Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison is the son of Rick Harrison, the manager of the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that is featured on the hit television series “Pawn Stars”. A regular fixture at the pawnshop since the age of 9, Corey learned how to spot someone who is trying to swindle the family, was expertly trained on how to do appraisals and handles a wide variety of daily operations tasks including hiring and firing of employees and managing clients on eBay. In spite of his knowledge of the business, in the beginning Rick felt like Corey needed to prove himself daily in order to earn his spot in the business.
Born in Las Vegas on April 27, 1983, Corey married his best friend and high school sweetheart Charlene and the two currently live in Las Vegas. This is his first marriage and the two do not have children. In 2010, Corey had gastric lap band surgery, which took his weight from 365 pounds down to 249 pounds. Harrison often butt’s heads with his father and grandfather. Most often the conflicts concern his judgment when purchasing expensive items for the store.
Harrison has a net worth of $2.5 million, all of which he has earned as a cast member on the television show, which takes place on the History Channel. The show currently makes around $3 million per episode, and it is the most watched show on the Network. Corey currently is a partner with his father and grandfather, and he published a book in 2011 titled “License to Pawn: Deals, Steals and Life at the Gold and Silver.” The book is a huge testament to his childhood and his rise to fame.