Who is Josh Bernstein? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth


Josh Bernstein is a well-known American explorer, author, executive producer, survival expert, technical SCUBA diver, professional photographer and anthropologist. Josh is also best recognized by his audience as the host of Digging for the Truth.

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Josh Bernstein Biography

Josh Bernstein was born on February 24, 1971, in Manhattan, New York, the United States of America. He is 51 years old as of 2022. He is of Jewish ethnicity. Regarding his family, his father was born in Jerusalem’s Old City. Josh’s father passed away following a heart attack he suffered six weeks before Bernstein’s 15th birthday.


Josh Bernstein lost his three-year-old sister in an automobile accident. He also has an identical twin brother named Andrew. Regarding his educational background, Josh Bernstein attended the Horace Mann School before enrolling at Cornell University in 1989. There he double-majored in Anthropology and Psychology and double-minored in Native American and Near Eastern Studies. He has twice served as president of the Beta Theta chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Josh Bernstein underwent a post-graduate program in Jerusalem for a year where he studied mysticism and ancient texts among other things. He is a recognized fellow of The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society. He has also been featured in the premiere issue of Men’s Vogue magazine, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Men’s Health, Self, Marie Claire, Men’s Fitness, Outside, and Backpacker magazines.

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 08: Josh Bernstein attends the “Frozen Planet” premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)

Josh Bernstein was the president and CEO of BOSS, the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, which he first attended BOSS as a student in 1988 at the age of 17. He made appearances on NBC, ABC, Good Morning America and The Today Show. He was featured on the cover of the Style section of The New York Times as well as in People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue.

Josh Bernstein appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in January 2007 and was the host of the Discovery Channel’s Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein, for one season. He became the host of the highest-rated series in the history of The History Channel, Digging for the Truth which premiered in January 2005.

Josh Bernstein Wife

Josh Bernstein is not a married man. He is reportedly single and prefers to keep his dating status away from the media. However, he was previously married to Lily Snyder of Sotheby’s, Manhattan. The duo tied the knot in a wedding ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel, in September 2011. However, they divorced in 2013.

Josh Bernstein Net Worth

Josh Bernstein has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $19 million which he has earned primarily from his successful career as an explorer, author, producer, photographer and anthropologist.

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