Who is actor Darrell Sheets from “Storage Wars”?
Darrell Sheets was born on 13 May 1958, in San Diego, California USA, and is a reality television personality, best known for finding popularity through the A&E show entitled “Storage Wars”. He is known for his nickname The Gambler, as he prefers to go for big payouts compared to steady business.
The Riches of Darrell Sheets
How rich is Darrell Sheets? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4.5 million, mostly earned through success in selling from storage units as well as from the television show. He’s been active in his business for over 30 years, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Storage Business
Very little information is known about Darrel’s childhood and the path that led him to storage units. It is known that at some point in his life, he decided to give the storage locker business a hand to help him earn a livelihood. He would buy lockers and sell the items contained in them through a weekly swap meet, and through his own online store, set-up to facilitate his operations.
Throughout the years, he’s had many big and bizarre finds, of particular interest to viewers of the TV series. He is often helped by his son in the business, frequently attending auctions together. Eventually, the business of buying storage lockers and selling the contents for a profit became very popular in California, prompting the creation of the reality television show “Storage Wars”. Being a veteran of the industry, Darrell was one of the first contacted to participate as a cast member of the show.
The rule in California is that when rent on a storage locker is not paid for three months, the contents can be sold at auction as a single lot. Professional buyers visit available lockers throughout the state, and subsequently bid on them. Buyers have just five minute to inspect the contents from the doorway prior to auction, but any closer. The entire process is shown through episodes of “Storage Wars”.
At the conclusion of the auction, buyers clear the lockers, and appraise the items to set prices, sometimes getting expert help to value unusual items, and the show then computes as to whether or not the buyers have a net profit or loss. The show received mixed reviews, as some believed the show was entertaining and strangely uplifting, while others thought the show trivial and wasn’t really necessary. However, the show’s popularity has led it to numerous spin-offs, and international versions, including “Storage Wars: Texas”, “Storage Wars: New York”, and “Storage Wars: Miami”.
Sheets has been known for some unusual and valuable finds throughout his run with the show. Some of his biggest finds include a huge comic book collection, four drawings by Pablo Picasso, and a letter written by Abraham Lincoln that was sold for over $15,000. He also revealed in an interview that he once found a plastic-wrapped human corpse inside a storage locker, the ensuing investigation revealing that the previous locker’s lessee had murdered his wife and hid her body in the unit. He is also the one to claim the biggest profit in the show’s history, having bought a locker that contained numerous pieces of original Frank Gutierrez artwork, subsequently sold for over $300,000.
While Darrell has a son who featured on the show, he was eventually cut out due to budget restrictions, and now works as a real estate agent. He was once married to his son Brandon’s mother, but the marriage did not last long and ended in divorce. He then met Kimberly Wuerfel while the two were driving separate lanes in a highway in California. After exchanging glances, Darrell chased after her and gave her his number. The couple are now engaged.
Is Darrell Sheets on Social Media?
Similar to numerous reality television personalities, Sheets is very active on social media, particularly on Twitter and Instagram, both of which promote his available items, mainly focused through his Instagram outlet. He also promotes a personal website through his Instagram account, though it doesn’t seem to be working currently. He also showcases pictures of his travels and work, and can often be seen in pictures with his fiancé and his son too.