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Rick Steves Introduction
Richard John Steves Jr. is an American Author, Social Worker, Travel Writer, and Television Personality.
Richard John Steves Jr. is known by his professional name “Rick Steves”. Rick Steves is one of the prolific Travel writers who has inspired millions of people to explore places that aren’t highly publicized by the media or the people.
To impart his Travel Wisdom to the world, Rick Steves started his series “Rick Steves’ Europe”. Following the success of his travel series, Rick Steves hosted a radio show titled “Travel with Rick Steves”.
Rick Steves has also authored many books about Travel and Travelling experiences that would help professional travelers loosen up and enjoy their travel.
Rick Steves Net Worth & Salary
Rick Steves’ net worth is $15 million.
Rick Steves’ primary source of income consists of the book revenues that he earns from the publication. Rick Steves’ shows and series streaming revenues also act as an additional factor to his total income.
Apart from the revenues, Rick Steves is also the founder and owner of the “Rick Steves’ Europe” company. This is a Travel company that is estimated to make $6.9 million in the year 2021-22.
Rick Steves Age, Early Life & Biography
Rick Steves’ age is 67 Years. Rick Steves was born in the summer of 1955 in Barstow, California. Rick Steves celebrate his birthday on the 10th of May.
Rick Steves is the oldest son of June Erna Steves and Richard John Steves. Rick Steves is also half-Norwegian as his mother hails from the beautiful mountains of Norwegian.
Richard John Steves worked as a high school music teacher and piano instructor. A few days after the birth of Rick Steves, Steve’s family relocated to Edmonds, Washington.
June Erna Steves gave birth to two beautiful girls and that transformed the Steves from a Family of 3 to a family of 5. The Family lived in a beautiful English-style cottage in Edmonds, Washington.
The Steves siblings attended the local elementary and high school in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating high school, Rick Steves got admitted into the University of Washington.
After 4 years of intense preparation and studies, Rick Steves finally graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in European History and Business Management.
|Name:||Richard John Steves Jr. (Rick Steves)|
|Age:||67 years old|
|Birth Date:||10th May 1955|
|Birth Place:||Barstow, California|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Anne Steves|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||2|
|Profession:||Author, Travel Writer, Entrepreneur, and Television Personality|
|Yearly Income:||$15 million|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Content Last Updated:||January 2023|
Rick Steves Personal Life
Even though the actual date of Rick Steves’s marriage is unknown, it was reported that Rick Steves married Anne Steves somewhere in the late 1970s.
Anne Steves and Rick Steves have 2 children together. But after decades-long of togetherness, Anne and Rick parted ways in 2010.
In 2019, Rick Steves confirmed his latest relationship with Reverand Shelley Bryan Wee of Evangelical Washington Church. The duo currently living together in Washington DC.
Rick Steves Career
With Rick Steves’ mother being an immigrant from Norwegian, Rick Steves grew up listening to the Stories of his mother’s Hometown and the Beauty that was present in Europe.
Rick Steves was always interested and fascinated to visit the nook and corner of Europe and discover the places that aren’t known much to the world. His journey of becoming a professional Travel Writer and Author began when he was 12 years old.
When Rick Steves was 14 years old, The Steves family went on their first Europe Voyage. After visiting all the touristy places, Rick Steves and his family took trips to visit their relatives.
What mesmerized Rick Steves was the beauty of the undiscovered places beholds. Rick Steves documented the trip and kept journals mentioning the Places and significant details about the said place.
For Rick’s 18 birthday, He went on a Solo trip to Europe again and spent most of his time in Oslo, Norway. He took up trips unraveling the beauty and mystery of the Places and tracked all of the details in his journal.
When Rick Steves was 20, he took up a part-time job teaching about Travel at “The Experimental College” at his alma mater the University of Washington.
Since the money was enough to help him sustain himself, Rick Steves also took up other jobs as a Tour Guide and Piano Teacher to provide for himself and his family.
In 1979, Rick Steves finally Decided to write a book based on the Journals he kept while his Europe trips. Rick Steves started drafting the first copy of “Europe through the Back Door”.
The first draft was finally prepared in 1980 and Rick Steves took the publishing matter into his own hands and self-published the book. He also sold the same book in his piano classes.
Rick Steves finally laid the groundwork for his travel company and founded “Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door”. This company helped people to know about Europe and visit places worth visiting.
In 1991, Rick Steves’ television show “Travel in Europe with Rick Steves’ was released. The show aired for 8 years and went off the air in 1998.
The second installation of the show was released in 2002. The show was titled “Rick Steves’ Europe”. The show was on air till 2020 but the production was stopped due to the COVID pandemic.
Rick Steves Awards & Achievements
Rick Steves was honored with the “Wittenberg Award” at the Lutheran Theological Seminar held at Gettysburg for his work and effort in developing Lutheran Theology among the young masses.
Rick Steves’ book has bagged the top spot in The New York Times best-seller charts.
Rick Steves Major Investments and Assets
One of the Major investments of Rick Steves is his Travel company “Rick Steves’ Europe”. It is a small 75 employee company which deals with Travel and Touristy activity.
The company that began in a one-bedroom apartment turned into a multi-million dollar business.
Rick Steves also owns real Estate property with $3 million in the USA and Europe.
Rick Steves Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs
In this Video, Rick Steves is seen talking about the State of Art structures of Europe. This episode focuses on the Museum of Baroque.
Rick Steves Twitter Handle
This is the link to Rick Steves’ Twitter handle.