Rupert Boneham Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Cancer, Survivor, Governor 

Rupert Boneham Biography

Rupert Boneham, an American mentor for disturbed youth, first caught the attention of viewers of reality television in 2003 when he competed on Survivor: Pearl Islands, where he finished in eighth place. He then participated in the seasons of Survivor known as All Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, and Blood vs. Water, finishing fourth, sixth, and twentieth, respectively.


How old is Rupert Boneham? – Age

He is 59 years old as of 27 January 2022. He was born on 27 January 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. His real name is Rupert Frederick Boneham.

Rupert Boneham Wife

Rupert and Laura have been married for almost 21 years and have a daughter named Raya as of The Amazing Race 31 in 2019.

Rupert Boneham Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3.8 Million.

Rupert Boneham Cancer

Rupert was identified as having vocal cord carcinoma, which is a type of throat cancer. He had to accept the possibility that he might no longer be able to shout, much less even speak. It was a potentially fatal blow for someone with a reputation for tenacity. Rupert disclosed in 2021 that he had undergone two operations for throat cancer. After two successful surgeries, Rupert has regained his roar as well as a fresh outlook on, yes, surviving.

Rupert wants to create a new facility for women in Shelby County and enlarge the 12-bed facility for men. He acknowledges that surviving cancer has given him something that no reality show could ever give him: the ability to define himself as a true survivor.

Rupert Boneham Indiana  Governor

On August 30, 2011, Boneham announced his intention to run for governor of Indiana. On October 22, he declared his candidacy for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. He was nominated by the Republicans and ran against Republican nominee Mike Pence and Democratic nominee John R. Gregg. The term of incumbent Republican Governor Mitch Daniels was up. Boneham and his running mate Brad Klopfenstein received 101,868 votes, accounting for 3.95 percent of the vote total.

Rupert Boneham Amazing Race

Boneham and his wife Laura competed on The Amazing Race’s 31st season. They were the second group to be eliminated. The Amazing Race 31 is the 31st season of the American reality television series The Amazing Race. It featured eleven two-person teams from CBS’s flagship reality shows, Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race, competing in a race around the world. The season premiered on April 17, 2019, and concluded on June 26, 2019. Life partners Colin Guinn and Christie Woods, who had competed on The Amazing Race 5, won the season. Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, best friends, finished second, and cousins Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran finished third.

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Rupert Boneham Photo

Rupert Boneham Heroes vs. Villains

Boneham returned to Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains as a member of the Heroes tribe, which also included J. T. Thomas, Amanda Kimmel, Cirie Fields, James Clement, and Candice Woodcock. Stephenie Lagrossa and Tom Westman were successfully eliminated by the alliance, but Fields was surprised on Day 11 and Clement was voted out on Day 15.

The Heroes were reduced to five members after Clement’s elimination, but they won the final three immunity challenges. The Heroes voted against Villains member Jerri Manthey, while the Villains voted against Thomas, but Parvati Shallow used one of her hidden immunity idols on Diaz-Twine and another (originally Thomas’ immunity idol) on Manthey, blindsiding Thomas and putting the Heroes in the minority.

At the next Tribal Council, Woodcock switched to the Villains alliance, and Kimmel was voted out. Boneham was spared at the Final Seven Tribal Council because Hantz and Manthey supported him in his efforts to get rid of Danielle DiLorenzo. Boneham and Colby Donaldson voted for Diaz-Twine at the Final Tribal Council, but she used her hidden immunity idol to override their votes. Boneham was eliminated from the game after the four villains voted for him. Boneham narrowly lost the fan favorite award at the reunion show to Hantz.

Rupert Boneham TV Shows

♦ 2019 – The Amazing Race 31
♦ 2016 – The Price Is Right
♦ 2013 – Survivor: Blood vs. Water
♦ 2010 – Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
♦ 2004 – Survivor: All-Stars
♦ 2003 – Survivor: Pearl Islands