Marty Raney (born in 1957, Age: 66 years old) is an American TV host, songwriter, actor, producer, and writer with a net worth of $1 million. The 66-year-old is known for his work on the Discovery Network shows – Homestead Rescue and Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch.
Raney has amassed a net worth that is more than $1 million and has worked on several shows during his career. These long-running shows have been his biggest but not the only source of his wealth. He has been involved in a plethora of work which has contributed to making him a wealthy man as well as an expert on Mountain climbing and living in the wild.
Marty Raney Has Lived in Alaska All His Life
Marty was born in Alaska, which is also where he spent his childhood. He decided to move away, far from other people, to forage and care for himself in the wild areas of Alaska when he turned 16. He made the decision to live off the grid for many years.
As an adult, his late teens and early 20s were spent in the wilderness, learning the way of the wild and how to survive in very extreme conditions.
As a result of this, there is not a lot of information available on his family – his parents and siblings or what his early childhood and teenage looked like.
How Much is Marty Raney’s Net Worth?
Marty Raney’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. This is just an estimation based on the work he has put in over the years. His net worth may be less or way more than this, but Marty Raney isn’t the type to put this kind of information about himself in the public space.
Sources of Marty Raney’s Net Worth
Marty Raney moved away from his family when he was 16, and shortly after in 1974, he got married to his wife Molle Roestel. After their marriage, the couple relocated to the bear-populated area of Homestead in Haines, yet another wild area in the Alaskan wilderness with the added dangers of bears.
The couple lived there for 5 years before moving to the mountainous Wasilla area. This was where he started his career in Mountain climbing at the age of 23. This then bloomed into the mountain guide job that teaches people how to survive in the wild, especially in mountainous areas.
In his arsenal of jobs, Marty Raney also has experience working in films either as an actor or as a part of the crew. His appearances in a few films have him playing the role of his real-life job as a travel guide. He was in the “Spirit of Alaska” as a guide and worked as a sound man in “Surviving Denali”, a role he reprised in “Against All Odds”. “McKinley: Grand Mountain of the Far North”, “An Idiot Abroad”, and “Strummit From the Summit” are some of the other things he has worked on.
Other Shows Marty Raney has Worked on include:
- Climb Against all Odds
- Han Denali
- The High one
- Josh Gates Tonight TV Series
- An Uphill Battle
- Denali Expedition
Marty Raney has also had the opportunity to work on long-running series like “The Great Summit Series,” which featured a lot of mountain climbing, and “The Ultimate Survival Alaska” TV series, which was more focused on the ability to survive in very harsh and extreme conditions which Raney is no stranger to. This is very similar to his work on the “Homestead Rescue show”.
How Old was Marty Raney When He Joined Homestead Rescue?
Marty Raney joined the Discovery Channel show “Homestead Rescue” in 2016 when he was 59 and well into his mountain climbing career. This was what kicked off his career in the media.
Homestead Rescue focuses on helping families who have decided to live off the grid, showing them the ropes and things they need to do to make the most of their new life, especially one as difficult as staying in the wild. These families need to learn the necessary craft skills, hunting and foraging skills, as well as know how to avoid predators.
Marty Raney was on the show for 5 years, from 2016 up until 2021, and in those 5 years, he has managed to create a legacy for himself and his family with the Homestead rescue brand that still lives on.
The show has gone on to have a spinoff, Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch, where the family returned to their home location in Alaska to replicate what they did on the original show. This spinoff started in 2020 and lasted for 2 seasons ending in 2022.
How Much Does Marty Raney Make per Episode?
The exact salary that Raney gets paid per episode is not known, but going by the standard rate for shows like Homestead Rescue, which is usually between $30,000 and $1 million for an entire season. It can be estimated that Marty Raney raked in about $10,000 per episode, and there could be cases of higher pay per episode.
Marty Raney has been on several shows, but it was not until Homestead Rescue did he achieve significant fame for his work. The work he does on the Discovery Channel show – Homestead Rescue is one that he does with his children, son Matthew and daughter Misty.
Other Businesses that Contribute to Marty Raney’s Net Worth
As already stated, Marty Raney has a number of sources for his wealth, and while most of his net worth is from the on-screen work that he does, he has also managed to run several businesses.
His Alaska Stones and Log Business is located in Wasilla, Alaska. This is his construction company, through which he provides logs and stone for building homes for the people who participate in the Homestead Rescue show. He also uses logs and stones for refurbishing old houses. This is just one of his multiple sources of income.
As an author, Marty Raney is the writer of “Homestead Survival: An Insider’s Guide to Your Great Escape”. The book covers what people who are going off the grid need to survive in the wild, especially as newbies. It was published in September of 2022 and has recorded some moderate success.
In regards to music, Marty Raney performed at the 2013 edition of the anchorage Folk Festival and some of his songs are Him and the Mountain, Alaska Tattooed Lady, You Never Wrote, Cuttie Cutter Cowboy, a lot of these songs cover his experience in the mountains and in Alaska.