|Full Name||Daniel Nicholas Koker II|
|Date of Birth/Age||January 5, 1964 (age 55)|
|Source of wealth||Car Racer, Reality Star|
|Country of origin||USA|
|State/City of origin||Cleveland, Ohio|
Danny Koker’s net worth is $13 million.
What is Danny Koker’s Yearly Salary?
He reportedly gets $100,000 for each episode of the show. That money is in addition to the money he makes at his auto restoration shop and other business ventures.
How Did Danny Koker Make His Money?
He has made money in his Las Vegas-based auto business and as a reality TV star. Koker stars on the long-running, popular History Channel program Counting Cars, which lets viewers watch the work and the customers at his Las Vegas auto shop, Count’s Kustoms.
The show focuses on the unique bodywork that Koker does for the cars, motorcycles, and choppers of high-end clients that they buy, restore and resell.
The cars he works on are frequently classic and rare antiques. Koker and his team demonstrate their high knowledge of automobile history and engineering.
Counting Cars is a highly-rated show. Koker is able to wax eloquently about the classic muscle cars, performance cars, and race cars that his team lovingly and beautifully restore on each episode.
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Wheeling and Dealing
During the show, Koker frequently flags down total strangers and offers to buy their car. He has also fallen so deeply in love with a car he was working on that he can’t bear to sell it.
The audience is right there, going along for the ride and enjoying every minute. Koker’s love for these fine machines is infectious and inspiring.
Koker has appeared in a number of other reality shows in his capacity as an auto expert. These include Pawn Starsand American Restoration. He has also appeared as a guest on the Late Show With David Letterman and Criss Angel Mindfreak.
Danny Koker Quick Facts
- He has 58 cars and 58 motorcycles in his personal collection.
- He is a strong supporter of animal adoption issues.
Danny Koker was born in Cleveland, but his family moved to Detroit and later to Las Vegas when he was still young.
Koker’s father was an extremely successful musician who worked as an arranger, composer and backup singer for many famous acts.
Koker always imagined he would follow in his father’s footsteps, and he began performing musically at an early age.
He also had a love for cars and engines. He had an uncle who was an executive at Ford Motor Company, and this uncle was always driving the latest cars.
As a child, Danny grew interested in learning more about the inner workings of cars.
As it turned out, that passion was the one that led to his greatest financial success. He still keeps his hand in the music business as the lead singer for the rock band Count’s 77.
The band released its debut album Shrapnel in 2014.
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He is married to his wife Korie Koker. Koker has often said that his wife is an excellent business partner who is very knowledgeable about his businesses. They do not have any children.
Koker started Count’s Customs as a hobby. Koker is a self-taught mechanic. He loved working on cars and motorcycles, and he wanted a place where he could work on his own cars and those of friends.
The garage shop eventually caught on with the rest of the Las Vegas public. As business grew, Koker hired his friend Kevin Mack to help him turn the garage into a professional business.
Today, the business has 50 employees who are all working on 10 to 20 different custom jobs each.
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Early TV Career
Before he appeared on the History Channel, Koker was a star on a local Las Vegas TV channel that was owned by his family.
The channel had a weekly show called Saturday Fright at the Movies. It featured B-grade horror movies with Koker as the host. He still owns this television channel.
Koker came to the attention of the History Channel as an expert car evaluator for their other Las Vegas-based show, Pawn Stars.
Koker frequently appeared on that show to determine the authenticity and value of cars that were brought to the pawn shop.
In 2012, the channel offered him his own spinoff show, and Counting Cars was born. In a 2018 interview, his business partner Kevin Mack said that they both felt it was very important to present an honest, realistic look at their daily work because they knew that genuine car enthusiasts would be watching the show.
Koker has used his fame and money to invest in several profitable ventures. In addition to the detailing shop, he also owns the Vаmр’d Rосk Ваr аnd Grіll.
This is a bar and restaurant that showcases local musical acts.
He opened Соunt’ѕ Таttоо Соmраnу, which is located in the Rіо Ноtеl аnd Саѕіnо. He also owns a recording studio. All of these businesses are in Las Vegas.
Koker’s popularity as a TV star has given him a big social media presence. He has over 24,000 Instagram followers and over 140,000 Twitter followers.
Favorite Danny Koker Quotes
“I’ve lived in Vegas twice, but this time I’ve been here since 1988. I’ve done well here because I’m not a gambler. I don’t have any of those types of vices or anything. There are a lot of traps in this town.
Over the years, I have had friends from back East who all say, ‘How is Vegas treating you?’ I tell them, ‘Vegas is wonderful’ and they say, ‘I’m coming out.’ They come out here and they make it two months, three months, and they’ve got to move back out.”
Danny Koker Success Tips
“There are no set rules in the car restoration business. I always tell people, don’t restore a car because you think you’re going to make a profit selling it. Do it out of love. Buy a car that you love, fix it, drive it and enjoy it.”