Updated: 12/23/2016 05:00 PM | First Published: 12/23/2016 02:55 AM

American Pickers famed Frank Fritz initially worked as fire inspector

Frank Fritz initially worked as fire inspector and used to cover an area from Des Moines to Cedar Falls. He worked as a fire inspector for 25 years before beginning to pick up firehouse related trinkets.

During the initial days while working as a firefighter, he used to purchase one item for $15 and sell it back for $475. However, later he shifted away from fire safety work and started to focus on collecting antique items which eventually led him to start his own company called Antique Archeology. He founded the company along with friend Mike Wolfe.

Frank’s splendid work in finding vintage toys and cars earned him a worldwide popularity which later caught the attention of The History Channel. It was in 2010 when Frank’s life changed as he began starring in the reality series American Pickers with partner Mike Wolfe.

In the reality show, they were seen traveling all around the country searching for the antique and rare pieces. The non-fiction show has made both Frank and Mike very popular on television. In fact, their show American Pickers is considered as one of the top-ranked non-fiction show in the TV world. It was premiered on The History Channel on 18 January 2010. Now the series is on  a way of finishing total 16 seasons and is still receiving a same positive response from audiences.

One of the most popular reality stars, Frank Fritz has earned enormous amount through  American Pickers. Frank’s total net worth is estimated to be around $4 million dollars.