Who is Big Chief?
Justin Shearer was born on the 9th December 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA so is currently aged 38. He is a reality television personality better known in the media as Big Chief, probably best recognized for his appearances in the Discovery channel’s reality TV series entitled “Street Outlaws”, as a street racer and race car expert.
Would you like to know more about Big Chief’s professional career and family life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Fun photo shoot we got to do with John Fore III a couple years ago. One of the best race car photographers ever
Big Chief Net Worth
His career in the sports industry has been active since the 1990s, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry as a reality television personality since 2013. So, if you ever wondered how rich Big Chief is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through his successful joint careers. If he continues to develop his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in forthcoming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning his early life, Big Chief spent his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky’s rolling hills, where he was raised alongside his brother by a single mother, whose name and profession are unknown, as his father passed away early in his childhood. His mother remarried and they moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1992 when he was 12 years old, where Big Chief completed his high school education at Putnam City High School in 1998.
Big Chief’s love for street races was developed very early – he used to ride his bike to watch the races on Old Route 66 at the age of nine, where he met the various street race crews of the Oklahoma City area, which encouraged him to pursue his dream as a street racer. In the first place, he had to invest in his own car, so he worked various odd jobs to earn enough money, including at a gas station. He ultimately got a job at Midwest Street Cars, a company which sells car parts, and soon after he bought his first car, a 1972 Pontiac LeMans, which was customized as he wanted and later became known by the nickname ‘The Crow’.
Rise to Fame and “Street Outlaws”
Subsequently, Big Chief’s professional career moved to the next level, as he caught the attention of the producers of the Discovery Channel, who were amazed by his accomplished success in the sports industry as a street racer and race car expert. They offered him involvement in the entertainment industry as a reality television personality, which he obviously accepted. So, he initially appeared in the reality TV series “Midwest Street Cars”, which later became part of another reality TV series, entitled “Street Outlaws”. It has been airing on the Discovery Channel since the first episode premiered on the 10th June of 2013, increasing enormously his popularity and adding a considerable amount to his net worth. It is currently in its eleventh season.
To speak further about his career, Big Chief entered “405 List” as one of the fastest street racers, released by Oklahoma Guys in 2006. Additionally, he participated at professional NHRA drag racing in 2016.
Big Chief is also a businessman, known for co-owning Midwest Street Cars Automotive, alongside Shawn Ellington, which he serves as the person in charge of sales and consultation. He has also launched a merchandise store, which sells various clothing items with his logo, quote, a photo of his car and nickname, increasing further his wealth.
— Justin Shearer (@BigChiefOKC) September 20, 2014
Although street car racing is quite exciting, it can also be dangerous, which Big Chief found out in November of 2015, when he had a accident with racer Brian ‘Chucky’ David while they were racing in Oklahoma. Their cars crashed when both of them lost control of their vehicles, but he managed to survive even though he suffered such injuries as a damaged spinal cord, broken collarbone, and pulmonary contusions, while his car was completely ruined. Nonetheless, it did not stop him, and after recovery, he restored his car and returned to the streets.
Personal Life, Rumors and Appearance
To talk about his personal life, Big Chief met Alicia Shearer, a respiratory therapist, at the age of 18 while he was working at a gas station. They started dating in 1998, and eventually tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held in September of 2006. The couple is blessed with two sons, named Corbin and Covil. According to some rumors, Alicia filed for divorce from Big Chief in November of 2017 due to some problems in their relationship. The rumors are based on the fact that he has been seen in the show alongside his new girlfriend, named Jacklyn Braasch, who is also an accomplished street racer. However, none of the the three has confirmed it.
Speaking about his appearance, Big Chief is bald-headed and has dark brown colored eyes. He is quite a tall man as he stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), while information about his weight has not been disclosed.
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry as a reality TV star, Big Chief is also an active member on the social media scene, across many of the most popular sites, which he uses not only to promote his job, but also to share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs his official Instagram account, having more than 794,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 80,000 followers. He also runs his official Facebook page. Besides that, he has also launched the website of his company, on which you can find products and buy it.