You must have recognized the cast of the American reality show ‘Pawn Stars’ if you ever have watched it. But it’s a popular reality show that originally aired on History Channel. The show featured the contents on the daily activities of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Further, the shop originally operated by Richard Harrison and son Rick Harrison along with his childhood friend Austin Russell (Chumlee). The show features Rick’s son Corey Harrison (Big Hoss) and the adult actress Olivia Black was hired on the fifth season as a night shift employee.
Besides being associated with Pawn Stars, he is also a producer and actor for 2014 ‘Blood Sweat and Heels’ and ‘Resurrection’. Additionally, for his affection towards historical artifacts and keen to know the valuable items, he has got a nickname ‘The Spotter’. To know more about the television personality, let us scroll to dwell upon his information together.
Caption: The Pawnshop star Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison: Bio, Family, Education
The ‘Pawn Stars’ owner Rick was born on 22 March 1965, in Lexington, North Carolina, the United States. He has an American nationality and ethnicity of North American. He was born as Richard Benjamin Harrison to JoAnne Rhue Harrison and Richard Benjamin Harrison. His father was a businessman and a reality star died on 25 June 2018 and no information on his mother.
He had three siblings: younger brother Sherry Joanne Harrison who died at the age of 6. His other brothers are Joseph Kent Harrison and the older brother Christopher K. Harrison. In addition, they grew up together in Davidson, North Carolina, United States.
Furthermore, he diagnosed with epileptic seizures at the age of eight which led him to limit only on a bed and fall in love with books. Thereafter, he was quite interested in reading particularly physics and history. Regarding his education background, he attended Taft Middle School and dropped out during tenth grade. He dropped out of high school in order to boost his business by selling fake Gucci bags.
Rick Harrison: Career & Life Achievements
The person who had a business mind from the start of his career had struggled a lot to get what he has today. In his struggle period, he would work in his father’s store in the daytime while reprocessing cars at night. In his autobiography, he relates the struggles of his small store to Pawn Shop and struggles that they had gone through.
The shop has been established by the year 2006 which has brought special sports antique and historic items. It includes New England Patriots Super Bowl ring of American footballer cornerback Brock Williams. Further, he had revealed that most of the items that brought to the shop would be jewelry.
In 2003, his shop was featured in the show ‘Insomniac with Dave Attell’. However, after that, he has been pitching the idea of making the show about his shop but it didn’t go well. But in 2008, Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines approached Harrison to create the show based on his pawnshop. The show aired on History Channel, initially titled ‘Pawning History’, later renamed Pawn Stars. The show featured his father Richard, son Corey and childhood friend Chumlee.
In 2011, as an author, his published biography ‘License to Pawn’ reached #22 on the list of The New Times Best-Seller. In the same year, his show rated the highest program on the History channel. And the second-highest reality show behind Jersey Shore. He became a spokesperson for the shaving product, Micro Touch One Razor in 2014.
Rick Harrison: Personal Life & Wife
He has earned a good name from his show and shop, however, he was not able to gain much success from his love life. Further, he has married thrice and divorced twice. Currently, he has married his present wife, Deanna Burditt. They exchanged the vows on 21 July 2013. Since then they are sharing a strong bonding and understanding with each other.
Previously, he was married to Kim during his teenage years after his 17-years-old girlfriend got pregnant. They together welcomed their firstborn son Corey in April 1983. But they got separated after their second son Adam died. Later, he tied a knot with his second wife Tracy with whom he had a son Jake. But his second marriage also resulted in a failure due to some misunderstanding.
Caption: Rick and wife Deanna Burditt
Rick Harrison: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about the owner of the Pawnshop, Rick’s father has opened the shop in 1981, in Las Vegas Boulevard South. Since then the shop has been doing good business that it turned to a reality show pawn Stars in 2003. Therefore, he earned a hefty amount from the show as well as from the shop. The businessman has a net worth estimated at $8 million and a salary of around $300,000 per season from Pawn Stars. He resides in the house worth $4 million in Summerlin, Las Vegas.
He has personal and verified accounts on different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He has an Instagram account @rick_harrison with 475k followers. On Twitter, he goes by the handle @GoldSilverPawn with 236k followers. But he does not use any accounts on Facebook.
Rick Harrison: Body Measurements
Rick has a heavy body type that stands to a height of 5 feet 11.5 inches or 1.81 meters. He has brown hair color and blue eyes color. No information found on his weight and body stats.