How did Rick Harrison earn his money and wealth?
Richard Kevin “Rick” Harrison was born on March 22, 1965. He was born and brought up in North Carolina, U.S. He is the co-owner of a gold and silver pawn shop which he and his father opened in 1989. He is also a famous American businessman and a successful Reality Television star. In order to succeed at his thriving business of $2000 a week, he dropped out of school. His job was, selling fake Gucci bags.
During his childhood, as young as 8, he suffered from epileptic seizures. He would be confined to the bed frequently. With nothing much on hand, he began reading books, a hobby for which he developed a taste. He was highly influenced by a book called “The Great Brain”, written by John D. Fitzgerald. The book narrates the story of a ten-year-old boy from Utah, Tom D. Fitzgerald, who is a professional con artist. He comes up with great schemes to make money for himself.
He also developed a taste for genres that delved into Physics and History. He attended the Taft Middle School, but due to disinterest, dropped out in tenth grade. His parents’ real estate business underwent a huge loss and the business collapsed. As a result, the family had to move to Las Vegas.
Harrison’s girlfriend got pregnant and suffered a miscarriage when he was only 17. In spite of another miscarriage, the couple stayed strong through thick and thin of it. Their first child was born a couple of years later, followed by a second one. Soon after, Harrison divorced his first wife and married Tracy who agreed to look after the kids from his previous marriage.
Meanwhile, Richard Harrison worked in his father’s Gold and Silver Coin Shop. As the business grew, the father and son duo were loaning $3 million annually which earned them interests up to $700,000.