Sue Aikens is an American woman abandoned by her mother in Alaska when she was not more than 12 years old. The conditions of Alaska are very rough. Hence, Sue Aikens had to go through a lot to adapt and survive. The time she spent facing difficulties was the time she finally grew mature and became a fighter in life. She has a net worth of $500,000.
She is now a documentary star and appears on a show named “Life Below Zero.” The show consists of Sue Aikens, left on specific spots with limited resources to survive. This is exactly what she has been doing since she was abandoned. She has a very powerful and determined sole. Her moto, “If it hurts, don’t think about it”, says it all about her.
“Life Below Zero” Career
Naturally trained to survive in the unkind atmospheres, Sue Aikens was offered a place in the “Life Below Zero” show, in 2013. She instantly accepted the offer and started a new journey. This show was a life turner for her. She had an opportunity to be paid for something that she had to learn for survival. Why would she refuse?
“Life Below Zero” has a cast of six survivors, Andy Bassich, Flenn Villeneuve, Erik Salitan, Jessie Holmes, Agnes Hailstone, and Sue Aikens. They are left at a spot with limited resource. Their task is to survive. Currently, Sue owns a Kavik River Camp which provides staying places for the hunters and adventure seekers.
Sue Aikens Net Worth
Sue Aikens has a net worth of $500k. She lives almost 200 miles North of Arctic Circle. Life is full of struggle there. Moreover, the show requires a lot of efforts from Sue. Her employer, BBC, value their jewels and pay them as per their struggles and efforts. Sue receives almost $200,000 a year as a salary for “Life Below Zero” show.
However, for her personal camp venture, Sue charges $350 for the accommodation of a day. Once a 12 years old helpless and abandoned child now has a net worth of $500,000. Without a doubt, she is an inspiration for the people who desire to make a change in their miserable life.
Sue has had a tragic family life. Her mother abandoned her, so she didn’t have a family to look up to as a child. When she grew up, she got married. Her husband died. Sue Aikens married again. She enjoyed her life with her husband. They had two children together. After 17 years of marriage, her second husband died and she was devastated again.
She decided to marry a third time. However, her husband fell in love with a younger girl and parted ways soon after the marriage. When their kids grew up, they decided to settle down in city life and left the nomad lifestyle behind. Another blow for her as a mother had to live far away from her children. However, Sue doesn’t speak very much about her personal life. Instead, she keeps such things to herself.
During her career, Sue has faced two major near-death experiences. In 2007, a bear attacked her and she had no help. She stitched herself and gave herself first aid until a pilot rescued her.
While she was shooting for the fifth season, she had an accident with a big piece of ice. She was horribly injured. But the producer decided to cash out of the situation and asked the pilot to land the plane far away from where she was lying. The intention of the producer was only thrill and entertainment.