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He claims to be the direct descendant of a couple of former U.S. Presidents, but Rick Harrison, the television reality star of Pawn Stars, has made his own slice of history as the host of the History Channel's hit series Pawn Stars. In addition, the series has grown his net worth to $17,939,550.
Harrison is the co-owner of a Las Vegas pawn shop called simply enough Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Its location though off the Las Vegas strip has rocketed the television series to prominence when it comes to reality television. The business was founded to mainly pawn items, but also accepts items to buy and sell. According to Harrison, the items most often brought into the store are jewelry. You can just imagine the bobbles that cross his counter.
Since the inception of Pawn Stars, Harrison’s inventory now has a ratio of 5000 items pawned per 12,000 items of the store’s total stock. In 2010, the National Pawnbrokers Association awarded the Pawnbroker of the Year Award to Harrison for his contributions in enlightening the public about the pawn industry.
Harrison touts himself to be an avid reader so with the success of the Pawn Stars he naturally went the way of the author. In 2011, Harrison published a biography called License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver. His book reached #22 on The New York Times Best Seller list on June 26, 2011. His bank account continues to grow.