Before her appearance in Storage Wars, Brandi Passante was an unknown name in the industry. Even though she had been in the business of auctioning lockers for quite a while, she was struggling. Alongside her husband Jared, Brandi was slowly establishing her business in California. Things turned at once after Brandi and Jared were invited to be a part of the reality series, Storage Wars. The series featured several auction groups like Brandi who would bid on unclaimed storage lockers in California. In the series, Brandi and her husband Jared are often referred to as The Young Guns. In this article, we take a closer look at Brandi Passante and her wiki-bio.
Brandi Leigh Passante
The Bargain Hunter
Date of birth
May 16, 1980
Place of birth
Harris County, Texas, USA
Reality TV star, businesswoman
$2.5 million (as of 2024)
Debut TV show
Storage Wars (2010)
Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job (2014)
Two; Payton Schulz and Cameron Schulz
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Brandi Leigh Passante was born on the 16th of May 1980 in Harris, Texas. When it comes to Brandi’s ethnicity, she is Caucasian. There are very little details regarding the early life of Brandi including her parents, education, and siblings. It is unclear if Brandi attended college after graduating from her local high school.
Brandi began her professional career as an auctioneer and would attend local auctions to bid on storage lockers. Alongside her husband, Brandi was making a considerable amount of profit from the business. The pair was noticed by the executive producers of Storage Wars, who later invited Brandi and her husband to the show. The series aired on the A&E network and included other auctioneers besides Brandi and her husband. Each team competed with the other to see who lands the big fish. Before each auction, teams are allowed 5 minutes to inspect the locker from the entrance. They are not allowed to touch or tamper with the storage box.
Finding success in Storage Wars
After her appearance in Storage Wars, Brandi found success on the business side of things as well. The pair were given the nickname, The Young Guns and most of their haul from the auction is sold at thrift shop they own in Orange, California. The pair found success in the series and later decided to open a new shop in Long Beach. The shop couldn’t make the desired profit and was closed in early 2016.
In 2014, they got their own spin-off show, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job, which follows their daily lives as parents, partners, and entrepreneurs.
Brandi Passante has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2024. She earns most of her income from her TV appearances and her thrift stores. She also has a large social media following and endorses various products and brands. She is regarded as one of the most successful and influential women in the storage auction industry.
Personal life: Never Married?
Brandi met Jarrod Schulz in nearly 1999 and they fell in love and started a family together. They have two children, Camren and Payton. However, the couple secretly decided to part ways in 2018, after being together for almost 20 years.
Brandi and Jarrod continued to work together on Storage Wars, but also competed against each other in auctions. They also dated other people. Jarrod found a new girlfriend, Rochel Beckman, while Brandi remained single for a while.
Brandi shared rare photos of her kids on social media, showing how proud she was of them. She celebrated her son Cameron’s high school graduation in 2021, and her daughter Payton’s winter formal in February 2020.
Brandi is also dating Clifford Beaver, whom she showed off on her Instagram in May 2023. Clifford is a new home sales consultant who works in California. Brandi seems to be happy and enjoying her new relationship with Clifford. She posted a series of photos and videos created by him for her birthday, where he expressed his love for her and called her a fine girl. She also got a new tattoo of a bird with the word “free” underneath, which symbolizes her freedom from fear and her gratitude for her life.
Brandi is still working on Storage Wars, which returned for its 15th season and episode 23 in August 2023. She is one of the original cast members who has been on the show since the beginning. She is also active on social media, where she often posts about her personal life, her work, and her hobbies.
About 5 ft 4 inch or 162 cm
About 60 Kg or 132 pound
Oval shape, fair complexion, thin eyebrows, pointed nose, full lips
Hourglass, curvy, large bust, slim waist, wide hips
A bird with the word “free” underneath on her left forearm