Who is Rick Harrison?
Born Richard Kevin Harrison under the sign of Aries on the 22nd of March 1965 in Davidson, North Carolina USA, Rick Harrison is a 53-year-old Caucasian businessman and reality TV personality. He is probably best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen as the co-owner of the “Gold & Silver Pawn Shop”, which is featured in the History channel’s reality TV show entitled “Pawn Stars.” He has also had a number of other successes over the course of his sometimes lucrative business career since the late 1980s.
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Early Life: Growing up in San Diego
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Career: Straight to Business
While still living in San Diego, Rick’s parents were into the real-estate business. However, they eventually lost a lot of income and decided to quit, moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in April 1981. Rick and his father eventually got the idea to open up a pawn shop some two miles from the Las Vegas Strip in Clark County, thus, the “Gold & Silver Pawn Shop” was opened in 1989. Six years down the road, Rick and his father were lending about $3 million per year, which allowed for $700,000 in interest income. Rick subsequently became famous around Las Vegas for having unique sports items that each had a story of their own, including the 2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl ring that used to be in the cornerback Brock Williams’ possession. Their business was also open to gamblers, who would often leave an item for gas money while going back home from Las Vegas; most of the items that were brought in were jewelry. In the same year, Rick was given the Pawnbroker of the Year Award by the National Pawnbrokers Association, and meanwhile Rick was attempting to pitch a show about his business to various TV channels, until in 2012 he finally landed a contract with the History Channel, and “Pawn Stars” began.
Love Life: Married to Deanna Burditt
What is Rick Harrison’s Net Worth?
Close to $8 million, while his earnings per “Pawn Stars” season are approximately $300,000. He has made his fortune as a businessman and reality TV personality.
— Rick Harrison (@GoldSilverPawn) February 15, 2017
- Height is 5ft 11ins (1.80m)
- Weight is 235lbs (105kg)
- Hair is light brown (although he is almost bald)
- Eyes are light blue