‘Rick the Spotter’ is American businessman of Las Vegas and television personality, who can be recognized from ‘Pawn Shops’ series, which airs on History Network. He is the co-owner of World’s most famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. He and his father share the ownership of the shop, which was established in 1989. The shop is located merely two miles away from the Las Vegas Strip clubs. In 2005, the father son duo was loaning over $3 million from their Pawn show, which brought $300,000 internet to them annually. Their Pawn shop has an inventory ratio of over 5000 items to 12,000 overalls. Their Television series is a huge hit, with over 80 batches episodes. He is another high school dropout who turned out and become a millionaire.
Rick Harrison Biography and Family
Richard Kevin Harrison was born in 1965 on 22nd March in North Carolina to Richard Benjamin Harrison and Joanne Rhue Harrison. He is the third child in the family, which include his two elder siblings, Sherry Joanne Harrison who met demised at the age of 6 and Josephs Kent Harrison and, a younger brother Christopher K. Harrison. Harrison father was US navy veteran, and was transferred to California n 1967, following which his family relocated to the San Diego.
His Epileptic Seizures at the age of 8 generated his love for reading, as he found solace in them. He was infatuated with several writers including Tom D. Fitzgerald. He particularly loved physics and history. In 1981, his family shifted to Las Vegas, Nevada after the doom of their real estate business.
He married his teenage day’s girlfriend, Kim, who got a miscarriage when Harrison was only 17. The couple decided to stick together and married. Later they gave birth to their first child in 1983 who they named, Corey. Within two year, they had another son Adam. However, the couple separated in 1983.
His son Adam, briefly worked at the Pawn Shop, however stepped out of the family business to become a plumber. He refuses to be a part of their reality TV series. Rick married his second wife, Tracy in 1986. They had a son named Jack together. Later, he married, again to Deanna Burditt in 2013.
Education: He completed his schooling from Taft Middle School, however decided to drop out of their in his tenth grade. Harrison left his school and started selling fake Gucci bags, earning over $2000 a week.
Rick Harrison Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $9 Million US Dollars
He has been working in his Pawn store actively since 1983. They have a collection of over 12000 units, which includes vintage jewelry, and celebrity exclusive products. They made a profit of $700,000, by providing loan of mere $3 million, which obviously came back to them. His family is also earning a regular income from there television series ‘Pawn Shop’, which gets high TRP rates, as people interested to get into the internal details of pornography. The net worth of Rick Harrison is estimated $9 million US dollars as of 2017. His father’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million, who owns half of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.
Rick Harrison Business Model
Apart from his family Pawn Shop business, he has now turned into a television personality, who can be seen on History Network, every other week.
In 2011, Harrison also turned into an author as his release a biography ‘License to Pawn: Deals, Steals and My Life at the Gold & Silver’. The book became a New York best selling peaking at 22nd position on the list of 2011.
He also can be considered an actor and a producer as well, who makes huge investments in his television show production.
He associates himself as a libertarian; he supported Marco Rubio, for 2016 Elections. This endorsement affected their show viewership, as it got criticized for manipulative promotion in the elections. He also criticized Hillary Clinton, for lacking on foreign policy improvements and achievements.
He is going a great job fueling his fortune and gaining fame for his shop through various means. The show is viewed worldwide and is recognized for its authenticity. He also serves as a protector to all the vintage goods that demands preserving and deserves to be with someone who truly values and respect it.