Is Rick Steves Gay or Married To Wife? Net Worth, Biography

Rick Steves is an American author and traveller. He rose to fame after hosting a travel series,  Rick Steves’ Europe on public television. Rick’s travel philosophy is loved by the people as it encourages them to explore less-touristy areas of destinations. So far now, Rick has written multiple travel guides. Besides, Steves was a syndicated newspaper columnist. 

One of Steve’s impressive travel guides is “Europe Through the Back Door.”Having an impressive working history, Rick often gains into the media appearance however, questions about his sexual orientation are also commonly asked on the internet. This article will uncover every detail about his married life and wife. 

Is Rick Steves Gay or Married to wife?

Rick Steves is not gay but the rumors about his sexuality have remained in the limelight for a long time. Being in the spotlight, people often make unwanted speculations about their personal life. So, Steves also became the victim of the same as there is no fact about Steves being gay.

Despite all the rumours, Rick has not opened up his mouth about this matter. Besides that, Steves was previously married to Anne Steves. Rick and Anne met each other before he became a prominent travel writer. After dating for some years, the duo reportedly got married in 1984.

After tying the knot, the Steves couple even welcomed two kids, a son named Andy and a daughter named Jackie. Their son, Andy chose the same career path as his father as he founded Weekend Student Adventures Europe, a travel company. Andy even wrote Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget.

Image of Rick Steves with his girlfriend Shelley.

Meanwhile, the marriage between Rick and Anne lasted for some years as they got divorced in 2010. Since divorcing Rick, Anne has kept herself far from the public eye. Apart from that, Rick was later in a relationship with Reverend Shelley Bryan Wee. Not to mention, Wee is a Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Shelley is also reported to be a divorced woman with children. They rarely spend time together as both of them are focused on their work. Sometimes, both of them take out time and live together in Edmonds. Likewise, the couple has travelled to many places including France and  Morocco.

Rick Steves Net Worth In 2024

Rick Steves enjoys a net worth of $15 million. He is an established travel writer, author, and television personality. So, Steves has multiple income sources. Further, Steves is famous for uncovering various hidden gems in Europe. In 2005, he also hosted his show Rick Steves’ Europe which ran for a long time.

Image of Rick Steves posted on Facebook.

Similarly, Steves has a popular radio show called Travel with Rick Steves. Being a prolific writer, Steves has written many travel books. From all of his works, Rick is making a good profit. Also, he lives a quality life.

Having a huge fortune, Rick spends the money in a good way. In 2017, he donated a 24-unit apartment complex to the YWCA in Seattle. He also made plans to give homes to homeless individuals in the city. 

Rick Steves Biography

Rick Steves was born Richard John Steves Jr. on May 10, 1955, in Barstow, California, U.S. His parents Richard John Steves and June Erna Steves alongside his two sisters Jan and Linda. The Califonia native moved to Edmonds, Washington in 1967. His family also owned a piano store called Steves Sound of Music. 

As for his educational background, Steves went to the University of Washington. He graduated in 1978 majoring in European history and business administration. When Rick was in his 20s, he began teaching travel classes through The Experimental College at his alma mater, the University of Washington. 

Meanwhile, he was also working as a tour guide in the summer. Not only that, but he also worked as a piano teacher. In the year 1980, Steves self-published the first edition of his travel skills book ETBD. 

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