Will Castro is a famous American car designer who is a producer and actor of a reality television series. He is also an entrepreneur who has expanded his business to a whole new level. To know more about Will Castro and his net worth in 2018, keep reading the article.
Will Castro’s Early Life
Uriel Luis Castro, commonly known as William “Will” Castro was born on April 4, 1969, in Puerto Rico. There is no information about his family and parents. But according to some reports, Castro had a tough life growing up as his family was below middle-class and his parents worked hard to keep the food on the table.
Right from childhood, Castro was a grease monkey and learned most of his mechanic skills at a very young age. There is no apt information of his educational background either, but he and his younger brother Bobby used to go to high school in Brentwood.
Castro was basically raised on Manhattan’s lower east side. When he was a kid, his parents were always fighting which lead to the hatred for one another. After his baby brother was born, their parents got divorced and he moved to Brentwood. He graduated from a high school in Brentwood. Castro was never interested in studies, besides, he was the only man of the family, so he decided to work.
Castro had lots of ups and downs in his personal life. The death of his personal chef Jason, who was killed on the street by a motorcycle accident was one of the saddest days of his life.
Castro dated his wife Honey Girl for a long time before tying a knot, which was ravishing. A lot of celebrity guests were invited to his wedding. According to some reports, he divorced his wife two years, with whom he has two sons and a daughter. There are rumors that the reason for their divorce was his wife was having an affair with the Chef who died in a motorcycle accident.
Will Castro’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Castro’s customisation career started when he apprenticed at John’s Auto body shop in Islip. There he learned a lot of things about designing too. Castro wanted to make his name in the industry, so he started doing extra shifts and put in extra efforts to be more creative. At the shop, he concentrated more on working on car’s body, wheels, ragtops, and tires.
Finally, Castro’s efforts were paid off and he opened his own detailing shop called ‘Willy’s Shape & Shine’ in Islip. The biggest breakthrough in his career came when Rapper Erik Sermon asked him to customise his car. It was Castro’s brother who introduced Erik to Castro, as Erik was Bobby’s classmate from Brentwood High School. Castro did a fantastic Job on rapper’s Mercedes Benz 300 E changing the stereo and ragtop along with setting wheels and tires.
Castro gained a lot of popularity, he became famous among the celebrities and a load of customers started to increase. His shop couldn’t handle all the load, so he opened another shop in Uniondale called ‘Unique Autoshops’. The work was so exhausting that Castro took a break from the business and started working as a manager at ‘Pathmark’, a grocery store.
Castro re-emerged again and opened a little a little shop with one-car garage. Busta Rhymes once gave his car for customisation at his garage and was after Busta Rhymes his business spread across the country. He also has a Will Castro Design Shop in Milan. He got his own TV show which aired on Velocity Channel in 2016. The show is a big success whose third season ended in 2018.
Throughout Castro’s career, he has garnered many high profile clients including Lebron James, DJ Khalid, Donald Trump, 50 Cent, etc.
Awards & Achievements
In Castro’s entire life, he has never been nominated for any awards. His biggest achievement would be starting his business from scratch and coming up with his own TV shows.
Net Worth of Will Castro
The estimated net worth of Will Castro is approximately $6 million. His main source of incomes has been his car customisation shops in the country and Milan. Also, he earns a quite hefty income from his TV Shows.
Will Castro is a man who worked hard to achieve his dreams. Throughout his life, he was fully focused on his work and achieved the success he is enjoying today. He had his ups and downs in professional as well as personal life, but still, he is standing tall and focusing on how to make his life better.