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How rich is Danny “The Count” Koker of Counting Cars?

Name: Daniel Nicholas Koker II
Born: April 07, 1964
Occupation: Entrepreneur, mechanic, vehicle restoration artist

Danny Koker, Photo: History.com (extract, fair use)
Danny Koker, Photo: History.com (extract, fair use)

Danny “The Count” Koker from Counting Cars was born and raised in the Detroit area. His family comes from an automotive background. His love for cars started from the time he was a young boy. Most of his relatives worked for Ford. They helped him learn how to work on vehicles and motorcycles, both in terms of mechanics and restoration.

In the late 1980s, he moved to Las Vegas. This is where he opened his popular restoration shop called Count’s Customs. He has been on TV for many years in various reality TV shows. They include Pawn Stars and American Restoration. His own reality TV show is called Counting Cars and it is fairly new, with the first episode airing in August of 2012. It has been very successful and shows the process that The Count and his team go through in order to successfully restore various vehicles.

His own collection of vehicles is at 58, but he continues to add to them all the time. He also owns 78 motorcycles that he has customized over the years and loves so much that he won’t sell them. The vehicle he drives daily is a 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood. According to Danny, his most prized vehicle is the 1972 Ford Roaster which is the original Mattel Hot Wheels car.

In addition to restoring vehicles, he is also quite the businessman. He is part owner of a TV station in the Las Vegas area that runs B rate movies. He is also part owner of a restaurant and tattoo shop with rock and roll front man of Motley Crue, Vince Neil. Today, Danny “The Count” Koker is worth $10 million. He donates a great deal of money to various charities, especially those that promote finding good homes for abandoned pets.

So how much is $10 million dollars really?

The Count has a sincere love of cars that look great and are fast. He is often in a push for time and well known for showing up late. With $10 million he can buy 10 of the McLaren F1 models that retail for $1 million each! This is the fastest car out there with a top speed of 240 miles per hour. It gets great reviews for its appearance and speed. But, you can be sure though that Koker will have some ideas for upgrades, modifications, and personalizations to this already unique and rare machine!

 

 

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169 Comments

  1. Love the show, cars are the best. No-one does it like the Count. His crew are the best, wish I had my first car; 55 Chevy for them to do.

  2. I thank you personally count. For donating money and time to help find homes for abandoned animals… You are a true real guy that cares, I personally donate money monthly . To ASPCA I can,t do what you can do but I thank you for your part… The!!!

  3. Danny, Love your show. Counting Cars is a blast! But most of all you have a good heart and a kind soul for helping the animals with your donations. I love animals and am always donating and trying to find homes for homeless pets. Thank you for being so kind to our furry friends. Love ya for that!

  4. Pertti Pensiliini

    Mclaren f1 is not the fastest car in the world…

  5. HEMANT KOHRE

    Danny is a cool guy his passion for classic car is too good.

  6. First of all Danny my family and I love the show . But not only for the fantastic rides you produce but for your great spirit . You definitely have the gift not only to speak to the soul of your automobiles , which is absolutely amazing , but for the way you touch people and to make their dreams come true . The lady that was battling breast cancer , you fixing her and her husbands car and putting that special touch on the glove box door , brought tears to a grown man . The guy in the wheel chair that wanted to ride again , Again you and Shannon worked your magic and made that man and his wife so happy . Danny like I said , you and your team build amazing cars but the love that you show for people and their cars is just absolutly beautiful bro . The interaction you have with people is absolutly heart warming . Your a true gentalman and just pure class . I thank you so much , your truly a one of a kind guy . Take care of yourself and we will continue to enjoy watching the show .

  7. The show is by far the best car show ever .

  8. Love his show
    love his heart
    his passion for life is outrageous. ..

    • Michelle Catharina

      Happy Birthday Hot Wheels!!! Danny you make things happen.
      Enjoy your day on April 07, 2015…

  9. Emily Smith

    Danny, you are not only a Count, you are also a Saint for caring for homeless animals. You Rock in my book?!!

  10. Dear Danny & Team,
    Namaste & greeting from INDIA..!!

    You guys a such a magic man. You know how to play with the cars and how can give a perfect look to vehicle.
    I really like & loves to your works, and in India all people loves you. I wish you a best of luck with lots of Luv, Joy from India.

    I really request you to please come India at least once. It would be our great pleasure to meet & hug you.
    I hopes you will not hurt to us and will come to Incredible India.

    Please make me a call or email, I really would like to meet with you.

    Best Wishes,
    Vicky Kumar

  11. steve corcoran

    A REAL reality show!! Danny and his crew are great!!! Need a maintenance man…..60 yrs old and bored with my life……work for free you provide living quarters……hehehe

  12. Heh,man,anyone that digs zozo, for inspiration
    is cool,I was wondering if you dudes do conversions?
    Ive got an 11 edge i wanna convert into a harley edge.
    I ride a road king CVO,an would like to keep the edge,
    Iam not into been the status-quo, although they where
    a great band in their own right, My cvo has a 250watt
    system on board and zepplin roars out of it constantly.

    p.s. i play alot myself!!

  13. danny u rock.i love u…ur show is osm.all indian love u so much…

  14. firoz ansari

    Dear Danny,
    i am a big fan of yours and really its my dreamz to work with u guys, i m really mad about restoration and modification of old and claasy vehicle, so plz if i get a scope to be a part of your crew.
    eagerly waiting for your reply
    from india

  15. Grt show danny..u have also opened our minds towards creativity by your unique ideas….thanks for that.i also want to start the work like this which will use my creativity too……thanks again..

  16. Vicki Manges

    Good Morning Danny,

    I live in Florida and have a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS, all original. It has 68,000? miles, original floor mats, owners manual, etc. It was a women driver, non smoker and will not take much to get her up and running.

    I am 63 now, she has been my dream to restore her and enjoy her but now with my age and some health issues it will not be possible for me.

    I wanted to see if you might know anyone who into Monte Carlos that you might hook me up with in order for me to sell her and get a decent price for her.

    I even bought new tires a few years back and put her in our barn, there is not 30 miles on the new tires.

    My husband and I are both retired, he is on disability now so physically we can not do the necessary things to get her on the roads. She is a nice classic, someone could make her theirs for daily driving or a drag race car.

    Thanks for any and all help you might provide to help me sell my baby and use the funds for something we can enjoy these days like doing a short vacation.

    Thanks,

    Sincerely
    Vicki Manges
    912-843-2442

  17. I have always thought that Danny Koker seemed like a sincerely nice man, now I’m convinced. Anyone that cares for animals like he does has a great heart! God bless you Danny.
    Real men love animals and are never afraid to show it!

  18. T Fairy Bell

    I love you guys. Some day I will buy a’70 Super Bird Road Runner. It’s my dream. See ya Tink

  19. Gopalakrishnan

    Hi danny
    This is gopal here u r my great inspiration in hot rods and motorcycles
    And u r team spirit is the best may be someday I can meet u with love gopal
    Bye convey my regards to Shannon Kevin Roli

  20. pushpak Kautkar

    Sir danny ur life is based on cars and same with me. I want to be like u. cars cars cars and only cars. I to want a shop and team like u but the problem is from were should I start .plz help me out I need ur advice and suggestion. m waiting

  21. hi Danny me and my husband love u a lot we appreciate u for ur dedicated work u HV gr8 personality u r very ambitious so keep carry on….

  22. Danny do you have get married?

  23. Arthur saladino

    Danny,enjoy your show .You are the greatest humanitairan and gentleman for all times .
    Please keep up the good work .forever fan