Todd Hoffman net worth: Todd Hoffman is an American reality television star and gold prospector who has a net worth of $400 thousand dollars. Todd Hoffman was born in Sandy, Oregon. Hoffman was the former owner of an Oregon-based aviation business but when the business failed, he decided to look for work off the beaten path. Inspired by his father, a former gold prospector who had mined for gold in the 1980s, Mr. Hoffman decided to gather together a group of six friends who were also struggling with unemployment, and move to Porcupine Creek, Alaska. Their goal was to strike gold, and to build a new community in the wilderness that would allow all of them to live life simply and "off the grid". Their search for gold is being chronicled in the reality series, "Gold Rush" on the Discovery Channel. The first season began airing in December 2010, and the show is currently in its fourth season. The show was originally called, "Gold Rush Alaska", but moved to the Yukon, Canada for season two, and subsequently changed its name. Hoffman and some fellow cast mates have even spent some time hunting for gold outside of Alaska in remote area of Guyana, Chile and Peru.