Quick Facts of

  • Net Worth$30 million
  • First NameMike
  • Middle NameGregory
  • Last Name Rowe
  • CareerNarrator
  • Age60 years
  • Height1.83m
  • MotherPeggy Rowe
  • FatherJohn Rowe

Mike Rowe is an American television host as well as a narrator who is known for his work in the CNN series, Somebody’s Gotta Do It and Discovery Channel series, Dirty Jobs. Currently, he hosts a series called Returning the Favor produced for Facebook.

Maryland Born Mike Rowe Graduated from Towson University

Mike Rowe was born on March 18, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland as Michael Gregory Rowe. He is the son of  John and Peggy Rowe. Both of his parents were teachers. He grew up along with his two younger siblings. 

Talking about education, he completed his schooling from Overlea High School and joined Essex Community college. Later on, he joined  Towson University from where he received a degree in communication studies.

Is He Dating or Married?

The 58 years old, Mike Rowe is yet to be married. Also he doesn’t seem to be involved in any kind of relationship. But once he was in a long term dating relationship with an actress, Danielle Burgio. The former pair also remained very low key about thier love life.

Mike Rowe with ex-girlfriend, Danielle Burgio
Mike Rowe with ex-girlfriend, Danielle Burgio

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Spying incident

While being interview by the Huffington Post, he revealed that someone was spying on him from a drone as he came to hear the buzzing noise in his backyard. Explaining the incident, he said that he could shoot the drone but he was not wearing clothes at that time and he doesn’t want to circulate off dress pictures in the media.

How Much is His Net Worth?

The TV host as well as a narrator Mike Rowe has a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2022, he is one of the millionaires having $30 million worth in his account. As per some of the reliable sources, he is supposed to make around $10 million per year.

As of now, he resides in an apartment in San Francisco where the average cost of an apartment is around $300 thousand. For his ride, he has a 98 Toyota Solara and a 2007 Ford F150.

Career Journey!!!

Soon after the completion of his graduation, he started working for Your New Home on WJZ-TV. He worked over there for 15 years and started working in QVC, a home-shopping TV network in the 90s. While he was in QVC from 1990-1993, Mike Rowe made sales of $10 million worth simulated diamonds.

He’s also worked as a TV host for Worst-Case Scenarios (TBS), Evening Magazine (KPIX-TV). But, he received fame only after he worked as the host for Dirty Jobs from 2003 to 2012.

Since then he has hosted and narrated several shows such as 


  • After the Catch (2007- 2012)
  • Bering Sea Gold (2013- 2014)
  • Somebody’s Gotta Do It (2014- 2015)


  • Ghost Hunters (2004- 2010)
  • Ghost Hunters International (2008- 2010)
  • How the Universe Works (2014- Present)

As of now, he is the host of the series called  Returning the Favor produced for Facebook. Moreover, he also hosts Somebody’s Gotta Do It (2017- Present).

As a narrator, he is working for Deadliest Catch (2005- Present) and for Airplane Repo (2013- Present).