Austin Lee Russell

Inside Biography

Austin Lee Russell aka Chumlee is an American actor, businessman and a reality TV star best known for his roles on the History channel show, Pawn Stars. He rose to fame after appearing in the series.

Russell is unmarried till now. He is in a relationship with his chef girlfriend.  

Early Life And Education Of Austin Lee Russell 

Austin Lee Russell was born on 8th September 1982 in Henderson, Nevada under the birth sign Virgo. Russell is American as per nationality, and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is White. His parents raised him with his siblings, Terra Russell, and Sage Russell.

Russell attended Escuela Secundaria General No. 63 ‘’Idolina Gaona de Cosio’’.  Later, he graduated from University Center UTEG. At the age of 12, he was nicknamed ‘’Chumlee’’ due to his large face and chin. At the young age, he was close to Corey ‘’Big Hoss’’ Harrison (son of Rick Harrison).

Austin Lee Russell's Career

Austin Lee Russell at the age of 21, started working at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. After working for years, Russell worked in the 2009’s reality TV series, Pawn Stars. In the series, he worked with Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, and Richard Harrison.

Russell was underestimated at the beginning of the series. However, he later emerged out as a breakout character which earned him lots of fan following. He also appeared in another TV series, iCarly with Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Noah Munck among others.

Austin Lee Russell's Net Worth and Body Measurement

Austin Lee Russell stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.79m). Russell, the star of Pawn Star, currently has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His salary is $25k per episode. 

Russell also earns a good amount from his company that manufactures his novelty items like T-shirts of his own design. Later he sold half of the stake to Rick Harrison for $155k. In 2017, he opened Chumless’s Candy on the Boulevard, a candy shop in Las Vegas.

According to some sources, Russell earns $25k per show from the series, Pawn Stars which is one of the globally hit reality series. 

Russell in 2017, sold his Las Vegas party house for $1.8million. He has a collection of luxury cars like:

Maserati GranTurismo = $134,625- $152,265
Rolls-Royace Phantom Base = $450k- $500k
Cadillac Escalade = $84,090
Ford Fusion = $22,995- $42,180
Ford Fusion = $24,270
Range Rover = $36,350

Austin Lee Russell's Personal Life

Austin Lee Russell is unmarried and has no children. Russell is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Tanya Hyjazi, who might turn into his wife soon. Hyjazi is a chef by profession working at a Las Vegas casino.

The pair started dating in 2013. In March of the same year, they were spotted celebrating Hyjazi's birthday at The D Hotel. On her special day, he gifted her with a cake shaped like a Louis Vuitton bowling ball bag.

Russell’s girlfriend played a major part in his entire body transformation. He lost over 95 pounds by improving his diets. 

In 2017, Russell was rumored to be dead due to marijuana overdose. 

Legal Issues

Austin Lee Russell, on 9th March 2016, was arrested after police raided his home. The cops went for an investigation after sexual a s sault allegations were filed against him. In the course of the investigation, they found marijuana, crystal meth (used as a recreational drug) and a firearm. They even found 11 legal firearms (handguns and shotguns) in bedroom vault safe and also some evidence of possible cocaine use.

The following day, he was released on bond. Some days later, he was again charged with 20 felony counts which included weapon and drug charges. Russell then pleaded guilty to the felony charges. He later called for three years of counseling and probation.

Austin Lee Russell's Body Measurements 

  • Austin Lee Russell's height: He has a height of 9 inches (1.79m).
  • Weight: 84 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Age: As of 2018, she is 36  years old. 

Five Facts about Austin Lee Russell


by ab-aashish, 17 Jan, 2018

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