Rick is an American travel writer, author, activist, and TV personality. He is the anchor of Rick Steves’ Europe and Travel with Rick Steves.
Rick Steves’ Early Life and Education:
Richard John Steves Jr. was conceived on May 10, 1955, in Barstow, California, USA. He is the son of a high school band director and piano technician Richard John Steves and his mother June Erna Steves. He was raised along with two sisters Jan and Linda. Steves belongs to Norweigian ancestry.
Talking about his academics, Steves graduated from the University of Washington. He majored in business administration and European history in 1978. While his days in college, he taught in a student-run program for non-credit classes at his alma meter through The Experimental College.
Rick Steves’ Professional Career:
Right after his graduation, in 1979, he wrote the first edition of Europe Through the Back Door, a general guide on how to travel in Europe. Unlike other authors, in his first edition, the book contained a page. It stated, ” Anyone caught reprinting any material herein for any purpose whatsoever will be thanked profusely”. Likewise, he opened a storefront business. Initially, it served as both a piano lesson studio and a travel center.
He took travel classes, slide show presentations, travels counseling, and organized few group tours every year. In April 1991, his first TV show Travels in Europe With Rick Steves debuted on public television till 1998. His second show Rick Steves’ Europe aired from 2000 to 2020. He has even had a public radio show Travel With Rick Steves from 2005 till the present. In 2010, his company released a mobile phone app called “Rick Steves’ Audio Europe” which contained self-guided tours and geographical information
Talking about his personal life, Rick Steves married his long-term girlfriend Anne Steves. However, their exact wedding date is unknown. They tied their knots in St Thomas of Villanova. Likewise, their reception was held at Saint David Gold Club. Together, the couple has two children.
Unfortunately, throughout the years, their marriage turned out weak. The couple decided to get a divorce in 2010. However, the reason behind their separation remains confidential. Although, the duo separated he is considerate towards his children. He fulfills their rightful needs. As of now, he is living a single life. There is no information about his dating life.
Rick Steves’ Net Worth:
Steves is a famous author and TV personality. He has an estimated net worth of $10 Million as per the celebrity net worth. A significant role of his payment is his books, TV shows, and his company. He donated his $4 Million worth apartment complex to the YMCA in Seattle. The goal was to house homeless people in the city.
However, his annual income is yet under the veil but, looking through at his success, it is certain to be in millions of dollars. In the future, it is certain his fortune is to rise up even higher. He lives a luxurious and lavishing life in Seattle, Washington.