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Paul Michael "Paulie" Teutul is one of the stars of the American reality television series American Chopper. Paul Michael "Paulie" Teutul is one of the stars of the American reality television program American Chopper who has a net worth of $10 million. He co-founded Orange County Choppers (OCC) with his father, Paul Teutul, Sr. in 1999. Teutul was the chief designer and fabricator of OCC. Prior to this, Teutul was head of the rail shop at Orange County Ironworks. He was also responsible for designing the logo for OCC. He is the owner of Paul Jr. Designs, which manufactures custom motorcycles and sells branded clothing. Teutul has a brother, Daniel, the owner and general manager of Orange County Ironworks LLC, and a sister, Cristin, a nurse, who is the youngest of the Teutul children. Teutul, his father and his younger brother Michael Teutul, became reality television stars when the Orange County Choppers company became the featured player of a reality series called American Chopper on The Discovery Channel in 2002. By 2007 the show was moved to the TLC station.
During the April 9, 2009 episode of American Chopper, Teutul had an onscreen disagreement with his partner and father, Paul Teutul, Sr., which lead to Teutul being terminated from the company. The family members worked on a reconciliation, and Teutul rejoined Orange County Choppers employment. In the upcoming weeks the series episode on April 30, 2009 episode revealed Teutul decided to voluntarily terminate his employment at Orange County Choppers. Orange County Choppers. Eventually Teutul returned to Orange County Choppers as a consultant during the remainder of the run of the series. Teutul eventually opened his own design firm, Paul Jr. Designs. TMZ reported in April 2010 Teutul was opening his own motorcycle business to compete head to head with Orange County Choppers. Several former Orange County Choppers employees are reported to be joining Paul Jr. Designs, including Vinnie DiMartino, Michael Teutul, and Nub. After a year of non compete clause was honored, Teutul began building motorcycles at Paul Jr. Designs. The new company is featured as an extension of the original American Chopper series as "Senior vs. Junior", on TLC.