• Shelby Stanga is an American reality TV star, best known for his appearance on the show "Ax Men"
• He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a Capricorn
• He was raised by a single mother, and began working as a logger at age 16
• He is married to Donna, and they have a son and a daughter
• Shelby has a net worth of over $2 million


Who is Shelby Stanga? Wiki Bio

Shelby Stanga was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 1 January 1960 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. Shelby became popular after he was chosen to star in the “Ax Men” reality TV show, which has been airing on the History Channel since 2008.

What happened to Shelby Stanga? Death and accident

There have been rumors circulating the internet that Shelby, the star of the “Ax Men” show, has died from the injuries he received while shooting for the show.

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While these rumors appear to be false, and as numerous people have accused the show of staging many things including accidents and injuries just to attract fans, some of its cast members have indeed died over the years. Jimmy Smith died after a battle with cancer in 2012, Gabe Rygaard died in 2013 in a road accident, while another cast member named William Bart Colantuono died after his helicopter crashed during the show.

Early life and education

Shelby was raised by a single mother near the swamps of Louisiana – when he was nine years old, the Ku Klux Klan conducted activities close to his school, which is why his mother decided not to allow him to go to school anymore. He was advised to spend his free time playing with his friends, or to go wandering in the woods, but he rather chose to go into the swamps of New Orleans. When people noticed he was going there every day, they began asking him to bring them wood and logs from the swamps, and at the age of 16 he had his first job – he was asked to remove a cypress tree from a swamp after it fell into it – Shelby already had a boat, which he used together with some ropes to pull the tree out.

Career as a TV personality and other jobs.

Shelby could have been seen appearing in the “Man vs. Wild” reality TV show in 2006, and he worked for a dredging company for several years, before the History Channel invited him to be cast in their “Ax Men” reality TV show in 2009, during its third season. He was part of the show for three seasons, and also appeared in its spin-off “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man”, and the show aired for 10 seasons and 163 episodes. However, Shelby quit after three seasons, stating that he was not paid the amount of money promised to him.

Shelby returned to the TV screens in 2018, when he was cast to star in “The Return of Shelby the Swamp Man” – he is starring alongside a woman named Angela and has so far appeared in more than five episodes. Today, he is said to be working with 20 different companies.

Love life and wife

Shelby met his wife Donna long before he was cast to appear in the “Ax Men” TV show – Donna is a Jehovahs Witness. The two are living near Lake Pontchartrain on their property of 3.5 acres.

Shelby Stanga

They married sometime in the 2000’s, and have a son and a daughter, while the family also has two dogs.

Before Donna, Shelby was rumored to be going out with a girl who was growing up in the same neighborhood as him – it is believed that the two started dating when Shelby was around 17 years old, and the relationship continued for the next five to six years, however, they split after Shelby became a TV personality and started travelling around the state.

Hobbies and other interests

Shelby is a big lover of nature which is why he enjoys spending his free time in the woods, and likes his job as a logger – he is also very fond of animals and has two pet dogs who often keep him company when he goes into the swamps. He is keen on fishing, and has a boat of his own which he uses solely for this purpose – his wife and children often go fishing with him.

Shelby likes social media platforms, and is active on several including Facebook and Instagram and has created quite a fanbase for himself throughout the years – some of his fans believe that he became a TV star only to get attention and obtain money. He enjoys listening to music while he is working, which is why he can often be seen with his earphones while in the swamps – he is a big fan of the old rock scene, and bands such as AC/DC and Aerosmith.

Shelby Stanga arrested

A while ago, Shelby entered his neighbor’s private property with his axe and after confronted by the neighbor, Shelby went crazy leading the man who owns the property to call the police – it was later reported that Shelby cut down a Cypress tree which did not belong to him, and he ended up behind the bars.

Appearance and net worth

Shelby is 59 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 156lbs (71kgs) – his net worth is over $2 million as of late 2019.


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  1. jeffrey bounds Reply

    oh he is alive, know him well just sent him an email , he is the same person off and on the show… I see him all the time at the landing …

    • Thanks for the update Jeffrey. I just found one of his videos today. I had never heard of him before. Now its 3:30AM and I’ve watched about 6 episodes on YouTube. Please tell Him Stephanie from Little Rock Arkansas says hello, stay safe, be happy, and best wises to him and his family and loved ones. If you woulld please give him my message, also tell him thanks, that he made me laugh out loud literally and I haven’t found anything that did that in years. Take care Jeffrey, best wishes to you nd yours.

    • Tell that faggot to stop wearing women panties tell his wife what really going on

      • Jason Schwiesow Reply

        Dude chill out!!! Maybe working in the water all day everyday they help rather than maybe a wedgie all of the time or something. I’m far from gay but underwear doesn’t make me insecure like yourself!! Learn to relax and maybe life will be easier for you!!

    • Jeffrey, can u let him and Belinda know that they are my favorite loggers!!!! Fkn hilarious and what I wouldn’t give to have been raised down south in the swamps… instead my parents moved back up north to Ct, where it’s the land of the rude and judgemental reside…

    • I’m a redneck, just like Shelby, n people that talk horse shit like u ain’t nothin ,but cowered ass bitchs just like them, cowered ass insurgence and I got the word wipe out overseas you need to get a life Yankee boy

    • Jason Schwiesow Reply

      I’d like to watch that and if he beat your ass I possibly would have to laugh my ass off!!😂😂

    • We have a couple old crazy dudes here in P.A.! By the way butthead….Yankees love Shelby….so get a life and move on!

  2. And have his fake cuz on the show that he is srewin with her boobs out some swamp man

  3. Minotwolftress Reply

    It’s obvious that someone is super jealous of the super dude and feels really threatened!

  4. We watch shelby all the time. He’s crazy as he’ll. Love u and always be safe bud!

  5. You go Shelby. My whole family love a laugh at you. You’re are favorite.

  6. “some of his fans believe that he became a TV star only to get attention and obtain money.” Huh?? What are the altruistic reasons that most people become TV stars?

  7. I LOVE SHELBY and WILLY and BEDICO!! And who cares that he wears ladies underpants, I wear my husbands boxer briefs, does that make me a lesbian?! I think not.

  8. Does anyone know if his leprechaun m/s died after Shelby took him to hospital.
    Also what was the diagnosis of the sores on his arms?

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