Edward Chip Hailstone, also known as Chip Hailstone is an American hunter who is well-known for his appearance in the National Geographic, reality documentary television show, “Life Below Zero.”

He has attracted millions of viewers all over the world with his daily lifestyle and survival ways at one of the coldest and rural areas in Northwest Alaska.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Edward Chip Hailstone
Nick Name
Chip Hailstone or simply Chip
Birth Date
5th March 1969
Birth Place
Kalispell, Montana, United States
Current City
Kobuk River in Noorvik, Alaska
Daniel Franklin Hailstone
Mary Lois Hailstone
Willie Hailstone
High School Graduate
Zodiac Sign
5 feet 8 inches

dark brown
Agnes Hailstone
Tinmiaq Hailstone, Iriqtaq Hailstone,
Mary Hailstone, Caroline Hailstone
and Qutan Hailstone
Adopted Son
Doug Hailstone and Jon Carter Hailstone
Social Media
Hunter, Reality Television Personality
$45 thousand
Net Worth$100 thousand
Edward Chip Hailstone
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Where was Edward born and raised?

Edward Chip Hailstone was born on 5th March 1969 in Kalispell, Montana, United States. He is popularly known by the name Chip Hailstone or simply Chip. He is the son of typical American parents, Mary Lois Hailstone and Daniel Franklin Hailstone. Edward has American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. He has the birth sign, Pisces.

Chip lived 19 years of his youth in Kalispell where he was educated. He completed his high school at the local school. Chip grew up with his younger brother, Willie Hailstone who is a commercial fisherman today. His brother Willie calls himself “taller” and “better looking.” Chip and his brother, Willie mostly spent their time fishing. They used to go fishing before and after school despite -31 degrees.


How did Chips start his career?

Edward Chip Hailstone was taught to hunt and fish by his father in his early years. He was leading an ordinary life in Kobuk River in Noorvik until National Geographic decided to show his life to the world.

Chip gained attention and recognition worldwide after his daily life was broadcasted in the series, “Life Below Zero” in 2013. The season has been running till today where Chip along with his family’s life is portrayed on the series. The series has won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.


Married Life

Edward Chip Hailstone is married to a native Alaskan woman, Agnes Hailstone in Alaska. They are blessed with five beautiful daughters, Tinmiaq Hailstone, Iriqtaq Hailstone, Mary Hailstone, Caroline Hailstone, and Qutan Hailstone. His wife, Agnes had two sons from her previous relationship, Doug Hailstone and Jon Carter Hailstone which are now adopted by Chip. His two sons are married and are now settled and have their children.

Edward Chip Hailstone with his wife and children
Edward with his wife and children Source: Distractify

Body Measurement

Edward Chip Hailstone turned 52 years old in March 2021. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall. He possesses blue eyes and dark brown hair. There is no detailed information about his physical measurements. But Chip is a strong man with a strong body build. He has a straight sexual orientation.


Social Media

Chip is not much of a social media user. He is active on Twitter which he joined in November 2018. Chip has gathered about 725 followers on Twitter where he can be connected with @HailstoneChip. Chip has been inactive from Twitter since May 2019. But we can find more about him and his lifestyle on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram fan pages which go by the name Life Below Zero.



Edward Chip Hailstone and his wife in Life Below Zero
Chip and his wife in Life Below Zero Source: NatGeo

Why did Chip end up in jail?

In 2011, Chip filed a charge against the state trooper. He blamed them for assaulting her daughter, Tinmiaq physically and in 2012 he again filed a complaint about threatening his daughter of which both of them were regarded as false statements.

In 2012, Chip was sentenced to 15 months jail time after his allegations were proved wrong. However, Chip served only 10 months and returned in September 2018 making his return in the television series.


Net worth

Edward Chip Hailstone has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand as of 2021. His annual salary from the episodes is about $45 thousand. Chip is leading the same life as a native Alaskan by hunting, fishing, gathering foods from the forests. We can see his lifestyle on YouTube and Facebook.



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