Who is Christie Brimberry?
Christie Brimberry is a reality television personality, probably best known for being a part of the Discovery Channel television series entitled “Fast N’ Loud”. In the show, she serves as the assistant of the Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings, who is one of the central characters of the show. Her popularity on television has also translated to popularity online, as she has strong followings on both Twitter and Instagram.
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Net Worth Built By Television and Business
How rich is Christie Brimberry? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through success working with Gas Monkey Garage, including their endeavors on television. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
A Path to Reality Television
Christie was born on 20 March 1972, in the United States of America. She lived her life relatively unknown before she started getting managerial duties. Her skills and experience would eventually lead her to be hired by the Gas Monkey Garage, making her one of the crew. She was hired personally by owner Rawlings himself, as the garage was at that time building a huge amount of popularity in Texas. The business initially began through buying vehicle parts and fixing them, which they became very good at, and they eventually claimed that they could fix anything. Her role with the business grew over time as well, and she became the main person in charge of the company’s business deals as well as their overall operations. Her net worth was steadily growing at this point.
Eventually, they became a part of the television show entitled “Fast N’ Loud”, which was aired on the Discovery Channel. The main feature of the show was also one of their main ways to earn money in their business; they searched for run-down cars and restored them to sell for a profit. Each episode of the show usually incorporated a theme, and came with a skit alongside the theme. It was highly successful during its first season, so that it spawned spin-off shows entitled “Misfit Garage” and “Fast N’ Loud – Demolition Theatre”. The show was produced by Pilgrim Studios with executive producers Eddie Rohwedder and Craig Piligian. Due to their popularity, Rawlings along with mechanic Aaron Kaufman were invited to participate in a motorcycle building contest, which had them compete against popular motorcycle builders including Paul Jr. Designs, Orange County Choppers, and Jesse James. Despite their lack of experience compared to the other competitors, they managed to claim second place.
“Fast N’ Loud” continues to air after five years, with each episode consisting of 45 minutes. They’ve run a total of 115 episodes with nine seasons in total not including special episodes they’ve done. According to a survey by The New York Times, in 2016, “Fast N’ Loud” was named as the show most favored by men with 83 percent of votes; the votes were done through a poll on Facebook which measured the likes of participants.
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According to Christie, she describes her work as akin to being a zookeeper, as she constantly tries to keep things under control between her co-workers. She’s had a lot of other offers from other companies since joining Gas Monkey Garage, but has stated that she has no intention of leaving the company, as she has developed close friendships with the crew.
A Close Family and a Battle with Cancer
She is married to Daren Brimberry whose profession was kept under wraps until it was finally revealed on social media that he works as a hair stylist, working at a salon based in Dallas, Texas called “Muse: the Salon”, and in which city the family lives While not many details have been released about their relationship, they’ve maintained a close and strong connection as Christie often talks about her husband and family online. Prior to meeting Daren, she was married but the first marriage ended in divorce, and about which she doesn’t share details. She has six children, and all of them have been featured in her online posts.
In 2016, Brimberry revealed that she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which at the time of diagnosis, had started to spread to a lymph node. She had to undergo surgery, during which her thyroid, a cluster of lymph nodes, and part of her trachea had to be removed. The after effects of the surgery left her without a voice from months, and she then underwent further surgeries to treat the side effects, including radioactive treatment and being in isolation for a week. She survived and has since become an active advocate for raising awareness of thyroid cancer. She also frequently travels with her family to help her put her mind off stress and the disease.