The reality TV series Pawn Stars has become a staple show on the History channel. Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison is one of the main cast members and due to its success he’s expected to earn a hefty sum from the show. Currently, Corey Harrison has a net worth of $4 million.
Corey Harrison was born on April 27, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents are Kim and fellow reality celebrity Rick Harrison. In addition, he has a brother Adam and a half-brother Jake.
In 1989, Rick senior and his grandfather, “the Old Man” Harrison, established the iconic Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. Corey attended a private school in primary school and went to Lexington High School before dropping out in his junior year.
At nine years old, Corey was already helping out at the family’s pawnshop business. The store wasn’t an instant success and there wasn’t a full-time available.
Once the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop gained traction, Corey took over the day-to-day operations, overseeing the store’s 30 employees. One of these employees is Corey’s loveable childhood friend Austin Lee “Chumlee” Russell. Despite some speculation, Chumlee and Corey are not blood-related.
It’s reported that Corey has made the most purchases and owns a 5% stake in the business. Rick is grooming Corey so one day he will run the entire shop.
As the store steadily earned success, the Harrison family decided to televise the daily operations of the store. This was why 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 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 but when the issue was resolved, Corey returned.
Net Worth and Earnings
Corey makes $25,000 per episode on Pawn Stars and also features on many of Pawn Stars spin-off shows. He even made a cameo appearance on iCarly and iLost My Head In Las Vegas.
Additionally, there are his earnings as the manager of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. He also handles off-screen businesses in Las Vegas. Harrisons wealth is estimated to be around $4 million.
In 2009, Corey Harrison married his high school sweetheart Charlene. A year later, he got gastric bypass surgery and his weight dropped from 365 pounds to 249 pounds. Sadly, Corey and Charlene split up in 2015.
Corey rebounded from the relationship and married Karina “Kiki” Harrison in 2017 but the marriage lasted less than a year. Outside of failed relationships, Corey experienced a serious motorcycle accident in 2014. Fortunately, he made a full recovery from the accident. He now lives in a gated residence at 5860 N. Campbell Road in Las Vegas.