The witty Brandi Passante is one of the most beloved stars on the reality television series Storage Wars on A&E Network. She, along with her ex-lover, 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. She grew up in Harris County, Texas. Although little is known about her family or childhood, she is thought to be of North American ancestry.
She also hasn’t shared much about her life before storage unit hunting. However, she has expressed her desire to be a chef before officially starting her professional life.
But life had other plans for the Texas native. She 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. Schulz was the only one that show producers wanted, but when they saw Brandi, they invited her to be part of the series.
Season one started in 2010, and the Young Guns became staple characters of the show. The duo had the lowest financial resources among the primary storage bidders, but Brandi still made 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. It premiered in 2014 on the A&E Network. However, the series ended after one season.
Not long after, the reality TV couple went back to appearing on Storage Wars full-time. However, the original Now and Then store was closed in 2016 due to low profits.
Net Worth and Earnings
Brandi Passante has been in over 260 episodes of Storage Wars. As one of the original cast members who are still active on the show, she gets paid $12,000 every episode. It can be assumed that she earned a close figure with the spin-off series she starred in.
Before the two Now and Then stores went down in earnings and ultimately closed, Passante made some extra money from them. Now, with reality television as her primary income source, she has a net worth of $2 million.
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante in 1999. They had two children together, Cameron and Payton. Though they had a long relationship, they never officially tied the knot. They also split up in 2018.
Passante is currently raising her two kids alone, and it is rumored that she is single. Other talks about her are related to her plastic surgeries, which include botox injections and breast augmentation.