Rick Dale’s wife and family helped him amass a massive net worth – learn more about him in his bio.
Rick Dale is a popular reality show personality and owner of an antique restoration shop, Rick Restorations, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He gained fame after his appearance on a highly rated History Channel reality series American Restorations, also known as Rick’s Restorations. The show, which was the first spin-off of the famous reality TV show Pawn Stars, first aired on October 25, 2010.
Besides Rick, the series featured his wife Kelly, his sons Tyler and Brettly, brother Ron, and the team of experts who would restore American vintage items to their former glory.
In this article, learn in-depth details about Rick’s bio, personal life [wife and children], and his net worth.
Been Married To Wife Kelly Since 1994
Rick and Kelly have been married since November 11, 1994, making their togetherness over 25 years.
Moreover, they first met each other when they used to go to the same gym. Speaking with Las Vegas Review-Journal in February 2016, the couple shared how they first met each other.
Rick explained: “I used to go to the gym at 3 in the morning. Kelly was there a lot at that time, too, and one night she said, ‘Hey, there’s this party. Do you want to go?’, and I’m thinking it’s a date. I get there, and there’s a whole bunch of guys, and Kelly’s got a date.”
For Kelly, that was the moment when things began to change for them. She perfectly recalled seeing him that date night all dressed up. She recalled:
Now, the happy couple is living a peaceful life with their loving family. The reality star often manifests his close bond with his family through his social sites.
On the occasion of his marriage anniversary, in November 2016, he shared a Twitter picture with his wife wishing her, stating that she was the heart and soul of the family.
He wrote, “Happy Anniversary to my best friend and my better half @_KellyDale_. You are the heart and soul of this family! Love you always & forever!”
Kelly is His Second Wife
Before getting married to Kelly, Rick had experienced a failed marriage.
Although Rick has revealed very little about his first wife, his website discloses that his first marriage ended with a divorce in 1993.
The divorce made him so distraught that he closed his shop and went bust in the restoration business.
But it was Kelly who came into his life — and supported him and stood by him to help Rick take his business to new heights.
Fired from ‘American Restorations’ After Six Seasons
It came up as shocking news for many when the History Channel suddenly fired Rick and his counterparts after six seasons of American Restorations, as the network wanted a reboot of the show with a new cast and concept in 2016.
Initially, Rick was selected to be a part of the series in 2010 — and the first six seasons were recorded in his restoring shop, Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The show documented the daily activities of his antique restoration shop and focused on restoring various vintage items to their original condition.
Rick’s family members also worked for the restoration activities in the series. His brother Ron, wife Kelly, and son Tyler worked in the store and were featured on the TV series.
Enjoys Massive Net Worth Through Family Business
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rick currently enjoys an estimated net worth of $2.5 million – thanks to his family business.
Rick continued to run his restoring shop Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas, even after getting fired from the American Restoration series.
His wife, Kelly, helped him to handle the business operations and development of Rick’s Restorations.
Their son, Tyler, runs the shop, and the other son, Brettly, serves as a salesman and a picker. Likewise, their daughter Ally works as the office manager and accounts receivable, whereas their niece, Michelle, is the assistant manager and in charge of merchandise.
Going by those details, one can surely tell that Rick’s Restorations is a family business that has made Rick a happy man so far.
After American Restoration, Rick also appeared in various other TV series such as Pawn Stars, Counting Cars alongside famous automobile enthusiast Danny Koker, and in the documentary Coked Up!, which helped him a few more bucks.
Native of Newport Beach, California
Rick was born on December 13, 1970, in Newport Beach, California.
Later, when he was 13, his family moved to Boulder City, Nevada, where he was raised along with his younger brother Ron Dale.
From an early age, Rick inherited a passion for driving, inspired by his father, a professional racer. The reality star worked with his father to build a soapbox racer, and from there, he went on working on cars, motorcycles, hot rods, and eventually, the Coke machines and gas pumps.
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Ultimately, the knowledge passed on to him from his father got him into the business of restoring, leading him to open Rick’s Restorations.