Frank Fritz is the name of a famous American TV personality, who travels across the United States to hunt valuable items. He is better known for his appearance in the famous reality TV show American Pickers, which airs on the History Channel. The show is currently airing season 19, which premiered in April 2018.
Frank was born in Davenport, Lowa USA. As per wiki, he celebrates his birthday on October 11 and was born in 1963, which makes his age 57 this year. He belongs to white ethnicity and has American nationality. His father Bill Fritz, who used to work in a pharmacy. And his mother named Susan Fritz. He was raised along with his sibling sister in Ohio.
Mr. Fritz spent junior high school in Sudlow Intermediate School where he met and made friends with Mike Wolfe who was also passionate about collecting items. Later he pursued his education from Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa, has an extensive bike collection and treats them like a family and enjoys extending the group even more.
From early childhood, Frank did not find any kind of passion for the Antique collection and restoration business. So, he did not turn to the Antique collection and restoration business for a long time. He worked as a fire inspector covering the area of Des Moines to Cedar Falls, Iowa for 25 years. Frank deeply attracted by the business when he generated a profit of $460 after an investment of $15 in an item. After this incident, he changes his mind and started making attention in the Antique business. Finally, in 2002, he leaves his fire inspector job and established Frank’s Finds, an antique collection shop in Savanna, Illinois.
Since he has been traveling across the United stated searching the vintage treasures including old toys, signs and vintage motorcycles. Later he appeared as a co-host in reality Television series, American Pickers along with his childhood friend Mark Wolfe.
The reality show premiere on 18th January 2010 and the debut of the show recorded 3.7 million viewers on History channel. Moreover, the show has helped him promote Antique business. Frank published the book How to Pick Vintage Motorcycles reflecting on his journey from his first 1964 Harley Davidson to the different vintage motorcycle he collected along the way on November 26, 2013. As of now, Frank is still working for the show on its new season.
Reportedly, Frank earn $500,000 salary a year from the American Pickers without including the earning from the sale of antiques. According to some online reports, he has amassed the colossal net worth of $4 million.
When talking about his personal life, there were several rumors about Frank’s gay relationship with his partner and friend Mike. But when Mike revealed that he has a family; wife and daughter, the rumors were concluded as a hoax.
On the other hand, Frank’s social media posts illustrate his relationship with Diane. Presently, Frank and Diane are leading a happy life. Diane has a daughter named Paige and she is also a loving grandmother.
- Frank attended Bettendorf High School and graduated there in 1982.
- He loved motorcycles from an early age.
- As a teenager, he took jobs at Quad-City Automatic Sprinkler and Coast to Coast Hardware so that he could buy $4,100 a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
- In the beginning, he kept his childhood hobby alive in the form of collecting firefighter and firehouse-related trinkets.
- He quit the fire inspector job in 2002.
- On 18th January 2010, Fritz joined as co-host of History channel reality Television series, American Pickers along with his childhood friend Mark Wolfe.
- Frank Fritz was arrested on July 30, 2017, around I-80 mile marker 282. Subsequently, he pleaded guilty under the OWI charge (Operative While Intoxicated).