Brandi Passante is one of the most beloved stars on the reality television show Storage Wars. She, along with her ex-boyfriend Jarrod Schulz, became known as the show’s young guns. They even had their own spin-off titled “Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job”. As of 2023, Brandi Passante has a net worth of $2 million.
Brandi Leigh Passante was born on May 16, 1980 and grew up in Harris County, Texas. She hasn’t shared much about her early life before storage unit hunting. However, Passante expressed her desire to become a chef but life had other plans for the Texas native.
Brandi landed her first job as a carpet cleaner in 1999. With Jarrod Schulz, she opened the Now and Then Second Hand Store in Orange County, California.
Joining Storage Wars
Passante is one of the original cast members of A&E’s Storage Wars. Initially, Schulz was the only one the producers wanted, but once they saw Brandi, they invited her to join the series.
Season one started in 2010, and the young guns became main characters of the show. The duo had the lowest financial resources among the primary storage bidders, but Brandi still scored some impressive deals.
The pair became fan favorites thanks to their vibrant banter and entertaining pranks. Schulz and Passante were able to develop into top earners as the show grew in popularity.
In 2013, Brandi and Jarrod launched a second Now and Then shop in Long Beach, California. However, it closed down a year later. Around this time, the couple temporarily left Storage Wars.
They worked on their own reality show, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job and it premiered in 2014 on the A&E Network. However, the series only lasted a season. Not long after, the reality TV couple returned to Storage Wars full-time. However, the original Now and Then store was closed in 2016 as it struggled to make a profit.
Net Worth and Earnings
Brandi Passante has featured in over 260 episodes of Storage Wars. As one of the original cast members who are still active on the show, Passante gets paid $12,000 per episode. It can be assumed that she earned a similar figure for her spin-off series.
Before the two Now and Then stores shutdown, Passante made some extra money with them. Now, with reality television as her main income source, she has a net worth of $2 million.
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante met in 1999 and have two children together, Cameron and Payton. Although they were in a long-term relationship, the couple never tied the knot and later split up in 2018.
Passante is currently raising her two kids alone, and is rumored to be single. Other talks about her are related to her plastic surgeries, which include botox injections and breast augmentation.