Frank Fritz was born on the 11th October 1965, in Davenport, Iowa USA, and is a reality TV star, an antique collector best known to the world for his appearance in the reality TV series “American Pickers” (2010-2018).
Early Life and Education
Frank grew up with his mother and stepfather and went to Bettendorf High School, and also Sudlow Intermediate School where he befriended Mike Wolfe, his future business associate.
From an early age, Frank was interested in collecting. He didn’t choose precisely what he would collect, but whatever he would find interesting he would bring home with him. This interest continued into adulthood, which led to star status.
Before he realized that his collecting and reselling stuff could become a daytime job, Frank worked as a fire inspector, but didn’t feel that he is living up to his full potential, and as a result quit his post, amnd started collecting things on a regular basis. Having realized quite a net worth from profits, Frank decided to pursue his hobby as a full-time job.
Antique Archeology Shop
He teamed up with Mike Wolfe and the two started the Antique Archeology Shop, in Le Claire, Iowa. They hired a few more people to help them refurbish items they collected on their many travels, as the two would cruise across the mid-west and the south, finding forgotten or abandoned items but still valuable enough for the two to make a profit from. Gradually, their success became greater, and people across the USA heard about the duo, which eventually led to being approached by the History Channel producers with an offer for a reality series.
The show “American Pickers” premiered on the 18th January 2010, and since then has aired 240 episodes, which became rather popular not only in the US but also overseas, which only increased Frank’s net worth. Thanks to their increasing popularity and the success on the show, which comprises of buying used items for less money than they actually are worth and then reselling for more, really turned Frank and his colleague Mike into stars. The series set the record in ratings with 5.4 million people viewing when the episode “Laurel & Hardy” was aired on the 8th September 2010.
How Rich Frank Fritz Is?
Frank was interested in collecting stuff from an early age and it led to a professional career. Although he only really started developing his business well into the 2000s, his career has already blossomed, earning him a decent amount of wealth. Let’s see how rich Frank Fritz is exactly. Well, according to authoritative sources, Frank’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, which makes him quite a successful reality star. He never boasts about his prize possessions, but just acts as a regular character on the show.
— Frank Fritz (@FritzPicker) September 16, 2013
Life Behind the Scenes
Due to their close relationship on the show, Frank and Mike were often regarded as two gay men. The rumor was also influenced by Frank’s rather secretive personal life, but that all stopped in 2012, when Mike revealed that he was in a relationship with Jodi Faeth. However, Frank’s love life remains a mystery to the present day.
Social Media Presence
With the development of his on-screen career, Frank expanded his influence to the internet, and has been quite successful. In 2012 he joined Twitter under the nickname FritzPicker, and now has close to 50,000 followers, and if you are not one of them, feel free to follow one of the most popular characters of the reality TV industry. He has posted mostly stories with a tragic ending, especially the one about a boy who passed away just two weeks after a strange spider mark appeared on the boy’s leg.