Chip Hailstone, an American TV personality and a hunter got fame after starring in the documentary TV series Life Below Zero, which showcases the struggle of the hunters in Alaska in below-zero conditions and their basic instincts of surviving.
Ever since the BBC Worldwide produced show premiered in 2013, it has completed 12 seasons as of 2019, which, indeed became a major source of Chip's fortune and fame.
However, Chip also got controversial limelight after he served 15-month in prison, resulting in missing appearance in Season 10 of Life Below Zero.
Back in July 2017, Hailstone (born as Edward) was charged with perjury and false statement that got him 15 months in prison.
Reportedly, Chip, back in 2011, gave a statement to the police stating an Alaskan trooper had physically assaulted his daughter Tinmaiq. However, in another statement, the American TV personality claimed that a Noorvik resident pointed a rifle at his daughter.
The change in the statement, not only got him behind the bars but also got him out for the Season 10 of Life Below Zero.
After the prison, Chip Hailstone returned to the docu-series and appears in the show.
Chip's hunting techniques and adventurous life have already got Hailstone and his family in the 12 seasons of Life Below Zero. As of December 2019, the 50-year-old TV personality owns the net worth of $100,000.
Sources report that the 4-time Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award-winning show earns Chip Hails a sum of $45,000 per year.
Born on March 5, 1969, Edward V. Hailstone aka Chip Hailstone lived in Kalispell, Montana with his parents Daniel and Mary.
In 1988, Hailstone visited Alaska for the first time, at the age of 19 and was fascinated with its beauty of wilderness and adventurous lifestyle.
Thereafter, he stayed permanently in Noorvik and began to explore more about Alaskan struggle and counter with the below-zero climate. Later, Chip met an Alaskan native named Agnes, a hunter, who would later become his wife.
Chip Hailstone along with his wife Agnes and family came to the spotlight after the TV show producers approached the Hailstone family, to feature the daring life in Alaska.
The documentary series Life Below Zero premiered on May 19, 2013, which soon became a hit and even more, became nominated for the 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2015 and won Creative Arts Emmy, a year later in 2016.
The documentary series produced by BBC Worldwide airs on National Geographic Channel, demonstrating the everyday struggle of below-zero conditions in Alaska.
Hailstone hunts for his family and does trading with an ancient style of 'trade by barter.
Along with Chip Hailstone, the show features other participants: Sue Aikens (54-year-old woman who lives in Kavik river camp), Glenn Villeneuve (lives in Chandalar), Jessie Holmes (a fisherman living in Nenana, Alaska), Andy Bassich (lives near Yukon river) and Salitan couple (Erik and Martha) and Ricko DeWilde.
|67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2015)||Nominated|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2016)||Won|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2017)||Won|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2018)||Won|
|Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2019)||Won|
At the age of 19, Chip Hailstone came to Alaska for a transient visit but settled permanently near Kobuk River in Noorvik, Alaska. Later, he met Agnes, an Alaskan native and marred in the mid-90s.
Together with his wife Agnes (born in 1972), the American TV personality shares 5 daughters: Tinmiaq, Iriqtaq, Mary, Caroline, and Qutan.
Also, Chip legally fathers Agnes sons named Doug and Jon Carter.
Chip's children assist him in tanning and skinning his hunts as well as harvesting for their livelihood.
As for a fact, the American hunter home-schools his children; daughters Tinmiaq already graduated from college while Iriqtaq (completed high school in 2015) attends a local college.
His sons are both married; eldest son Dough has 5 children with his wife named Gloria Iyatunguk.