Chumlee is an American actor, a reality television personality and a businessman who is famous for his appearances in ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘Counting stars’.
He was born on 8 September 1982 in Henderson, Nevada, USA and is popular among the audience by his stage name ‘Chumlee’. He got the nickname ‘Chumlee’ when he was 12 years because of his large face and chin. The name ‘Chumlee’ comes from the ‘Chemley’, the walrus from the animated TV series ‘Tennessee Tuxedo’.
Chumlee belongs to Scottish descent and holds American citizenship. She grew up with his two siblings, ‘Sage Russell’ and ‘Terra Russell’. He lost his father due to pancreatic cancer at age 54, just before two weeks of his debut in the show ‘Pawn Stars’.
At 21 years of age, he began working at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, and when the store turned into the subject of the new reality TV Show “Pawn Stars” broadcast on the History Channel, Austin worked out of sight, dealing with things, overseeing papers, before showing up behind the counter. The show began airing in 2009, and however, his character wasn’t decided for the show, after a couple of appearances Austin’s notoriety made him one of the stars.
Eventually, Chumlee established his own company to sell novelty items of his own design. He even focused on organizing his personal appearances afterward. In 2010, the tv star sold half of his stake in the company that is ‘$155,000’ to Rick Harrison for helping the shop handle orders of his merchandise more proficiently.
In comparison to other stars of the show, Chumlee’s merchandise sales have excel because of his popularity. Besides, Chumlee has appeared as himself in an American TV series ‘iCarly’ alongside Rick and Corey Harrison, in the episode ‘iLost My Head in Vegas’ to be approximate. Similarly, Chumlee opened a candy shop ‘Chumlee’s Candy’ in May 2017 on the Boulevard.
He has a net worth of $5 million. His main source of income is his career as a reality tv star. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the reality tv star earns $25,000, every time a Pawn Star episode airs. He has a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maserati GranTurismo, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover, and a 1964 Impala SS.
He is not married yet but he was reportedly dating a chef named ‘Tanya Hyjazi’.
After being in a relationship with Tanya, Austin has lost weight of about 34 kgs and is trying to be in the best physique possible. He has light brown hair and light brown eyes.
He has around 275k followers on Instagram, about 226k followers on Twitter and around 62k followers on Facebook.