Andy Bassich Wiki-Bio, Wife, Divorce, Career, Net Worth

Do you have the gut’s to wander alone in the lonely and dangerous wilderness of Alaska?? if yes then, you must be familiar with the name Andy Bassich? Andy is a solo survivalist who is hosting a reality show named “Life Below Zero.” For most of the readers, it might be a tough task to imagine all of this living in isolation, but well some of them are made for it.

Bassich moved from Washington to Alaska to follow his dream as a solo survivalist. On the other hand, Andy is only the person who is brave enough to live in the wilderness for over a decade, and there are rumors that the solo survivalist Bassich has control over 37 sled dogs.

Andy’s life took a drastic turn as his recent divorce with his wife, Kate Rorke. Being broken by situation Andy surely has a lot to take care of at this point. More information and controversies about Bassich are in the deck below. So, stick with us!!

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The veteran solo survivalist: Andy Bassich

Before going into the life, net-worth of Andy Bassich. Let’s indulge in his quick facts.


Full Name Andy Bassich
Marital Status Divorced
Birthplace Alaska
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Profession TV Personality
Nationality American
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Spouse Kate
Education John F Kennedy High School
Online Presence Twitter and Facebook
Net Worth $250 thousand


Andy Bassich is an American citizen born in Washington on December 25, 1958.  The name of his parents is not known to the general media. Not only the parent’s name, but nothing on the siblings is also available.

Andy holds the American nationality along with white ethnicity. His zodiac sign falls under Capricorn. As per the sun sign, suggest the man is determined and believes in hardwork.

Age and Body Measurements

Bassich is 62 years old as of now. Surprisingly the height and weight of Andy are not known to the general media. What’s more surprising is the fact that almost everything on personal life is a fry cry. As soon as something pops out, readers will be updated.

Although no measurements are available, the hardworking individual surely has maintained a pretty toned up body, and living in the cold has made his skin look flawlessly fair. To complete the physical outlook though brown eyes, along with the grey hair, plays an important role.

Early Life and Education

Andy might have born in DC; his early life was a ride full of surprises. His initial needs were fulfilled partially, and according to sources, this survivalist had a hard time around.

In the educational periphery though Bassich attended John F. Kennedy High School. However, Bassich couldn’t further his studies due to financial instability. So, started working as a carpenter and cabinet maker to support his family.

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After working as a carpenter for a while, Andy started to have a keen interest in rearing dogs and hunting. Due to his keen interest, Bassich decides to move to Alaska, where he starts as a musher and doing other menial jobs to make ends meet.

Moreover, due to Andy’s overwhelming works, he soon caught the eyes of a renowned TV series named Life Below Zero. After that, the veteran solo survivalist climbed up the steps and is pretty successful.

Andy’s life was not all about happiness; he was poorly struck when in 2009, all of Bassich’s property got swept away by the lane of the flood.

Career Development

After graduating high school, Bassich started working as a carpenter in Virginia.

Due to his keen interest in the wild, Andy moved to Alaska in 1980. Bassich, first of all, started to do his carpentry and cabinet building. As Andy was living in Alaska, there are many obligations. Moreover, he started gardening in the summertime and hunting and gathering in the winter seasons.

Andy also worked as a riverboat captain on the Yukon River for 20 years.

However, finally, in 2013, he came into the eyes of the National Geographic and was appointed as a character for the renowned series named “Life Below Zero.” Other characters in this series are Sue Aikens, Jassie Holmes, Glen Villeneuve, Erick Salitan, Agnes, and Chip Hailstone.


Before going to the sad part. Let’s begin with how their love started. Andy Bassich met Kate Rorke sometime in 2003 while Andy was working as a riverboat captain on the Yukon River when Kate came as a tourist to explore the Alaskan wilderness. The duo fell in love and finally walked down the aisle.

Andy Bassich wife Kate Rorke
  Andy with his ex-wife Kate Rorke                                                                                             Source: Heightline

But in one of the episodes of “Life Below Zero” in 2015, the duo decided to go their separate ways as they announced a divorce.


Everyone was astonished when the duo claimed their divorce and went on their separate ways. Then Kate gave a statement that she was tortured and abused both physically and mentally by Andy.

Kate tried her best to endure as a woman and hoped her marriage would turn for the better, but as the years rolled by, the relationship got even worse, and thus Kate decided to move out of the toxic relationship.

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Upon separation, Kate left the wilderness, having lived there for more than a decade. Kate left her ex-husband to the cold and loneliness.


Andy is currently dating  Denise, a trauma nurse from Florida. Bassich met Denise as she was on a canoe trip with Boy Scout troop. Denise also made a clear statement that she can support Andy on the Alaskan wilderness, on the other hand, Andy also knows that he wouldn’t be able to survive in Alaska without the help of his tough girlfriend.

But the relationship of Andys ex-wife Kate is still a mystery, and only information given is that Kate is currently living in Canada.

Net Worth

The solo survivalist despite living in the wilderness, Andy lives a luxurious life, and it is an undeniable fact that he earns an enormous amount of money from his roles in different series.  As of 2020, Andy’s net worth stands at $250k.

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Andy also earns over $100,000 for his Tv series “Live Below Zero.” It might sound a bit more, but surely his dedication to living in the wilderness matches his worth. Despite the net worth, nothing on the annual income and assets owned is known to the general media.

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