Chumlee, whose full name is Austin Lee Russell, is a businessman and reality television star from the United States. Chumlee’s wealth is estimated to be $1.5 million in the year 2022. The majority of people recognise him from his roles in the television shows “Boardwalk Empire,” “Sons of Anarchy,” and “Breaking Bad,” as well as the television programme “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel.
When Chumlee first began working at the pawnshop, he had just turned 21 years old. A few years later, in July 2009, the first episode of ‘Pawn Stars’ aired on History. This launched Chumlee, along with three other members of the Harrison family, into the spotlight of the global entertainment industry. He spends the most of his time working behind the counter.
Checking the products, loading them, and writing the tickets for the things that consumers have purchased are some of the responsibilities that fall within his purview. As a consequence of the fact that he is presented in the programme as someone who is not very educated or exceptionally good at his profession, he is often the target of the jokes that are made by the other characters.
In spite of this, he has shown that, on occasion, he is capable of rather bright thought. In recent years, Chumlee has established a number of different businesses, one of which is a firm that sells novelty things, as well as a candy store.
As of the year 2022, Chumlee will be 39 years old, having been born on September 8th, 1982. He came from a stable family that was originally from the city of Henderson in the state of Nevada in the United States. He was born under the sign of the Virgo the Virgin and adheres to the Christian faith. Regarding his educational history, there is no information available.
Because of the size of his face and chin, the parent of one of his classmates noted when he was 12 years old that he reminded him of Chumley, the walrus sidekick from the animated television series “Tennessee Tuxedo.” This nickname for Russell endured, and he has been referred to as Chumlee ever since.
His photos on Instagram suggest that he may have some Scottish ancestry. There have been rumours that he is of Mexican and Native American origin, but these assertions have not been proven. It is possible that these rumours are true.
Olivia Rademann is a student at UNLV and an Instagram model, and Russell has known her for some time.
Early in 2016, they first started dating one other. They decided to become en
gaged in May of 2018, and he presented her with a diamond ring that had a total weight of one and a half carats. The ceremony took place at the Royal Hawaiian Waikiki.
They had a party to commemorate their engagement at the Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas in the month of August. The pair decided to have a pre-wedding celebration party in March 2019, and they held it in the Detroit Ballroom located within the D Las Vegas.
Russell’s father passed away from pancreatic cancer when he was 54 years old, and this tragedy inspired Russell to make significant adjustments to his own way of life. By September of 2013, he had successfully dropped a total of 75 pounds. Due to the pre-operation diet that he followed in 2018, he was able to shed 38 pounds prior to having gastric sleeve surgery.
Since undergoing the procedure, he has shed more than 100 pounds. He is now working with a trainer and has said that his goal is to “develop more muscle and lose roughly 10–20 pounds of fat.”
In the year 1989, the late Richard “Old Man” Harrison and his son Rick Harrison opened the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in their family’s storefront. Corey is both Rick and Richard’s son, although Rick is Corey’s grandfather. At the age of 21, Chumlee became a member of the family company of a buddy.
After thereafter, on July 19, 2009, ‘Pawn Stars’ debuted on the History Channel. Since then, it has steadily risen to become one of the most popular reality series in the world. The sixteenth season of the programme is presently being broadcast.
Chumlee’s primary role in the pawnshop is to do duties behind the counter. Checking the things, loading them, and creating the tickets for the items that consumers have purchased are the primary responsibilities of his employment. In the programme, he is portrayed as someone who is not very intelligent and who is not particularly skilled at his work. He often acts as the comedic counterpoint for other characters.
Because of this, people in the community refer to him as the “village idiot.” However, when Chumlee is engaging in business that involves topics that he is knowledgeable about, he may display a stunning level of brilliance.
It did not take him very long to become the show’s most well-known and popular character. As a result of the adoration of his audience, he has amassed more than two hundred thousand followers on Instagram. His merch is more successful than that of any of the other cast members.
Because of this, he decided to start his own business, which manufactures a variety of different kinds of novelty things, such as t-shirts that he has personally created himself. Additionally, the firm arranges dates for him to make personal appearances. It was simpler for the store to cope with the orders for Chumlee’s items when Rick Harrison acquired half of Chumlee’s share in the firm from him in 2010, when he made the acquisition from Rick Harrison.
In May of 2017, Chumlee opened a candy store that he named Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard. It is situated just across the street from the pawnshop that he owns and operates.
As an actor, he has participated in a number of different productions. In the romantic drama titled “Pop Star” from 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself.
In the same year, he had a role in the video short titled “Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone” as the presenter of the episode entitled “Pawn Stars.” Additionally, Chumlee was featured in two episodes of the game show “Pawnography,” which airs on the History Channel.
Russell’s home was searched by the police in March of 2016, after claims of sexual assault were made against him. The search resulted in the discovery of many kinds of illegal narcotics as well as a handgun. During a further search, the police discovered 11 more weapons that had been lawfully held in addition to suspected indications of cocaine usage.
After then, he was taken into custody. In the end, he got out of prison by entering a guilty plea to all of the counts against him.