Who is Jodi Faeth?
You have probably seen “American Pickers” and are familiar with Mike Wolfe, the grey-haired junk collector who likes to refurbish old stuff and sell it for profit? Do you know that he is married, and that his wife is Jodi Faeth? What do you know of her? Nothing much, probably, as she isn’t as prominent as her husband, but never fear we will share some interesting information about her with you, from her childhood to her own career, and life before she met Mike .Jodi Faeth was born in 1972 in the USA, but has kept the exact birth date away from the public; she came to prominence as the wife of Mike Wolfe after the couple married on the 8th September 2012.
Jodi Faeth Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Jodi hasn’t revealed much of her life before she met Mike, deciding to keep all the interesting information hidden from the public. For now, the names of her parents are unknown, and also the information as to whether she has any siblings or not, and her education.
Jodi Faeth and Mike Wolfe Love Story
Jodi and Mike met in 1994, when he was a still unknown, however, since then he has reached prominence, and with Jodi alongside him, became popular across the USA. She has been supportive of all of his endeavors, not hesitating to help him, whatever his plans were. When they met, Mike was just at the beginning of his career as an antique collector and seller, having just started his antique shop. Actually the couple only married after 18 years of a relationship. Before marrying, Mike and Jodi welcomed a daughter, named Charlie, born on the 30th January 2012. Following their wedding ceremony, the couple went to Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Mike’s and Jodi’s daughter Charlie was born with a cleft lip; however, from her early days, Mike and Jodi tackled the problem and with two successful facial reconstruction surgeries, Charlie has been stripped away from further problems. During these surgeries both Jodi and Mike spent nights in the hospital, waiting for the results, but their worries are over now.
Jodi Faeth Cancer Diagnosis
It was in 2013 that the Wolfe family received bad news; Jodi was diagnosed with a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which attacks white blood cells and spreads through the lymph system. When discovered, the disease was in its second stage and if the doctors hadn’t reacted quickly, Jodi could have died. However, after a treatment including surgery, Jodi has recovered and is now completely healed. She can now enjoy all the fun time with her husband and daughter.
Jodie Faeth’ Son
Although she has kept private her life before she met Mike, there is some information about her. Jodi was in a relationship with another man from which she has a son, Kyle. However, she hasn’t revealed the name of her lover, and her son Kyle has been out of the spotlight since his birth.
Jodi Faeth’s Husband, Mike Wolfe
Now that we have covered all there is in the media about Jodi, let’s share some information about her husband, Mike Wolfe; for instance, how he got into the antique business and how he has managed to succeed. Mike Wolfe was born on the 11th June 1964, in Joliet, Illinois USA, the son of Rita Wolfe, who raised him and his brother and sister by herself. From an early age, Mike was searching ‘things’, and during one of his searches, Mike found an old bicycle in his neighbor’s barn, and bought it for just $50 dollars. After detailed cleaning and restoration, Mike was able to sell the bike for $5,000. Pretty impressive earning for a child, don’t you think? Encouraged by this accomplishment, Mike continued his search for rusty gold, as he now calls his findings.
— Mike Wolfe (@AmericanPicker) August 27, 2018
Over the years, Mike switched from ‘picking’ to professional bicycle racing, and pursued this as his career. However, he realized that picking pays more, and decided to resume that career, traveling across the US searching for people who like to collect various things but are willing to sell them later. He focused on street signs, old bikes, motors, and other antiquities which could bring a profit. After a while, he established his own store, Antique Archaeology, located in Le Claire, Iowa, and from then on, Mike’s career has only gone upwards, with the help of Frank Fritz, another picker, and his high school friend, Danielle Colby, who has helped him find locations full of ‘rusty gold’. Mike then started writing a concept for the TV show, which became “American Pickers”.
The show premiered on the 18th January 2010 on the History Channel, and reached over three million viewers, making it the highest rated History channel debut after the “Ice Road Truckers” 3.4 million. Since the premiere, Mike has become a star, and his business has expanded considerably. He is now filming the 19th season of the highly-appraised series, during which he and Frank will search for items in eastern Oklahoma.
Mike Wolfe Net Worth
Mike has become a prominent television personality but is primarily a successful businessman. All of this has increased his wealth to a large degree, so let’s look just how rich Mike Wolfe is. As of late 2018, Mike’s net worth is estimated by sources at over $5 million, while his yearly salary from “American Pickers” is $500,000, so his wealth would seem very likely to rise.