Updated: 06/11/2018 10:06 AM | First Published: 12/23/2016 02:55 AM

American Pickers cast Frank Fritz's net worth in 2018! His early life details

Frank Fritz is best known for his appearance in the show, American Pickers alongside co-host Mike Wolfe. The show which first premiered in 2010 is successfully running its season 19 in 2018. So far, he has been able to accumulate colossal net worth.

Wiki: Short bio

Frank Fritz was born in Davenport, IA, on October 11, 1965. He is the second child of his parents. His mother, Susan Zirbes worked for a construction company, and his father used to work in a dispensary. His mother lived in Bettendorf with his, and his father lives in Dallas. 

He went to Sudlow Intermediate School where he met his now-partner, Mike Wolfe. They both attended Bettendorf High School. 

Frank Fritz smiling while posing on his stylish bike

He was into picking business from the very young age, as he used to collect soda cans, beer cans, and old toys from his neighbor’s recycling bin and trash. 

During his teens, he worked at Quad-City Automatic Sprinkler and Coast to Coast Hardware. His odd jobs earned him $4,100, which was what he needed to buy a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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During his early days, he has served as a fire inspector and used to cover and an area from Des Moines to Cedar Falls. During his 25-year long career as a fire inspector, he used to pick-up firefighter and firehouse related trinkets. He first considered getting into picking business, after he sold an item for $475, which he initially bought at $15. 

Frank Fritz in his store Frank Fritz Finds

He quit his job in 2002 and established Frank Fritz Finds, in Savanna, Illinois. Following that, he moved on to make a career with his passion for picking antique collectibles. Antique Archaeology is believed to be co-founded by Frank and Mike Wolfe, but that's not the case. In actuality, the firm is owned by Mike.

Gradually, the antique collectibles picker partners took the antique collecting and picking world by storm. Later, they launched the show American Pickers after it was picked up by History Channel. The series which documents the two hosts traveling around the world looking for rare antique pieces, aired in 2010. Gradually, the show became fan-favorite and was ranked one of the top non-fiction shows on TV for 2015. 

American Pickers stars Mike Wolfe, Danile Colby and Frank Fritz from left to right

As of now, the show is successfully running it's season 19. More recently on June 4, it aired the eight episode of this season.

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Net worth in 2018

Furthermore, Frank has appeared in several other reality shows including, Pawn Stars and American Restoration. He has appeared in the TV shows, Rachael RayCincy EntertainmentLate Show with David LettermanWho Wants to Be a MillionaireToday and Sidewalks Entertainment. He has also voiced an episode of the TV series, American Dad in 2017.

'American Pickers' co-star Frank Fritz checking gift received from Robin McNish, a Paxton antique dealer

Besides, he was also the president of the area ABATE chapter for 9 years. He has attended the famous annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., for 29 straight years.

With his career as a reality star and a business, it is certain that he has bagged some decent cash. As of 2018, he has a net worth of $4 million

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Weight loss due to Crohn's disease

Frank suffered a severe illness called Crohn's Disease in 2013. He had a difficult time knowing that he was infected with a severe disease. However, after sometimes, he informed all his fans through Facebook post that he is recovering very fast.

He shared that “Well, I have been feeling great! I started losing weight and ran with it! I have been exercising and eating well. (except for last week at the Iowa fair). He likewise thanked all his fans for all kind words of concern. Frank also shared a video on Facebook to remind all people that he is back.

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What happened to Frank Fritz?

Frank Fritz was arrested on July 30, 2017, near Walcott exit at I-80 mile market marker 282 for DUI. He drove the wrong way under the influence of Xanax and alcohol on Interstate 80.

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For the incident, he pleaded guilty to OWI in Iowa District Court in Davenport on March 1. The judgment is a deferred one which will require him to be on unsupervised probation of a year. He has to pay a fine of $625 plus court costs and for the completion of the evaluation program and follow any recommended treatment.

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Transcript

Frank Fritz is an American reality star best known for starring on History Channel’s American Pickers. 

He was born on October 11,1965, in Davenport, IA. 

He loved collecting rocks and beer cans and remained passionate about collecting even as he began working as a fire and safety inspector.

He began appearing on American Pickers with co-host Mike Wolfe in 2010. 

The show was the highest rated non-fiction series on television that year. 

Fritz turned his childhood passion of collecting antiques into a career and has earned a multi-million dollar net worth along the way.

His net worth is estimated to be $4 million in 2018. His salary from American Pickers makes up most of his net worth. 

He sells the stuff he finds at his shop and also on his website at frankfritzfinds.net.

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Name Frank Fritz
Birthday October 11, 1965
Age 52 Years Old
Place of Birth Davenport, Iowa, USA
Mother Susan Zirbes
High School Bettendorf High School
Marital Status In Relationship
Best Known For American Pickers
Net Worth (USD) $ 4,000,000 - Four Million US Dollars