- 1 Who is Jake Anderson?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now?
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Career: Rise to Prominence and “Deadliest Catch”
- 5 Career as an Author: “Relapsed”
- 6 Never Achieved Dream
- 7 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 8 Personal Life: Wife Jenna Anderson, Children, Residence
Who is Jake Anderson?
Jacob Van Martin Anderson was born on 16 September 1980 under the birth sign of Virgo, in Anacortes, Washington USA and is currently aged 39. He is a reality television personality, probably best recognized for appearing as the co-captain of the ‘Saga’ crab fishing vessel in the Discovery Channel’s documentary series “Deadliest Catch”. He is also known as the author of “Relapsed”.
How rich is he, as of now?
Jake Anderson’s net worth has been estimated to be over $2 million, which has been accumulated not only through his successful career as a reality television personality but also through the sales of his book.
Moreover, Jake owns a signature skateboard shoes line, and it also helps to increase his overall wealth.
Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity
Concerning his early life, Jake Anderson spent his childhood in his hometown of Anacortes, where he was raised by his father, Keith Arthur Anderson, and his mother, whose name is still unknown. He is the brother of the late Chelsea Dawn Anderson. Jake holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Career: Rise to Prominence and “Deadliest Catch”
Prior to becoming involved in the entertainment business as a reality TV personality, Jake was involved in the salmon fishing business in Bristol Bay, Alaska. However, his life completely changed for the better in 2007, when he got an opportunity to work as a greenhorn for Captain Sig Hansen. So, he came to prominence as a reality television personality, since his job was documented and filmed for the Discovery Channel documentary TV series “Deadliest Catch”.
He officially made his debut appearance in the episode “New Beginnings” of the third season in May of 2007, marking the real establishment of his net worth. As time passed Jake developed his skills, and six years later he was promoted to work in the position of a deck boss of the ‘Northwestern’ crab fishing vessel. During the same year, he also earned both the USCG Mate 1600-ton license and Master 100-ton Captain’s license. Moreover, he has been serving as the Captained of the ‘Saga’ crab fishing vessel since 2015, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
About the Show
The Discovery Channel’s documentary television series “Deadliest Catch” is produced by Original Productions, and premiered on 12 April of 2005. The show follows the real lives and daily struggles of the crew of the few crab fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during three crab fishing seasons – the Alaskan king crab, bairdi crab, and opilio crab seasons. Thanks to accomplished success and high ratings, the show has been nominated for 51 Emmy Awards, and won 16 of them to date; it’s currently its 15th season.
Jake Anderson Personal Tragedies
During the filming of “Deadliest Catch”, Jake Anderson has experienced significant personal tragedies, including the sudden death of his sister, Chelsea Dawn Anderson. She passed away from complications caused by pneumonia, documented in the episode “Bitter Tears” of the fifth season of the show. In the following season, he faced the pain of losing his father, who disappeared during the episode “Blown Off Course” – his body was found in 2012.
Career as an Author: “Relapsed”
Apart from being a television personality, Jake Anderson became recognized as an author as well. His autobiographical book entitled “Relapsed”, was published via Coventry House Publishing in April of 2014. It tells the story of Jake’s life and his struggle to make his dreams come true. The book was included in a list of the top-sellers, and led him to become the Silver Award Winner at Readers’ Favorite 2015 International Book Contest.
Never Achieved Dream
According to the book, Jake always wanted to become a professional skateboarder, however, he suffered an injury and had to quit.
— Jake Anderson (@JakeVAnderson) May 2, 2019
At the time he became addicted to alcohol and drugs, and even ended up homeless, living on the street of Anacortes for about two years. Although it took him a long time to accept that he would never be able to be a skateboarder, Jake eventually adapted and started pursuing a fishing career in Kodiak, Alaska. Fortunately, he has been sober since 2014 and now enjoys spending his spare time skateboarding for pleasure. He is sponsored by DVS Shoes, an American footwear and clothing company, through which he has launched his own signature skateboard shoes, increasing further his wealth.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Short light brown hair
- Blue colored eyes
- Height – 6ft 0ins (1.83m)
- Weight – 174lbs (79kgs)
- Body Measurements – Unknown
Personal Life: Wife Jenna Anderson, Children, Residence
Speaking about Jake Anderson’s personal life and dating status, he is apparently a happily married guy. He tied the knot with his now wife Jenna at a wedding ceremony held in May of 2012. She gave birth to their first son, named Aiden Benn Arthur Anderson, in January of 2015, while the couple welcomed their second son, named Cadence Anderson, in June of 2017. Regarding their current residence, the family lives in Seattle, Washington State.