American Pickers’ Danielle Colby-Cushman is believed to make an estimated $15 000 per episode, which is a total of $300 000 per season she is in.
American Pickers is one of the longest-running antique and artefact reality-format shows which first premiered in 2010. Since then, the show has become the History channel’s flagship show.
For most of the show’s run, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz fronted the series as the hosts and antique treasure-hunters searching for priced antiques. Also part of the original cast is Danielle Colby-Cushman, who has been a part of the show since its inception.
Colby-Cushman allegedly makes an estimated $15 000 per episode, which, ironically, estimably matches how much former co-host, Frank Fritz made.
Who is Danielle Colby-Cushman?
46-year-old American reality star Danielle Colby-Cushman is best known as one of the original cast members of the History channel’s flagship series, American Pickers, alongside Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.
But before that the reality star made a name for herself as an active Burlesque performer with the stage name “Dannie Diesel,” part of the travelling troupe called Burlesque Le’Moustache.
In addition to these successful and prominent career ventures, Colby-Cushman is also a celebrated and sought-after antique shop and clothing boutique manager, running Mike Wolfe’s antique shop – Antique Archaeology in Illinois since the inception of American Pickers.
How much does Danielle from American Pickers make per episode?
In September 2021, it was estimated that American Pickers’ Danielle Colby-Cushman makes an average of $15 000 per episode of the series, which means the reality star makes an average of $300 000 per season, after taxes.
This amount would be concerning if her estimated net worth suggested that the reality star is not richer than what she makes from just being part of the supporting main cast of American Pickers. Colby-Cushman allegedly has a net worth of $1.5 million.
The net worth is accumulated from more than just her earnings from American Pickers, but also from her work as Burlesque Le’Moustache’s Dannie Diesel, and the fact that she has been part of American Pickers since its inception, which is to say, for 12 years.
Her earnings from the show are more now than what former co-host, Frank Fritz, was estimated to earn per episode during his time on American Pickers.
How much did Frank Fritz from American Pickers make per episode?
American Pickers’ former co-host, Frank Fritz was part of the show since its inception, alongside the face and executive producer of the show, Mike Wolfe.
Since Fritz was only the co-host of the show, he allegedly earned an average of $10 000 per episode, which is roughly $300 000 per season that he was in.
Some reports conflate his earnings with Wolfe’s, which was supposedly a total of $500 000 per season. This salary also accounts for the other hats he wore for the show, such as executive producer.
What happened to Frank Fritz on American Pickers?
To date, the actual reason that former American Pickers’ personality, Frank Fritz, was fired from the series is still unclear. Initially, Fritz announced his hiatus from the show for his recovery from a back surgery he had in March 2020.
But following what seemed like an extended hiatus from the show, fans began to wonder if he would return. Then, in July 2021, the History channel confirmed that Fritz would not return to the series.
Thereafter, various noncommittal comments were publicly made that suggested a rift between Fritz and the rest of the show’s original cast.
Who replaced Frank Fritz on American Pickers?
Following the confirmation that Frank Fritz would not return to the show as a result of what was seemingly a recovery hiatus and alleged undisclosed fractures in the relationship between himself and the show’s cast, Mike Wolfe went on to confirm that his brother and recurring regular on the show, Robbie Wolfe, would be promoted to co-host.
The decision to do so seemed to corroborate the allegation shared by Fritz after his axing that he was being side-lined so that Robbie would assume his role in the show.
American Pickers is one of the flagship shows of the History channel and has proven to be a profitable venture for the cast members of the show.
Producer and front man, Mike Wolfe, reportedly earns around $500 000 per season of the show for all the positions he holds on the show.
Danielle Colby-Cushman is estimated to earn an average of $15 00 per episode and an estimated $300 000 after taxes from a season of the show she features in.
The amount matches the estimated earnings of former co-host of American Pickers, Frank Fritz, before he was fired from the show.