Russell Hantz is an American businessman, who owns an oil company but is more famous as a TV personality. He started to gain significant fame after appearing in the reality TV show “Survivor”. A regular contestant with the show’s different seasons; he was the second runner up on a couple of occasions; in Survivor: Redemption Island and Survivor: Samoa. He is considered to be one of the most influential characters in the game show by a large number of people, although some of them think that he is a phony, a villain in the history of TV reality. However, he has already won the “Sprint Player of the Season” award, along with a $100,000 cash prize. Likewise, he is also one of the few contestants to be inducted in the “Survivor Hall of Fame”, in 2010.
Hantz is an American who was born on the 10th of October, 1972 in Dayton, Texas, U.S.A. He was born as the middle one of three children into a middle class family, which had their origin in Europe. Thus, Hantz has got mixed Polish- German ethnicity but is a follower of Christianity. His father started out Hantz Tankering Service, and he as well as his brother worked there. After the death of his father, Hantz started to invest in Oil and is now successfully a businessman of oil. There is not a great deal of information about his past life, family or childhood with the media. However, you can search for and read his interviews in different sources or websites to get to know him better.
Being a contestant in one of the deadliest and toughest reality TV show, Hantz has at many times revealed his body by going shirtless and those pictures are available in the media. With an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches, he seems to be in good shape and has got a fairly well built body which has to be said, is in shape for someone who is in their mid-40s. Hantz is known for his deep manly voice, his big black eyes and is noticed for his baldness. With rumors running around the media regarding his sexuality; many thought he was a gay because of the lack of information about his girlfriend or any romantic affairs in the media. But things have been clearer now, as it has become distinctly known that he is a married man. He and his wife Melanie have been together for many years now and the fact that they have got four children might be an impression of how strong their relationship is. There is no rumor at this point about these two getting divorced anytime.
Russell Hartz has gained significant fan following through his work on the TV shows particularly in Survivor series. With almost 50 K followers on his official Twitter account, you can also follow him at @russellhantz in order to stay updated with his latest activities. Also, you can read his quotes and interviews, as well as his biography in sites like Wikipedia. It can be said that despite he earned a huge fame from his acting, he has got a big net worth too and that is because of his business. His combined net worth value, in 2016 is around $2 million US dollars.