Thanks to America’s blockbuster television show Storage Wars, personal storage has become a surprisingly popular topic. With bargain hunters blindly bidding for abandoned units in hopes of finding valuable treasure, viewers around the world have been hooked on the concept.
Believe it or not, some people have even decided to make a living out of it and even though it may sound crazy, they earn a very decent salary doing it. Below are some of the richest storage hunters in the world.
Brandon and Lori Bernier
Brandon and Lori Bernier first became interested in personal storage over 13 years ago and haven’t looked back since. Infamous for being two of the toughest shoppers in the entire United States, the duo started with just $ 300 between them and now have a net worth of $ 1 million. Their tireless persistence has made them successful with many items, from rare antiques to more bizarre products such as resurfacing trucks.
Clinton ‘You’ Jones
Clinton ‘Ton’ Jones, an American reality star and auction collector, has gained notoriety as a cast member of the television show Auction Hunters and has secured a net worth of $ 1.5 million as a result. Having developed a passion for collecting antiques, jewelry, guns, and knives at a young age, Clinton’s move to hunt for treasure in abandoned storage units was a natural move. The Collector is now a highly respected storage hunter and has particular expertise with swords, rare coins, and other forms of weaponry.
Business owner and TV star of Storage Wars, Dave Hester has earned an impressive net worth of $ 3 million. Despite being the owner of Newport Consignment Gallery and Rags to Riches Thrift Store, Dave’s fortune is largely attributed to his appearance on the hit television show. His 25 years of experience as an auction hunter has certainly paid off because it is in his popular stores that he sells the items he wins at storage auctions.
Pro storage treasure hunter, Barry Weiss has worked his way up the career ladder and is now worth a staggering $ 9 million. Barry has become famous for being the eccentric superstar of the television hit Storage Wars and is now fondly known as “The Collector” thanks to his vast collection of valuable antiques. Perhaps his unique techniques of wearing night vision goggles and bringing psychics to auctions with him are the reason for his success.