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Richard Benjamin Harrison Wiki/Biography
Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr., also known as ‘’The Old Man’’, was born on 4 March 1941 in Danville, Virginia USA, into a family of Irish ancestry. He is a businessman and reality television star, best known for his appearance in ‘’Pawn Stars’’.
So just how rich is Richard Benjamin Harrison as of late 2017? Authoritative sources report that Harrison’s net worth is as high as $8 million, accumulated from his over three decades long career as a pawn shop owner and his over six years-long career as a reality television star. His assets include a 1966 Imperial Crown – it took Harrison 15 years to convince the owner to sell his car to him.
Richard Benjamin Harrison Net Worth $8 million
Richard attended Lexington High School. He became a member of the US military, a decision he made after he stole a car and was given two options: to go to jail or to join the military. He spent 20 years in the Navy, serving on four ships, the final five years on fleet tug ATF 100 USS Chowanoc. After leaving the navy, he worked in his wife’s real estate company, however, their business went bankrupt, leaving them with the loss of $1 million.
In 1981, with only $5,000 left, Richard and his wife moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he opened the now World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with his son, Rick. The shop specializes in art, rare collectibles, and memorabilia. The shop and its staff were featured on ‘’Insomniac with Dave Attell’’, and after that it received its own reality show, ‘’Pawn Stars’’ beginning in 2009 on the History Channel. It is focused on Richard and his family – son Rick and grandson Corey and their interaction with the customers. Since then, Richard appeared in 271 episodes, his last in the episode ‘’ Underground Pawn ‘’ in 2015. ‘’Pawn Stars’’ became the History Channel’s highest rated program within the tenth week of debut. At that time, Richard’s shop was being visited by over 5,000 people on a daily basis, and opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and had the inventory of 12,000 items.
In 2010, Richard was given the key to the city of Las Vegas, by the Mayor. In the same year, he made an appearance in one episode of the reality TV show ‘’American Restoration’’. In addition to that, ‘’Pawn Stars’’ has received several awards. In 2011, the show won the ASCAP Award for Top Television Series. It continued receiving the same award three years in a row. In 2012, it was nominated for Critics’ Choice TV Award in the category of Best Reality Series. As of the most recent past, Harrison appeared in one episode of ‘’Midway USA’s Gun Stories’’. Today, he still goes to the shop, although the audience didn’t get to see him since 2015. Reportedly, he is the first one who arrives at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop every morning.
In his personal life, Richard has been married to Joanne Rhue since 1960. They have three sons, and had a daughter born with Down’s syndrome, who died when she was six years old. His absence from the show stirred rumors that he had died, however, those rumors turned out to be false. He is passionate about automobiles.
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Date Of Birth||4 March 1941|
|Place Of Birth||Danville, Virginia, USA|
|Profession||Businessman, reality television personality, co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop|
|Education||North Carolina, Lexington Senior High School|
|Spouse||JoAnne Rhue Harrison (m. 1960)|
|Children||Rick Harrison, Sherry Harrison, Joe Harrison, Chris Harrison|
|Parents||Richard Harrison Sr., Ruth Harrison|
|Siblings||Sherry Joanne Harrison (died at age 6), Joseph Kent Harrison, Christopher K. Harrison|
|TV Shows||Pawn Stars|
|1||20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.|
|2||Co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (Las Vegas, Nevada) with his son Rick Harrison. Grandfather of Corey Harrison.|
|Midway USA's Gun Stories||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Pawn Stars||2009-2015||TV Series||Himself - The Old Man / Himself / Himself - 'The Old Man' / ...|
|The 2011 American Country Awards||2011||TV Special||Himself|
|American Restoration||2010||TV Series||Himself|