If you are a speed fanatic and are fascinated by motorcycles then you have probably heard the name of Paul Teutul Sr. Teutul is the founder of Orange County Choppers, a manufacturer of custom motorcycles. He is also the star of the reality television show American Chopper. His love for motorcycles is second to none and if you have been thinking of owning a custom motorcycle, then taking his advice can be of good help.
In the motoring world, there may be few who do not know the name of Teutul which shows just how much fame he has earned from his manufacturing company as well as his reality show. Teutul's custom motorcycle has quite a reputation and they do not come cheap which is why Teutul has made a fortune from his career and stands at huge net worth. Divorced from his wives Beth Ann Santos and Paula Teutul, how rich is Paul Teutul Sr.? Find out all about his net worth as well as his career.
Teutul has not only earned a name for himself from his custom-made motorcycles but has also earned up quite a fortune. He currently stands at the estimated net worth of $15 million. His highest earning in a year was reported to be $16,500,000 in 2009.
His manufacturing company earned its reputation from the custom designs on its motorcycle and come at a steep price. The bikes manufactured by Teutul cost from $50,000 to $150,000. His company is not focused on quantity but rather the quality and his team can only build two bikes maximum in a month which is why he makes sure that he earns well from the few bikes that he does make.
Furthermore, he also earns a good salary as one of the stars from the reality show American Chopper. His salary is reported to be $13,398.67 per month from the show. Though his net worth is not in the millions like some of the famous reality star, it is still a good amount to have considering the fact that at one time, he had filed for bankruptcy.
He filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in March 2018, in New York as his Discovery Channel show was set to return to television, Daily Mail reported. He claimed that he owes over $1 million to the creditors and is worth $1.8 million. He earns over $15K a month and spends $12,612 a month, according to the website.
He also has medical bills totaling more than $2,000. On that paper, he noted his occupation is Still Fabricator with a monthly salary of $13,398.
Teutul has a collection of several vintage cars. His collection includes 20 vintage cars from 1940s' 50s. The popular in his collection are several models of Corvette; each worth $79,000.
Besides, he also owned a house in Montogomery, New York which he listed for sale for $2.9 million in 2017.
Before he earned his fame as a reality star, he had primarily started as the owner of Orange County Ironworks, a fabrication shop. He slowly started to gain an appreciation for custom bikes seeing them in movies and on the streets and he began building his own custom bikes for a hobby.
He figured that he could make a living out of it and left his old company and established a new manufacturing company in 1999 which he named Orange County Choppers.
He started to manufacture bikes and custom build them as well. His work caught the eyes of a television producer who could see the potential of a show in his work and thus came his rise to television stardom with the show American Chopper. The show helped to increase his fame as well as his company's. He now has a new show called the Orange County Choppers.
His fame has helped him to make guest appearances in popular TV shows the likes include Celebrity Apprentice, Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Teutul has earned the ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor in 2007 for his reality show American Chopper. He has only won one award to date, but we hope to see him win more awards in the future.