Rick Steves Net Worth
Rick Steves net worth: Rick Steves is an American television personality and author who has a net worth of $10 million. He was born in 1955, Edmonds, Washington. His career focuses are European travel and location-specific travel guides. Besides the television series he hosts, he has a radio travel show, "Travel with Rick Steves". His career started by teaching travel classes at the University of Washington, while working as a travel guide during summer and as a piano teacher. He then published a travel skills book called "Europe Through the Back Door", based on his teaching classes, followed by his own business, which combined the features of a travel center and a piano teaching studio, called "Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door". His business developed slowly as be continued to publish travel guides, to offer travel advice, to hold presentations and group tours. Steves ran his business with the help of a friend from childhood and an architect, who would contribute to the published materials issued through his agency.
Currently, he travels through Europe and visits different villages and sites, which he includes in his books and guidelines, encouraging the American audiences to explore Europe, like he does. He reaches his followers through books, television series, radio and mobile applications.
He is also on the Advisory Board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a supporter of art, having donated US$1 million in 2011 to the Edmonds Center for the Arts and Cascade Symphony Orchestra and supports solutions for homelessness, having constructed a 24-unit apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington, for homeless mothers and their children.