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Jessi Combs was born on the 27th July 1983, in Rapid City, South Dakota USA, and is a TV personality, host and metal fabricator, best known to the world as the host of the popular show “Xtreme 4×4” aired on Spike TV, among many other differing accomplishments.

Early Life and Education

Though Jessi didn’t initially have any connections with race cars and speed, she discovered a passion for speed from an early age. However, it was years later that she started pursuing her passion as a professional career.

Following her high school matriculation, Jessi received a full scholarship for interior design studies, but instead she decided to move to Denver, and pursue a snowboarding career. However, Jessi felt this type of sport was too hard for her, and as a result moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where she enrolled at WyoTech, and became a part of its Collision & Refreshing Core and the Street Rod Fabrication and Custom Fabrication and High-Performance Powertrain programs, graduating at the top of her class with a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication along the way.

Career Beginnings

Even before she finished her studies, Jessi started showcasing her knowledge in the automotive industry. She was the co-host of the popular TV show “Xtreme 4×4”, then joined the show “Overhaulin’”, though appeared in only a couple of episodes before becoming the full-time co-host in 2012.

“Xtreme 4×4”

A half an hour series which was a part of the “Powerblock”, Jessi joined Ian Johnson as the co-host of the show, and remained in it until 2008, during which time she worked on such cars as Jeep CJ-7, Toyota FJ-60, Chevrolet S-10, Suzuki Samurai and many others. She achieved world fame while on the show, and as a result was featured in several other car shows, such as “All Girls Garage” and “The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die” among other shows.

Studio Accident

In 2007, Jessi was involved in a freak accident while working on a car in the studio; machinery fell on her and broke her spine’s L3. Luckily, Jessi managed to recover completely –  following surgery, bed rest and eight months of physical therapy, Jessi was able to walk again, but after her recuperation, Jessi decided to leave “Xtreme 4×4” and seek other endeavors.

Career After “Xtreme 4×4”

After she left the show, Jessi joined the “MythBusters” cast as a replacement for Kary Byron, while the latter was on maternity leave. She featured in twelve episodes of the seventh season of one of the most popular reality show, joining Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in their adventures. This appearance further contributed to her net worth and popularity.


Once “Overhaulin’” was renewed for new episodes, Jessi became the co-host in 2012 thanks to her previous experience on the show while she was a student, continuing for the next two years, and appearing in eight episodes alongside Chris Jacobs, but then in 2014 became focused on her career as a race-car driver.

Woman Racer

In love with speed from an early age, Jessi’s parents supported her passion and got her into off-road racing. She honed her racing skills over the years, and from 2011 started recording respectable results. She was second in the SCORE Baja 1000 Class 10 in 2011, and in 2014 was the winner of the Ultra 4 National Championship, Ultra 4 Western Region Series, and Ultra 4 King of Hammers, all in Spec Class. Two years later she was also the winner of the Ultra 4 King of the Hammers in the EMC Modified Class.

Additionally, back in 2013 Jessi set the women’s 4-wheel land speed record with an official run of 398.954 mph (632 km/h) and a top speed of 440.709 mph (709 km/h), driving the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger at the Alvord desert. Then in September 2016, she beat her own record with 477.59 mph, while driving the Other American Eagle.

How Rich is Reality TV Star Jessi Combs?

Jessi’s career started in the early 2000s, and since then she has come a long way. She has done a lot of great things, which have only contributed to her popularity and net worth. So, let’s just see how rich Jessi’s success has made her. According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jessi’s net worth is as high as $1 million.

Life Behind the Scene

Jessi tends to keep her personal life under a veil, and has managed to keep her relationship status hidden from the public eye. However, this brought rumors of her being a lesbian, which she later denied and stated that she has a boyfriend. Nevertheless, she decided not to reveal his identity, but a number of media outlets have speculated a relationship with Chris Jacobs, her colleague from “Overhaulin’”.

Social Media Presence

Since becoming world-famous, Jessi has managed to expand her influence to social media platforms. Her Twitter account has more than 20,000 followers and has informed her loyal fans of her adventures and endeavors, including her trip up Hell’s Revenge in Moab. She has also become a Facebook sensation, with over 300,000 followers on her official Facebook page. So, if you are not a fan of this successful reality star and woman racer, this is a perfect chance to start following her.


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