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‘Pawn Stars’: How Much Is Chumlee Paid Per Episode in 2023?

History’s reality TV show, Pawn Stars, chronicles what happens at the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. Austin Lee Russell, better known as Chumlee, has been part of Pawn Stars since it began in 2009. Chumlee gets paid more than the average reality TV star thanks to his many years on the series. Here’s how much he’s paid per episode in 2023.

Austin Lee Russell, aka Chumlee, wasn’t sure he’d make it on ‘Pawn Stars’

Corey Harrison and Chumlee Russell from ‘Pawn Stars’ | Bryan Steffy/WireImage

Richard “Old Man” Harrison and his son, Rick Harrison, opened the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1989. Rick’s son, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, was best friends with Austin Lee Russell, aka Chumlee. Chumlee and Corey worked at the pawn shop after spending a lot of time there as a kid, Looper reports. And when History started creating Pawn Stars, Chumlee noted he wasn’t sure he’d get cast.



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