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‘Gold Rush’: Todd Hoffman’s Bankruptcy Leaves Fans ‘Divided’

by Joe Rutland
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Todd Hoffman was inspired to pitch “Gold Rush” as a TV show and it worked. Unfortunately, his bankruptcy has left some of his fans “divided.”

Hoffman, who left “Gold Rush” after the eighth season, took his interests beyond gold mining. He started working on TV shows and productions that had elements of the show he founded. Hoffman also sought out to start a singing career, too.

Yet fans took to a Reddit thread and let their voices be heard on Hoffman leaving the show. The first Redditor wrote, “I don’t care, I’m rewatching gold rush from the beginning and the Hoffman’s deserve to be bankrupt”. That soon brought other voices into the conversation.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Brings About A Lot Of Different Thoughts

Another person wrote, “You don’t care about what?” A Redditor followed that one up and wrote, “He don’t care y’all.” Yet someone else chimed in and said, “At least you can see the Parker story from the beginning. That’s fun.”

“It’s a tv show. Someone had to be the one that failed.” was another Redditor’s comment.

Obviously, someone else was watching “Gold Rush” closely. This person wrote, “It’s night and day comparing Dave’s last season where they are trying to read the dirt, to Todd’s throwing any dirt into the machine and crossing his fingers.”

“For real, Dave was the man and Todd was dumb not to listen to him. If he had, might have turned out different” was another Redditor’s reply.

As you can tell, there are a lot of different opinions about Todd Hoffman. He reportedly made more than $10 million dollars, according to an article on Looper, during his gold-mining time on “Gold Rush.” So, people will still have their opinions about him. Yet it was his inspiration to pitch the show and it found its way on TV.

Rick Ness Talked About Earning Nickname ‘Comeback Kid’

Rick Ness picked up the nickname the “Comeback Kid” on the show. Where did he pick that one up?

He discussed it in an August 2021 interview with Hollywood Soapbox.

“I don’t mind that at all, honestly,” the “Gold Rush” star said. Ness also said, “I would rather be that than the loser, I guess. I did have a bad season where it was damn close, where it could have gone either way.”

Ness said during that bad season, he “almost lost everything, and if I had, then I wouldn’t have the chance to be the comeback kid. So I just eeked it out and kind of broke even and had an opportunity to come back, and I feel like I came back in a big way.”

Make sure and catch “Gold Rush” episodes on The Discovery Channel.