Ricky Smith net worth: Ricky Smith, a native of Texas and recent reality TV star, has a net worth of $2 million. His net worth has been accumulated largely through his work in the field of storage auctions, which not coincidentally is also the subject of the reality TV show he appears on, Storage Wars: Texas. Unlike some of the other participants on the show, Smith has been involved in the world of storage auctions since he was a kid, growing up around his parents' auction house. This gives him a breadth of experience that many others in the field are lacking. His longevity in the storage auctions leads him to sometimes bemoan the many newcomers to the industry, spurred on in part by the popularity of reality TV shows like Storage Wars (the troubled economy might also be a factor, with more and more storage units going up for auction due to renters' inability to pay). Here's a quote that should sum up his attitude toward interlopers: "it's only a matter of time before those tourists have wasted their money and moved on." And Ricky has the skills to back up his bravado, thanks to his around 40 years of experience in the business of storage auctions.