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Alaskan Survivalist Marty Raney Biography



Facts of Marty Raney

Birth Date1954
Full NameMarty Raney
OccupationTelevision Personality
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMollee Roestel
No Of Children4
FilmographyHomestead Rescue

Alaskan wilderness lover and survivalist Marty Raney first came to the limelight following his appearance on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska. 

Later, he joined Discovery's Homestead Rescue, followed by Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch.

Raney spent his whole life living off the grid, distancing from the modern world and dealing with extreme environments.

Besides being a host, he is also a former Denali mountain guide, songwriter, and musician.

Early Life-Age And Family

Although being one of the famous faces of reality shows, Raney has managed to live quite a private life. 

As per the sources, he was born in 1954 and is about 65-year-old.

His adventures began at the age of 20 in 1974 in the logging camps of Southeast Alaska. 

His first house, which he built himself, was a floating logging camp on Prince of Wales Island.

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Marty with his kids Matt and Misty Raney

He permanently moved to a homestead in Haines, Alaska, after marrying his wife, Mollee Roestel. 

He and the family have been living away from modern conveniences ever since.

Wife And Children-Father Of Matt Raney And Misty Raney

The reality star Raney is married to Mollee Roestel. The couple tied the knot in 1974 and is happily together, going stronger than ever. 

She also makes a few appearances with him on the show Homestead Rescue.

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Adventurous Duo-Marty and his wife Mollee on one of the many mountain trips

Marty and Mollee have four kids-two, sons- Miles and Matt Raney and two daughters, Melanee and Misty Raney, and three grandkids. 

Misty and Matt Raney are the series regulars who with their father help others build their home in the wilderness of Alaska.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Marty Raney? Host Of Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch

Marty is a host and a producer of Discovery's popular show, Homestead Rescue and Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch: Raney Ranch. 

As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at $1 million with a $200k annual salary. He reportedly earns around $100k per episode.

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Raney is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million

Raney and the family also run a business, Alaska Stone and Log, where they would work with stonework and log work using natural building materials.

The 65-year-old survivalist first appeared on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska. 

He was, in fact, the only cast member who appeared on every season of the show.

Later, Marty joined Discovery channel's Homestead Rescue and his family, especially Misty and Matt Raney. 

The Raney, with their expertise in farming, hunting, and building, would help others build their home to live off the grid. They appeared on the show for five seasons.

"I think this is why Discovery tuned in on me is that I had this long history of living all over Alaska, a lot of it remote and unique," Marty explained."… I think Discovery liked the fact that my family had an adventurous, ongoing Alaskan history happening."

The family then came with the show's sequel, Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch, which premiered in 2021.

Former Musician And Mountain Guide

Similarly, an Alaskan outdoorsman is also a former Denali mountain guide, musician, and songwriter. 

One of his notable projects was the documentary Climb Against the Odds. In addition, Marty also appeared in the movie Spirit of Alaska as a climbing guide.

He also gave music to Han-Denali, a Japanese film and book, The Great Summit Series, McKinley: Grand Mountain of the Far North, BBC travel documentary, An Idiot Abroad, Strummit from the Summit, The High One (China, US), and the the so on.

The Homestead Rescue host also wrote a book titled 'Homestead Survival AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO YOUR GREAT ESCAPE,' which will be published on August 30, 2022.

Controversies: Is Homestead Rescue A Fake Show?

Homestead Rescue is a series about showing ways to live in Alaska wilderness and aims to help people survive off the grid. 

Though it seems authentic, few people have actually claimed the show to be fake.

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Discovery Channel's Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch featuring Marty Raney and his family

One of them was a couple named Kim and Josh Zabec, who claimed that the show made them look like amateurs when, in fact, they were already successful homesteaders. 

Raney's helped them fix their farm in the episode after the pigs ruined it.

However, later, the pair claimed they already knew how to fix the problem, but the show made them call the Raney's for help. 

They filed the lawsuit claiming that the production misled them, and they were expecting a spot on the show as well-established homesteaders.

Both the Raney family and the production have not commented on the topic.

Updated On Fri Jun 24 2022 Published OnFri Jun 24 2022 By Riley

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