Who is Barry Weiss from Storage Wars?
They call him “The Collector” on the hit A&E Reality Show, Barry Weiss is an eccentric personality with attire and transportation to match. Barry seems to pull up to each and every every episode in a different vehicle from his apparently endless collection of antique and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles, sporting his trademark skeleton gloves and custom West Coast Chopper shades – not really looking for things to make money on so much as looking for unique and collectible items to add to his collection.
So where does all Barry’s cash come from and how is he able to buy all those lockers when he usually only keeps one or two items, or even nothing at all? Well Barry’s funds don’t come from him becoming a reality tv star, internet rumors suggest he is a former Hollywood producer, which isn’t that far from the truth spelling-wise. The real answer, believe it or not, is produce (fruits and veggies).
Now 60 years old, Barry made his fortune along with his brother Joey Weiss selling wholesale fruits and vegetables. “I owned a produce company,” Barry tells AOL in an interview, “and we exported and imported, my brother and myself. I did that for years.” So I guess his produce company made him a lot of money and now he spends his wealth on collectible items and custom cars.