.
Rick Ness' Height and Tattoos
As far Rick Ness' height is concerned, the 37-year-old gold miner stands 5 feet 11 inches tall. His body is full of tattoos, including a tattoo of 'Virgin Mary with a piston for a head". He calls that tattoo "The Holy Mother of Horsepower."
Rick Ness' Net Worth and Salary
Rick Ness was a member of Hoffman Crew in Gold Rush season 2. The crew had collected a total of 93.5 oz (2,650 g) of gold during the season. It means the total money they earned gold mining on the show was approx. $150,000.
Rick Ness, who owns a rock truck and a Chevrolet car, certainly lives a lavish life in an expensive mansion. As of early 2019, Rick Ness' net worth is around $3 million.