How rich is Frank Fritz from American Pickers?

Name: Frank Fritz (from American Pickers)
Born: 1965
Occupation: Professional treasure hunter, reality TV star

Frank Fritz  from American Pickers.  Photo: History (extract, fair use).
Frank Fritz from American Pickers. Photo: History (extract, fair use).

Frank Fritz is the co-star of the popular show American Pickers.  He grew up in Iowa and was good friends with his co-host of the show, Mike Wolfe.  They met in junior high school and shared a common interest in old things.   Frank loved collecting beer cans and rocks as a child, but as he got older he became interested in collecting vintage toys and cars, and anything with a motor.  He was working full time as a fire and safety inspector before leaving that career behind to pick full time.

In 2010, he and Mike’s show American Pickers began airing on the History Channel network.  The first show had over 3 million viewers and to date it is one of the top ranked shows on the History Channel, at times with over 5 million viewers per episode.  This documentary type show follows the pair on the road as they search old barns, farms, garages, and buildings for cast-off treasure.

In addition to the popular show, Frank is partners with Mike in their shops, Antique Archaeology.  The two locations, one in Iowa and one in Tennessee, are where they clean up or refurbish the items they’ve found and purchased and sell them.  They travel thousands of miles a year around the U.S., mostly in the midwest and south.  From the popularity of the show, to the two shops he and Mike are partner in, we estimate Frank Fritz to have a net worth of approximately $3,000,000 (GBP 1,900,000).

So how much is $3 million dollars really?

It’s no secret they put a lot of miles on their white Mercedes van.  If Frank were in the market to replace it, he could buy 75 of them.  No need to worry about mileage then.  But if he wanted to be a bit more reserved with his money, he could purchase almost 118 of the new Chevrolet Express vans.  Regardless of which new vans he chooses, we know he’ll still be able to fit a whole lot of good finds in them.

See also: Mike Wolfe, Les Gold, Chumlee, Rick Harrison.



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  5. I would trust that pudgy,little wanker anymore,than i’d trust any of those Pawn Star guys,but the show is interesting to watch!

  6. That show rocks it’s the most interesting show ever

  7. Hi Frank Fritz How old are you I’m 28 years old I’m in college I go to Alfreid State I’m in my Second year and in this September I’m going to be a Jaunyer this year I’m
    Garaging in 2017 would you like come and saerpies me up on the stage I’m at the rise pareogam call me at [REMOVED BY ADMIN]

  8. hello. mr fraink, you were born 1965. I was 5 yrs old at the time.

  9. I live in New York State would you like to come to my college graduation in 2017 to come and saerpies me up on the stage my I have Brown eyes what color is your eyes I’m about 56 inches tall and I’m also short I’m 28 Years old I was born in Oswego Continue NewYork state the year I was born in 1986 September 21 I’m going to be 29 call me at on my sell phone number is 716-499-7732 this is me messaging you back are young and rich are you the same size like me How old are you

  10. Do you have a I phone

  11. Why does Wolfe always refer frank as a friend instead of partner and always refers the business as I,or my instead of our..always to customers

    • Because he is not Mike’s partner. He has no stake in either store. He portrays himself as Danielle’s boss and owner of AA but both locations and the name are the sole property of Mike.

  12. Abby Normal

    Saw a recent episode where Mike suggested that ”Frank” should have his own ”Talk Show”! I
    support it 1000000%. Him and Mike would do a heck of a lot better than most of the daytime
    talk shows, that are nothing but boring and repetitious! So, YOU got my E-Mail for when the
    tickets go ON SALE!!! I know of about 100,000 People here in New Jersey, that would like to see
    ”On The Fritz with Frank”!!!

  13. Frank owns 0% of AA in Iowa and the same % in the Nashville location. 0! He is NOT Danielle’s boss and has no say in business decisions and is basically an independent contractor who comes along for the ride with Mike and his established business.

  14. Frank owns 0% of the shops. Mike Wolfe owns both shops and all rights to A.A. and is Danielle’s employer. Frank has no say in anything and does not have the capital nor authority to make any purchases for A.A or and decisions in regard to Danielle, though he likes to give the impression that he does. Frank picks for himself, makes a bit of money and just opened a terrible little store in Illinois that has received awful reviews for cleanliness and inventory.

  15. What a tight arse short change and rip off twat you are. I hope the heart attack comes real soon

  16. Give good prices cause 25 to 100 dollars don’t wash with me. I’ve seen what you make

  17. I have seen you argue over 2 bucks which sucks when you steal someone’s lifetimes of collections from them to line your short arse pockets and rip everyone off that you have the pleasure to be invited into their homes!

    • What a shitbag u are! He dont steal their stuff. They decide to sell there shit! And when u run a business 2 dollars on a product makes a huge difference when u buy 1000 items or more!

  18. This guy you down then brags about how much profit he’ll make reselling it.

  19. U missing something here? The guy is,a businessman. He does this,for a living. Obviously he is going to try buy at the cheapest possible price to make a profit! Derrrr… And by the way have you seen the amount of junk Mike & Frank have to go through at people s place? Half of the stuff they find is just laying there, rotting away. Without them the owners would,have left their “treasures” go to waste and wouldn’t have made a penny! Most of these guys didn’t even know what they had buried in their back garden. Do you really think they would have sold it on ebay at full retail price? I doubt it. Seriously some of the people commenting on this post are either jealous haters or have the combined brain power of a chick pea…

  20. Big fat tight ass frank is a scumbag ripping off old people

  21. Your the scumbag american pickers is the best show on tv you put frank down but he makes more money then you ever could and as for looks insulting this guy is crap I like to see what you look like. Ha ha

    • Lee painter.

      I agree sue ,if I can call u sue ? OK good on them if they make good profit. Hello Lee Wake up smell the coffee buissness 101 MAKE A PROFIT. AGAIN GOOD ON YOU SUE. Oh I. A different Lee.

  22. they are business men they buy at the best price and sell it to make a profit that van they use it takes money to run it motel bills other expenses i do the same thing but at a smaller scale

  23. what you fail to see is there is times they pay more than what the people are asking for so think before you type

  24. I love this show. Its only recently started in NZ.

  25. I think the show is great now a days all u have on TV is nudity , cussing and all the other junk that I have to constantly monitor to keep my kids from watching Its clean and good conversations come out of it at work the next day with my fellow coworkers on the neat things they find its a true picture of America and our freedom that so many have gave there life for I am a Christian this country is based on GOD and I wish there more love and compassion today God bless keep up the good work hope to see the episode when u was in Dexter Mo. That’s right down the road from me

  26. It’s FAKE mon

  27. Wow reading comments. They are business men. It’s no different than going to a garage sale & someone tries getting you to take less than something you have marked. It’s all about making money. And I agree with the person who said they have to dig around in a lot of buried stuff. They risk getting hurt cut etc. Also traveling a lot of miles to go places. There was something Mike & Frank bought from someone & when they had it apprasied it was a large amount they went back took a big amount of money back to the person they bought it from. No just my one would do that. TV show or not. I know For a fact that Pawn Stars are fake my 2 nieces with their boyfriends and my nephew were featured on an episode while they were visiting. But American Pickers are real deal. And why shouldn’t they make money? That’s why they do what they do. Some ppl let those collectibles set & rust & rot why not make Alittle money off the stuff instead of piling it up & ding nothing with it or have it in hiding?!

  28. Howard Rubel

    Frank Fritz is a something for nothing…..He makes his fortunes by buying something for a dollar and selling it for A Thousand….Frank is a bitch repellent like Bruce Rigoli Bluelight Fat Pig sweat

  29. Started watching this show on the UK channel ‘Dave’ about 6 months ago, and cant get enough !!!!

    I only wish they would show the series in order, really drives me nuts ! I watched part 1 of when they went to Italy…..but who knows when part 2 will be shown…surely they shouldve shown part 2 straight afterwards…?!!

    Ive also seen an episode of Mike getting a new van…..havent seen it since lol !!!

    And Id certainly give Danielle one !!


  30. Neither myself or any of you commenting know anything of either one of these men but its obvious that there are a few jealous people making comments here. No price is ever to high to pay for an item as long as two people agree..

  31. Wow!!! Such “Venom” from so many!!! Why? It seems that “some” are soooo unhappy in “their own lives,” that they have to make fun of “anything, and everything” …say hurtful words to both Frank and Mike…for what? Perhaps you should take a few quiet moments, and ask “YOURSELVES” “WHY” YOU are soooo very angry to try and “tear” other people down? What is wrong with just being “HAPPY” for someone else…for their CREATIVITY and…”COURAGE” to put themselves out there, and “share” a part of “THEIR LIVES”…for “public” exposure and enjoyment??? The greatest thing, for all of you “haters”…if you are SMART ENOUGH to realize…YOU HAVE THE “OPTION” OF CHANGING THE CHANNEL! Not sure if you are smart enough to realize that…BUT, YOU DO! Save everyone the drama…perhaps look into working.on YOUR OWN ISSUES,…and how about a little “good will” to all? You are entitled to your opinions, but…how about looking at your ANGER, unwarranted ANGER…and giving the rest a break from the hatred??? Perhaps “think” about that tonight…and may YOU, have a good night’s sleep, and wake up in the am…w/a little more “compassion” for your fellow human being.

  32. Great show

  33. Loving this show in England 2 really nice guys just making a living as far as I can see

  34. I love Danielle xx

  35. how much for Dannelle american pickers

  36. Excellent series with many examples of Americana. The only scripted so-called reality show I find worth watching.

    Regardless of his status the show would be less entertaining without Frank and others in cast.

    Many good examples of making something from nothing. Their efforts have made them wealthy. Good for them!

  37. The only thing fake, or misleading about the show is the fact that while they claim to be just driving around about 2,000 miles from home they just “happen” to get a call from Danielle giving the a lead which happens to be a few miles from where they actually are. They knew exactly where they were going before they left Iowa.

  38. One source on the internet reports that Wolf claims the he and he alone owns both locations and Mike has nothing to do with either,
    This site claims that Frank is partners in both locations.
    Looking at the show regularly, it sure looks like Mike is definitely partners. Also, they both make individual purchases for their own collections.
    Last night I watched the show where they spent $95,000 on motorcycles. They spent a long time discussing whether “they” should pend that much money at one time.

  39. Joseph Watson

    Frank you really need to stop Ripping some of these people off give the people more money for the item that you want For example they brought it for 80 you say would 85 buy it from you then you turn around and sell it for $245 that’s a damn shame they need the money that while you’re shut wanted to you you little bitch spot in the P on your bald head

  40. Great show

  41. Good show need new episodes tho I buy car parts and sale them , the people that are bitching about the show don’t know nothing about buying and sale

  42. Andrew Tunnicliff

    Ive watched this show in england for years.A lot of the show is rigged and preplanned so dont believe all you see,but its entertaining and quite funny sometimes.I watch it as im interested in finding out about the stuff they buy and whether it is all set up.just for the show or is genuine as a lot of the finds are,its a good show and has great presenters.
    Compared to pawn stars which is 99 percent rigged its in another class.

  43. I agree with AT’s comment above. Having watched AP’s for some time now, Mike certainly seems to give the owners of some things more than they first thought the item was worth, whereas Frank goes in as low as possible to see if he has an idiot on his hand and so he can rip them off. Im pretty sure Ive caught a glimpse of Mike having a slight look of distaste to some of of the offers Frank says to people.

    In one show, Mike even said to Frank something along the lines of ..”C’mon Frank thats a decent price on that which the seller is offering to let it go for…”

    Overall the shows entertaining, and Mike is certainly the star of the show.

    As for Pawn Stars, I really cant stand that show. Especially when they call in ‘THEIR EXPERT’s’ to appraise something, lmao, ofc ‘THEIR EXPERT’s’ have been pre notified of what they should give as a price, and sometimes I actually think they bullshit the customer about whether or not its fake, I really do.

    Even then at PS’s when ‘THEIR EXPERT’s’ give a price of say, $2,000, they then still only offer a 3rd of that anyway lmao!! So yeah I dont like that show at all !!

  44. Frank Fritz

    Well well. I see a lot of people don’t appreciate how I work when buying off these mainly old idiots. If I can steal their treasures off them for a dime then that’s what ill do. Also my weight is a glandular thing. Mike and I have spent years perfecting rip offs. So you can all lick my ball sweat. IM as cool as Mike wolf. Any day. Frank Fritz.

    [EDITOR’S NOTE: This message was oddly enough sent from an IP address in Liverpool, UK. Perhaps Frank is over there buying up some antiques the Brits are forced to dump now that Brexit is bankrupting the country.]

  45. Steve Lockwood

    Fake in that they don’t even ride together and it’s Mike’s store, as indicated sometimes when they are not working together in buys. I don’t Danielle really works there, she works for the show. Deals are made before filming. I don’t think they get ripped off, that stuff would sit there for decades if no one bought it.

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