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Hugh Rowland was born in 1957 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and is a business executive, truck driver, and television personality, best known to the public from his appearances in the TV series “Ice Road Truckers” from 2007 to 2014, which is aired on the History Channel. Rowland’s television career started in 2007.
Have you ever wondered how rich Hugh Rowland is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rowland’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career on television. In addition to playing in a reality-TV show, Rowland also owns his trucking business, which has improved his wealth too.
Hugh Rowland Net Worth $2 Million
Hugh Rowland became publicly known when he first appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated reality-TV documentary called “Ice Road Truckers” in 2007. He served as the main truck driver until 2014, and made 112 appearances in total, which helped him to raise his popularity and increase his net worth significantly, due to the high ratings of the show.
The series is following the tenacious group of long-haul truckers, who drive through the harsh terrain of Canada’s Northwest Territory, and highlights their risks and problems along the way. Their usual locations are Manitoba, Yukon, and Alaska, all of which are highly problematic for truck driving during the extremely cold winters.
In 2007, Rowland appeared in two episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning talk-show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, while also in 2007, Rowland starred in the TV movie called “Ice Road Truckers: Off the Ice”, alongside Steve Watson. A year later, he was a guest on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, while in 2011, Rowland appeared in 11 episodes of the TV series “IRT: Deadliest Roads”. All contributed to his net worth, as well as his popularity.
Regarding his personal life, Hugh Rowland, also known as “Polar Bear”, is married and lives with his wife Dianne in Kelowna, British Columbia. He suffered injuries in a truck crash in Canada when he was a passenger in a pickup truck, while the producer Will Morrison was in the driving seat. Morrison reckless driving was the main reason for an accident when they veered off the road and crashed into trees and bushes. Rowland stated that he suffered severe injuries and that he cannot return to the show, while he also said that the injuries affected his sex life, and has allegedly sued the “Ice Road Truckers” and producer Morrison.
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Hugh Rowland Quick Facts
|Birth place:||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada|
|TV shows:||Ice Road Truckers, IRT Deadliest Roads|
|Books:||On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads, On Thin Ice|
Hugh Rowland Filmography
|Ice Road Truckers||2007-2014||TV Series documentary||Himself - Ice Road Trucker / Himself - Co-Owner: VP Express / Co-Owner: VP Express / ...|
|Ice Road Truckers Canada||2014||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|IRT: Deadliest Roads||2011||TV Series||Himself - Trucker|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Ice Road Truckers: Off the Ice||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2007||TV Series||Himself / Himself - Ice Road Truckers|