Josh Gates Net Worth

How much is Josh Gates worth?

Net Worth:$3.5 Million
Profession:Professional TV Presenter
Date of Birth:August 10, 1977
Country:United States of America
1.87 m

About Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an American archaeologist, author, explorer, television producer, and television presenter. He’s best known for being the host and executive producer of the Syfy shows “Destination Truth” and “Stranded”. Apart from these two, he’s also known for working in “The Discovery Channel” series “Expedition Unknown” and “Legendary Locations”. He has hosted many other television series, live specials, and documentaries.

American television presenter, television producer and author Josh Gates has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars, as of 2021. Gates was the host and co-executive producer of Destination Truth and Stranded on Syfy. Currently he hosts and co-executive produces The Discovery Channel series Expedition Unknown and also Legendary Locations.

How Did Josh Gates Get So Rich?

The television producer and host became rich thanks to his television series “Legendary Locations”, Expedition Unknown”, and “Expedition X”. His first appearance on television came in the ESPN television series “Beg, Borrow and Deal” on an episode that aired in 2002. After several appearances on “Flavor of Love” and “Destination Truth 2.5”, he began hosting the documentary “Ghost Hunters International” from 2007 to 2012. From his work on the television series as the lead investigator, he made nearly $100.000.

Concurrently with his work on the documentary, also in 2007, he became a leading character in the acclaimed series “Ghost Hunters”, where he appeared in 12 episodes until 2013. As part of the “Ghost Hunters” team, the television personality also joined the documentary “Ghost Hunters International”. Beginning in 2013, he started participating in television series and talk shows such as “Stranded”, “Larry King Now”, “Home and Family”, and “Legend Has It” that brought him a little over $250.000 in total.

Why is he so famous?

Josh Gates is famous for working on television channels such as SyFy and The Discovery Channel among many others. He was born on August 10, 1977, in Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts. He attended the local Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School, from which he graduated in 1995. He then attended the Tufts University based in Medford, Massachusetts, and towards the end of the century received a major in archeology and drama. Around the same time, from 1996 to 1998, he began working at the University of Maryland, thanks to which he studied abroad (in Israel) and performed deep sea excavations.

Beginning the new millennium, Gates continued to follow his passion and worked as an archeologist for the next couple of years. Driven by his love for nature, the archeologist was able to travel to more than 70 countries around the globe, where he probed the deep sea fandoms and scaled some of the favorite tourist attractions such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua. After his educational work had ended, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a photographer but instead found himself working as a television producer and presenter.

What Makes Him So Successful?

What makes this television star so successful are his many appearances on television series and documentaries, some of which he even directed and produced. The first show that he produced is “Destination Truth”, that aired from June 2007 to April 2012. Josh produced nearly 30 of the 55 episodes of the Syfy show. At the same time, he also produced and starred in the SyFy mini-series “Stranded” and “Cesar Millan: Doggie’s Nightmares”.

Besides taking part in various series, specials, and documentaries, Gates was also an occasional actor in the 2000s. His first film appearance was in the short 2003 comedy film “Party Foul”. Other films that he appeared in are “Singularity”, “Hard Cell”, “Cookie de Mayo” and “Carpet Diem”. Since 2015, with the debut of the popular adventure and mystery series “Expedition Unknown”, Josh Gates’ career in the entertainment business truly hit its peak. He went on to produce and take part in all 40 episodes of the show and, he even became the producer and television star of “Ghost Nation” (from 2019) and “Expedition X” (from 2020).


Josh Gates is a television personality that rose to prominence in the late 2000s when he began appearing in adventurous, mysterious, and supernatural television series. After achieving mainstream recognition, he became the host and director of many television productions such as “Destination Truth”, “Stranded”, and “Expedition Unknown”.

As of now, the net worth of the former archaeologist and explorer exceeds $3 million and, most recently, he became an author. In 2011, he released his very first book titled “Destination Truth: The Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” based on his career and life experiences that took place in the previous decade or so.

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