Corey Harrison Biography
Corey Harrison is an American businessman, reality television personality and author. He celebrates his birthday on April 27 every year and was born in the year 1983. He is most known as a cast member of the popular History Channel series Pawn Stars. The show documents his work at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Las Vegas. He co-owns the shop with Rick Harrison, his father and Richard Benjamin Harrison, his grandfather. He is often known by his nick name Big Hoss.
He is a native of Los Angeles as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He is the grandson of Richard Benjamin Harrison and son of Rick Harrison who are also the co-owners of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop situated in Las Vegas. He has two brothers, Jake Harrison and Adam Harrison. Not much is known about his childhood and growing up. Likewise, there is no information of his education.
He started working at the pawn shop at the young age of 9. His main job then was to polish jewelry. He has continued his work in the shop ever since and by now he works as the manager also checking the day-to-day operations of the shop and its 30 employees. His father constantly grooms him so that he can take over the business some day in the future. He became known after he appeared on the reality TV series Pawn Stars by the History TV which aired for the first time in the year 2009. In the show, he is often seen having conflicts with his father and grandfather on various issues. He makes the most purchases in the shop and is often found reasoning with his father and grandfather over his decisions. The show turned the three generations of humble Harrisons into stars. Corey has been wise about it and channeled his fame from the show to publish a book in the year 2011 titled, License to Pawn: Deals, Steals and Life at the Gold and Silver. The book gives an honest account of his struggles as a child and his success from the show which was overwhelming. The book was launched at the right time and saw a lot of success.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to Charlene Harrison. His wife is his high school sweetheart and was his girlfriend for several years before deciding to get married. The couple now lives a happy married life and from the looks of it, divorce seems out of the picture for years to come. He gained even more fame after he had a gastric lap band surgery in 2010 which lowered his weight from 365 pounds to 250 pounds by July 2011 which suits his height better. He follows a strict diet to keep his body in check and has maintained it that way ever since. He has served as a source of inspiration to many people like him all over the world. Now not so Big Hoss has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million and is still on the rise. When he was all set to celebrate his 31st birthday, he had a motorcycle accident which left him with injuries to his foot and back and a broken arm. He has been arrested by the police for getting into a bar fight. By the age of 31, he has made something out of himself. The high rating show has earned him a great number of fans and followers all over the world who can find more about him from his Facebook and Twitter account. He keeps updating his accounts with posts about recent events. His recent and detailed biography is available on Wikipedia.