Chumlee is a famous TV personality known by many not only as a journalist but also for his entrepreneurship and acting. He came in the limelight when he appeared on ‘Pawn Stars’ which was a TV show that talked about business.
Chumlee was given that byname when he was 12 because of his face and chin which was populous and he also resembled a character from an animation film called, ‘Chumley’. He seemed to adore that nickname since he uses it in his career. Due to his weight he opted to live a healthier life in 2013 through changing his diet and exercising more, where he lost over 34 kilos. So how did exactly Chumlee net worth get to million, this article will answer all your questions regarding his fortune. Let’s find out how much is Chumlee’s net worth in 2018.
Chumlee Early Life
Born Austin Lee Russell aka Chumlee as known by many was born on September 8, 1982. He was inherent and bred by his parents in Nevada, US.
Chumlee is a lover of shoes since he owns over 200 pairs and also likes skateboarding, videogames and sports. After completing his high school, he did not attend any college but started working.
He is currently dating his chef girlfriend, Tanya Hyjazi since 2013, who she is planning to propose to. Living a low-key life all we know about his relationship is minute that’s why it’s not clear whom he courted in the past.
Chumlee Career, Awards & Achievement
When Chumlee was 21 years old, he found work at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop where he moiled for over 5 years. His work was to write tickets for merchandise bought by customers and he also tested & loaded goods on the counter of the store. He became allies with Corey Harrison whose father owned the shop and even when they were kids they used to hang out together in the shop.
His breakthrough came in 2009 when he appeared on his show ‘Pawn Stars’ which debuted until now. In the show he portrayed a comic character making his fans love and adore him more. Due to his success he managed to open his own business which dealt with many items. In 2016 Chumlee was arrested for having illegal items such as guns and drugs in his property.
He has also hosted and appeared in TV shows like iCarly (2012), Top Gear USA (2011), Katie (2013), Lip Service (2013) and many other programs. Chumlee is currently planning to launch his sweet shop which he will definitely feature on his Pawn Stars show.
Awards & Achievements
On awards and achievements, Chumlee has not yet gained any. We are hoping that in recent years he will secure himself at least one accolade since he is doing a good work in the industry.
Net Worth of Chumlee
Chumlee net worth is $5 million. Through his various shows like ‘Pawn Stars’ he is paid approximately $25 thousand shillings for every scene which equates to $8 million for all the seasons. Chumlee net worth figures have been earned not only through his profession but it also came from his various businesses. In his company he auctions unique items such as t-shirts. Among his valuable assets he owns many types of cars including; a range rover, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, an impala, a Cadillac Escalade and a Maserati GranTurismo. He sold part of his company shares in 2010 at $155,000 and is now one of the best sellers.
Chumlee is a reflection of how determination and hard work is a key thing in life when he succeeded through his weight loss journey. After losing a lot of weight Chumlee can now drive his hovercraft with no hustle or bustle. As his career progresses we expect even a higher net worth figure in 2018.