Rick Harrison

Television personality Rick Harrison

Richard “Rick” "The Dick" Kevin Harrison is a Las Vegas businessman and reality television personality, best known as the co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, as featured on the History series Pawn Stars. Harrison is co-owner of the pawn shop with his father Richard Benjamin Harrison, which they founded in 1988 when Harrison was 23. Harrison dropped out of high school in order to "pursue his $2,000-a-week business of selling fake Gucci bags".
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  • 2016
    Age 51
    In August 2016, the intro to Pawn Stars became an internet meme, with many users throughout the web using the speech from the intro (I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop, etc.) as a copypasta.
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    Though Harrison is a Libertarian, he endorsed Marco Rubio for President in the 2016 election, stating that he felt Rubio knew what it was like to live paycheck to paycheck, having done so in his youth.
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  • 2014
    Age 49
    In January 2014, Harrison became spokesperson for the Micro Touch One Razor, a personal care shaving product for males.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    Four days later, he appeared as an antique store owner in "The Safe", the November 7, 2012 episode of the TV series The Middle.
    Harrison appeared as himself, alongside his son Corey and Chumlee, in "iLost My Head in Vegas", the November 3, 2012 episode of the American TV series iCarly.
    In 2012, Harrison, twice divorced, announced his engagement to Deanna Burditt, who was also twice divorced. The couple married on July 21, 2013, in Laguna Beach, California.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, the National Pawnbrokers Association awarded the Pawnbroker of the Year Award to Harrison for his contributions in enlightening the public about the pawn industry.
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    According to Harrison in 2010, the items most often brought into the store are jewelry.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    A year later, in 2006, Harrison was known in Las Vegas as a pawn broker having special sports items that came complete with a story, including a 2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl ring that belonged to American football cornerback Brock Williams.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    By 2005, Harrison and his father were loaning out about $3 million annually, which brought them about $700,000 in interest income.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Rick Harrison and his father opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop less than two miles from the Las Vegas Strip in 1989.
  • 1981
    Age 16
    The Harrison family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, in April 1981 after the collapse of his parents' real estate business.
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  • 1967
    Age 2
    In 1967, Harrison's father was transferred to San Diego, California, and the family relocated with him.
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  • 1965
    Age 0
    Harrison was born on March 22, 1965, in Davidson, North Carolina, the third child of Richard Benjamin Harrison, Jr., a U.S. Navy veteran, and Joanne Rhue Harrison.
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