Richest Business
Net Worth:
$2 Million
Date of Birth:
Oct 15, 1977 (45 years old)
Reality star, storage hunter
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Jarrod Schulz is an American reality television star, entrepreneur, and professional storage hunter who has a net worth of $2 million. Born on October 15, 1977, in California, Jarrod Schulz is best known for appearing on the A&E reality TV series "Storage Wars" (2010–2018). He appeared on the show with his long-term girlfriend and business partner, Brandi Passante. The two were known as "The Young Guns." Schulz and Passante also starred in an A&E special and spin-off series, both titled "Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job," which aired in 2014. In 2019, Jarrod became the new owner of the Rush Bar and Grill in Lake Forest, California, and he has owned the clothing company Outlaw Apparel since 2002.

Storage Wars

Jarrod once worked in the mortgage business, but after the collapse in the mid-2000s, his aunt (an employee at a storage facility) suggested that he try the storage auction business. Schulz and Passante later opened a thrift store in Orange County, California, called Now and Then Second Hand Store. "Storage Wars" was initially only interested in Jarrod, but when producers came to the store and met Brandi, they decided that she should be on the show as well. When "Storage Wars" first aired in December 2010, Brandi and Jarrod did not have nearly the same financial resources as their castmates, but despite this early disadvantage, they refused to let a lack of resources stop them from holding their own in the world of storage auctions.

For those who don't watch the show, storage auctions take place when renters of storage facilities fail to pay their rent for a given period. The items in the storage facility are auctioned off, but there is a catch: The buyers can only bid on what they can see through the door. No rummaging around, and no research, because a decision has to be made in five minutes or less. Thanks to Jarrod's savvy and Brandi's "take no prisoners" attitude, they have managed to do very well for themselves. Schulz and Passante were successful enough to open a second Now and Then location in Long Beach, California, during the fourth season of "Storage Wars" (which aired in 2013), but it closed in 2014, and the Orange County location closed two years later.

Storage Wars Salary

Thanks to a 2012 lawsuit filed by Jarrod's one-time "Storage Wars" co-star Dave Hester, we learned a lot of interesting details about the cast salaries and other controversial allegations.

The most salacious allegation in Hester's lawsuit directly involved Brandi Passante. Hester alleged that the Storage Wars' producers paid for Brandi to get a breast enhancement to… enhance… the show's sex appeal.

Furthermore, he alleged that 100% of the treasures found in the storage units were in-authentically "placed" or "salted" by the producers and that after the scenes are shot, the cast members were actually forced to give the items back to the producers rather than re-sell them as was often portrayed or implied.

Finally, Hester laid out the salary he and other cast members were set to receive. The typical Storage Wars single season compensation was broken down as:

  • $25,000 per episode with a guaranteed of 26 episodes, which works out to a minimum salary of $650 thousand per season
  • $2,500 per month for travel expenses
  • $124,500 expense account
  • $25,000 signing bonus

In total, Hester reported that the average cast member earned a bit over $800,000 for a season. Presumably, that amount was split by Jarrod and Brandi.

(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for A&E Networks)

Personal Life

Jarrod and Brandi met in 1999, when Passante was hired by the carpet-cleaning company that Schulz worked for. The couple has two children, Cameron (born in 2003) and Payton (born in 2005). Though Jarrod and Brandi were often referred to as husband and wife, they never officially married.

In a June 2020 interview, Passante revealed that she and Schulz broke up "two years ago." Jarrod moved on with Rochel Beckman, who works as a bartender at the Rush Bar and Grill, and they confirmed their relationship on social media in February 2019.

Schulz was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance in 1997, and he reportedly went to state prison for 16 months on narcotics trafficking charges that dated back to the mid-1990s.

In May 2021 he was arrested on one count of alleged misdemeanor domestic violence. The arrest stemmed from an incident several days earlier at a bar where Jarrod allegedly pushed Brandi to the ground after a heated argument.

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