Who is Mike Wolfe and what is his net worth 2018? Mike Wolfe is an actor who is best known for appearing in the show ‘American Pickers’. He is also a director, producer, and writer. Wolfe is also the creator of American Pickers on the History Channel. When he was a child, he used to look for hidden treasures and antiques. He has successfully appeared in the film ‘Maybe Tomorrow’. He has co-produced the music album entitled ‘Music to Pick By’ which is slated to get released soon. He is also an author and has written several books including ‘Debt Advice Handbook’.
Mike Wolfe was born on June 11, 1964, in Joliet, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was young. He has two other siblings named Beth and Robbie and was raised by a single mother. Mike grew up in Bettendorf. Iowa and was always interested in junk. He was a forager right from the beginning. He had a difficult childhood and used to work right from an early age.
At the six years old, he used to pick things and also used to pull bicycles from old trash. He has been a picker for more than 20 years. After becoming a professional picker, Wolfe used to dump it in a cargo van. He used to travel many places with Frank Fritz. Together, they have travelled over 200 cities in America. He has been entitled as a professional treasure hunter.
In 2012, Mike Wolfe got married to Jodi Faeth. They have been dating each other for a long time. They have a daughter; Charlie Faeth Wolfe. The family resides in Leiper’s Fork, Le Claire.
As a professional Picker, Michael Wolfe used to collect vintage items and used to sell them in his own shop at La Claire, Iowa. In 2010, he appeared in the TV show ‘American Pickers’ on the History Channel. The show got 3.1 million viewers in its debut episode. The show went on to attract viewers and became 2010’s highest rated new non-fiction program. Wolfe also serves as the co-host, executive producer and, creator of the series.
The show has aired many episodes and is currently in its sixth season. The success of the show also led to start similar series in other countries called Canadian Pickers, Aussie Pickers, Picker Sisters and Picked Off. In 2011, he published his second book called ‘American Pickers Guide to Picking’. He has launched Rustorations in 2012, which collects old furniture or vintage lighting parts and re-modifies it.
Mike Wolfe won the Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Director at the Golden Door Film Festival in 2012. He was nominated at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival.
Net Worth of Mike Wolfe
Mike Wolfe had a rough childhood and used to struggle financially. As a trash collector, he found success by selling the valuable items in his own shop called ‘Antique Archaeology store’ located in Nashville, Tennessee and Le Claire, Iowa. He found immense success by appearing in the History Channel’s TV show American Pickers. He is the executive producer of the show along with Charles Tremayne and Mark Poertner. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Mike Wolfe’s net worth is an estimated $5 million.
He inherited this fortune by working as a picker for over 2 decades. His show continues to pull over four million viewers even in its sixth season. Part of his wealth also comes by opening two shops in the USA. He sells antique pieces which he collects from the trash in his shop Antique Archaeology store. Wolfe has also ventured into other business. His salary is estimated to be $500 thousand. He was the co-producer to the album by Brian Ahern. He has written a book which was published by Macmillan.
Mike Wolfe is a humanitarian and raises funds by doing various events for St Jude’s Children Hospital. He also supports animal shelters, ASCPA, and Operation Smile. Wolfe hosts the show ‘American Pickers’ with his friend Frank Fritz. Together, they explore to people’s houses, outbuildings, and barns and also in other places. At the Bahamas International Film Festival in 2012, his movie Maybe Tomorrow won the Best Feature in the category of New Divisions