Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. or you call him the old man is an American based businessman in Las Vegas and a famous television star. He currently owns a popular pawn shop in Las Vegas. Harrison is currently being featured on a popular show ‘Pawn Stars’ which is being broadcasted on History TV Channel. The pawn shop has a couple of owners, Harrison himself along with Rick Harrison who is Richard’s son. The pawn was inaugurated by both of them in the year 1989. Harrison has earned himself a name called ‘The old man’ as he is oldest of all the shop members and hence the show. Here is a quick summary of Richard Benjamin Harrison’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Richard Benjamin Harrison was born in a very poor family on March 4, 1941. When he turned one, they switched to Lexington, North Carolina. He went to Lexington High School, Lexington, North Carolina. When he was in his junior year, he had to ditch his studies as they were financially weak and his parents were unable to pay his school fee and hence when he turned 14, he started driving a school bus for which he was getting paid approx six to seven dollars a week. He had to park the school bus in the backyard of his house and had to get up early in the morning to pick up the school kids and drop them off to their schools. During a barn dance, he saw Joanne Rhue, and fell in love with her. Joanne Rhue is currently his wife and it has been around 58 years since they got married. They are blessed with three kids as Joseph, Rick( co- owner of Pawn shop) and Chris.
He began his career as a bus driver but later when he stole a car once, he had to join Military as he had no choice, either to go to the jail or join military. Harrison later served for twenty long years in the U.S. Navy where he earned some popular designations as well. Later he was discharged from the navy he started looking after her wife’s office. He then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada along with his wife and his sons and opened a silver coin shop with only $5000 with his son Rick Harrison at 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard. Few years later their business was getting aired and hence they had to switch to some bigger location. Later in the year 1987, they acquired a license to buy and pawn second-hand ancient things. So far their business has been increasing vastly.
Awards & Achievement
Oscar Goodman awarded him along with other shop members that is his son, grandson and “Chumlee” with the key to the city of Las Vegas. In 2012, a key to the city of Lexington which is his hometown was awarded to him for his phenomenal work. But the biggest achievements for him was when July 17, 2012 was proclaimed as the “Pawn Stars/Gold & Silver Pawn Day”.
Net worth of Richard Benjamin Harrison
Richard Benjamin Harrison has been very successful with his pawn shop. He began his career with a bus driver and then the world famous pawn shop. Richard Benjamin Harrison has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He has served for the U.S. navy for around twenty years and has achieved a massive success there as well.
Richard Benjamin Harrison was born to a very poor family, and he had to ditch his school as his family was unable to pay his academic fee. He started driving a school bus for an earning. He married the love of his life and it has been around 58 years since they got married. He owns the world famous pawn shop and is being featured on a popular television show Pawn Stars.