Born in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana to parents ‘Dakota’ Fred Hurt and Lorrayne Hurt, Dustin Hurt is a television personality, who is well-known for featuring on the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show, Gold Rush. This show has been airing since December 2010.
Dustin has been working around heavy machinery for over more than twenty years. Right after graduating from high school, Dustin started working in construction installing seawalls in the Louisiana Bayou.
At the age of 24, he developed himself to be a wildland firefighter for California Forest Service.
Dustin Hurt’s Career Plus Net Worth
Dustin Hurt, who lives a low-key life, has not revealed the details of his birth date or his age to the media. However, while talking about his professional career, Dustin began working as a wildland firefighter for the California Forest Service at the age of 24.
Before that, he tried his hands in construction, installing seawalls in Louisiana Bayou. As a self-contained firefighting unit, his job was to suppress forest fires before they spread.
Dustin Hurt alongside his father Fred Hurt risk life through extreme White Water Diving in Gold Rush: White Water (Photo: thehunterenvoy.com)
After that, he left that job and joined his father’s gold mining crew at the Jim Placer Mine.
Dustin has been featured on the reality series, "Gold Rush," since its second season alongside Alakian gold miner, Parker Schnabel. Though his father, Fred struggled during his first seasons, the miner was moderately successful during the show's third season, netting the group of miners over a 1/4 of a million dollars in gold.
Being a TV personality and a gold miner, Dustin Hurt has already amassed a net worth of around $1 million.
Is Dustin Single Or Married
The gold miner Dustin has mostly set aside his private life keeping things under the hat. There is no any information that is accessible about his relationship status, and it’s not clear whether he is single or a married man.
It appears that he is totally focused on his career and believes his work to be his identity. In the twenty years of his career, Dustin has not been spotted together with any ladies.
So, it seems like he is currently single and leading his single life while enjoying time with his family.
Who is Dustin Hurt’s Father, Fred Hurt?
As per bio, his father, Fred Hurt is a gold miner and was born in Minot, North Dakota. He was married to Lorrayne Hurt, before she died on 2 February 2015. Fred shared the news of his wife’s death to his fans on Facebook, by sharing the picture of his wife and wrote, after a long illness, his wife Lorrayne has passed away.
After the death of his former wife, Fred again tied the married knot with Jennifer Sheets on 30 July 2016.
Talking about his career, Fred started his career in the late 1960s, working as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico, where he learned how to conduct underwater salvage, demolition, and mining expeditions.
After running his own construction business for twenty-five years, Fred decided to shift his focus to mining but was initially unsuccessful. He finally returned to Alaska, and it was here that he helped design, builds and operated a gold processing plant.
As of now, he is one of the subjects of the Discovery reality series, Gold Rush: White Water, alongside his son, Dustin Fred, which was premiered on 19 January 2018.