Rick Steves is a television personality based in the United States. Additionally, Steves is also renowned as a travel writer. He promotes lesser-known tourist locations in order to help them grow in popularity.
Rick Steves Biography
Rick Steves was born on May 10, 1955. He is a 66-year-old man. He was born in Barstow, California to Erna Steves’s (Mother) and Richard John Steves’s (Father). The travel author was raised with two female siblings. His sisters are named Jan and Linda. Additionally, his father was a musician. He worked as a band director and piano technician in a high school. After a few years, he and his family relocated to Edmonds, Washington.
Although data about his prior schooling and qualifications are not currently available. There is, however, some information regarding his post-graduate studies. Rick attended the University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in European history and a master’s degree in business administration. He graduated from college in 1978.
Rick Steves Height And Weight
Rick Steves stands roughly six feet tall and weighs approximately 80 kilograms. The American novelist, likewise, has brown hair and dark brown eyes. Apart from these, there are no additional facts about Steves’ physical dimensions.
Rick Steves began his career teaching travel seminars through a student-run program at the institution where he studied. As a diligent worker, he also worked as a tour guide during the summer. Similarly, he worked as a piano teacher. Rick self-published his debut book, ‘Europe Through the Back Door,’ in 1979. This book serves as a starting point for anyone interested in traveling to Europe. Similarly, he established his own firm, which resembled a travel agency and a studio where he taught piano.
Nonetheless, his business did not operate in the same manner as other travel companies and did not accept ticket bookings. His business is headquartered in his hometown of Edmonds. Later that year, Rick Steves launched his own television show, ‘Travels in Europe with Rick Steves’. After around seven years on the air, the show concluded in 1998. Similarly, he debuted another show, Rick Steves’ Europe. The show debuted in September 2000 and has now aired 11 seasons.
He is currently employed as the author, host, and producer of a highly popular television show. He encourages his readers to visit both distant regions of Europe and well-known cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have profited greatly from his guidebooks and television shows over the years.
Rick Steves Net Worth
Rick Steves currently has a net worth of approximately $10 million. He earns the lion’s share of his money from his television show. Apart from that, he earns money from the books he has published and sold. He has not, however, disclosed the precise amount of his compensation.
Rick Steves Wife and Married Life
Rick Steves was previously married to Anne Steves, his longtime sweetheart. The pair married at St. Thomas of Villanova and celebrated at Saint David Gold Club. Similarly, they share two lovely children.
Andy Steves and Jackie Steves are their given names. Regrettably, the couple chose to part ways in 2010. Despite this, they both adore their children. Their children are now established, and one of them now operates a travel company. Additionally, Rick is not currently seeing anyone.