Yule and Ruth Kilcher, who came from Swiss and Alaskan background, are the head of the famous Kilcher Family. This family came into the limelight because of their show that airs on the Discovery channel, “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” The show documents their lifestyle of living without plumbing or modern heating and carrying out their day to day activities like farming and hunting. Their homestead is located eleven miles outside of Homer. The singer Jewel, who is the daughter of Atz Lee Kilcher, has also appeared in this show. The show which runs for 44 mins on the Discovery channel is in its 9th season.
Early life and biography
Yuke Kilcher and Ruth Weber were Swiss descendants and settled in the United States after escaping from Switzerland in the years 1936 and 1941, respectively, at the period of World War II. They were friends before, but soon fell in love and tied the knot. They were blessed with eight children, six girls, namely Stellavera Kilcher, Fay Graham, Catkin Kilcher, Wurtilla Hepp, Mossy Kilcher, and Sunrise Sjoberg and two boys, namely, Otto Kilcher and Atz Kilcher.
Yuke died in 1998, but his name and legacy were preserved even three generations later. His name is now known worldwide.
People came to know about them because of their show, “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” which airs on the Discovery Channel. The show documents their lifestyle of living without plumbing or modern heating and carrying out their day to day activities like farming and hunting. The show specializes in the genre of Reality show and survival skills. It stars Otto Kilcher, Charlotte Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Bonnie Kilcher-Dupree, Atz Lee Kilcher, Jane Kilcher, Eivin Kilcher, Eve Kilcher, and Shane Kilcher.
The show is narrated by Bray Poor and UK narrator Hugo Speer. It runs for forty-four mins approx excluding commercials. The show’s executive producers are Daniel Soiseth, Grant Kahler, Cameo Wallace, and Philip Day. Its distributor is Discovery Communications. It consists of 9 seasons and 140 episodes. The first season they were aired on December 29, 2011, and the second season aired on October 2, 2012, and the third season aired on October 6, 2013, and the third and fourth season aired on October 6, 2013, and October 5, 2014.
The fifth season they were broadcast on October 4, 2015, and the sixth season aired on October 9, 2016, and the seventh and eighth season aired on September 15, 2017, and October 7, 2018, respectively. The current season, the ninth season, premiered on October 6, 2019. In 2015, Atz Lee and his wife Jane were held guilty for using a helicopter while hunting, which is illegal in Alaska. The charges were dismissed, but the TV company was fined $17,500.
Apart from being in a famous TV show, some of the members have diverse careers. Atz Kilcher is a musician, and Eivin Kilcher acted in a TV commercial. The family has attracted many fans because of their active and nature-friendly lifestyle.
Awards & Achievements
The show won two awards throughout their career. They won the Award of Distinction at the 2013 Communicator Awards and the Bronze-Main Title award at the 2013 Telly Award. The show got nominated for the Best Show or Series at the 2013 CableFax’s Program & Top Ops Awards, the Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming at the 2014 Emmy Awards, and the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
Net Worth of Kilcher Family in 2024
As of February 2024, The family has earned a lot of fortune since the death of Yuke Kilcher. Jane Kilcher, a fisherwoman, has a net worth of $3.5 million. She has inspired many girls through her skills and talent to go for the best positions.
Otto Kilcher has a net worth of $4 million. He earned this money from his profession as a mechanic and a machinist. He collects antique and valuable equipment. His landholdings were also a part of the reason for his net worth.
Atz Lee Kilcher has a net worth of $2.5 million, which he earned from his career as an actor. He is the father of the famous singer Jewel. He has made most of his fortune from acting in the family’s show “Alaska: Last Frontier.”
Evin Kilcher has made a net worth of $2 million by appearing in their famous family show “Alaska: Last Frontier.” He has not revealed any other source of income. His whole net worth is the result of him appearing in the show.
Atz Kilcher has a net worth of $6.5 million. He also bagged this fortune by appearing in their family show “Alaska: Last Frontier.” He is also a musician, which further helped him in gaining this fortune.
Jewel Kilcher has the highest net worth among them, which is $32 million. She has earned millions by being a very successful singer and also by appearing in the show.
Kilcher Family has won the heart of many people because of their active and nature-friendly yet hard lifestyle, which is very much needed at this time as the world is suffering from climate changes, global warming, and whatnot. They have always been kind to nature and don’t use any items that may harm quality. They have their show on the Discovery channel called “Alaska: Last Frontier,” which has helped them to bag fortunes. They have inspired many people worldwide and will continue to do so.