Frank Fritz Net Worth Detailed! Estimated Salary Of "American Pickers" Star, Gigantic
- Date of Birth Oct 11, 1965
- Age 55 Years, 11 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession TV Personality
- Career 2010-Present
- Relationship Status Dating
- Dating/Affair Diane
- Girlfriend Diane
- Gay No
- Salary $150,000 (Annual)
- Net Worth $4 million
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Religion Christianity
- Father Bill Fritz
- Mother Susan Fritz
- High School Bettendorf High School
- Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 5 Inches (165 cm)
- Hair Color Black
Frank Fritz has banked a massive net worth thanks to his business endeavors and TV appearances. His weekly incursions on TV has made him one rich fellow.
The Iowa Native is known for co-hosting History Channel’s American Pickers - a show about antique collectors and ‘pickers’ who travel to various U.S. cities looking for antique items - along with his childhood friend, Mike Wolfe.
His fondness for antique toys, Hondas, and oil cans have entertained and amused the audiences since the first episode of the show was aired on TV. The show is in its 20th season.
The show rose as a profit-generating machine in a short period of time starting from 2010. No wonder, the show's stars including Frank and his co-stars Mike Wolfe, Danny Koker, Robbie Wolfe and Danielle Colby cash-in millions of dollars combined per season.
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The 53-year-old antique collector has made several TV appearances - Rachel Ray; Late Show With David Letterman; and Pawn Stars to name a few. In 2017, he lent a voice to an episode of animated TV series, American Dad.
He currently owns an antique shop named Frank Fritz Finds and runs a website of the same name from his office located in Savanna, Illinois.
In his dating life, he is known for his relationship with a lady named Diane, a loving grandmother to her daughters' son.
Frank Fritz's Bio: Know What He Likes More Than Picking
Born on 11 October 1965 in Davenport, Iowa, USA, Frank graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1982. Co-incidentally, he and his co-host, Mike Wolfe were classmates at the time of graduation.
Up until the show, the Bettendorf alumnae hadn’t involved in any business dealings. They were asked by a mutual associate to join forces once their mutual associate learned about a possible joint venture, which would later become American Pickers.
Unlike his co-host Mike, Frank ‘isn’t about that life.’ The 53-year-old has reserved his passion for connections instead. Before joining American pickers, he had minimal experience ‘picking’ antiques and collectibles. His lifestyle in real life is a stark contrast to the life he seems to portray for cameras.
Frank seems to enjoy the experience more than the actual act of picking items. In an interview with Quad-City Times, he said: “The best part is meeting the people. It’s not the stuff. Believe it or not, not everybody has cable. A lot of the people have never seen the show.’’
His American Pickers Controversies
Detractors of the show accuse Frank and his associate of falsifying the picking business with his net worth thrice that of expectations and preposterous profit margins as a result. Likewise, in a similar incident, a client of him by the name Jerry Burke took him to court for never delivering the polarimeter despite having paid for one.
His trouble hasn’t limited to external forces. In an interview with Quad-City Times in 2013, he accused the city of Davenport of ‘turning’ their back against him. Responding to his comments, his co-host Mike and prime founder of the show, asked him to be ‘proud of where’s from’ in an interview with the same publication. Their growing strife then caused many fans of the show to speculate a possible end to the show, American Pickers.
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Furthermore, he was also arrested for drunk driving and driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 on July 30th, 2017. He pleaded guilty to the offense which resulted in him getting a hefty fine and a probation order from the court.
Frank Fritz Returning To Arkansas With American Pickers
It was officially announced on 9 September 2018 that Frank and Mike were returning to Arkansas, the United States, as they plan to film episodes for the new season of the hit series, American Pickers through the whole state in November.
Carrying his immense passion for hunting for valuable items and antiques, Frank has deemed it his mission to bring life to the forgotten relics. As always, Frank and Mike will be meeting new people who'll make appearances on the show as they showcase some rare and exceptional pieces and items.
The duo is once again hoping to provide historical significance to the objects and value they possess. They'll also be acquiring knowledge about America's past and history along with the antiques. There's no doubt that the show will be a hit once again as it pulls in more and more viewers and fans.
Picking Pays Off: Frank Fritz's Impressive Salary & Net Worth
Frank reportedly receives a mind-boggling $500,000 a season in salary from History Channel.
Dissecting his salary, it would mean: he's paid $10,000 salary per episode (Season 18 featured 50 episodes). Other reports suggest that the reality tv star is said to be paid $125,000 for first two episodes of a season and $20,000 per episode for the remainder of the season.
Frank, inside his shop, Frank Fritz Find located in Savvanah, Illinois (Photo: travelfuntu.com)
The 52-year-old has a net worth of $5 million. Sales from his book, How To Pick Vintage Motorcycles has also contributed to his ever-growing net worth.
He may not like the lifestyle of a picker, but pretty sure, he loves the money it brings.