Storage Wars fans were in for a treat as Season 14 premiered earlier this month. Fan-favorite Barry Weiss finally made his return to the hit A&E series after years away from the show. Weiss is known for his flashy persona, and hitting it big in the storage unit auctions. Although fans likely know the reality TV star is wealthy, how much is Barry Weiss actually worth?
Since 2010, Storage Wars has been one of the most popular shows on A&E. Weiss is an original cast member, but left the series after Season 4 in 2013. He went on to star in his own show Barry’d Treasure, but is finally back on the show that made him a star. In fact, the white-haired storage unit buyer made a grand entrance during his on-screen return.
As fans probably expected, Weiss didn’t just walk onto the storage unit lot. The 70-year-old drove up in his modified 1939 Lincoln Zephyr, which is no regular car. Its estimated worth is between $123,200 and $352,000, according to Concept Cars. Additionally, Weiss has a huge car collection full of vintage and exotic rides. That’s what decades of collecting valuable antiques will buy you.
However, Weiss started earning his riches well before Storage Wars and before he solely focused on antique collecting. During his early life, he and his brother went into the produce business. The pair spent more than 25 years building their wholesale produce business before Barry retired to focus on storage hunting. Between his two careers, Barry Weiss has amassed an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
‘Storage Wars’ Star Barry Weiss Shows Everyone How It’s Done
Upon his return, the Storage Wars cast welcomed Barry Weiss with excitement. But not long after, it was time to get down to business. The show’s first storage unit was up for auction, and it seemed packed to the brim. Yet per usual, none of the buyers know what’s inside or how much the unit could be worth. To the shock of no one, Weiss outbid every other buyer when he purchased the locker for $300.
As Weiss went to work digging through the locker though, it looked like he made a mistake. Worthless junk filled up the unit. Kenny estimated the entire unit to be worth about $100 – a $200 loss on Weiss’ investment. But three vintage watches within the unit caught Barry’s eye.
The Storage Wars star decided to take the three watches to an expert to have them checked out. The expert appraised his Popeye Watch at $100 and another vintage watch at $150. But it was the third watch that made his storage unit purchase truly pay off. Weiss lucked out with an iconic Chevrolet watch, which is worth about $1,500. Considering Weiss had already given up on his auction buy, he ended up with quite the profit. Welcome back, Barry “The Collector” Weiss. You’ve still got it.