Rick Harrison | Biography

The talented and hot personality of reality television and a business person, Rick Harrison is a well known businessman and and entrepreneur. He is the owner of the famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop with equal shares from his father. His complete name is Richard Kevin Harrison and is also known as the Spotter or Rick. His acclaimed career as a reality television personality has garnered him the fame of a celebrity. He has appeared in the History channel series of the Pawn Stars.


Rick was born to Richard Benjamin Harrison and Joanne Rhue Harrison in June 2, 1965 at the Lexington province of North Carolina of the United States of America. As being related to the ancestry of William Henry Harrison the former president of America, he does not value it as the inheritance and had a clear determination of making it big on his own from his early age. His early days were quite fascinating with a large number of family members and stable financial family background; it was a sure shot orientation of growing as an entrepreneur or a celebrity. Though he had some physical disorders in his early age as he suffered from epileptic seizures when he was just eight years old and it made him spend much of the time in bed. While bed resting he devoured into books and got influenced by books like The Great Britain. He was a student of Taft Middle School, but did not complete his schooling as he dropped out to pursue a career in business.


His initial business strategy was not common and vilely orthodox as he sold fake Gucci bags in real prices. However, it did not take him long to pursue a career in business with assistance of his father and inaugurated the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in 1989 somewhere in the Las Vegas Strip of the United States of America. In the midst of 2005 he along with his father started giving away loans with much interest rate. The interest did get him the perpetual income he desires became as a well-known pawn broker of the Las Vegas. He accepted deposits of anything and gamblers were sufficed with the amount they desired leaving away their stocks and jewelries. This led him to be recognized and got acclaimed by an award from the National Pawnbrokers Association as the Pawnbroker of the Year. The substantial income from the business allowed him to have a hefty salary and his net worth sky rocketed with high standards.

His place got high reviews and wide appreciation and even got featured in series like Insomniac with Dave Attell. This inspired him to make his own series of show and with ideals from Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines he started to work on a reality based television show featuring the pawn business. With much of the initial controversy surrounding the backdrops of the pawn business he had the show renamed as the pawn stars. The catchy phrase relating with Porn Star was a great idea to make the show common in the mind of the audience. The show was an immediate success and the reality that depicted the real business form of the pawn broker was highly appreciated and followed by the audience. Apart from the reality show he also appeared portraying himself on the series iCarly named "iLost my Head in Vegas" and the series of The Middle called "The Safe". He also has done number of commercials and advertisements. Along with the television presentation, he also has his biography published in 2011 named License to Pawn: Deals, Steals and My Life at the Gold and Silver. The book established him and his story as well as itself in high rated standards of best sellers.


Rick Harrison had a busy personal life and it showed off in his marital status. As being married twice and having divorced twice he continued to be in the limelight of relationships and affairs with his girlfriend. His first marriage was with Kim in 1982 and the second was with Tracy in 1986. In July 21, 2013 he married again for the third time with DeAnna Burditt. He has three siblings in his name, two from his first marriage and one from his second wife. His fortune made him sustainable and profited businessman with high level inheritance and houses to follow a dream campaign of success story. More about him can be found in wiki and other internet sites.


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