|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Birthday:||May 16, 1980|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Height:||5.8 feet (177cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Brandi Passante is a reality TV Star and a storage hunter. She began her career appearing alongside her then-boyfriend Jarrod Schulz in an auction TV show entitled Storage Wars. Since being on the show, Brandi has gained popularity and wealth. Brandi has a net worth of $2 million, most of which comes from her appearance on Storage Wars. She has featured in around 260 episodes and it is calculated that she is paid $15,000 per episode. The popularity she gained on the show helped her to establish herself in the industry. Alongside Storage Wars, she also appeared in another show entitled Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job. While she was doing Storage Wars, she also used to run a Thrift Store. Both of these ventures have further increased her net worth.
How Did Brandi Passante Become Rich?
Brandi Passante was born on May 16, 1980, in Harris County, Texas. As a child, Brandi attended a local school, later when she was a teenager her family moved to Orange County, California. Not much is known about whether Brandi attended a University or even finished her high school. After shifting to Orange County, Brandi started working in a carpet cleaning company. There she met Jarrod Schulz with whom she soon fell in love.
When Jarrod’s aunt suggested him to start a thrift store, Brandi decided to join him too and together they opened Now and Then Second Hand Store. The store changed the couple’s life as they were soon invited to be a part of the A&E’s reality show entitled Storage Wars. Initially, the couple lacked financial resources but as the show proceeded, they grew stronger and built a strong financial base for themselves. The couple also gained fame which led them to become one of the constant and important casts on the show. They soon became a public favorite, the audience was appreciative of their comical conversations and Passante’s no-nonsense style of bidding and wanted to see them on the screen often. They appeared on more than 250 episodes of the show, the show turned them into reality TV stars, something they neither planned nor imagined.
While the couple was on the show, they developed many entrepreneurial skills that have helped them in their later business ventures. After the 12th season of the show, Brandi quit the show saying that she was struggling to spend time with her family. It is certain that Brandi earned an impressive amount of cash from the show. It is estimated that Brandi earned $15,000 per episode of the show. As a result of the popularity of Storage Wars, the couple managed to feature another A&E series, entitled Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job. The show revolves around the couple’s life and is aimed at featuring their struggles with managing a family alongside their business. The show contributed to Brandi’s financial status as well.
Owing to her popularity, Brandi also made an appearance on the talk show Rachel Ray in 2013. In 2013, during the fourth season of Storage Wars, Jarrod and Brandi extended their business and inaugurated a new branch of Now and Then Second Hand Store in Long Beach, California. But a year later the couple decided to shut it, though the couple did not mention reasons. In 2016, Brandi and Jarrod closed the original Now and Then thrift store as well.
Starting from level zero, Brandi has made a place for herself as a popular reality TV Star. She has constructed a net worth of $2 million majorly coming from her presence on Storage Wars.
What Is Brandi Passante Net Worth?
Brandi has built her whole career just by being a bidder on Storage Wars. From being a worker in a carpet company to being a known face to thousands of people, Brandi has come a long way. She has also made a significant social media presence with thousands of followers on different social media platforms. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be $2 million, most of it coming from being a constant and loved cast of Storage Wars. Brandi was also featured in another show, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job. Her thrift stores also contributed to her wealth.
How Brandi Passante Spends His Money?
Brandi does not reveal much information about the kind of lifestyle she chooses to lead. Brandi has two kids with Jarrod, Payton Schulz, Cameron Schulz, whom she has to raise alone after parting ways with her long time boyfriend Jarrod. Both the kids are receiving a good education. Payton was born with some birth deficiency and had to undergo many expensive surgeries. Cameron too developed health issues when he was in high school and had to visit doctors regularly.
Back in 2013, Brandi got involved in an ugly controversy when a video featuring her naked was posted. She sued Moore Hunter, who is the operator of the adult website where the video was uploaded, for $2.5 million. Soon the video featuring her naked look-alike was taken down and the website was shut as well. Though at the end of the case she only received $750 instead of the $2.5 million she asked for. In 2020, Brandi also contracted Covid-19, where she suffered from severe headaches and loss of taste.
Along with leading a comfortable life with her two kids, Brandi is also involved with many charity organizations. In 2019, she served as an emcee of a charity event that aimed at empowering women and their families to face and endure themselves after suffering domestic violence or any type of violent crimes.
- Even though Brandi and Jarrod have been together for almost two decades, they never married each other. Brandi revealed that the couple broke up in 2018.
- On the show Storage Wars, the couple were given the nickname Young Guns.
- The producers of Storage Wars initially just wanted Jarrod to be a part of the show but when they met Brandi, they realized she can be an important part of the show.
- Brandi was arrested once for drunk driving and had to pay $390 as a fine.