Net Worth: $600 Thousand
- Age 21 years old
- Full Name Austin Chumlee Russell
- Nationality American
- Occupation reality television star
Austin Russell is a reality television star from the US. He has a net worth of $ 600 Thousand. Russell gets a salary of $25,000 for each episode he appears on television. Russell has earned his wealth from Pawn Stars, a reality show on the History channel.
Pawn stars was produced by Leftfield pictures. The show is set in Las Vegas, Nevada in the famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. It is a family business, run by Richard Harrison also known as Old Man, and Rick’s son Corey Harrison who as better known as Big Hoss. Austin Russell used to work there and was a childhood friend of Big Hoss. Austin Russell was employed for five years during the shoot. Austin was merely 21 years old when he was recruited for the first time. Chumlee is a nickname from a friend’s father after the sidekicks of the Tennessee Tuxedo. Austin is put to work behind-the-counter where he has to test items, load them and to write tickets for items purchased by customers.
Russell is also known as the Village Idiot because of his lack of intelligence and incompetence. People also make joke about him for that. Chumlee in response said that he is an expert in pinball machines. In the second season he came to be known as Pinball Wizard – even Corey was impressed by his knowledge of Pinball machines.
After the reality show got over he started off his own shop where he used to sell vintage items. Later in 2010, Austin sold off half of the company to the Harrisons for efficient supply of goods.