Born Daniel Nicholas Koker II on the 5th January 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio USA, he is a reality TV star, best known to the world through his own show “Counting Cars” (2012-2016). Danny is also a musician, the leader of the blues-rock band Count’s 77.
Early Life and Education
The son of Daniel Nicholas Koker I, Danny has connections with the Balkans, since his grandparents were from (then) Yugoslavia. Danny’s father was a famous baritone singer and pianist, best known for playing with the Cathedral Quarter, but he also collaborated with other bands, including the Foggy River Boys among many others. Danny started building an interest in music from an early age, but also taught himself car mechanics, which eventually led to his dual careers. However, there is no information about his formal education.
Club Owner and a Rising Musician
Years before Danny became famous for his car skills, the band Count’s 77 was formed. He is also the owner of the Las Vegas rock club Count’s Vamp’d and together with several musicians that would often visit the club and play there, eventually starting the band with musicians including Jony Zito on guitar, Stoney Curtis, also a guitarist, Barry Barnes on bass, and later adding Tommy Paris as a keyboard player. Thanks to Stoney Curtis’ contract with Shrapnel Records, the band was soon signed with the label, and they started working on their debut, self-titled album, which finally came out in August 2014, containing 13 tracks which include “Your Love Ain’t Right”, “Let the Rockin’ Do the Talkin`”, and “Riding with the Sons of Perdition”. Following the album’s release, they ventured on a tour across the USA, which further increased Danny’s net worth and popularity. The band is still pretty much active, and in March 2017 they have released another album “Soul Transfusion”, which comprises such hits as “Sumer of ‘77”, “Evil You Could Do”, and “My Detroit”, among other hits.
— Tommy Paris (@TommyParis_) September 22, 2017
Aside from music, Danny has also been in love with cars; he started his own garage, Count’s Kustoms and thanks to his knowledge subsequently featured in more than 20 episodes of the popular reality series “Pawn Stars”, aired on the History Channel from 2010 to 2013. He became a popular character, and so producers decided to cast Danny in the new car series – “Counting Cars”, which premiered on the 13th August 2012, airing until 2016 and totaling 136 episodes. During this time Danny’s net worth soared, while his popularity also reached a new level. The show’s popularity was also helped by occasional appearances from the cast of “Pawn Stars”, including Rick, Corey, and Richard Benjamin Harrison, and also Austin Russell, better known as Chumlee.
How Rich Danny Koker is?
Ever since he launched his careers, both musical and as a car mechanic, Danny has had only good luck, which has enabled him to enjoy a steady income over the years, so that today his wealth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $15 million. However, it isn’t the money that makes him happy, but his vast car and motorcycle collection. During one interview, Danny stated that he has more than 58 cars in his collection, and over 70 motorcycles. Pretty neat, don’t you think?
Life Behind the Scene
When he’s not working, Danny is a husband, married to Korie Koker, but the couple hasn’t been very forthcoming when it comes to sharing further details about their marriage with the public. There isn’t even information about whether the couple has any children or not.
Social Media Presence
Danny, or popularly The Count, has managed to expand his popularity to social media platforms, especially Twitter, on which he has more than 145,000 followers. He has used the popular platform to inform his fans about his work, both as a musician and car restorer. If you are not already a fan, this your chance to start following one of the most successful reality stars.