Dakota Fred Hurt net worth: Dakota Fred Hurt is an American gold miner with an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. Born in Minot, North Dakota, Dakota Fred Hurt began his professional career in the late 60s, working as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico, where he learned how to conduct underwater salvage, demolition, and mining expeditions. After running his own construction business for 25 years, he decided to shift his focus to mining, but was initially unsuccessful. After moving from claims in Alaska, to Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana, he finally returned to Alaska, and struck it rich, finding 600 ounces of gold ore in one year. He is one of the subjects of the Discovery Channel reality series, "Gold Rush Alaska", which follows a group of miners as they attempt to earn a living mining for gold in Alaska and the Klondike. The show is currently in its third season.