Brandi Leigh Passante was born on the 16th May 1980 in Harris County, Texas USA, and is a reality TV star, best known to the world for her appearances in one of the most popular reality series – “Storage Wars” (2010-2017).
Early Life and Education
Unfortunately, Brandi has managed to hide all the important details in regards to her early life experience and education. However, there is one known fact about this reality star – Brandi wanted to become a chef, but in the late ‘90s, she met Jarrod Schulz, with whom she not only ventured into a business relationship, but we will talk about that later.
On meeting Schulz in 1999, the two realized they shared the same interest, and soon started the retail company “Now and Then” in Orange, California. The two wanted to expand their business, and started visiting storage units that were put to auction. Gradually they managed to achieve their goals and open another store, and they came to notice so that this led to selection as cast members in the reality TV series “Storage Wars” in 2010.
Rise to Prominence
Alongside with her now life partner, Brandi started bidding on various storage units hoping they would find something interesting for their store, and so make a profit. The two became rather famous for their devotion to work, and their on-screen behavior.
This experience turned them into stars of the show, which brought them regular appearances. So far, Brandi has featured in 154 episodes of the popular series, which has significantly increased her net worth. She has also found valuable pieces for her store, which also contributed to her wealth.
Married to the Job
Thanks to Brandi’s success and Jarrod’s as well, the two were given their own show, entitled “Married to the Job”. The show followed the two on their personal endeavors, but unfortunately didn’t catch on with the public, and after just eight episodes it was canceled. Nevertheless, this also brought interest in Brandi and Jarrod’s life and work, attracting new customers to their stores.
Porn Video Scandal
Back in 2013, Brandi was a victim of porn distributor Hunter Moore. Moore made a fake porn video of our reality star, and posted on the IsAnyoneUp.com website, owned by Moore himself. In the beginning, Brandi didn’t have an idea about the video but after finding out, she filed a lawsuit against her wrongdoer for an amount of $2.5 million. Unfortunately, the evidence she had against Moore brought her just $750, but peace of mind.
Do You Know How Rich Brandi Passante Is?
Ever since Brandi launched her career, she managed to progress year after year, without any major setbacks. This led to a decent net worth, which is now estimated at $2.5 million, according to the authoritative sources. She has never boasted in the media about any luxurious possessions, and never brought attention to herself, but spent a life working to provide for her and her family, so far very successfully
Life Behind the Scene
Since meeting Jarrod in 1999, the two first started a business relationship, which later developed into a romantic relationship that lasts until the present day. Though presented as man and wife, the couple has never married, but they live together. Brandi and Jarrod are parents of two children, Camren Schulz, Payton Schulz.
Facts You Didn’t Know About Brandi
Before becoming a TV star, Brandi was a stripper, known in the clubs around Orange County. She also worked for a carpet cleaning company, looking to earn enough for a living. She wanted to become a chef, and in her early years would often cook for her parents, and has now become the best cook for her husband and their two children. Brandi is afraid of escalators, and avoids using them whenever possible.
Social Media Presence
Since she became a star, Brandi has started using social media to a large extent, as she wanted to promote her work and gain more fans. She has primarily used Twitter, on which she has over 170,000 followers, quite a decent number. Aside from work, she has also posted her own pictures and other personal information. Brandi is also popular on Facebook, on which platform she has over 160,000 likes, and if you are not her fan already, then, this is your chance.