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Jimmy Riffle Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Jimmy Riffle
Place Of Birth
Florida, USA
55 years old
Birth Date
August 10 1968

Jimmy Riffle Facts

Child Star?
Alligator Wrestler, TV Personality
Education & Qualifications
South Plantation High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
George Riffle, Kim Riffle
Andy Riffle

About Jimmy Riffle 

American TV personality, Jimmy Riffle, is famous for his unique style of wrestling known as alligator wrestling.

Jimmy Riffle and his business associate, Paul Bedard, appear on the show Gator Boys, which broadcasts on Animal Planet. In this show, they mutually publicize the rescue effort of alligators.

Jimmy Riffle started his career quite early, as he had always been eager and determined to work with animals since he was a kid. Growing up in Florida, he got several chances to chase his dream. Thus, he began volunteering at Native Village, an alligator zoo located amidst the exotic forests in Hollywood, Florida. At this time, he was only eleven years old. Getting a chance at his goal, he worked hard to adapt to the job and started working at Native Village soon. Here, he got the brilliant opportunity to learn from Mike' Skeet' Johns, who is the owner of the zoo.

It was not long before Jimmy Riffle became the director and manager of National Village, which is also a zoo, only at the age of 18. Currently, he is the co-owner of Gator Boys Alligator Rescue with Paul Bedard. The Gator Boys Alligator Rescue company, as the name suggests, rescues the wildlife animals of various kinds, particularly alligators. Not only this, but Jimmy Riffle and Paul Bedard also wrestle alligators in the Florida Everglades.

Moreover, they are a seen in the TV show, Gator Boys, airing on Animal Planet, which is getting increasingly popular and has more viewer count than ever. In this show, they go around to help people who encounter alligators in their vicinity, like in their backyards, ponds, neighborhoods, and even from their homes.

They respond to calls of such people and humanely capture the alligators with bare hands. Thus, in this process, Jimmy Riffle has helped rescue several alligators and directed them towards their natural habitat. Together, the duo can also be called gator rescuers.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jimmy Riffle's net worth?

Jimmy Riffle has an estimated net worth of $ 500,000.

How much does Jimmy Riffle earn per year?

Jimmy Riffle's exact annual earnings are unknown, but we know his net worth. However, given his sources of income, like alligator wrestling and TV presence on Gator Boys, we can assume Jimmy Riffle has substantial earnings, which adds to his net worth.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jimmy Riffle?

Jimmy Riffle stands tall at a height of 5 ft 10 in (179 cm).

How old is Jimmy Riffle?

Jimmy Riffle was born on August 10, 1968, in Plantation, Florida. So, his age is 53 years as of 2021, and his zodiac sign is Leo.

Childhood And Education

Jimmy Riffle was born in Plantation, Florida, in the United States of America. Born in Plantation, Florida, Jimmy Riffle's father is George Riffle, and his mother is Kim Riffle, both of whom have supported his career choices throughout. Also, he has a brother named Andy Riffle.

Hailing from Plantation, Jimmy Riffle was a student of South Plantation High School, and he is an extremely qualified and educated person. Besides schooling, Jimmy Riffle was an active volunteer at the exotic forests of Florida just at the age of 11. With growing experience, he soon became the director of National Village at the age of 18.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jimmy Riffle's partner?

Jimmy Riffle is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Sara, who also works as a gator rescuer. They have been associated since 2011 and decided to get engaged during their Belize trip, where Jimmy proposed to Sara. No information is available if they are married or if they have a kid together. Although they have posted a picture with a kid on social media, it has not been confirmed whether it is their child.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jimmy Riffle is best known for his work on his show, Gator Boys, which airs on Animal Planet, where he is an alligator rescuer.

Although Jimmy Riffle has an exciting and adventurous career, it does come with some imminent dangers. The fearless alligator wrestler has let people know about his dangerous encounters with alligators. Probably his most vicious encounter was at the age of 18 when a nine feet long alligator bit his right-hand thumb and did not let go for over eight minutes. Only when his mentor, Mike' Skeet' Johns, made an attempt to rescue him was he saved.

After Skeet passed away in 2005, he left Jimmy Riffle the Native Village business. This led Jimmy Riffle to follow in his mentor's footsteps, and he continues to work there, besides exploring the Everglades, the swamps of Florida, and the new areas outside the state. Moreover, on his show, Gator Boys, Jimmy's brother, Andy Riffle, is also seen working with him.

Other Interesting Jimmy Riffle Facts And Trivia

  • Jimmy Riffle has a massive fan following. On Twitter (jimmy_riffle), he speaks mostly about wildlife, animals, and their rights. Also, he is pretty popular on Instagram, and his Instagram account (jimmyriffle) has over 24,500 followers.
  • Jimmy Riffle proposed to his girlfriend, Sara, with a diamond ring.
  • Jimmy Riffle followed the footsteps of his mentor, Skeet, to eventually become the director at National Village.
  • Jimmy Riffle also conducts guided tours, where he explores conservation in the Central American Country of Belize. Interested people are encouraged to participate in Crocodile and Howler Monkey Surveys, along with visiting local rainforests to get a look at the allusive jaguar. Not only this, but this tour also promises to visit Mayan Culture Archeological sites, Caves, and Island culture - thus, getting the authentic taste of the Belizean culture.

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