Gabe Rygaard net worth: Gabe Rygaard is an American logger and reality television personality who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Born in Washington State, Gabe Rygaard grew up in a logging family. He began helping his father while he was still in elementary school. His father discouraged him from joining the family business, Rygaard Logging, and he went off to college and worked on a fishing boat in Alaska, before returning to his hometown and joining his father's crew. In 1994, he split away from his father's business to form his own company, but eventually he and his father merged their companies into a larger and more successful family operation. Rygaard Logging is one of the featured logging companies on the hit History Channel series, "Ax Men". The show follows multiple logging companies in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, as they go about their tiring, and often dangerous, logging operations.