Leslie Gold aka Les Gold has risen to fame for his unique occupation of a pawnbroker. Where many believe his success to being a little exaggerated, the truth is Les Gold has built up his unique entity by sheer dedication and hard work and has eventually risen to fame on a global scale. Over the years Les Gold has emerged as a successful author and a reality television star. Les Gold is also recognized as a fine spokesperson and a television personality who has made an irreversible impression by his contributions to the media and the virtual world. Hence, let us know for ourselves about the early life of Les Gold, his career and net worth of the present year 2019.
Les Gold was born on the 20th of June in the year 1950 in the Detroit region of Michigan in the United States. Being born into a well-established family of pawnbrokers, he had always looked forward to inheriting the business, of his family and he eventually did. His grandfather was once recognized as the owner of “Sam’s Loans” which presently lies non-functional. However, this is the very first place where Les Gold had primarily tried his hands on business at the very age of seven. The prestigious “Sam’s Loans” was thereafter reported to be under renovation with the vision of building a restaurant named “Gold Cash Gold”.
At the very young age of twelve, Les Gold had begun learning the business. His strategic approach to buying pizzas and then further selling them once again by pricing every piece, at the prestigious Hebrew School, had turned the luck towards him. Soon with the success, Les Gold was able to launch his own pawn shop and named it as the “American Jewelry and Loan”. The shop was inaugurated in the year of 1978 and was situated at the “Green Eight Shopping Centre” of the very crowded Oak Park.
Thereafter, after few years in 1993, the shop was shifted to the “Greenfield Road” in the Detroit Road where it is presently shining like a diamond. Since then, the business has been flourishing like never before.
The business of the entire family has been highlighted brightly in the famous series of “Hardcore Pawn” which is aired on the popular channel of truTV. The exceptional business idea seemed to impress Richard Dominick who was the then an important part of “The Jerry Springer Show”. In 1998 when he had bumped into an ad featuring their business, he had immediately thought of turning it into a hit television series. He had soon readily signed the contract and the series was featured in the year 2009 and had continued for several seasons.
His exceptional story was also praised and featured on the “Good Morning America” show aired on the ABC channel.
Awards & Achievement
The life of Les Gold has also found its way to a famous publication and was named as “For What It’s Worth: Business Wisdom From A Pawnbroker”. The journal was released in the year 2013 by Penguin. The book has been praised by people from several corners who try to seek inspiration from the biography of Les Gold. The autobiography was also honored the 4th position by the New York Times Best Seller.
Net Worth of Les Gold
Les Gold had been gifted with a very successful business by his grandfather. However, it was his vision for success that had made him successful. With perseverance and patience, Les Gold had soon reached the highest notch of success and was soon greeted with extreme gratitude from various corners of the world. Though the TV personality has encountered several controversies throughout his life, his unstoppable nature has eventually led to the net worth of Les Gold to be $6.5 million, approximated as of the year 2018.
Les Gold had been married to Lilli Gold in the year 1975. Les Gold is also known to be an active supporter of “The Heat And Warmth Fund” thereby assisting the families below poverty level to pay off their electricity bills. Hence, not just a successful business person, Les Gold has emerged to be a humble person as well.