Wesley Richardson “can take anything and make anything out of it.” No wonder, he was a part of Gold Rush: White Water ever since its inaugural season in 2018.
So, what more secrets does this handyman hold? Learn all about him as this Wesley Richardson Bio proceeds.
Wesley Richardson On Gold Rush
Wesley Richardson describes himself as the “MacGyver” of the group mining for gold on Gold Rush: White Water. This ingenious craftsman has worked with the Hurt brothers for years and surely without his help, the miners would have been in a lot of trouble than they should.
For instance, back when the divers were struggling with one rock basket. He constructed a pair of oversized sleds to out tons of rocks with two of them. “This will probably hold a four or five hundred pound rock — if they can roll it into this thing, we can pull it out,” he said at the time.
That sled later proved to be extremely crucial for the operation.
Also, Wesley is Dakota Fred Hurt and Dustin Hurt’s go-to craftsman whenever they needed some equipment.
For the new Gold Rush fans, Wesley didn’t just join the show for its “White Water” spinoff. He’s been a part of it ever since it first aired on Discovery Channel back in 2013.
He’s also been a part of Gold Rush: The Dirt, Gold Blood, and All The Glitters.
Wesley Richardson Net Worth
Wesley Richardson garnered a net worth of under $500 thousand by 2022.
He was then working as a designer and test pilot of his self-owned company named New Age Mining Equipment. His company was also the manufacturer of The Eliminator series Reverse Helix Gold Trommels — “Proven, effective recovery to 300-mesh minus!”
According to him, New Age Mining Equipment was ideal for sampling and testing in both large and small-scale mining operations. And great for concentrate-clean-up in larger-scale mining operations and prospecting clubs or common dig operations.
Besides that, Wesley is also a reality star appearing on Gold Rush: White Water.
Reportedly, its casts were paid anywhere from $10 – $25 thousand per episode. So, he probably earned somewhere in mid-range of that.
In case you haven’t heard of the show, Gold Rush was all about documenting gold miners who agreed to film coverage while they are engaging in their work. And just like any other series, it also involved dramas within the co-stars and their families.
How Old Is Wesley Richardson?
Wesley Richardson was 63 years of age when he appeared on Gold Rush: White Water in 2022.
But though he might have already hit that “old-age” range, Wesley shared that he still felt like in his 40’s then.
Also, he is one of the oldest cast on Gold Rush.
Wesley Richardson Wife
Wesley Richardson’s wife is former military personnel named Deborah Erekson Richardson. The duo has been together ever since they were young and shares a daughter named Shawna Misiong.
Their daughter, Shawna is a Corpus Christi, Texas-raised child who went on to become an interior designer and the founder of The Eclective, an eclectic collection of home furnishings, decor, and gifts.
As of 2022, Shawna resided in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Michael Misiong (married on November 8, 2008) and their beautiful two kids.
Talking a little about Deborah’s family, she is the daughter of Randall Erekson (who died in 1991) and Marilyn Erekson Lambert. She has two sisters named Celia Lambert Williford (married to Robert) and Linda Drescher, and four brothers named Jeffrey (married to Glenda), Dave, Rick (married to Patty), and Randall “Randy” Kingston Erekson, Jr. (who passed away at the age of 49 in November 2010).
Is Wesley Richardson On Instagram?
Unforautnaly, we couldn’t find Wesley on Instagram.
But, get in touch with him over Facebook @wesley.richardson.90.
Most of his Youtube videos even showcased his works for extracting gold.
Wesley Richardson Brother
Wesley Richardson’s brother Paul Richardson is also a Gold Rush: White Water star who was forced to leave the show alongside his wife Dustin Hurts after its season 3.
In case you missed that drama, Paul’s wife Kayla had been having issues with her family who had a very traditional outlook on mining. What’s more, her stepbrother, Dustin didn’t even hesitate to say that he doesn’t think women should be in the mining industry.
So, to keep Kayla away from mining, her stepbrother Dustin Hurts asked the producers to kick her, or else, he wouldn’t have done the show.
Well, to be honest, Paul didn’t exactly have to leave the show. But being the supportive husband that he is, the star decided to stick by his wife’s side.
Paul was also a regular Gold Rush franchise cast who appeared on its earliest season Gold Rush: The Dirt back in 2013.
When Is Wesley Richardson Birthday?
Wesley receives his birthday wishes on March 16.
He hails from Corpus Christi, Texas, and resided in Pipe Creek, Texas as of 2022.
How Tall Is Wesley Richardson?
This reality star stands tall at a height under 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
Who Are Wesley Richardson’s Parents?
Wesley was born to their parents, Paul S. and Jeannette Richardson.
His father, Paul worked for Beck & Sons in Corpus Christi for 25 years and went on to run a machine and fab shop in the same area for 25 years. Sadly, he passed away from lung cancer on March 25, 2014.
Also, Wesley has an uncle and aunt named Charles Richardson and Eva Jo Echols.