Turtle Man net worth: Turtle Man is a television personality and animal advocate who has a net worth of $1 million dollars. Born in Washington County, Kentucky, Turtle Man, also known as Ernie Brown, Jr., is the subject of the Animal Planet series, “Call of the Wildman”. He began catching snapping turtles with his father and uncle, when he was still in elementary school.
His ability to catch snapping turtles led to a career in animal rescue, and he has captured snapping turtles weighing as much as 55 pounds. He first came to national attention when he was featured on the “Kentucky Afield” series, catching turtles. The portion of the program on which he was featured went viral, and brought the once poverty stricken backwoodsmen fame and fortune. “Call of the Wildman” was a hit during its first season, and will return for a second season beginning in June 2012. Turtle Man is an outspoken advocate against animal cruelty, and catches his turtles with his bare hands, and no other equipment.