An American actor, reality TV personality and businessman, Austin Lee Russell is better known by his stage name, Chumlee. He is also known as a cast member on the History Channel TV show, Pawn Stars.
As "Pawn Stars" is the no 2 most-watched reality show in North America, and fans of the show are dying to know about their favorite cast, Chumlee. And if you are among them then here are five facts about the television personality, Chumlee. Just stick with us.
Chumlee was born on September 8, 1982, in the United States as Austin Lee Russell. When he was 12-years-old, he was given the nickname Chumlee. The nickname was given to him just because of his large face and chin. At the age of 21, he started working for the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop.
It's true that Chumlee is also known for his crazy sneaker collection. He has filled several rooms of his Las Vegas house and owns more than 200 pairs. Chumlee is seen occasionally selling some of the sneaks in E-bay auctions.
Chumlee had lost 34 kg in a year by exercising at a gym and improving his diet. His diet enabled him to be able to ride a hovercraft which he had purchased but could not ride before just because of his maximum weight restriction of 110 kg.
But now he can ride it very lightly as he has loosed 34 kg.
In the year 2016, Chumlee was charged not only with 20 felony counts but also with drug and weapons charges. Later on, his lawyer confirmed that Chumlee pled guilty to a felony weapons charge like unlawful possession of a firearm, counseling, attempted drug possession of a deal which called for 3 years' probation.
As Chumlee is reportedly rich, his estimated net worth is around $5 million. He has been taking $25k per episode since Pawn Stars. After the show became fans favorite, he formed his own company with novelty items.
Chumlee has been arrested for guns and drugs after police raided his home while investigating an alleged sexual assault and found weapons and drugs.