One man’s trash is another man’s millions! Fans of Storage Wars know Barry Weiss was one-of-a-kind. The eccentric 66-year-old — dubbed “The Collector” by A&E — seemed to pull up to every locker in a different vehicle from his collection of antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles, sporting his trademark skeleton gloves and custom glasses. He wasn’t really looking for things to make money on so much as looking for unique items to add to his collection.
Although he’s no longer on the show, fans can’t help but wonder how much he’s worth after years of collecting — and earning a reality star salary. Turns out, going through people’s junk can earn you a pretty penny. Many pennies, in fact. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bar is worth an estimated $10 million. Not too shabby.
Barry left the popular show after only four seasons and even had his own spin-off for a time. However, it was so short-lived, you may have missed it. Storage Wars‘ fourth spin-off, Barry’d Treasure, debuted in 2014 and featured Barry traveling across the United States in the search of cool collectibles and antiques. Despite having a number of his SW buddies appear on the show, Barry’d Treasure only lasted eight episodes before being canceled.
Believe it or not, though, most of his money comes from produce. Yes, you read that correctly! “I owned a produce company,” he told AOL, “and we exported and imported, my brother and myself.” He added, “I was in the produce business for 20‑25 years, and I retired about four years ago. I just was traveling around the world and enjoying life, really.”
Hmm, is there an application to get on Storage Wars — or is there an opening at Northern Produce?! We could use an extra couple mil in our bank account. Barry, call us?
Storage Wars airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on A&E.