Who is Rick Yemm?
Rick Yemm is a Canadian trucker and a reality TV personality, who gained fame through his appearance in the TV series “Ice road Truckers” (2007-2012), and its spin-off “IRT: Deadliest Roads” (2010-2011), among other accomplishments during his career.
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Rick Yemm Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Rick Yemm was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, his birthday is on the 5th February – for now he hasn’t revealed the year of his birth, though according to sources, he is now in his 40s.
There is little information about his life before appearing in the show “Ice Road Truckers”, and he hasn’t talked about his childhood and education.
What Happened to Rick Yemm?
Rick’s last on-screen appearance as an Ice Road Truckers cast member was back in 2012 at the end of the sixth season of the show. He had become very popular with the fans thanks to his personality and attitude, however, he suffered a couple of injuries that left him out of the truck’s cabin and a job. He is very active on Facebook, posting almost daily updates about his recovery status.
His most recent injury was caused by a loader, and totally put him out of work. Nevertheless, he is recovering and is hoping to return to full time work soon.
Hugh ‘Polar Bear’ Rowland, who was already on the show, knew Rick and invited him to join the show and his crew. Rick, only a year as a professional trucker, accepted the offer, and immediately became the cast member of the “Ice Road Truckers”. The first episode premiered on the 17th June 2007, and he competed with Rowland through the entire first season.
They often got into fights and verbal altercations, which eventually led to Rick’s firing from the squad and leaving the show in the second season. Nevertheless, he returned for the fifth and sixth seasons, when he drove mainly in Manitoba, but his later injuries put him out of a career as a truck driver.
Rise to Prominence
With his career on the rise, Rick’s popularity became higher too, and in addition to “Ice Road Truckers”, he was also featured in the spin-off show “IRT: Deadliest Roads”, appearing in two seasons of the popular show.
He joined Lisa Kelly and Alex Debogorski, with whom he traveled to India where they drove down the narrow mountain roads from Delhi to Simla, and also through the Himalayas. The second season took him to South America, driving through Bolivia on the Yungas Road, and later moved to Peru, where they drove through the Andes mountain range. Audiences noticed him for his blue mohawk hairstyle, coupled with his fierce attitude and occasional fights brought him popularity!
Rick Yemm Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Rick Yemm is a popular TV personality and his wealth has increased considerably during his time on “Ice Road Truckers” and its spin-off. According to sources, it has been estimated that Rick Yemm’s net worth is as high as $600,000 as of mid- 2020.
Rick’s vital statistics are unknown in the media, but he poses average height and weight. He is recognized for his hairstyle, and he has blue eyes.
Rick Yemm Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Rick isn’t very fond of revealing his personal life to the public. and has done all to hide what is happening when away from the camera. He was married and has a daughter from his relationship named Alyssa Yemm, who is suffering from cystic fibrosis. For now she is feeling OK and with the right medication she is living a full life.
Rick Yemm News, Facts
Because fans loved his looks and his way of treating people, Rick accepted the offer to go back for the fifth and sixth season of “Ice Road Truckers”.
This proved to be a smart decision and although he isn’t in the show now, he’s still popular around the world, and so often features in the media, talking about his life and career, including the problems he had with Lisa Kelly and other cast members. Rick didn’t even own the truck when he joined the show, but the owner of the carpet cleaning business, so trucking was a bonus.
He used all the payment he received as a truck driver to invest into the carpet cleaning business. He had to follow a number of rules in order to maintain his presence in the “Ice Road Truckers” series, such as driving 16 hours per day and never turning off the truck, among other rules.
Rick has become very popular on social media, and runs his own Facebook page through which he updates fans of his newest endeavors. He has over 15,000 followers, and you can even chat with him if you schedule a meeting.