Kevin Beets is a gold miner and a television personality who stars in one of Discovery Channel’s highest-rated reality shows, Gold Rush. In the series, he is considered the “prince of mining” because he has been in the industry since his early teens. As of 2023, Kevin Beets has a net worth of $2 million.
On June 10, 1988, Kevin was born in Arizona, United States. He is the eldest son of the infamous gold mining power couple, Tony and Minnie Beets. He was raised with three siblings, Monica, Mike and Bianca who also feature in the show.
At the age of 13, he started working in the mining industry. Six years later, he was in charge of leading workers for his father. Around this time, he was studying at the University of New Brunswick for a degree in leadership.
After that, he developed a passion for technology and decided to dive deeper into it. Eventually, he returned to his old university and got a computer science degree. Later on, he decided to return to the family business.
In 2011, Kevin Beets was challenged with his first major task in the field, leading the Eureka Campsite for three years. Since he’s fond of working with heavy equipment, he became a master of operating machinery.
Other than that, he also enjoyed welding, mechanic work, and fabrication. Being a young miner, he preferred to use more modern means of dredging, unlike his father Tony.
At the age of 33, he successfully supervised a large group of miners. As a leader who’s into tech and innovation, he uses his engineering skills to help keep dredges running and maximize their profitability.
Kevin’s debut in Gold Rush came in season five of the show in 2014. He started off working at the Paradise Hill Claim, one of the most successful claims in the Klondike. At the Clear Creek Claim, he was also seen disassembling a bacon strip machine and reassembling it at Eureka Creek Claim.
Since then, he has made numerous appearances in the series. Eventually, he established himself as one of the main cast members. Kevin gained fame because of his outstanding work as a mechanic and operator.
Based on his achievements, it is very evident that Kevin is hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps. He has big shoes to fill as Tony Beets is known as the “King of the Klondike.”
Net Worth and Earnings
Working on Gold Rush, a cast member’s estimated salary is $10,00 to $25,000 per episode. Aside from this, Kevin also has his earnings from being a machine operator. However, his exact income from his crew is not yet revealed. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that it’s a big factor in Kevin Beets’ $2 million fortune. In comparison, Tony Beets is worth a whopping $15 million!
Even with how demanding Kevin’s job is, he still has managed to maintain a healthy love life and is currently dating Faith Teng. There’s not much information on the internet about their dating life, but Faith regularly appears on Gold Rush.