Barry Weiss is an American reality television star and professional storage-treasure hunter who has a with a net worth of $9 million. Barry Weiss has become the eccentric super star of A&E’s smash hit Storage Wars. On the show, Barry is known as “The Collector”. He has a vast collection of valuable antiques. His car collection is equally impressive considering Barry is able to show up to each auction in a new vehicle. His most famous car is his 1947 Custom Cowboy Cadillac which can be seen frequently on the show.
Barry Weiss has been in the antiques business since childhood and shows very little sign of slowing down now that he’s in his 60s. On Storage Wars, Weiss is characterized by his witty and caustic one liners, and his “anything goes” approach to storage auctions. For instance, Barry Weiss has been known to bring psychics to storage auctions to help him discern the value of a unit’s contents. He has also used night vision goggles, a remote controlled helicopter and even a little person on stilts to help get an edge in the bidding. Barry has an impressive breadth of knowledge that includes antiques from all eras, a byproduct of his long years in the field of antiques and storage auctions.
Prior to becoming a reality super star, Barry Weiss and his brother made a fortune in the produce business. He spent 25 years building a wholesale produce business. The business eventually gave Barry enough money to retire and spend several years traveling the world. Once he got sick of traveling to exotic locales, Barry returned home and started using multi-million dollar net worth to indulge his passion for antiques and collectibles. Barry admits that he does not make as much money as the other characters on the show because he ends up keeping most of the items he wins.
On March 25, 2012 it was announced that Barry Weiss will be getting his own A&E spin off show called “What Are You Worth?”. Casting has just begun for “What Are You Worth” which will feature Barry helping cash strapped families make extra money. Further details on the show have not been released yet but insiders expect it to be similar to ABC’s Extreme Makeover series which helps families by providing them with entire new homes.
How Barry Weiss Made His Money – Television Personality
Estimated Net Worth: $9 Million
Birthday: November 16, 1951
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