Bering Sea Gold season 15 is here, and this reminds us that it’s already been over 4 years since we last saw Ken Kerr on the show (if we don’t consider a glimpse of him in S13E02). And also, since his time on the Discovery show was short-lived, this reminds us of many unanswered questions like — is the reality star married? — which we’ll be discussing below.
Keep reading to learn all about Ken Kerr’s married life.
Ken Kerr Wife: Is The “Bering Sea Gold” Star Married?
Yes, Ken Kerr is married to Laura Jean Kerr. Or at least, he was the last we checked.
Also, at the time, the duo owned 1,812,096 square feet of undeveloped land (with more than 20 acres that had the potential for development to higher use) in Bakersfield, CA. Their property was valued at a total of $47 thousand with an annual tax of around $5.5 thousand.
The Bering Sea Gold star’s wife, Laura J was born on Nov.18, 1956. Together, they share a son named Daniel Gabriel Kerr born in 1987.
Unfortunately, Ken never talked about his married life in public. So, we don’t have much info about his wife.
Infact, he never really like discussing his private life. But for someone who likes to remain low-key, he surely didn’t avoid the controversies like the time when the 9th season of Bering Sea Gold came with the backdrop of an ongoing lawsuit against Ken’s company, Arctic Sea Mining LLC.
In case you missed it, back in November 2019, two Nome high schoolers filed a lawsuit against the company for injuries they suffered during a previous run-in with one of the company’s dredges.
The incident transpired at the end of October 2018. A pair of sisters, and their friend, were driving along Port Road in Nome. They struck a cable extended across the road. One of the ends of the cable was attached to a construction loader and the other was attached to an iconic Bering Sea Gold dredge, the Myrtle Irene (the one that Kenn owned).
How Old Is Ken Kerr?
Ken Kerr was 62 years of age in 2023.
He is four years younger than his wife Laura Jean Kerr.
Ken Kerr Salary At Bering Sea Gold
Ken Kerr appeared on Bering Sea Gold for three whole seasons (10, 11, and 12). So considering a cast was paid $100,000 to $250,000 per season, Ken might have garnered himself a salary of well over $350 thousand.
Sadly, after season 12, he only made only one appearance in Season 13 of the Discovery show. For that season, Ken’s adversary, Shawn, was the new captain of the Myrtle Irene, and fans had some interesting theories as to why he left the show.
But Ken confessed that he wanted to focus on beach mining for the time being — which obviously wasn’t a satisfactory answer since he was such a major part of prior seasons. Plus, if he really was leaving the show, wouldn’t he or the producers put out an official statement instead?
Now, coming to fan theories, the most interesting one said that the producers no longer wanted him on the show due to the lawsuit (that we discussed above). Also, another theory stated that because of the incident with the cable, Ken lost his credibility as the Gold King. So, he was fired!
Ken Kerr Net Worth
Bering Sea Gold star Ken Kerr flaunted a net worth of above $2 million in 2022.
This reality star is the owner of the famous Myrtle Irene dredge, a 600-ton dredging machine. Also, as per some reports, he owned about 380 patented mining claims and had 900 acres on lease.
His dredge i.e. the 120-foot Myrtle Irene was currently the largest in Nome, Alaska and their inland mine is currently one of the grandest in the country. (It was said, Shawn Pomrenke was taking over Myrtle Irene.)
Besides that, Ken also famously built up the Arctic Sea and Arctic Gold Mining companies with his business partner David (Dave) Young. These two massive mining corporations were mining operations on the sea and land, respectively.
Prior to being named Arctic Gold Mining, the company was known as Nome Gold Alaska. After the name change/sale, land holdings, and all of Nome Gold Alaska equipment were also transferred to Arctic Gold Mining. And then, Ken and David became two of the five new principal owners of the trade.
Furthermore, Ken was also listed as the owner of Windriver Holdings (now defunct) and Ken Kerr Automotive Equipment Ltd.
Is Ken Kerr On Instagram?
No, Ken Kerr isn’t on Instagram or any other social media.
Where Is Ken Kerr From?
Ken didn’t reveal his hometown. But in 2023, he resided in Bakersfield, CA.
When Is Ken Kerr Birthday?
Ken receives his birthday wish in July and is either of Cancer or Leo zodiac.
How Tall Is Ken Kerr?
The reality star Ken stands tall at a height of above 6 feet (183 cm).