Colby Donaldson Bio, Age, Wife, Tattoo, Net Worth, Alone, Survivor

Colby Donaldson Biography

Colby Donaldson is a television personality from the United States. He finished second in Survivor: The Australian Outback. He then appeared on two more seasons of Survivor, Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010). On the History network, he has also hosted reality competition shows such as Top Shot, Top Guns, The Butcher, and Alone.


How old is Colby Donaldson? – Age

He is 48 years old as of 1 April 2022. He was born in 1974 in Christoval, Texas, United States.

Colby Donaldson Family – Education

Donaldson’s father, a San Angelo architect, and mother divorced a few years before Survivor. He graduated from Christoval High School in 1992 after playing high school football there. In 1996, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing.

Did Colby Donaldson get married? – Wife

Donaldson married his longtime girlfriend Britt Bailey in 2016. Donaldson lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife. Donaldson inspired Sherri Biethman, a Survivor: Caramoan contestant, to name her son after him.

Colby Donaldson Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.4 Million.

Colby Donaldson Alone Season 7

On the History network, he has also hosted reality competition shows such as Top Shot, Top Guns, The Butcher, and Alone. For Season 7, contestants attempted to survive for 100 days in order to win a $1 million grand prize. Colby Donaldson, the host of “Alone: Tales from the Arctic,” spoke post-season to the contestants featured in that episode about what happened, accompanied by “never before seen footage” in a “Alone: Tales from the Arctic” segment at the end of each episode.

Colby Donaldson Tattoo

His body appears to be tattoo-free, as his fans are eager to learn more about him and his personal lifestyle. And in this regard, Donaldson prefers to keep his personal life private.

Colby Donaldson Survivor

Donaldson debuted on Survivor: The Australian Outback (2001) as a member of the Ogakor tribe, which was split into two alliances led by bartender/actress Jerri Manthey and Keith Famie and Tina Wesson. Following the removal of two Ogakor members, Donaldson voted with Wesson’s alliance against a member of Manthey’s alliance and singer-songwriter Mitchell Olson, resulting in a 3-3 tie and then the 2-2 retie.

Ten overall contestants remained at the Barramundi tribe, five from each tribe. Keith Famie, an ex-Ogakor member, won the season’s first Individual Immunity challenge, making ex-Kucha members unable to vote against Famie, resulting in a 5-5 tie and then a 4-4 retie.

In the second tie, Varner was eliminated based on previous Council votes against him, whereas votes against Donaldson had never been cast before. The ex-Ogakors had the majority and voted out another ex-Kucha member. Donaldson won the season’s final immunity challenge, “Fallen Comrades,” when only three players remained.

Donaldson, as the only player eligible to vote while wearing the Individual Immunity necklace, voted off Famie, placing him third, and keeping Wesson as promised. Donaldson and Wesson revealed their own core alliance at the Final Tribal Council, which helped keep the Ogakor tribe strong. By a 3-4 jury vote, Donaldson finished second to winner Tina Wesson, earning $100,000 (equivalent to $153,000 in 2021). Donaldson later sold a Pontiac Aztek he won in one of the season’s reward challenges on eBay.

Colby Donaldson and her husband Britt Bailey
Colby Donaldson and her husband Britt Bailey

Colby Donaldson Heroes vs. Villains

Donaldson competed in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) for the third time as a member of the Heroes tribe, which lost four members early in the season after losing four of five tribal immunity challenges. When both tribes merged after one Hero and one Villain were eliminated in the same episode, ten players remained—five from the Heroes tribe and five from the Villains tribe. The remaining Heroes were then eliminated one by one. Donaldson was the last remaining Hero when he was eliminated, finishing in fifth place.

Colby Donaldson All-Stars

He also played a high school sweetheart of one of the main characters in the Good Girls Don’t episode, a cop in the 8 Simple Rules episode, Brittany Hodges’ love interest in The Young and the Restless, and Joey Tribbiani’s rival in three episodes of Joey. He was named one of People magazine’s “50 Hottest Bachelors” in 2004 and served as a celebrity judge on Animal Planet’s Nuts for Mutts. In 2005, he and Survivor host Jeff Probst appeared on Mad TV, and he and singer Gloria Gaynor hosted an episode of Animal Planet’s The A-List (2007).

Donaldson was a member of the original Mogo Mogo tribe on Survivor: All-Stars (2004). Mogo and Chapera absorbed the remaining Saboga tribe members, who dissolved after finishing last in a rowing competition. Donaldson then secretly arranged for the elimination of the Borneo winner and another Mogo Mogo tribe member, Richard Hatch, whom Donaldson saw as a threat, making Hatch the fifth player eliminated. Donaldson was eliminated by a 3-2 vote after asserting leadership for Mogo Mogo, despite his efforts to oust The Australian Outback returnee Jerri Manthey. Donaldson was voted the sexiest Survivor male player during the reunion show.

Donaldson played himself in the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode “The Survivor” (2004). In 2009, he hosted Speed’s American Thunder and took part in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s motorcycle-themed fundraiser “Rumble to the Summit” on June 12-13, 2009.