Richest Celebrities
Net Worth:
$4 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 28, 1966 (57 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Author, Voice Actor, Actor
United States of America
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What is Captain Sig Hansen's Net Worth and Salary?

Captain Sig Hansen is a Captain on the Northwestern fishing vessel and reality television star who has a net worth of $4 million. Captain Hansen is best known for appearing on the reality TV show Deadliest Catch since the series debut.

His boat, F/V Northwestern, is one of the most productive in the entire show, and Captain Hansen holds the honor of never losing a single sailor to the rough seas. In addition to his starring role on Deadliest Catch, Hansen also serves as a technical advisor.

Early Life

Sigurd Jonny Hansen was born on April 28th of 1966 in Seattle. Sigurd comes from a long line of Norweigan fisherman. He first started working on his father's fishing boat at the age of 14 and became a full-time fisherman after graduating from high school. During this period, Sig Hansen became familiar with Alaskan waters and the Bering Sea.

Fishing Career

Eventually, Sig Hansen worked his way up the ranks aboard the Northwestern and became a relief skipper. By 24, he was the full-time captain of the vessel. Under his command, the vessel has enjoyed an excellent record, both in terms of safety and gross production. In 2005 and 2006, the Northwestern earned the highest amount of money of all the vessels featured on Deadliest Catch.

In 2020, Captain Sig Hansen announced that the coronavirus pandemic was taking its toll on his fishing operations. While admitting that he was "fortunate" to have the opportunity to continue fishing and make money, he also reported that he was spending "hundreds of thousands" of dollars on boat repairs to prepare for the upcoming months.

Television and Film

Outside of Deadliest Catch, Sig Hansen has accumulated a few notable credits. In 2010, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also voiced the character of Crabby the boat in Disney's animated film Cars 2. In 2015, he competed in Celebrity Apprentice 7 (season 14).

Family Life

During his first marriage, Sig Hansen had one biological daughter, Melissa Eckstrom. After he divorced his first wife, a legal battle resulted in Hansen not being allowed to see his daughter. He later relinquished his parental rights, and he is now estranged from his daughter. After marrying his second wife, June, Sig Hansen adopted two daughters.

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Health Concerns

Captain Sig Hansen has struggled with various health concerns over the course of his life. Many of these issues are allegedly caused by his famous smoking habit. In one episode, it was revealed that Hansen's smoking habit over the years cost him approximately the price of an average house.

In 2016, Hansen experienced a heart attack that was documented by Deadliest Catch film crews. Later, Hansen suffered a second heart attack after an adverse reaction to antibiotics. In 2019, Hansen was reportedly diagnosed with cancer.


In 2017, it was reported that one of Sig Hansen's estranged daughters had accused her father of sexual abuse. According to her, the alleged incidents dated back to a period when she was just two years old. Sig Hansen denied all of the accusations leveled against him, and the court case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

In 2018, Sig Hansen pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge related to an incident where the Deadliest Catch star spat on an Uber driver. He later apologized to the Uber driver for the altercation.

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