Ivy Calvin from Storage Wars wiki, bio, net worth, wife, MMA fight, eye?

Ivy Calvin is a man of many talents. He is a reality TV star, businessman, entrepreneur and a former MMA Fighter. Calvin rose to fame following his appearance in the reality TV series, Storage Wars. The series features several groups of people who bid on storage lockers that remain unclaimed for a certain period. Each group is allowed a glance of the locker before bidding and the contents are revealed only after a successful bid. Ivy appeared on the series from 2013 and sold most of his winning bids through his thrift shop, Grandma’s Attic. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Ivy Calvin. 

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameIvy Calvin
NicknameThe King of Palmdale
Date of birthSeptember 10, 1971
Place of birthPalmdale, California, USA
Zodiac signVirgo
EducationCalifornia State University in Northridge
Previous careersProfessional arena football player and mixed martial artist
Current occupationOwner of Grandma’s Attic thrift store and reality TV star
Net worthEstimated at $2 million
HeightAbout 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
WeightAbout 240 lbs (109 kg)
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBald
Marital statusMarried
SpouseWendy Calvin
ChildrenTwo sons (Ivy Jr., and Isaiah)
ResidenceActon, California, USA
Debut as a fighter2002 against Samu Samu
Debut on Storage WarsSeason 3 in 2013
Number of episodes on Storage WarsOver 65
Bidding styleAggressive and calculated
Travel range for auctionsAcross the USA
Online presence of Grandma’s AtticInstagram and Facebook pages
Eye injuryRight eye injured while fishing
Favorite items to buy and sellAntique china, old books, secondhand jewelry and clothing
Assistant football coachAt a high school when not busy with the store
Hobbies and interestsFishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with family
Social media accountsInstagram: @grandmas_attic_acton, Twitter: @storagewarsivy, Facebook: Ivy Calvin – Storage Wars Fan Club
Awards and achievementsWon his only MMA fight by submission, became a fan favorite on Storage Wars, expanded his thrift store business successfully
Controversies and rumorsDespite his fame and fortune, Ivy Calvin has managed to keep a low profile and avoid any major scandals or controversies in his career. He has not been involved in any legal disputes, feuds, or accusations that could tarnish his reputation or image. He has also maintained a good relationship with his fellow cast members and the producers of the show. He is respected and admired by his fans and peers for his honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
MMA fighter Ivy Calvin
MMA fighter Ivy Calvin

Early Life

Ivy Calvin was born on the 10th of September 1971 in Palmdale, California, USA. Growing up, Calvin spent much of his early life in California and attended a local high school. He then enrolled at the California State University in Northridge for higher education. During his time at the University, Calving was a linebacker for the University’s football team. 

Professional Life

Calving began his career as an American Football player before switching to MMA Fighting. He learned mixed martial arts and made his debut as an MMA fighter in 2002. In his debut match against Samu Samu, Ivy was named as the winner after a minute into the fight. Even though he won his first fight by submission, he didn’t enter the ring again. 

During his time at the University, Ivy became interested in storage lockers and started attending auctions. Unsatisfied with small returns, Ivy started actively investing in storage lockers. He also traveled around the states searching for big stake storage lockers. Ivy finally got his big break in 2013 when he was selected for the reality series, Storage Wars. He joined the series in its third season. During his time at the show, Ivy struck a partnership with the moniker, King of Palmdale and managed to win big several times. His dominant personality was often talked about by other contestants and Ivy used it to his fullest advantage. 

Personal Life

Even though Ivy barely talks about his personal life on TV, we do know that he is currently married to Wendy. The pair got married in 2014 and are parents to two boys, Ivy Jr., and Isaiah. The couple appeared together at the “Reality Wanted Awards” in Los Angeles in 2014, but Wendy prefers to stay out of the picture. Both of the children,  Ivy Jr., and Isaiah have appeared beside their father in a “Storage Wars” episode. Ivy Jr. is also an athlete who plays basketball, football, and he dreams to get a college scholarship so that he could pursue a career in athletics. When Calvin is off-camera, he spends quality time with his sons going hunting, fishing, and traveling around California as a family. Ivy Calvin is a kind-hearted man who involves in various charity events, even on his Facebook page, Ivy has promoted various fundraising events.

Ivy Calvin with his wife Wendy
Ivy Calvin with his wife Wendy

What happened to his eye?

Ivy was often asked about an injury around his right eye. Fans were quick to speculate that he got the injury during his time as an MMA fighter. But Ivy later revealed that he got the injury from fishing when a wave struck and pushed him onto the coral. The accident had no permanent damage and Ivy was let off with only a scar. 

Net Worth

While Ivy was making some profits early on in his bidding days, he was not satisfied. So in 2009, Ivy established a thrift store by the name of Grandma’s Attic. But the store got recognition only after Ivy appeared in Storage Wars. Alongside the reality series, the thrift store also contributes to Ivy’s net worth. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around USD 2 million. In total, he has gathered a handsome amount of money along with owning a mansion and other properties

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