The Secrets Of The American Pickers Are Now Revealed

Published on 11/10/2020
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American Pickers recorded how Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz traveled to different places of the nation. They were looking for unique relics, treasure, and forgotten memorabilia. It had 21 episodes, and they even met different people. However, rumors said that the program was having a money problem. Some people believed that it was having a problem with money. We should read this if we want to know what happened.

The Secrets Of The American Pickers Are Now Revealed

The Secrets Of The American Pickers Are Now Revealed

The Overseas Spinoffs Did Not Last

Mike Wolfe’s income did not only come from co-hosting the show. Viewers believed that he also owned a vintage antique shop called Antique Archaeology. Danielle, the store manager, was the person who’s in charge of the shop. Mike even had other businesses like a coffee shop, candy store, photography studio, and clothing.

The Overseas Spinoffs Did Not Last

The Overseas Spinoffs Did Not Last

Not His Only Source Of Income

American Pickers were famous in the United States. The popularity of the show made Wolfe play a part in the NCIS. However, other people had a different idea about the popularity of the show. If we wanted to watch him play at the NCIS, he appeared in the episode titled “One Man’s Trash.”

Not His Only Source Of Income

Not His Only Source Of Income

Playing Himself On NCIS

American Pickers were famous in the United States. The popularity of the show made Wolfe play a part in the NCIS. However, other people had a different idea about the popularity of the show. If we wanted to watch him play at the NCIS, he appeared in the episode titled “One Man’s Trash.”

Playing Himself On NCIS

Playing Himself On NCIS

A Complaint Brought Frank To Court

There was one incident that Jerry Bruce, an auctioneer-collector, decided to sue Frank Fritz. Frank sold an old farm tool named polarimeter to Jerry Bruce for $300. However, The two had a problem with their deal. Bruce had spent over 1,000 dollars because Frank did not cash the check and transferred the equipment.

A Complaint Brought Frank To Court

A Complaint Brought Frank To Court

He Was Also Arrested For DUI

In the year 2018, Frank Fritz was captured by the authorities because he was driving while intoxicated. Everybody knew that we should not drive when we were drunk because it was dangerous. We could hurt or kill somebody because of our recklessness. After the incident, Frank had undergone rehab program and a year of probation.

He Was Also Arrested For DUI

He Was Also Arrested For DUI

Ever Since He Was Young

Mike Wolfe started his passion at a young age. He was a little when he started collecting things. His love for searching things began when he found a discarded bike and was able to sell it for $5. After his first success in selling the item, he tried to look for more faulty bikes, repaired them, and sold it to gain extra income.

Ever Since He Was Young

Ever Since He Was Young

Hobo Jack Is Now A Star

Jack J. Sophir was also a member of the famous program American Pickers. He was popular to the fans who were watching the show. We could tell that he became successful because of the show that he got his original recording. Jack did create a full album that his fans loved.

Hobo Jack Is Now A Star

Hobo Jack Is Now A Star

Rumors Of A Secret Relationship

Mike Wolfe had a wonderful life with Jodi Faeth, and the couple were happy living together. Their love had given them a child. However, other people believed that Mike also had a secret relationship with the co-host Frank Fritz. All of this was just gossip, but the two men were best friends.

Rumors Of A Secret Relationship

Rumors Of A Secret Relationship

Raking In The Cash

A lot of people admired Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They believed that those two hosts were humble men who were living in a decent life. However, we should not fall for their trick. Many of us did not know that they had a considerable amount of income. The truth was Mike got a net worth of almost $4 million.

Raking In The Cash

Raking In The Cash

Even Before The Show

We could say that Mike and Danielle were close friends. The two had worked together for over two decades. However, the two were starting to help each other before they started working on the show and gain popularity. We could tell that it was an explanation of why they had great teamwork while working.

Even Before The Show

Even Before The Show

The Truth About Reality-TV

We knew that Reality TV shows would want us to watch content that was real. However, most of the time, it was edited or fake. For the show American Pickers, they tried to make a genuine show. We could watch the host purchase an item in their show, but they would be going to negotiate behind the scene.

The Truth About Reality TV

The Truth About Reality-TV

How To Strike A Deal

It was a great experience when we would watch a seller and the host negotiate with each other. However, it was all planned by the producer. Outside the camera, they would talk to the seller to make their price higher than the average price. In this way, the host would try to lower the price. In the end, they would agree at the negotiated price.

How To Strike A Deal

How To Strike A Deal

They Also Plant Items

The price was not the only thing planned on the show. The producer also made up a unique item to be featured on cam. The host would talk about the items while aired for the viewer to watch. Anyone might think that all the items that were on the show were randomly found in different areas. However, this was the truth about the reality show.

They Also Plant Items

They Also Plant Items

Danielle Is An Important Part Of The Show

We could say that Frank and Mike were the “pickers,” however, Danielle had an essential job in the show. She was the person who managed the shop even off-air. Danielle was taking care of her boutique store named 4Miles 2Memphis. We could say she was a successful and hardworking woman.

Danielle Is An Important Part Of The Show

Danielle Is An Important Part Of The Show

Owing Back Taxes

We have many things we could tell the manager of the shop in the show. Danielle had received a letter from the IRS in the year 2013. The letter contained that she had a debt of taxes worth a thousand dollars. It came from what the woman was selling old items. However, it was not the only letter she had got.

Owing Back Taxes

Owing Back Taxes

Mike Wanted To End The Show

We were surprised that Mike would want to stop the show that made him famous. In 2016, the host of the TV show desired to end it to give all his attention to his daughter. However, we did not know what he thought when he decided to continue the show. The American Pickers is still currently one of the best series we could ever watch.

Mike Wanted To End The Show

Mike Wanted To End The Show

Starting Them Young

Mike wanted to create a project that would inspire kids to be imaginative and look for precious items. The project was Kid Pickers flea market in LeClaire, Iowa. It would encourage kids to be curious about the hobby. We should not forget that he was also interested in finding valuable stuff when he was still little.

Starting Them Young

Starting Them Young

An Episode About Star Wars

We could not forget about Prince Mongo on the show. He was an odd person we could see in the show. Prince Mongo was also fun to watch. His house was full of different and fascinating items. However, there were things that we did not know about the person. Some did not know that he tried many times to get the position of mayor in Memphis, Tennessee.

An Episode About Star Wars

An Episode About Star Wars

Prince Mongo For Mayor

We could not forget about Prince Mongo on the show. He was an odd person we could see in the show. Prince Mongo was also fun to watch. His house was full of different and fascinating items. However, there were things that we did not know about the person. Some did not know that he tried many times to get the position of mayor in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prince Mongo For Mayor

Prince Mongo For Mayor

Time To Give Back

Mike Wolfe also helped at the charity organization named “Operation Smile.” The organization helped children who had a cleft palate or lip. It was the condition that his daughter also had. The host decided to help every kid and made sure that the parents and their children were aware of this kind of condition.

Time To Give Back

Time To Give Back

Moonlighting As A Dancer

We might know that Danielle was a talented person. She was a fantastic store manager. However, she was not only good at business. Danielle was also a great burlesque dancer. We were happy that she had shared some information about her personal life. She mentioned that her life had changed, and she gained confidence when she became a dancer.

Moonlighting As A Dancer

Moonlighting As A Dancer

Hobo Jack Is An Author

Hobo Jack was another famous member of the hit show American Pickers. Every viewer admired him. However, he was also a published author. If we wanted to check out his work, we could read the “Amazing Adventures of the Tramp Prince.” it was about a historical fiction novel that was released in the year 2014.

Hobo Jack Is An Author

Hobo Jack Is An Author

Not Always A Professional

We could say that Frank Fritz was a famous American Pickers co-host, but he was not a professional about this profession before he entered the show. He only started this job when he became a member of the team. It was one of the issues that surprised the fans. However, Mike Wolfe was the real professional and had a lot of knowledge about the job.

Not Always A Professional

Not Always A Professional

Using Mole Man For Their Personal Gain

Ron, who was popular in the name “Mole Man,” was admired by many viewers. One episode of the American Pickers, the group, used their time in Ron’s tunnel. However, a person had planned to use his popularity for their own. An individual announced that a member of the TV show was trying to scheme something, but it was not real, and people felt they were fooled.

Using Mole Man For Their Personal Gain

Using Mole Man For Their Personal Gain

The Network Did Not Initially Want Danielle

We might think that Danielle was one of the essential people in the show. However, the History Channel did not want her to be in the project. Fortunately, Mike and Frank were determined to make her stay at the show. It was the best thing that happened to her life because not only she gained fame, she also became successful. We could not also think if she was not in the show.

The Network Did Not Initially Want Danielle

The Network Did Not Initially Want Danielle

Life Is Not All That Smooth

Most of us who were fascinated by antiques might know about Pawn Stars. It was a TV show that was hosted by a family who ran a pawn shop in Las Vegas. It was aired in 2009 and became a hit show too. However, the famous member of the show named Austin Lee Russel or viewers who knew him as “Chumlee” had also experienced ups and downs.

You Won't Believe What Chumlee Of Pawn Stars Does Behind The Scenes

Life Has Not Been All That Smooth

The Star Of The Show

We could locate Pawn Stars at Las Vegas, Nevada. Its popularity was because of the star of the show named Chumlee. He was the person who could make every viewer and his team smile and laugh. It was also the reason why the show became a hit and famous around the world. The host, also known as a “funny guy” who would make our day happy.

The Star Of The Show

The Star Of The Show

Not The Best Student In High School

Before we would know the story behind this show, we would like to share about his life before the show started. To all people who were closely related to the host, Chumlee had a difficult time living his life while growing up even though he tried his best to do something. He was also having a hard time at his studies.

Not The Best Student In High School

Not The Best Student In High School

He Never Graduated

During Chumlee’s time in high school, he was the kid who would go to copy the homework of his classmate and would compensate them with money. People who knew him did not wonder that he would not graduate and would usually drop out of school. They were not surprised that it would happen.

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He Never Graduated

The Story Behind It

The story of his nickname came from the ’60s cartoon character titled Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tale. A fat walrus that could be seen in that show was called Chumley. Almost all the people around him called him with that nickname. It was the nickname that did not have any pleasant meaning.

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The Story Behind It

Cute Nickname But Cruel Intentions

The story of his nickname came from the ’60s cartoon character titled Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tale. A fat walrus that could be seen in that show was called Chumley. Almost all the people around him called him with that nickname. It was the nickname that did not have any pleasant meaning.

Cute Nickname But Cruel Intentions

Cute Nickname But Cruel Intentions

Friends From Childhood

Chumlee had faced various problems and had a difficult time living as a teenager. However, there he had a friend who stayed at his side even at bad times. Suppose we were a fan or who searched about his life. The name of his trusted friend was Corey Harrison. Corey was the person he could rely on, and soon he also was the part and co-stars on Pawn Stars.

A Friendship With Employment Benefits

Friends From Childhood

A Friendship With Employment Benefits

The two men liked to spend their pastime at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during their younger days. The owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop was Corey’s dad named Rick. Corey would help his friend in any way he could. After Chumlee became 21 years old, he was hired at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

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A Friendship With Employment Benefits

Not What He Expected

It was hard being a pawn shop employee. The person needed to be accurate at checking the pieces of jewelry or the item needed to be pawned. The person also needed to be humble. It might be an exciting career, like other exciting jobs. Chumlee was employed at his first “real job,” he did not expect that it would be difficult.

Not What He Expected

Not What He Expected

Five Short Years Later

We might be disappointed at Chumlee’s life when he was young. However, he became successful after five years working on-air and doing the same occupation. If we would watch his show, we could tell that he was a TV rather than a pawn shop employee because of his skill on how he could entertain many people.

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Five Short Years Later

Can’t Help It

Pawn Stars became a popular and successful show. The reputation of the program rose every season. Chumlee was the person who contributed the most in the show. He was the star that people loved to watch. The star was excellent at making people laugh and also entertaining to watch. Chumlee also loved to say some jokes.

Can’t Help It

Can’t Help It

Not The Best Buys

Chumlee liked to play pinball, video games, do rap, and collect sneakers. We could tell that he was interested in those things because of what he usually bought. Not only was he a unique and handsome person, but their business was not always profitable as it looked like. We should know what happened to their business.

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Not The Best Buys

Making Many Mistakes

If we watched the show, we could recognize that Chumlee had made clumsy errors. If we were the people thought it was just for entertainment, but it was not. Even when they were not aired, it still occurred. One time, he was just standing and leaning at a shelf, it fell off and broke. The shelf was worth $20,000.

Making Many Mistakes

Making Many Mistakes

Popularity For His Mishaps

Chumlee might be sometimes unfortunate, but other people in the show were teasing him out of the fun. If we would watch Pawn Stars, we could recognize that it was the style of the show that made it entertaining. Some of us might tell that it made the show unique and famous to people in The History Channel.

Popularity For His Mishaps

Popularity For His Mishaps

Quite The Popular Guy

Chumlee got popular and successful because of the show. It was the time he employed a bodyguard that would stay with him when he would appear in public. All of his fame and success happened in a short period. His kind of living, we might tell that he became a fortunate man.

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Quite The Popular Guy

Enjoying The Fame

Chumlee was not bothered that he attracted a lot of attention at the start of his new life. He was happy that people from different places recognized him. The star aided with his assistant, and they made their personalized merchandise. The team and his fans supported his idea.

Enjoying The Fame

Enjoying The Fame

The Fan-Favorite

Chumlee might be successful in his career, but he was not the kind of person who would not talk about the money he got through his success. Some of us might know that he had a massive $155,000 amount of income after he decided to sell half of the Gold & Silver shares. In the year 2010, it was sold to Rick Harrison.

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The Fan-Favorite

Quite The Private Person

Chumlee might be successful in his career, but he was not the kind of person who would not talk about the money he got through his success. Some of us might know that he had a massive $155,000 amount of income after he decided to sell half of the Gold & Silver shares. In the year 2010, it was sold to Rick Harrison.

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Quite The Private Person

Surprisingly Business Minded

We would like to ask why did Chumlee sell his share? Chumlee desired to focus on personalized merchandise. However, most of us did not think that the “klutz” like him had a lot of knowledge with business. Fans and some of the viewers might think that he made the right decision.

Surprisingly Business Minded

Surprisingly Business Minded

Time To Make A Change

After different things and challenges that happened to Chumlee, he became a successful man two weeks after playing an essential role at Pawn Stars. However, something had changed to the TV star life and personality after this incident. Some of us might not know, but the problem was related to his father.

Time To Make A Change

Time To Make A Change

A Healthier Lifestyle

In 2009, Chumlee’s father had passed away at the age of 54. His father was fighting pancreatic cancer for a long time. Before his father died, Chumlee was not living in a healthy lifestyle. However, after the death of his father made him change, and he decided to change his way of life and live healthily. 

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A Healthier Lifestyle

The Mind And Soul

Chumlee started eating healthy food and exercise daily. The star also began doing yoga and worked out at the gym. He was conditioning himself not only physically but also mentally. He became a follower of mindfulness and mediation that could help his mind and soul.

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The Mind And Soul

Taking The Necessary Steps

Chumlee set his ideal goal and focused on making it come true. There was a time that he went every day to the gym. He even ate smoothies for breakfast and reduced the red meat to follow his diet. We could say that he was living a lifestyle at that moment. However, did he succeed in his quest towards healthy living?

Taking The Necessary Steps

Taking The Necessary Steps

Impressive Transformation

Most of us knew how difficult a weight loss program is. It needed a lot of determination and planning to have a satisfying result. We could see how Chumlee became after his transformation. Many people had admired him after what he did. It only tells us that we could get everything we wanted when we were determined.

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Impressive Transformation

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