‘Deadliest Catch’: What is Captain Sig Hansen’s Net Worth?

by Joe Rutland
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Captain Sig Hansen has been a part of “Deadliest Catch” since its first season on the Discovery Channel. How much is Hansen worth?

We’ll answer that question right now. Hansen, according to an article from Distractify, has a net worth of $4 million. He helms the D/V Northwestern and continues to deliver a prosperous bounty to Hansen, his crew, and his family.

The “Deadliest Catch” star was born on April 28, 1966, in Seattle.

Hansen comes from a deep family of Norwegian fishermen. When he was 14, Hansen started working on his father’s fishing boat.

That gave him the fishing bug. Once Hansen finished high school, he turned his sole attention toward fishing. Hansen spent a lot of time learning and studying fish migration patterns in the Bering Sea and Alaska waters.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Ship Captain Spent Time Seriously Studying

What did that time being focused on studying lead Hansen to do? It led the “Deadliest Catch” star to a successful start to his career.

Because of that time well spent, Sig Hansen soon found himself as relief skipper on the F/V Northwestern. But that didn’t stop him from continuing to listen and learn.

Hansen found himself being named as captain when he was 24. Hansen just didn’t rest on his laurels, though. No Outsiders, he focused on improving its safety and production numbers.

That type of work made his boat on “Deadliest Catch” the show’s most successful boat.

Hansen Keeps On Learning, Passes Knowledge Along to Daughter Mandy

But Hansen remains willing to learn and grow. He’s been sharing that knowledge with his daughter Mandy. She’s been a constant on her father’s fishing boat. As far as Mandy is concerned, she’s been busy as a student at the Maritime Institute in San Diego.

Mandy is married to one of the F/V Northwestern’s deckhands, Clark Pederson. So, it looks like she’ll be set up for success with her dad and husband helping to teach her.

What if you learned that Hansen bought an island for himself in Norway? Before getting carried away, he did this to learn even more about the fishing world.

Sig Hansen confirmed this fact in an interview with Nicki Swift. Hansen said an “old factory” is on the island. He said it’s where they “used to salt herring in those wooden drums.”

“My grandmother worked there as a young lady and my uncle,” Hansen said in the Nicki Swift piece. That “historical building” holds a lot of meaning to him as it relates to his ancestors.

You can see Mandy as well as her father on Tuesdays. See if the “Deadliest Catch” captain continues his successful path with the F/V Northwestern and its crew.