Richard Benjamin Harrison
Richard Benjamin Harrison
Celebrated Name: Richard Benjamin Harrison
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Benjamin Harrison, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 77 years old
Birth Date: 4 March 1941
Date of Death: 25 June 2018
Birth Place: Danville, Virginia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 92 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): JoAnne Rhue Harrison (m. 1960–2018)
Children: Yes (Rick Harrison, Sherry Harrison, Joe Harrison, Chris Harrison)
Profession: Businessman and reality television personality
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: May 2024

You or Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. calls him the old man who was an American based businessman in Las Vegas and a famous television star. He currently owns a popular pawn shop in Las Vegas. Harrison was currently being featured on a popular show ‘Pawn Stars,’ which was being broadcasted on History TV Channel. The pawnshop had a couple of owners, Harrison himself, along with Rick Harrison, who was Richard’s son. The pawn was inaugurated by both of them in the year 1989. Harrison had earned himself a name called ‘The old man’ as he was the oldest of all the shop members and hence the show.

Maybe you know about Richard Benjamin Harrison very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what was his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Richard Benjamin Harrison’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

Richard Benjamin Harrison was born in a very poor family on March 4, 1941. When he turned one, they switched to Lexington, North Carolina. He went to Lexington High School, Lexington, North Carolina. When he was in his junior year, he had to ditch his studies as they were financially weak and his parents were unable to pay his school fee, and hence when he turned 14, he started driving a school bus for which he was getting paid approx six to seven dollars a week.

He had to park the school bus in the backyard of his house and had to get up early in the morning to pick up the school kids and drop them off to their schools. During a barn dance, he saw Joanne Rhue and fell in love with her. Joanne Rhue was currently his wife, and it had been around 58 years since they got married. They are blessed with three kids as Joseph, Rick( co-owner of Pawnshop), and Chris.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 March 1941, Richard Benjamin Harrison was 77 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.82 m. tall, and weigh 92 kg.


He began his career as a bus driver, but later, when he stole a car once, he had to join the Military as he had no choice, either to go to jail or join the military. Harrison later served for twenty long years in the U.S. Navy, where he earned some popular designations as well. Later he was discharged from the navy he started looking after his wife’s office.

He then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, along with his wife and his sons, and opened a silver coin shop with only $5000 with his son Rick Harrison at 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard. A few years later, their business was getting aired, and hence they had to switch to some bigger location. Later in the year 1987, they acquired a license to buy and pawn second-hand ancient things. So far, their business had been increasing vastly.

Awards & Achievement

Oscar Goodman awarded him along with other shop members that were his son, grandson, and “Chumlee” with the key to the city of Las Vegas. In 2012, a key to the city of Lexington, which was his hometown, was awarded to him for his phenomenal work. But the biggest achievement for him was when July 17, 2012, was proclaimed as the “Pawn Stars/Gold & Silver Pawn Day.”

Net Worth & Salary of Richard Benjamin Harrison in 2024

Richard Benjamin Harrison Net Worth
Richard Benjamin Harrison Net Worth

Richard Benjamin Harrison had been very successful with his pawnshop. He began his career with a bus driver and then the world-famous pawn shop. As of May 2024, Richard Benjamin Harrison had an estimated net worth of $8 million. He had served for the U.S. navy for around twenty years and had achieved a massive success there as well.

Richard Benjamin Harrison was born to a very poor family, and he had to ditch his school as his family was unable to pay his academic fee. He started driving a school bus for an earning. He married the love of his life, and it had been around 58 years since they got married. He owned the world-famous pawn shop and was being featured on a popular television show, Pawn Stars.


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