Guidebook author Rick Steves has been honored as America's most respected authority on European travel. From the age of 18, he began traveling on his own. During his traveling, he used to fund for his trip by teaching piano lessons. He also has his show called Travel with Rick Steves and also authored in numerous guides.
Rick Steves' Wiki-Like-Bio
Sixty-one years old Rick Steves is a popular American Television Personality and an author. His Television program mainly focuses on European Travel, and he hosts the series called Rick Steve's Europe for American Public Television. Rick was born on May 10, 1955, in Barstow, California, United States. Rick`s ancestors are from Norway. He also has a travel show on public radio called Travel with Rick Steves and has written numerous travel guides.
Rick Steves' Career & Net Worth
Steves taught travel classes at the beginning of his career through The Experimental College, which is a program run by students and has no credits. He graduated from the University of Washington. At his vacations, he worked as a tour guide in the summer. At the time, he also worked as a piano teacher. His father owned a piano store. He wrote the first edition of his travel guidebook in 1979 named `Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD),' which was a general guide to traveling in Europe. After that Rick held different travel classes and presentations, organized a few group tours per year. He also did travel consulting and updated his travel books.
Steves' first television show was `Travels in Europe with Rick Steves`, was first aired on public television in April 1991 and ended production in 1998. His second show was `Rick Steves' Europe,` which aired in September 2000, and has produced episodes through 2016 because the season was not produced every year. The show went on for nine seasons. Steves encourages and motivates his viewers and readers to visit not just major cities but also to the villages which are far away from the popular tourist areas. His television series, guidebooks, radio shows and his company's European escorted bus tours have attracted many of his fans and followers who are known as "Rickniks."
Steves is also involved in politics and is a member of the Democratic Party. He publicly endorsed the 2016`s presidential campaign of Democratic leader Hillary Clinton. He has also raised a voice to legalize marijuana use. He is a huge supporter of Martin Luther King. He is also involved in community services and helps those who don’t have their home. He constructed a large apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington in 2005; it’s called `Trinity Way` and is administrated by the local YWCA. It provides transitional houses for homeless mothers and their children.
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He has made a net worth of $10 million; he summoned the amount through various works like traveling, books, television shows, radio programs, and other various projects. He is currently enjoying his net worth of million and living a sophisticated life.
Rick Steve Wife, Married Life, Children
Rick who stands at the height of 6 feet was once married to wife Anna Steves. He has not revealed about where he met, but he is his longtime girlfriend. He and his wife took down on the aisle and took the wedding vows, however, the date is not yet revealed. He and his wife welcomed two children named Andy Steve and daughter Jackie Steves. His son Andy followed his footsteps and founded his own travel company, Weekend Student Adventures Europe, and wrote Andy Steves' Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget.
Rick Steve celebrates his daughter Jackie birthday with son Andy on 27 January 2019 (Photo: AndySteve's Instagram)
He was living a beautiful life with his family but unfortunately, he separated with his wife and divorced in 2009. After the divorce, he did not re-marry and involved in an affair but looks after his children very well.