Name: Mike Wolfe
Born: June 11, 1964
Occupation: Reality television star and producer
Mike Wolfe was born in Joliet, Illinois on June 11, 1964. He is the son of Rita Wolfe, a single mother, and has two siblings, Robbie and Beth.
Mike has been married to Jodi Faeth since September 12, and the couple has one child, Charlie Faeth Wolfe. The family presently resides in Le Claire, Iowa in a former grocery and boarding house that was constructed in 1860.
Picking up various classic, vintage and old items when he was a child, Mike eventually launched a business called Antique Archaeology. He owns and operates two locations in Le Claire, Iowa and Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2008, Mike came up with the idea of a reality television series that follows pickers across the United States. He pitched the show to various networks and producers until The History Channel picked up “American Pickers.” It debuted on the network in 2010, generating more than three million viewers, and the numbers continue to climb after every season. Mike is billed as the creator, executive producer and cast member of the show.
Prior to the launch of the series, Mike also appeared in two short documentaries: “The Big Pick” and “Pieces of History.” Over the years, he has made appearances on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Home & Family,” “Good Morning America,” “American Restoration” and NBC’s “Today.”
Outside of reality TV, Mike is a motorcycle enthusiast, maintaining an extensive collection of vintage bikes. His first motorcycle was a Kawasaki 100, and one of his oldest bikes is a 1948 Indian.
He is also quite the philanthropist, establishing Kid Pickers in 2012, a kids’ initiative that delves into the picking industry. In addition, he helps fundraise for a wide array of charities and non-profit organizations, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Operation Smile, the ASCPA and animal shelters.
We estimate that Mike Wolfe’s net worth is $4 million (2017).
So how much is $4 million really?
$4 million can purchase dozens of different motorcycles, old and new. $4 million can also contribute to the restoration of the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.
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