An American-born picker turned TV personality Mike Wolfe got a career breakthrough as the creator and star of the TV series American Pickers. Since 2010, Wolfe appears along with his business partner Frank Fritz in the reality series where they travel across the nation to find rusty gold. They buy and resell the antiques or collectives that tells the history of America.
Mike, a native of Illinois started his career as a professional treasure hunter before fame & fortune through TV fame. His shop Antique Archaeology located in Le Claire, Iowa, sells the restored collection; also opened in another location in Nashville, Tennessee.
Born To Single Mother- Age, Height, and Family
Wolfe was born on June 11, 1964, in Joliet, Illinois, to single mother Rita Wolfe. The second of 3 children, Mike has a younger brother Robbie Wolfe and a sister named Beth. He holds an American nationality.
The 6 feet (183 cm) tall TV personality is 56 years old in November 2020.
Sold Harley Davidson To Open Bike Stores
Fond of picking from an early age, Mike Wolfe made his first pick at the age of 6. Reportedly, he pulled out a bicycle from his neighbor’s trash, cleaned it up, and then sold for $5. By the time, Wolfe stepped into his 20s, he already had few stints as a picker.
The IMDB reports that the future TV figure sold his 1934 Harley Davidson motorcycle to a collector in Bangkok, Thailand. With the money, he financed his 2 bike stores The Village Bike Shop in Iowa: in East Davenport and in Eldridge.
Mike Wolfe Career Sucess- Treasure Hunter Turned TV Personality
A professional treasure hunter Mike Wolfe made a road trip from coast to coast in search of rusty gold (antiques or collectives) associated with the history of American in any way. Moreover, he even tried to sell the idea of a TV show on pickers, which came true after 5 years.
Wolfe created the concept of the reality series American Pickers and serves as one of its executive producers. The History Channel-distributed show premiered on January 18, 2010, and saw 3.1 million viewers on its premiere.
Considered #1 new non-fiction series of 2010 among all viewers, the American Pickers already completed 21 seasons (315 episodes).
The show features Mike and his highschool friend & business partner Frank Fritz, who travel across the states & explores goods of historic value. While other people see old barns, crumbling sheds, and warehouses, the American TV personality sees treasure mines.
Wolfe’s interest is in air-cooled Volkswagens, antique motorcycles, and penny-farthings; and Frank has a love for antique toys, oil cans, and old Hondas. Some of their picks also include advertisements and commercial signage, film posters, and Piaggio Ape.
Is The Show ‘American Pickers’ Ending?
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, rumors of Franka and Mike splitting up along with the departure of Daniel Colby came up. It did raise curiosity among fans if the antique-hunting reality series American Pickers saw the end of its journey.
Reportedly, the series is being currently filmed for its new series that features the best food and drink picks.
Owns Shop Called Antique Archaeology
Before Hollywood breakthrough with American Pickers, Mike ran a shop to sell his acquisitions Antique Archaeology.
After the reality TV series came into action, Wolfe offered his longtime friend Daniel Colby to watch over the office of his shop Antique Archaeology, originally in Le Claire, Iowa and expanded to Nashville, Tennessee. Both Colby and the shop is one of the major attractions in the show American Pickers.
Further, Mike Wolfe’s other side business includes ownership of Rustorations (a collection of lighting) and as author books: American Pickers Guide to Picking (2011) and A Kid Pickers book (2013).
Mike Wolfe’s Net Worth In 2020- House and Assets
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wolfe has $5 million net worth as of November 2020. Without a doubt, the American antiques hunter and TV personality grabbed such hefty fortune through the reality series American Pickers (2010- 2020).
Alongside being a cast, he is the creator and executive producer that earns him a salary in the 7-digit figure.
Furthermore, the author of 2 books also has an endorsement deal with Indian Motorcycle.
Mike Wolfe owns a house in Le Claire, Iowa, bought for $175, 000 in 2004, featuring a two-car garage. Built in 1860, it was formerly a grocery and boardinghouse. He has another house in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. His further property acquisitions include a 1948 Indian and a 1913 twin with pedal cranks.
As reported, his first motorcycle was Kawasaki 100, and later rode a Honda Elsinore 250 and then Can-Am 250.
Who Is Mike Wolfe’s Wife? Any Children?
Wolfe is a happily married man and enjoys a blissful relationship with wife Jodi Faeth. The duo exchanged vows on September 8, 2012, after dating for years but are low-key regarding their courtship.
Their wedding ceremony took place in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, and had an “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”- theme.
Together, the couple shares a child, a daughter named Charlie Faeth Wolfe born on January 30, 2012. The family of 3 currently lives in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee house.
The millionaire TV personality is active in humanitarian works. Along with donations, he hosts fundraising events for non-profits such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Operation Smile, the ASCPA, and animal shelters.
- Where Is Mike Wolfe from American Pickers From?
The American Pickers star Wolfe is a native of Joliet, Illinois.
- How Old Is Mike Wolfe?
Born on June 11, 1964, Wolfe is 56 years old.
- What Is TV Personality Wolfe’s height?
He is 6 feet tall.
- How Much Is Mike Wolfe’s Net Worth?
As of 2020, Mike has $5 million net worth.
- Is He Active on Social Media?
Wolfe is an avid user of Instagram (@mikewolfeamericanpicker) and Twitter (@AmericanPicker) with over 412K followers & 167.5K followers respectively.
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