Chumlee is an American actor, businessman and a television personality, who is known for being the cast on the history channel show Pawn Stars. He is amongst those pawn shopkeepers who has earned a huge net worth for himself and also been the topic of discussion of his weight.
Chnulee's early life
Chumlee was born as Austin Lee Russell was born on the 8th of September, 1982 in the United States. He has not disclosed the name of his parents, but he is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity comprising of Mexican, Scottish and Native American ancestry.
Austin Lee Russell was named as Chumlee when he was just about 12 years old by his friend's father, due to his broad face and chin. Chumlee often spent time in the pawn shop by which now we know him as one of the greatest businessmen.
Chumlee started his profession as the Pawn Star at the age of twenty-one before making the television appearances. On the same hand, he starred along with co-owner of the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Rick Harrison on the reality TV show, Pawn Stars, alongside late Richard Harrison and ex-husband of Korina, Corey Harrison.
After his appearances in the TV industry, Chumlee gained wide attention in a very short period. After the show became a good hit, Chumlee established his company and started selling novelty items and T-shirts of his designs.
Chumlee's personal life
Talented Chumlee's dated a hot woman, Tanya Hyjazi who is also a chef of Las Vegas Casino. However, their life turned a different way, after cops found methamphetamines, guns, and marijuana in Chumlee's house.
According to several sources, it was confirmed that Chumlee's girlfriend, Tanya was also involved in it. Currently, the relationship between the couple is hidden behind the curtains.
Chumlee's net worth
Chumlee is very fond of collecting shoes. Likewise, as of now, he has more than 200 pairs of expensive shoes and also owns high budget cars such as Range Rovers, a 1964 Impala SS, a Cadillac Escalade ($96,795), Rolls-Royce Phantom ($450,000-$600,000), a Maserati GranTurismo ($136,475).
Moreover, reviewing his economic aspects, he earns a huge salary through his acting as well as Pawn Star career. As of 2017, his net worth is around $5 million.
How much does Chumlee make per episode?
Chulee is said to receive $25,000 for every episode of the Pawn Stars.