Witty Brandi Passante is one of the most beloved stars of the A&E Network reality series Storage Wars. She, along with her ex-lover, Jarrod Schulz, became known as the show’s young guns. They even had their own spin-off called “Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job”. As of 2022, Brandi Passante has a net worth of $2 million.
Brandi Leigh Passante was born on May 16, 1980. She grew up in Harris County, Texas. Although little is known about her family or childhood, she is believed to be of North American descent.
She also hasn’t shared much about her life before the storage unit hunt. However, she expressed her desire to be a chef before officially starting her professional life.
But life had other plans for the Texas native. She landed her first job as a carpet cleaner in 1999. Together with Jarrod Schulz, she opened the Now and Then Second Hand Store in Orange County, California.
Join the Storage Wars
Passante is one of the original cast members of A&E’s Storage Wars. Schulz was the only one the show producers wanted, but when they saw Brandi, they invited her to be on the show.
The first season began in 2010, and the Young Guns have become staple characters in the series. The duo had the weakest financial resources among the major storage bidders, but Brandi still landed some impressive deals.
The pair have become fan favorites thanks to their rousing banter and entertaining pranks. Schulz and Passante were able to become top earners as the series grew in popularity.
In 2013, Brandi and Jarrod launched a second Now and Then store in Long Beach, California. However, it closed a year later. Around this time, the couple temporarily left Storage Wars.
They worked on their own reality show, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job. It premiered in 2014 on the A&E Network. However, the series ended after one season.
Shortly after, the reality TV couple began appearing full-time on Storage Wars again. However, the original Now and Then store was closed in 2016 due to low profits.
Net worth and earnings
Brandi Passante has appeared in over 260 episodes of Storage Wars. As a still-active original cast member on the show, she gets paid $12,000 per episode. Presumably she earned a close figure with the spinoff series she starred in.
Before the two Now and Then stores lost their profits and eventually closed, Passante was making some extra money from them. Now, with reality TV as her main source of income, she has a net worth of $2 million.
Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante in 1999. They had two children together, Cameron and Payton. Although they had a long relationship, they never officially tied the knot. They too divide up in 2018.
Passante is currently raising her two children on her own, and is said to be single. Other talk about her is related to her plastic surgeries, which include botox injections and breast augmentation.