Mel Bernstein
Mel Bernstein
Celebrated Name: Mel Bernstein
Real Name/Full Name: Mel Bernstein
Gender: Male
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: June 14, 1945
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 1.77m
Weight: 81 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Terri Flanell
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Melanie)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mel Bernstein Gay?: No
Profession: Museum owner
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Mel Bernstein, who is also famous with his nickname, DRAGON MAN, owns a military museum in Colorado. His museum is full of arms which attract lots of visitors every year. His wife was killed during the shoot of a show by the Discovery Channel. He is a great person by heart and works well in his professional life, but his personal life got shattered after the death of his wife. He has worked in the Army, owned a repair shop, and also owns a museum. All of his career choices are unique, and he has been successful in all of them.

Maybe you know about Mel Bernstein very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mel Bernstein’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

He was born in the year 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, in a Jewish family. He used to study in a school located in Brooklyn. After finishing high school, he got drafted in the Army and worked on anti-aircraft guns in Fort Bliss. He served in the military for two years and got more than a hundred tattoos. After leaving the army, he opened a motorbike repair shop. He also customized Harley Davidson by forming dragon wings on it and other things. He used to ride on this Dragon Harley, and that’s why his friends and neighbors gave him the name, DRAGON MAN.

Personal Life

He told that his wife, Terri, died in the year 2015 in an explosion that happened through a smoke bomb kind of device. It was an unexpected and shocking event for Mel Bernstein. He blames the discovery channel for the death of his wife. The discovery channel was working on the shoot of a pilot episode of BROTHER IN ARMS. In the meanwhile, some weapons were used without the permission of government officials, and one of the smoke bombs went through his wife. He loved his wife a lot, and currently, he is single and lives with his daughter.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on June 14 1945, Mel Bernstein is 79 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.77m tall, and his weight is 81kg.


He started working in the military after college and then also opened his repair shop for motorbikes. He designed his bike for which he got his nickname. In the year 1982, he shifted to Huntington in Long Island. He owns DRAGON LAND, which is spread in the area of 260 remote acres.

He is known as MOST ARMED MAN IN AMERICA because of his equipment and weapons display in Museum. He has collected weapons from the Civil war of Afghanistan, Russian tanks, Japanese swords, and military uniforms. He also revealed that he owns large military weapons. He isn’t even able to shoot with those big weapons but kept stored in museums.

He is a CLASS III FIREARMS DEALER, and he considers all of his weapons of more than ten million. His success shows that a person who is a passion for something never fails. He was passionate about weapons and arms, and that’s why he got success in this field. He is a great person by heart and has also served his nation in the Army.

Awards & Achievements

He hasn’t won any awards to own a museum, but his achievement is that he gets a lot of praise for his work. Whoever visits his museum feels overwhelmed and loves his collection. He earns quite a good amount of money through his museum.

Net Worth & Salary of Mel Bernstein in 2024

Mel Bernstein Net Worth
Mel Bernstein Net Worth

The net worth of Mel Bernstein is around $10 million as of July 2024, which he has earned through his museum. He has got the collection of military memorabilia and firearms. He has also served in the army and then owned a bike repairing store. He has told that his arms and other equipment in the museum are of $10 million worth, and his net worth might be more than this. He hasn’t revealed actual data about his earnings till now.

Mel Bernstein is a great person by heart who has done his best in his professional field. He served in the Army and learned a lot about new arms and ammunition. He started his museum to let the world know more about a variety of arms. After the demise of his wife, he is single and doesn’t want to be in a relationship for now.

He loved her a lot and missed her every single day. He has a daughter for whom he is working harder now. A person like him doesn’t deserve to be sad, and his fans always want him to be happier. He has created a museum that will be visited by tourists for several decades or centuries.


  1. Mark Leopold and Chuck Carlock met in the fall of 1967 in Chu Lai, Vietnam where they served in the 71st Assault Helicopter Company. Mark sent my husband Chuck a link of Mel Bernstein (Dragon Man) giving a tour through his spectacular military museum in Colorado Springs, CO. Chuck has a small military museum and Mark knew he would enjoy seeing Dragon Man’s HUGE museum. (There are many links to this museum and we are enjoying them all!) Chuck wanted to know more about Dragon Man and we were quite touched by his personal story. Many thanks to Mel Bernstein for sharing his life’s work and providing so much video documentation of his massive collection of war memorabilia (everything one could think of). This man and his work are a national treasure!

  2. We visited Dragonman’s museum on 3/3/21 and it is a must-see for anyone interested in military history. The tour is over two hours and you will learn so much if you go. Mel also has a paint-ball business, arms and ammo, a dirt bike track, shooting range, and he rebuilds and repairs Harley parts. There is a really cool Retro 50s and 60s room where he stores his 41 hot rods and tons of other memorabilia. He is very friendly and welcoming, and people of all ages were there on Sunday when we visited. Don’t miss it!

  3. Hi Mel, what a man, you made a wonderful life. How many can say that, I have loved guns since I was 15 years old and now, the same age of you I still do, but our laws are a bit different. I hope to come and see your place and have a shoot before I pop my clogs, so, with that said, keep going, stay safe, enjoy. Kind regards MICHAEL.

  4. Hey Mel used to work at P&G transmission with Pete and his brother and Bongi use to go to Nathans with you the dragon bike and Mike and pete with his dual engine Harley lets not forget the mini T the good old days YOU TAKE CARE MY FRIEND, ROY (THEY CALLED ME BEADS ALWAYS WEARING PUWCA SHELLS ) AHHHHH THE DRAGON BIKE


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