Les Stroud

Lee Stroud is a survival expert from Canada who is also a musician and filmmaker. He is best known for his work as the creator, writer, producer, and cameraman for the popular TV show Survivorman. Initially, he was a musician but he shifted careers after a life-changing canoe trip. He is also known for being the producer of numerous survival-themed programs for channels such as YTV and The Discovery Chanel.

Well, how well do you know about Les Stroud? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Les Stroud’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Les Stroud to date.

Biography and Early Life

Les Stroud was born in Mimico, Ontario. Much information is not known concerning his parents and siblings. After graduating from college, he worked for a music video channel named MuchMusic and also as a songwriter for his band New Regime. During that time, he worked as a garbage collector for the City of Toronto.  Les and his wife first lived in Yellowknife in the North-west Territories where he was employed as an outdoor instructor to individuals with special needs of aboriginal descent.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Les Stroud in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Les Stroud’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 20 October 1961. Though, he is 5’ 6’ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 178 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Les Stroud attended Mimico High School. From there he went on to join Fanshawe College in London, Ontario where he completed the music industry arts program.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Les Stroud was married to Sue Jamison in 1994 and later separated in 2008. The two met while he was working as a guide for Black Feather Wilderness Adventures and she was a photographer at that time. The two went for a year-long honeymoon in the remote areas of the Wabakimi area of Ontario where they recorded the documentary Snowshoes and Solitude. Les and Sue settled in Huntsville, Ontario where they had their two children Logan and Raylan.

Is Les Stroud Gay?

Les Stroud is not gay as far as sexual orientations are concerned. He was married to Sue Jamison from 1994 to 2008 before they got separated. The two gave birth to two very beautiful children.

Professional Career

Initially, Les Stroud worked as an off-screen musician. He has also worked as the production manager for the music videos of various artists, the likes of Corey Hart and Rush. He was also a member of the Diamond Dogs, a cover band which was begun by David Bowie. He also had his own band named the New Regime.

From 2005-2006, he performed with the Northern Pikes under the label Les Stroud and the Pikes. His collaboration with the Northern Pikes led to the release of an EP named Long Walk Home. Years later, Les considered a career change after he took a Temagami Canoe trip. He started by working as a guide at Black Feather Wilderness Adventures where he used to lead excursions in the Northern Ontario Wilds.

As a wilderness guide, he produced many survival programs for channels like The Discovery Channel; YTV The Science Channel. Les Stroud produced two shows for Discovery Canada, Winter and the Wilderness, and one week in the wilderness. Due to the success of those two shows, a new show named Survivorman was made.

In the show, Les was left to survive in the wilderness by himself, he was tasked with the challenge of recording himself as he faced the challenges in the wilderness. After his marriage to his wife, the two-shot a documentary of their survival in the wilderness. The film was named Snowshoes and Solitude.


Les has won several awards during his music career. He won Best Acoustic/Folk Act, Best Blues Act and Best Overall awards at the Spirit of The North music festival in New Liskeard, Ontario. His documentary shows have also ranked in several accolades and awards.

His documentary, Snowshoes, and Solitude were named as the Best Documentary at the Muskoka Film festival. He also won the Best Film at the Waterwalker Film Festival. On top of those accolades, he was nominated for six Gemini Awards for the work he did on Survivorman. 2010 saw Stroud and his production team be nominated for Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or series for Survive This.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Les Stroud in 2021

As of 2021, Les Stroud’s net worth is said to be approximately $8 million. He has amassed his great wealth from his career as a musician, a wilderness survival guide and a producer for survival-themed programs. He is highly passionate about his career and has helped many survive in the wilderness.

Les Stroud is a passionate wilderness expert whose survival skills are beyond comparison. His survival tips have helped a lot of people to survive in various situations. He is a good example to young adults and his good traits can be copied in different situations in day-to-day life. His survival skills also show that it is possible to overcome any situation no matter how difficult it looks.

  1. ME July 25, 2021 at 10:37 am

Facts of Les Stroud

  • Gender Male
  • full nameLes Stroud
  • birthplaceEtobicoke, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth October 20, 1961
  • Age 62 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 2
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityCanadian
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionSurvival expert, Filmmaker, and musician
  • weightIn Kilograms – 78 kg, In Pounds – 178 lbs.
  • heightIn Centimetres – 173 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5’ 6’
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolMimico High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Rhett James McLaughlin

Anil Ambani