Who is Chumlee and what is his net worth 2018? Personality Austin Lee Russell was born on 8th September 1982. He is known as one of the members who is lead star cast on the superhit T.V show “Pawn Stars” which is aired on History Channel television. This shop is actually established in Las Vegas where Russell a.k.a Chumlee works as an employee.
Chumlee was working at the pawn shop five years before they appeared in the first season of the show. He has been a childhood friend of Corey Harrison, whose father and grandfather opened the pawn shop in the year of 1989.
Due to his large face and chin, Austin Lee was given the nickname of “Chumlee” when he was about 12 years old. The father of one of his close friends once expressed that he resembled the walrus, Chumley (an animated character), from the TV show, Tennessee Tuxedo. He is still the chubby guy of the show and doing his best to meet his career and health goals.As a youngster, he loved to spend his times with his friends and his best buddy is Corey. Russell and Corey frequently spent most of their time in the pawn shop as kids.
In the T.V show, you can find him as the funniest character of the series. Many jokes have been made around him but the guy is equally important to the shop owners. Chumlee is best in the area of his own expertise. He handles the stuff related to video games, skateboards, sneakers etc. People love to him and he plays his role very well both in the show and in the reality.
Career: At age 21, Austin Lee Russell began his career in the pawn shop. It was Gold & Silver Pawn Shop which was related to his childhood friend. He worked there for a long time and then in July 2009, he was chosen to become a part of the reality television series Pawn Stars. On the TV show, he is portrayed as the comic thwart who is regularly made the victim of the jokes for his lack of knowledge and his ineptitude, for which he has been alluded to as a “village idiot”.
Chumlee is not accepting this tag and said many times in the interviews that he is being underestimated. He is confident about his expertise in pinball machines, which his viewers can see in the episode “Pinball Wizards” in the second season.
After a huge success of the show, Chumlee tried his luck in his own brand. He started selling his own merchandises and stuff. It was a successful venture. Later he sold the shares to Harrisons to meet the regular demands and supply of his Business organisation.
Chumlee has the passion for shoes, as he collected more than 200 pairs. He also enjoys collecting sports items, video games, and skateboards. This T.V star is a fan of both punk rock music and rap music and lives the same lifestyle too. He owns a collection of the costly Vintage cars. These are a Maserati GranTurismo, a Cadillac Escalade, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Range Rover, and a 1964 Impala SS.
This Pawn star has a huge fan following of female fans but this star is the fan of someone else. It is official that Chumlee is in a relationship with Tanya Hyjazi. His girlfriend is a chef for a major casino in Las Vegas.
Chumlee Net Worth
Chumlee has an estimated net worth of $6.7 million. Austin Russell and our favourite Chumlee winning the hearts with every appearance he made in the show. He is one of the successful American reality television stars from the US.
It is not the only the Pawn shop which helps him to make money as the reality star Russell have other sources of income too. Due to his popularity on the Pawn Stars, Austin has now started his own business which includes designing T-shirts, selling of novelty items, and he also does many personal appearances to make some fortune.
According to the contract, he reportedly makes $25,000 per episode. Adding this salary with other incomes he makes from his own franchise, we can estimate a net worth of $6.7 million.
Being a Businessman and a reality TV star, he is enjoying a huge fan following. The star is making good fortune and appearing in more T.V shows which are good for his career. But he is going through some legal issues and needs to overcome. We wish him luck for his career and successful love life.