Mike Wolfe is a renowned American professional collector born in Joliet, Illinois on June 11, 1964. He is best known for being the creator and co-host of one of the most popular television programs “American Pickers” on the history channel.
He has written two books, “American Pickers’ Guide to Picking” and “Kid Pickers: How to Convert Junk into Treasure,” both were published by Macmillan. He is a lover of country music so he had the initiative to release an album entitled “Music to Pick By” of this same genre.
The life of Mike Wolfe and his brothers was not as easy as many think. His parents divorced when he was barely a baby, so his mother, had to get ahead to his 3 children, which is why he could not enjoy his childhood but was distracted collecting things.
He went to Bettendorf High School, enrolled in 1982, and later, the whole family moved to Iowa. By September 8, 2012, Mike Wolfe married Jodie Faeth, unleashing controversy later when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, many speculated about his possible death. However, she recovered and maintains her marriage. Currently advocates in institutions in the fight against this deadly disease.
He is the stepfather of two children that Jodie Faeth had in her first marriage. Many question the origin of the entire Mike Wolfe fortune, because this collector has reached more than $ 1 million in his profession, but his strategy is different from the rest. Its economic increase is mainly due to a television series that talks about his life as a collector.
At the end of 2018, according to official sources, the net worth of this professional collector is estimated at more than $ 5 million dollars, a product of his work and the agreements with the television channel History Channel.
From a very young age he already knew what he would do in his adulthood, so during his adolescence, he dedicated himself to collecting antiques to later sell them to buyers and obtain better profits for it.