“Swamp People” star Troy Landry is famous for his love of alligator hunting and dedication to family and friends. The show itself aired in 2010 and, in its heyday, saw millions of viewers weekly. Nevertheless, Landry still does what he loves each gator hunting season and makes a living for him and his family.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Troy Landry possesses a net worth of about $2 million. It’s pretty generous considering the net worth of the everyday American citizen. That average sits around $76,000 for those under 35, which makes up the majority of the new workforce.
Landry’s net worth compares to that of Paul Teutul Sr.’s who’s dropped recently due to some financial hardships. Currently, the “American Choppers” star’s net worth sits at $500,000. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Landry’s net worth pales in comparison to the iconic Clint Eastwood. The actor’s current net worth rounds out to be $375 million.
Regardless, Troy Landry is beloved among alligator hunters and outdoorsmen alike.
“Swamp People” Fans Have Compared Troy Landry to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin
Clint Eastwood is famed for his numerous film roles. However, he can’t say fans have compared him to the internationally famous crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin. However, in a 2011 interview with TVTango, “Swamp People” star Troy Landry admitted he’s been compared to the Australian conservationist quite a few times.
During the interview, Landry was asked if anyone had ever previously referred to him as the Cajun Steve Irwin. “Oh yeah,” Landry replied, “The Steve Irwin of Louisiana.” However, Landry didn’t just randomly come across the wild man through the premiere of “Swamp People.” He shared that he “used to love that show” and would watch Irwin on television all the time.
Although, as a hunter of dangerous creatures, he underscored that individuals in his and Irwin’s professions need to be careful. He emphasized that so far, he’s been lucky, however, “If you mess with fire, someday you’re going to get burned.”
Alligator Hunters Suffer Bad Seasons Too
Irwin and Landry are both famous for working with Mother Earth’s large lizards. Additionally, it’s hard to imagine what appears to be such an uncommon profession having a bad season. However, like deer and bear hunters, some seasons just don’t turn out enough game and you frequently come home empty-handed.
What makes hunting alligators even rougher than hunting deer and such is that alligator season only lasts for a month. Meanwhile, deer and bear hunters have several chances throughout the year to bring home game. Outdoorsmen can hunt with a variety of weapons they’re familiar with, i.e., bow and arrow, flintlock, and rifle seasons, among others.
Regardless, when hunting season’s bad, Landry and his team still manage to get by. For the most part, the star said they rely on crawfish to fill the gap in income. Contrasting alligator hunting season’s one month, crawfish season runs from February to mid-May. In this way, Landry is still able to provide for his family.