Name: Brandi Leigh Passante
Born: May 16, 1980
Occupation: Reality television star and entrepreneur
Brandi Passante was born in Harris County, Texas on May 16, 1980. She has two siblings, Bruce Lawton and Alex Begandy.
Brandi is presently married to Jarrod Schultz, an entrepreneur, and they have been together for 15 years. The couple has two children, Cameron and Payton.
One of Brandi’s first jobs was working at a carpet-cleaning business. After years of toiling in this occupation, she launched her own California-based thrift shop called Now & Then – it shut down in 2016. But she became a household name in 2010 after being cast as a full-time member of the A&E hit reality television series “Storage Wars.”
Her brand was also given a bit of a boost after she appeared on “Rachael Ray” in 2013.
In 2014, it was announced that Brandi and her husband would star in their own reality TV series called “Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job.” The couple continue to appear on “Storage Wars,” earning reportedly $12,000 per episode.
Brandi made national headlines in 2014 when the owner of a revenge pornography website threatened to publish naked photos and videos of Brandi. The media personality denied any knowledge of the pictures, and when they were released to the public, Brandi denied that it was her. Brandi eventually took the website creator to court and sued him for defamation, demanding $2.5 million in the lawsuit. He was found guilty, but Brandi had to settle for $750 after the judge concluded that the initial sum was unjustified.
We estimate that Brandi Passante’s net worth is $2 million (2017).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million can open a chain of thrift stores across the state of California. $2 million can also cover the salary costs of some of the “Storage Wars” cast.
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