Born on February 11, 1951 in Demarest, NJ, Barry Weisse Is a professional storage-treasure hunter and reality TV star who has a net worth of $10 million.
Barry Weiss is regarded as being the most notable super star of A&E’s reality series “Storage Wars.” As far as the show goes, he is referred to as being “The Collector” due to the fact that he has an impressive collection of high value antiques. It’s also reported that he owns an impressive car collection and visits each auction with a different vehicle.
Before he became a reality super star, Barry and his brother made a substantial amount of money in the produce business. It is reported that he spent more than 25 years expanding his produce business as to which he eventually retired and focused his efforts on storage hunting. However, the amount of money that he was able to accumulate throughout his years as a wholesale produce business owner enabled him to spend several years traveling across the world.
But, he proclaimed that as a result of being sick of traveling to various exotic locations, he returned back home where he used his multi-million dollar net worth to collect antiques and other valuable collectibles. Even though he did not begin to collect antiques until he retired from his business. He has been within the antique business since childhood.
On the TV show Storage Wars, he is described as being witty and is characterized by his “Anything goes” attitude approach when it comes to storage auctions. For instance, from time-to-time he brings various psychics to help him determine if a particular unit contains items of value. He has also used remote controlled helicopters and even night vision goggles when it comes to gaining an edge as far as the bidding process goes.
In a series of interviews, he also proclaimed that as a result of his involvement in the TV show “Storage Wars”, his net worth has increased considerably. However in the same breath, he also admitted that he does not make as much as the other individuals on the show, due to the fact that he typically keeps the items that he wins for himself.