The reality television series Pawn Stars has become a staple show on the History channel. Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison is one of its main cast members. As part of one of America’s most viewed TV programs, the businessman and reality star is expected to earn a lot of money. As of 2022, Corey Harrison has a net worth of $4 million.
Richard Corey Harrison was born on April 27, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the son of Kim and fellow reality celebrity Rick Harrison. He has a brother Adam and a half-brother Jake.
In 1989, his dad and grandfather, Richard Benjamin “Old Man” Harrison, were the ones who established the iconic Gold & Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas.
He went to a private school for his primary schooling. In his secondary education, Corey attended Lexington High School. However, he dropped out during his junior year.
At nine years old, Corey was already helping out with the pawnshop family business. The store wasn’t an instant success. Because of this, he became a school bus driver at age 14.
The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop eventually gained traction. Corey soon took over as the shop’s day-to-day operations manager, overseeing 30 employees. He helped hire his childhood friend Austin Lee “Chumlee” Russell. Despite some speculation, Chumlee and Corey are not blood-related.
He initiates the most purchases in the store, and owns 5% of the business. His father and grandfather are grooming Corey to one day be the boss of the shop.
As the store steadily earned success, the Harrison family decided to televise their daily operations. This was how the History channel series Pawn Stars started airing in 2009.
On the show, Corey is often seen arguing with his co-owners. Harrison frequently clashes with his father and grandfather about his grasp of the shop’s supplies, his obligations as a manager, and his sales expertise.
Due to internal household conflict affecting the pawn shop’s future, the star briefly quit the show. The concerns were resolved when he was away, and Corey returned to the series.
Net Worth and Earnings
Corey makes $15,000 per episode on Pawn Stars. However, this isn’t the only show that features him. He appears on some of the many Pawn Stars spin-offs. He even made a cameo appearance on Nickelodeon’s iCarly and iLost My Head In Las Vegas.
Furthermore, there are his earnings as the current manager of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. He also handles off-screen businesses in Las Vegas. With this, his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.
In 2009, Corey Harrison wedded his high school sweetheart Charlene. A year later, he got a gastric bypass surgery, which reduced his weight from 365 pounds to 249 pounds. Corey and Charlene split up in 2015.
He married Karina “Kiki” Harrison in 2017, but they got a divorce in less than a year. Apart from failed relationships, Corey experienced a serious motorcycle accident in 2014. Fortunately, he recovered. He once owned a million-dollar home in Las Vegas.