Anyone who has watched the American TV reality shows Pawn Stars will know who Chumlee is. Before becoming a businessman and reality TV star, he was an employee at The Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. He started working there at the age of 21.
In 2009, he began the production of Pawn Stars. He was responsible for performing backstage tasks and issuing tickets to consumers. His appearance on the show helped him become a reality TV star. In 2023, his net worth is $5 million.
Chumlee’s real name is Austin Chumlee Russell. He was born on the 8th of September, 1982, in Henderson, NV. He has a sister named Terra, and a brother named Sage.
Chumlee is a close friend of Corey Harrison, the son of Rick Harrison. The Gold and Pawn Shop is owned and operated by Rick and Richard Harrison.
Chumlee started working in the pawn shop at 21. After five years, he made his television debut with the show Pawn Stars. He is most popular for his great sense of humor. He is currently working at the flea market desk.
The show follows the daily operations of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop with Chumlee being one of the main characters.
Chumlee started his career as an employee at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. The store gained its first level of fame on the show Insomniac with Dave Attell. After the airing of that episode, Rick pitched the idea to dozens of production houses. It was finally taken up by the History Channel which led to the launch of Pawn Stars.
Chumlee made his debut on the show in 2009 and quickly became famous for his antics. The show revolves around the Las Vegas pawn shop and its day-to-day operations.
For those who don’t know Pawn Stars is one of the most popular reality TV shows on The History Channel. After becoming famous Chumlee set up his own business. His shop deals in novelty items that are personally designed by him.
Chumlee has his merchandise line which generates more sales than other stars on the show. He sold 50% of his company’s stake to Rick Harrison so that he can sell his novelty items through the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop.
In 2017, Chumlee founded a new store called Chumlee’s Candy. The store is managed by his brother Sage.
Net Worth and Earnings
Chumlee became a millionaire after debuting on Pawn Stars. It was the biggest turning point in his career. Today, he has his own business. His current net worth is around $5 million.
Chumless is very passionate about video games. One of his favorite games is Pokemon. He also enjoys skating.
He underwent bariatric surgery to reduce the size of his body. Before the operation, he weighed 345 pounds.
He is married to Olivia Russell. The two tied the knot in 2018. But in 2020, Chumlee removed all her pictures from his Instagram handle. It’s not clear if they are still together.