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Nickname: Richard Steves, Richard "Rick" Steves
Profession: Writer, Author, TV Personality
Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1955-05-10
Place of Birth: Edmonds
Rick Steves net worth: Rick Steves is an American television personality and author who has a net worth of $10 million. He was born in 1955, Edmonds, Washington. His career focuses are European travel and location-specific travel guides. Besides the television series he hosts, he has a radio travel show, "Travel with Rick Steves". His career started by teaching travel classes at the University of Washington, while working as a travel guide during summer and as a piano teacher. He then published a travel skills book called "Europe Through the Back Door", based on his teaching classes, followed by his own business, which combined the features of a travel center and a piano teaching studio, called "Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door". His business developed slowly as be continued to publish travel guides, to offer travel advice, to hold presentations and group tours. Steves ran his business with the help of a friend from childhood and an architect, who would contribute to the published materials issued through his agency. Currently, he travels through Europe and visits different villages and sites, which he includes in his books and guidelines, encouraging the American audiences to explore Europe, like he does. He reaches his followers through books, television series, radio and mobile applications. He is also on the Advisory Board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a supporter of art, having donated US$1 million in 2011 to the Edmonds Center for the Arts and Cascade Symphony Orchestra and supports solutions for homelessness, having constructed a 24-unit apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington, for homeless mothers and their children.
Richard "Rick" Steves (born May 10, 1955) is an American author and television personality focusing on European travel. He is the host of the American Public Television series Rick Steves' Europe, has a public radio travel show, Travel with Rick Steves, and has authored various location-specific travel guides.

Steves started his career by teaching travel classes at his alma mater, the University of Washington, and working as a tour guide in the summer. At the time he also worked as a piano teacher (his father had owned a piano store). In 1979, based on his travel classes, he wrote the first edition of Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD), a general guide on how to travel in Europe. Steves self-published the first edition of his travel skills book ETBD in 1980. Unlike most guidebook entrepreneurs, he opened a storefront business. Initially this was both a travel center and a piano teaching studio. He held travel classes and slide show presentations, did travel consulting, organized a few group tours per year, and updated his books. He did not provide ticket booking or other standard travel agency services. He incorporated his business as "Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door." The store was in Steves's hometown of Edmonds, Washington, north of Seattle. The company's headquarters are still in Edmonds.
During the 1980s, his business grew slowly but steadily. He brought out more guidebooks, which were published by the alternative publisher John Muir Press under the label "2 to 22 Days in ..." His group tours competed more on sincerity, small group size, and service than on price.[citation needed] He sold railpasses and travel gear in his store and eventually by mail order, ran a trip consulting service, and held slideshows and lectures. Gene Openshaw, a childhood friend of Steves', wrote most of the history and art material in his books. Dave Hoerlein, an architect by training, drew maps for the guidebooks and became a popular tour guide.[citation need

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Rick Steves testifies to Illinois lawmakers in favor of legalizing marijuana

Rick Steves is taking some time out from providing travel tips to tell Illinois lawmakers why pot should be legal. The writer and television host spoke Tuesday at a hearing called by the state’s legislators to advocate for marijuana legalization, reports ...
Posted: November 29, 2017, 3:24 pm

Travel guru Rick Steves says, Welcome To My Hometown

EDMONDS, WASH. - Rick Steves almost never stops moving. But when he's not on the road, he's in Edmonds. "My junior high is just down the street," said Steves. "I haven't gone very far, really." The bestselling travel expert always returns to the place ...
Posted: December 4, 2017, 2:42 pm

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Rick Steves, a noted cannabis advocate, argued on behalf of the plant in front of an Illinois crowd on Tuesday. Rick Steves, who is most famous for his PBS travel show Rick Steves’ Europe, has been a staunch supporter of cannabis legalization for some ...
Posted: November 29, 2017, 4:59 pm
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