Atz Kilcher Net Worth
Atz Kilcher net worth: Atz Kilcher is an American musician, artist and reality TV star who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, Atz Kilcher grew up in a musical family with seven siblings who were all home-schooled for many years because their childhood home was so remote. Therefore all the Kilcher children were home schooled. Eventually a road was built close enough to the Kilcher home that allowed Atz and his siblings to travel to the nearest public school every day. The parents, Yule and Ruth, emigrated to Alaska from Switzerland in the 1930s and were some of the earliest settlers in the remote Alaskan territory. Ruth was a classically trained singer before moving to Alaska and taught her kids everything she knew about music. To beat the boredom, the Kilcher family entertained itself with songs, plays, games and various forms of arts and crafts frequently in front of the camp fire. Thanks to his family, Atz developed a very early passion for music and performing.
Throughout the 50s and 60s, the Kilcher family toured Alaska and Europe to perform songs and live shows. Atz is currently one of the stars of the Discovery Channel show, "Alaska: The Last Frontier", which chronicles the Kilcher family and their homestead in Southern Alaska. Mr. Kilcher is in charge of protecting his family's herd of cattle from local predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears. He spends much of his time alone during the summer while attending to the cattle. His two sons live on nearby tracts of land. Atz is probably most famous for being the father of pop music star Jewel Kilcher, who lives in Texas today. Since her 1995 debut album "Pieces of You", Jewel has released a total of 12 debut albums, many of which were multi-platinum. As of December 2013, Jewel has sold 30 million albums worldwide.