Hugh Rowland aka “The Polar Bear” is one of the main drivers chronicled in the History Channel’s reality series, “Ice Road Truckers.”
The show documents Rowland and his crew as they navigate loaded trucks across the ice roads to deliver supplies to remote locations of Canada’s Northwest Territories.
As one of the dominant drivers of the show, he has accumulated a staggering net worth of $2 million.
Hugh was born in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1957 and started trucking as a teenager.
He has been a prominent cast member of the show since its inception in 2007.
In 2014, he suffered multiple severe injuries in a truck crash in Canada.
Later, he filed a lawsuit claiming that the producer, Will Morrison, drove the truck recklessly and crashed it into the trees.
Despite the ratings Hugh had brought to the show, the network had no other options but to fire him after the allegations.
Hugh is also the owner of a successful excavation company in British Columbia.
In 2010, he published an autobiography, On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World's Deadliest Roads.
Hugh has been married to his childhood sweetheart Dianne Rowland for over two and half decades.
Together, the couple shares three daughters and has two grandchildren.