Who is Darrell Sheets?
Darrell Sheets was born on 13 May 1958, in Covina, California USA, and is a reality television personality, best known for being one of the stars of the show entitled “Storage Wars”. He participates in auctions of abandoned storage units, then hoping to earn a profit from selling the items inside.
The Wealth of Darrell Sheets
How rich is Darrell Sheets? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4.5 million, earned largely through a successful career in the storage unit auction business. He has also earned a significant amount of money for his participation in “Storage Wars”, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Storage Auction BeginningsWhile little is known regarding Darrell’s childhood and education, it is known that he developed a strong interest for collecting from a very young age. With his love for finding collectables and mysterious objects, he eventually stumbled upon storage unit auctions in his area. His accumulated knowledge on values and his penchant to take calculated risks helped him develop a business of buying contents of storage units, to later re-sell the items for a profit. Abandoned storage units often had several pieces of value, some of which can give a big return on the investment. With his skills becoming known and his business growing, he eventually caught the attention of television producers who were looking to create a show based on storage unit auctions. He would be hired as one of three main cast members of the show entitled “Storage Wars”, and he was included in each season of the show as a part of his contract.
“Storage Wars” premiered on the A&E Network in 2010, following storage locker auctions in California. Numerous professional buyers visit storage facilities throughout the state to bid on these lockers, available because the rent hasn’t been paid for some time. Prior to the bid, potential bidders are given five minutes to inspect the contents of the locker from the doorway, but they are not allowed to touch the items or to enter the locker. The winning bidders then sort through the lockers, estimating the price of the contents or consulting experts for appraisal of unusual items. The net profit is then show, as participants try to get the highest net profit in each show’s episode.
Cast members of the show aside from Sheets include his son Brandon Sheets, who originally accompanied him before switching to a real estate career, thrift shop owner Dave Hester, fellow original cast member Jarrod Schulz, and collector Barry Weiss. The show has received mixed reviews, but its success has led to numerous spin-offs and international versions, which include “Storage Wars: New York”, “Storage Wars: Canada”, “Storage Wars: Texas”, “Barry’d Treasure”, and “Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job”.
Biggest FindsDarrell has been responsible for some of the more unusual and profitable finds in the show’s history. While some of them have not been caught on camera, he mentioned in an interview that some of his more interesting finds include a letter by Abraham Lincoln, a rare comic book collection, and original paintings of Pablo Picasso. His biggest recorded find was in a storage locker that he bought for $3600, which seemed like a risky endeavor at first, but upon inspecting the items in the locker, it revealed an art collection of works by Frank Gutierrez, the appraisal of which led to $300,000 in value. The find is biggest ever in reality show history.
— darrell sheets (@DarrellGambler) August 19, 2015
For his personal life, it is known that Darrell was married and had two children from that marriage, but it eventually ended in divorce. He hasn’t shared a lot of information about his marriage except through the presence of his son Brandon who accompanied him in earlier seasons of the show as he was involved in the storage hunting business as well. He is now married to Kimberly Wuerfel and the couple live together. She was also previously married and had two children from that marriage. Similar to numerous reality television personalities, he is active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Twitter sharing several personal pictures often including his wife. He also promotes some of his recent projects, mainly related to new episodes of “Storage Wars”.
In 2016, Sheets got a lot of attention after it was revealed that he had lost more than 40 pounds in weight; this was after struggling to lose weight using various methods, but without achieving any good results. According to reports, he asked the help of the company Nutrisystem, which provides weight management services and products. They offered him products as well as a new fitness regimen which accommodated his busy lifestyle.
According to an interview, he couldn’t have pushed through with the weight loss program if it wasn’t for his wife, who helped him stay on track, being a big motivator from the beginning. He hopes that his achievement can be an inspiration to others who also have weight loss goals, and also shares that the challenges of weight loss is similar to the storage business: you need hope so that you can conquer both.