What is Darrell Sheets' net worth? Inside 'Storage Wars' star's most lucrative finds
When it comes to nailing finds on 'Storage Wars' it's all about making the right gamble and taking risks. You never know if you'll strike gold or end up with coal. Either way, if you're hoping for big returns, it all boils down to just how far you can push your luck.
If there is anyone who can sniff out a bet, it's Darrell Sheets. So it's no surprise that his nickname is 'The Gambler'. With Season 14 seeing a lot of the original cast come back together, it's going to be interesting to see just what Sheets stumbles upon this season!
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Who is Darrel Sheets?
Born on May 13, 1958, in California, Darrell Sheets is a storage hunter and reality television star. Sheets was a part of the original cast on the show and earned himself the nickname 'The Gambler'. Sheets has a 30 year plus career that began long before the show and thus has a knack for sniffing out valuable finds. He has some of the most interesting finds on the show. Although it wasn't a part of the show, Sheets once found a human corpse in 1988 in a San Diego storage locker. The owner had killed his wife and hidden her body in the locker unit. However, none of this seems to have fazed Sheets.
As per his A&E bio, "Ever the gambler, Darrell has been addicted to the “high” of storage auctions for 32 years. While others have turned the gambling side of storage buying into steady businesses, Darrell is always going for the “big hit.” Boasting a big game, Darrell is quick to tell you about the four Picassos and the world’s most lucrative comic book collection that he has scored through storage auctions.
With his son Brandon, Darrell has a small operation based on low volume, no overhead, and high value. If a locker doesn’t have the big score, Darrell will sell it away before he picks through it.
After years in the business, Darrell no longer collects: “The only thing I collect these days is dead presidents.” Darrell takes pride in the adventure and education storage buying has provided him. It’s a lifestyle and skill set he hopes to pass on to his son."
Sheets has had one of the most lucrative finds on the show
As reported by Celebrity Networth, Sheets is worth $4 million. Among his impressive finds over the years, he's unearthed four Pablo Picasso drawings, a letter written by Abraham Lincoln, which sold for over $15,000 and a huge collection of rare comic books that were valued at $90,000.
Another impressive find was artist Frank Gutierrez works, as reported by Looper. Sheets bid a whopping $3,600 and his gamble paid off when the locker was valued at $300,000. Sheets later mentioned on social media that he found out that the locker belonged Gutierrez and he contacted him regarding the contents of the same. Sheets mentioned that Gutierrez was "a very wonderful man" and that he would be returning a lot of his personal items.
'Storage Wars' Season 14 premieres on Tuesday, November 2, at 8 pm ET on A&E.