Brandi Passante net worth and salary: Brandi Passante is an American storage hunter and reality television star who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Brandi Passante achieved fame alongside her long-term boyfriend Jarrod Schulz on the A&E reality TV show "Storage Wars". Brandi and Jarrod, who have been together romantically for more than 14 years, own and operate a thrift store in Orange County, California called "Now and Then Second Hand Store". They launched their storage business from their home in Lake Forest, California. Brandi and Jarrod have two children and are original cast members of Storage Wars. The show premiered in December 2010 and since aired over 100 episodes over four seasons (as of December 2013). When the show started, Brandi and Jarrod were portrayed as the hunters who had the lowest financial resources. As you might imagine, this put Passante and Schulz at the bottom of the financial ladder when it came to participants on the show Storage Wars. On the other hand, what Brandi lacked in monetary resources she made up for in scrappiness and subsequently impressed the show's viewers with her no nonsense style of bidding. One of the reasons Passante has such a "take no prisoners" attitude is because of her knowledge of what is at stake: "I have to turn around my scores quickly because they pay for the next auction. If I don't flip the items, I can't bid again," she has said. As the show has become more successful, Brandi and Jarrod have been able to transform themselves into heavier hitters. They recently opened a second "Now and Then" location in Long Beach. Unfortunately, fame and success has brought some downsides for Brandi in particular. In early 2013 Brandi successfully sued the operator of an adult website for posting a video that allegedly showed Passante nude. Brandi sought $2.5 million in damages but won just $750.
Is Brandi Passante the best reason to watch Storage Wars?