Paul Teutul Sr. Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21.Dec.2017
Facts of Paul Teutul Sr.
Date of Birth: 1949 , May-1
Age:68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Birth NamePaul John Teutul
Birth Place/CityYonkers
Net Worth$15 million
Married toBeth Ann Santos (m. 2007), Paula Teutul (m. 1969)
DivorceBeth Ann Santos (div.2015), Paula Teutul (Div.1995)
BooksThe Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way, MORE
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Paul John Teutul is the founder of Orange County Choppers, a company which manufactures custom motorcycles. He also focuses on the reality television series, American Chopper.

Early life and education

Paul John Teutul was born on 1 May 1949, in Yonkers, New York. He is White in ethnicity and holds American nationality. He was raised in Pearl River, New York.

During his early days, Teutul sailed as a member of the Merchant navy during the war. It is still unknown what shipboard department he served in.


Paul John Teutul started his own company Orange County Ironworks, a fabrication shop now solely. His son Daniel Teutul served as a manager.

Teutul started building custom bikes for his pleasure. He was inspired by many custom bikes appearing on the street and in movies too.

In 1999, Teutul left Orange County Ironworks and built Orange County Choppers. He offered his son Paul Teutul Jr. and began producing custom bikes for sale.

Personal life

Paul Teutul was first married to Paula Teutul in 1969. They share four children together, a daughter Cristin Teutul and three sons Daniel Teutul, Michael Teutul and Paul Teutul Jr. All of his sons are involved in the same profession. His daughter, Christin is a nurse.

His oldest son Paul Teutul Jr. was fired from the company due to regular disagreements with his brothers and father. Since then he has started his own design business as Paul Jr. Designs. The couple divorced in 1995.

Teutul married his second wife, Beth Ann Santos in July 2007. However, he could not last long with his second wife as well. The pair separated in 2012. They officially divorced in February 2015.

Besides, Teutul is very fond of the tattoo. He is also known for his cool tattoos. He has been recognized to obtain tattoos from time to time showing his feeling or to make a point.

Net worth

Paul Teutul Sr has the total net worth of $15 million. Some online sources also reported his net worth to be $20 million. He is popular for his vintage car collection from 1940-1960s. He also has a various range of Corvette; each worth $79,000.

Teutul has a good amount of earning from his work. He generates $100k per episode of American Choppers.

In 2009, Paul Teutul Sr. made his highest earning of $16,500,000. He makes $1 million annually.

Teutul has owned more than 20 vintage cars from 1940s' 50s. Recently, he has listed his luxury mansion in Montogomery, New York worth $2.9 million. The house is built on the 38-acre property, including, hot tub, pool house,  gazebo, volleyball court, and water features.

Facts about Paul Teutul Sr.