Name: Ivy Calvin (Ivy L Calvin)
Born: 10 September 1971
Occupation: Reality TV star, Business owner.
Ivy Calvin joined the A&E reality television show “Storage Wars” for the fifth series in 2013, but was already known to fans after a few guest appearances during the third and fourth season. Big, loud and certainly not lacking in self-confidence he certainly makes his presence noticed.
Ivy Calvin runs a thrift store in Palmdale called Granma’s Attic. It is known for its quick turnover thanks to Ivy’s constant influx of merchandise and dedicated customers. Running a thrift store usually involves a lot of lifting and carrying, but this is hardly likely to scare Ivy. Before turning his never ending energy to storage lockers, Ivy played football as a linebacker for Cal State Northridge and had a brief encounter with Mixed Martial Arts as an MMA fighter.
Ivy currently lives in in Acton, California. We won’t give you the full address, but you can easily find his house on Google Maps – it is the one with 3 acres of used furniture, old dishwasher and junk in the garden.
Ivy joined Storage Wars at a time when the production company was keen to replace some of the old stars with new, cheaper cast members. While some of the top cast members have been paid more than $ 800 000 per season, Ivy is paid much less than this. The exact figure is not known, but the rumour indicates a figure around $ 175 000 per season.
Taking into account his reality show salary, the profit of his shop and the value of his home in Acton, we estimate Ivy Calvin’s net worth at $ 850 000.
How much is $ 850 thousand?
Compared to some of the top earners of the Storage War show, such as Dan Dotson, Barry Weiss, Dave Hester, Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante, $ 850 000 is not much. It is still, however, a nice pile of cash. In fact if Ivy were to cash it all in as one cent coins, it would stack 135,608 yards (124 kilometres) high. Outer space starts at 100 kilometres, so Ivy’s stack would look quite impressive.