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Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. was born on the 4th March 1941, in Danville, Idaho USA, and is an entrepreneur and businessman who, as Richard ‘Old Man’ Harrison, is widely recognized as a co-founder and co-owner of the globally renowned Gold & Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Old Man is most famous for appearing on History Channel’s most popular reality TV series – “Pawn Stars”.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran businessman has accumulated so far? How rich Richard ‘Old Man’ Harrison is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Old Man’s net worth, as of mid-2017, revolves around the sum of $8 million, acquired through his family business pawn shop, which gained popularity through the “Paws Stars” TV series, and which has been active since 1989.
Richard Harrison Net Worth $8 million
Although born in Idaho to Ruth and Richard Harrison Sr., Richard grew up in Lexington, North Carolina, and apart from American is also of Irish ancestry. He is a distant descendant of 19th century’s American politician Benjamin Harrison, who was a grandson of the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison. Richard enrolled at Lexington High School, but abandoned it in his final year to help his cash-strapped family. As a 14-year old kid, he served as school bus driver, earning a weekly wage of $6. This engagement provided a rather modest basis for his current net worth.
At the age of 19, in 1960 Richard joined the US Navy in which he spent the next 16 years, including a 14-month-long leave, serving on four different ships ’til 1976. Upon discharge, the next five years he spent working as a part-time real estate agent. In 1981 he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, and put his entire savings worth barely $5,000 into his own business – The Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. As the business was going strong, in 1986 Richard transferred his firm to a bigger shop, and finally, in 1989 alongside his son Rick, opened what later became the world’s most famous pawn shop, located on the 713 Las Vegas Boulevard South, working 24/7 ever since. All these ventures helped Old Man to add a significant sum to the total of his net worth.
To greater prominence Richard and his World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop came in 2009, when the History Channel launched the reality TV show “Pawn Stars”, which quickly became its highest rated and most watched program. Alongside his son Rick, grandson Correy ‘Big Hoss’ Harrison and his childhood friend Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell, Old Man Harrison was featured in 272 episodes of the show through its 11 seasons. Despite his age, Old Man is still the first one to show up for work in the morning, not missing a day for the last 17 years. However, since 2015 he doesn’t appear on the show, although he is still working. It is certain that this involvement has provided the majority of ‘Old Man’ Harrison’s net worth.
In 2010, the “Pawn Stars” crew led by ‘Old Man’ Harrison was honored with the key to the city of Las Vegas, while in 2012 he was handed the key of Lexington, in which he grew up. What started as a small family business, under Old Man’s guidance and leadership, today is one of Las Vegas’ attractions with over 12,000 items in its inventory, visited by around 5,000 people on a daily basis. All these achievements have helped Richard Harrison to gain not only huge popularity among audiences, but also an impressive amount of wealth.
When it comes to his personal life, Old Man has been married since 1960 to Joanne Rue, with whom he has welcomed a daughter and three sons. He is an avid car lover, especially interested in vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s era.