Rick Steves is an American author and television personality, who hosts the American Public Television series, Rick Steves Europe. He is also best-known for writing travel guides and for having a public radio travel show called Travel with Rick.
Rick Steves was born as Richard Rick Steves on May 10, 1955, in Barstow, California, the United States, to Dick Steves, father, and June Erna Steves, mother. He is an elder sister named Jan Steves, who by profession is an Iditarod racer. He is an American by nationality and his ethnicity is white.
Rick Steves graduated from the University of Washington where he received a degree in Business Administration and European History. He then started his career by teaching travel classes and working as a tour guide in the summer. Likewise, Rick Steves used to assist his father in his piano workshop as a child through which he learned much about the piano.
Afterward, Rick commenced storefront business in Edmonds, Washington, north of Seattle, as a travel center and a piano teaching studio. Likewise, Rick Steves also started publishing travel books and country guidebooks addressing various adventures and travels of his own, which became the bestselling international guidebooks in the United States.
Talented Rick has spoken about legalizing the marijuana and served on the non-profit organization, Advisory Board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Moreover, he also supported homeless people providing transitional housing. Currently, Rick Steves has stated about donating $1 for every dollar spent on his website.
Moving towards his personal life, Rick got married to a long-dated girlfriend named Anne Steves. The couple got married in St. Thomas of Villanova. They have two children including a son named Andy Steves and daughter, Jackie Steves. The couple was having a magnificent time, but suddenly, Anne Steves filed divorce against him and separated in 2010. The reason behind Rick Steve and Anne Steves separation is yet to be revealed.
Rick Steves is one of the listed personality to be noticed at the current time. He earns a good amount of salary from his traveling professions. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $10 million. A large part of his net worth comprises of his earnings and salary from the networking channels, which pay from his traveling shows.