You turn on the History channel every Monday at 9 p.m. ET to watch American Pickers creator and star Mike Wolfe find treasure in another man's trash. But how much do you know about this Antique Archaeology collector? We've "picked" some vital biographical information on the reality star, as you'll see below!
Is Mike from American Pickers married, and if so, to whom?
Mike's wife is Jodi Faeth, whom he married in 2012. They have a six-year-old daughter named Charlie, and Jodi also has a 30-year-old son from a prior relationship. "Giving my husband the daughter we always imagined was by far the most exciting moment for me," she said on the Antique Archaeology blog in 2012. "We were at a friend's house a couple years ago listening to their 15-year-old daughter play guitar and sing a song she wrote. My husband later told me what a feeling it must be to see your child do something so amazing like that. I thought to myself it was time we get serious about having our own. I wanted that feeling for him."
Are Mike and Frank business partners?
Viewers might think Mike and his American Pickers co-star Frank Fritz run Antique Archaeology together, but Frank actually has his own operation.
"Basically, the show is a profile of my life — about me," Mike told the Quad-City Times in 2013. "What you have to understand is the show focuses on a company I started in 2000. People have the assumption Frank's a co-owner. It's always been my business. I'd been [picking] for 25 years. I put a label on it in 2000."
How old is Mike from American Pickers?
Mike is 53 years old, born on June 11, 1964, in Joliet, IL. And he's been picking through junk since the age of four, according to History. "His passion is fueled by a soul-deep appreciation of America's history, values, stories," Mike's personal website says. "Those are the treasures he seeks… in rusted, worn, no-longer-perfect things."
What is Mike Wolfe's net worth?
According to WikiNetWorth, Mike's net worth is estimated to be in the $4 million to $7 million range. Apparently, he earns $500,000 per season of American Pickers, and he signed $2 million contracts related to his books. And don't forget about Mike's Antique Archaeology business!
Was Mike from American Pickers on NCIS?
He sure was. Mike played himself in the March 13 episode of the hit CBS procedural, helping Gibbs and Ducky with a decades-old case involving a 200-year-old war stick the fictionalized Mike bought from a seller. And the crossover duly wowed TV viewers like one Twitter user who wrote, "As a huge NCIS and American Pickers fan, I loved it."