Matt Graham is an American specialist in “primitive skills” and a TV personality who co-hosted the Discovery Channel reality show Dual Survival, and also Dude, you’re screwed. Matt Graham has a net worth of $3 million
A renowned survivalist, Matt Graham is specialized in primitive skills and takes pride in living away from modern life and civilization. This passion of his has not only turned into a career for the South Dakota native but has landed him in the spotlight with millions of fans teeming up around the world.
The idea of living in the wild away from modern civilization is not something that would appeal to ordinary people. But while the danger and risk involved in constant interaction with nature thousands of miles from civilization would rightly discourage most people from taking up such a challenge, someone like Matt Graham lives for it. Apparently, that adrenaline rush he gets in the wild is what fuels his passion and he doesn’t seem ready to trade it for anything.
Who is Matt Graham?
Matt was born in Pierre, South Dakota, in the United States of America. His date of birth is given as August 8, 1974, making him 48 years old. Due to his strict privacy policies, his early life details are not public knowledge but we do know that he began his foray into the reality TV world from an early age when he picked interest in the wonders of nature and thrills of adventure.
He was just a curious 7-year-old when he became interested in the lives of Native Americans and spent time reading books about them. Instead of making him scared or discouraged from living such a style, the primitive tools used by the Natives intrigued Matt, and that interest birthed the urge to learn more and even practise the lifestyle. At 15, the young lad became very adventurous, evolving into a rock climber and triathlete among other skills.
He Fell In Love With Nature During A Family Vacation In The Mountains
Apparently, Matt Graham grew up in a family that appreciates nature and they spent quite some time relaxing in the great outdoors. According to the survivalist, he fell in love with nature when his family spent a vacation in a cabin located in the mountains. There, he felt a connection to forest life and realized how boring modern life could be without the beauty of nature. Matt was 23 when he set a record for covering 1700 miles while crossing the California crest in 58 days.
Spending time in the woods has become a lifestyle for Matt who makes use of his bow and arrow to hunt for food. He targets deer, rabbits, and squirrels and he catches his prey using primitive traps. Vegetables and fruits also form part of his diet during his months of adventure as he would consume wild greens, pine nuts, and buffalo berries. He also goes fishing.
He Calls Himself A Primitive Survival Expert
Matt Graham proudly calls himself a primitive survival expert. You probably never heard of that before now but he favors this title more than the many professional career roles in the world today. Rightly so, there’s almost no better title to give a man who spends six months of the year, exploring nature and interacting with dangerous animals in the wilderness with no modern facility to help him survive.
Matt Graham has mastered all kinds of spear use, longbow, and other weapons for survival in the forest. A pro at Judo, Do, TaeKwon, Wushu Kung fu, Jeet Kune Do, and all kinds of primitive fighting skills, Matt is always ready for any challenge he meets during his adventures. The self-acclaimed survival expert runs 50 miles a day for breakfast during the months he spends in the wild.
Matt Graham Co-hosted Dude, You’re Screwed and Dual Survival On Discovery Channel
Away from his primitive lifestyle but still because of it, Graham served as a co-host of the Discovery Channel reality television show Dude, You’re Screwed and co-hosted Dual Survival – season 4, season 5, and part of season 6. He joined the cast of National Geographic Channel’s Live Free or Die in 2016.
Beyond the primitive adventures, Matt works with the Ansari Outdoor Program, a therapy project for newcomers in his field and serves as an instructor for the Canadian Cadets and the Young Marines. To share his knowledge, he often takes interested wildlife adventurers on upscale training courses.
When you see him in his element, exploring the forest and mountains, you might think he is just a bushman but Matt Graham is a published author with the book – Epic Survival to his credit. Of course, the book contains his survival experiences. Basically, the reality TV star is bent on building a legacy around his love for nature and primitive life. He is also working hard to teach other interested individuals how to make the most of their passion for the wild.
What is Matt Graham’s Net Worth?
From reality shows where people go to find love to adventures in the wild and many other niches, a lot of people have risen to prominence on TV and Matt Graham takes his pride of place as one of them. Notably, these shows go beyond turning the cast members into celebrities to make them richer.
You can say that Matt Graham has an uncommon ability to make a fortune from a passion and lifestyle that most people would never subscribe to.
The reality TV star earns over $200,000 every year and his estimated net worth currently stands at an impressive $3 million.
Where is Matt Graham Now?
From his days of serving as a TV host/talent producer on several Discovery Channel shows, including Dual Survival, Dude, You’re Screwed, Graham has continued his quest into the wild. He has also co-hosted Live free or Die, Bushcraft Build Off, and appeared in the documentary Living Wild.
To make sure his rich knowledge of the wild and nature doesn’t go to waste, he has resorted to teaching survival skills through Boulder Outdoor Survival School, Anasazi Outdoor Program, Wingate, True Nature Farm, Earth Living Skills School, and more.
Now 48 years of age, Matt is mostly found in primitive structures he puts up in, somewhere in the remote area of southern Utah. He spends time honing his survival skills and taking up fresh ones from his counterparts.
Is Matt Graham Married?
It doesn’t really come as a surprise to know that Matt has never been in any known relationship or marriage and has no children that we know of. Considering the level of risk he takes by living an unconventional life, nobody is expected to keep him as a partner, unless he’s lucky to find someone who doesn’t mind or shares the same passion.
For this reason and more that we are not aware of, the Discovery Channel co-host’s love life is non-existent. Besides, he doesn’t show any interest in sharing the details of his personal life with his fans. What his legion of fans gets is mostly clips of his life in the wild.