Sue Aikens’ biography: net worth, salary, husband, divorce, children, career

Sue Aikens’ biography: net worth, salary, husband, divorce, children, career

Sue Aikens is a renowned American television personality. She is popularly known for starring in Life Below Zero, a reality TV show that documents her life in the wilderness. Besides being a reality TV personality, Sue is a television producer.

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Sue Aikens attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Amy Sussman
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Sue Aikens is, undoubtedly, an extraordinary woman. Her survival techniques, courage, determination, and perseverance portrayed in the Alaskan wild always amaze many. Over the years, she has survived the most challenging weather conditions and wild animal attacks, but that has never stopped her from doing what she loves most, which is adventure.

Profile summary

Full nameSusan Aikens
Date of birth 1 July 1963
Age60 years old (as of 2024)
Zodiac signCancer
Place of birthIllinois, United States
Current residenceAlaska, United States
Height5'5" (165 cm)
Weight169 lbs (77 kgs)
Hair colourGrey
Eye colourBrown
Relationship statusIn a relationship
PartnerMichael G Heinrich
SchoolLowell Whiteman School
ProfessionReality television star, producer, entrepreneur
Net worth$500,000

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Sue Aikens' biography

Susan Aikens was born on 1st July 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Sue Aikens' parents separated between the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the time, younger Sue Aikens was around 12 years old. Speaking in an interview on The Ellen Show, she told Melissa McCarthy,

And between the late '60s and early '70s, mom wanted to leave dad. Divorce was happening; it was not popular back then. So, she gave me a paper bag and said we're moving to Alaska.

Growing up, she moved from one place to another. Fortunately enough, she was able to graduate high school at the age of 13. Later, she learned how to fly an aeroplane.

How old is Sue Aikens from Life Below Zero?

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As of 2024, Sue Aikens' age is 60 years. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

What does Sue Aikens do for a living?

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Sue has had an exciting career on TV. Since making her debut, she has become a darling for many who love what she does. Many of her followers, however, recognize her for Life Below Zero.

So far, she has starred on the television show for around seven years. All 20 seasons of the show have been airing on National Geographic Channel. Interestingly, the show has won 16 Emmys nominations and eight awards.

Her life in the Alaskan wild has not been an easy one. She has encountered several challenges. Sue Aikens' bear attack saw her undergo hip surgery. Even so, that did not stop her from appearing on the show.

In 2018, she announced that she was planning to vacate Kavik River Camp, a place she has been calling home for more than one and a half decades. She intends to have a backup plan if the government decides to kick her out. She is also moving out of the camp because of her age.

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Besides Life Below Zero, she has appeared in several other adventurous TV shows. They include:

YearTV series
2010Sarah Palin's Alaska
2011-2012Flying Wild Alaska
2014Fox and Friends
2014Access Daily
2014The Joe Rogan Experience
2019The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2013-presentLife Below Zero

What did Sue Aikens do before Life Below Zero?

At that time, Sue actively pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous TV series and reality shows. Additionally, she took on the roles of a Station Agent and Supervisor in four episodes of the TV series Flying Wild Alaska.

What is Sue Aikens' net worth?

According to Alaska TV Shows, Sue Aikens' net worth is estimated to be approximately $500k. She is among the richest on the show.

How much does Sue Aikens make on Life Below Zero?

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Bearing in mind that she is in the main cast, her pay is impressive. Reports have it that she makes around $4,500 per episode. She is among the highest-paid cast members on the show.

Is Sue Aikens married?

Sue Aikens from life below zero
Sue Aikens attends the 2019 ABC Walt Disney Television Upfront at Tavern on the Green in New York City. Photo: Taylor Hill
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Sue Aikens is not married, but she is in a relationship with Michael G Heinrich. She has been married before. The Nat Geo star's first husband allegedly succumbed to a brain tumour. There is little about him in the public domain, including his name. Later, she married Eddie James.

The couple was together for around 17 years before Eddie passed away in 2004. Their marriage resulted in the birth of two children, a boy and a girl.

Where is Sue Aikens now?

Sue Aikens from Life Below Zero is busy managing the Kavik River Camp in Alaska. Her recent work was working as an executive producer of the film Panama, which features actors such as Mel Gibson, Cole Hauser and Kate Katzman.

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How did Sue Aikens lose weight?

In 2020, Sue Aikens lost around 75 pounds (35 kilograms). As a result, fans assumed she underwent surgery to achieve weight loss, but these are just speculations.

Quick facts about Sue Aikens

  • Sue has been living along the Kavik River for two decades.
  • Sue is of native North American heritage.
  • She resides nearly 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

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