About Hugh Rowland
Hugh Rowland is a truck driver, entrepreneur, and TV personality from Canada, known for his uncompromising, challenging spirit.
He is best-known for his appearance on the History Channel reality show, 'Ice Road Truckers'. Hugh Rowland had been a determined truck driver even before the show debuted.
However, the show that chronicled his and his crew's efforts made him famous, as millions watched it in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada. Hugh Rowland served as the main series driver from 2007 to 2014, appearing in 112 episodes.
Hugh Rowland Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Hugh Rowland's net worth?
Hugh Rowland has amassed a sizable fortune through his trucking company, appearances on 'Ice Road Truckers', and other business ventures. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
How much does Hugh Rowland earn per year?
Hugh Rowland's exact annual income is not known, but it is estimated that he earns around $500,000 per year from his appearances on 'Ice Road Truckers'.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Hugh Rowland?
Hugh Rowland is 5 ft 8 in (173cm) tall.
How old is Hugh Rowland?
Hugh Rowland was born on September 23, 1957. He is currently 63 years old and will turn 64 in September 2022.
Childhood And Education
Hugh Rowland was born in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, in 1957. His parents were Canadian, but there is no information available regarding them. As Hugh Rowland's family owned a farm, he was able to learn to drive at the age of six. At a young age, he learned how to ride horses on his parents' farm in Alberta. Later, he taught himself to drive massive trucks, a source of income for the family. The young Hugh learned ice trucking in the Northwest Territories at age 15 and continued after obtaining a license for large trucks.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Hugh Rowland's partner?
Hugh Rowland is married to Dianne Rowland, his childhood sweetheart. Hugh posted their wedding photo on his Facebook page in 2010. Hugh Rowland is the father of three daughters. His daughters are married with children and he enjoys being a grandfather.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Hugh Rowland's passion for trucking led to his appearance in the History Channel reality series, 'Ice Road Truckers'. The debut of 'Ice Road Truckers' was one of the network's most-watched series premieres, aired as a standalone documentary as part of their 'Suicide Mission' series. Hugh Rowland and his team are followed as they travel the ice roads in Canada's Northwest Territories, which connect drilling and mining crews to mainland supplies. The ice roads are frozen lakes that can only be traversed at specific times of the year and must be navigated with caution.
Additionally, he appeared on History Channel's 'IRT: Deadliest Roads', a show about trucks that battle the Andes Mountains. Along with the show, he has other business endeavors. He owns a large trucking company and provides various mechanical services. He runs a fleet of heavy equipment, including caterpillars, excavators, trucks, and track machines, in addition to an excavating company. Following his retirement from trucking, Hugh has concentrated on his construction company and his family.
Rowland sustained multiple injuries in an accident in 2014 and permanent damage caused him to be unable to return to his trucking company. Allegedly, he was a passenger in a truck driven by a producer of 'Ice Road Truckers', who lost control and crashed the vehicle. As such, Hugh Rowland filed a lawsuit against the producer.
Hugh Rowland's charity work is unknown.
What awards has Hugh Rowland won?
'Late Night With Conor O'Brien' (2008) and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (2007) are among his award-winning appearances.
Hugh Rowland's Hobbies And Interests
The hobbies of Hugh Rowland include riding horses and playing with his grandchildren.
Other Interesting Hugh Rowland Facts And Trivia
- In 2010, Hugh co-authored a book titled 'On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads'.
- Hugh Rowland goes by the nickname, Polar Bear.
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