Joanne Rhue Harrison - Updated Dec 2023

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Joanne Rhue Harrison

Joanne Rhue Harrison is an American businesswoman. Moreover, Joanne Rhue Harrison is best known as the wife of the late Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. In addition, Richard is an American businessman as well as a television personality and is best known as the co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

Early life

Joanne Rhue Harrison was born on 2nd September 1940, in Kernersville, North Carolina, the United States of America. According to her birth date, she is 81 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, she has a zodiac sign of Virgo and her ethnic background is unknown. Apart from that, there is no other detailed information regarding her parents, siblings, and childhood life.

Moreover, as a successful businesswoman, we may assume that she was well raised as a child.

Regarding her academic career, she completed her schooling at a private school near her hometown. Later, she enrolled in University to complete her further education.

Relationship Status

In 1960, she married her childhood friend, Richard Benjamin Harrison. Just after some weeks of the marriage, Joanne Rhue became pregnant.

The couple was blessed with four children, Sherry, Joseph Kent, Richard Kevin ‘Rick’, and Chris Harrison. Her husband Richard died due to Parkinson’s disease, on 25 June 2018.

As of now, this businesswoman is not a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on her career.

Joanne Rhue Harrison

Caption: Joanne Rhue Harrison with her family (Source: Celeb Watch)

Professional Career

Joanne Rhue Harrison works for the profitable Pawn Shop company. In the past, she and her late husband worked together to establish a real estate company in North Carolina.

They possess many high-end vehicles, including a Mercedes-Benz, as well as a Las Vegas apartment. Other than there is no more information regarding her professional career.

Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr.

Before starting The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr was a US Navy. In October 1958, he joined the US Navy and served for more than two decades.

He and his wife Joanne opened a real estate business. However, because of a major downturn in real estate sales, they were compelled to close it down in 1981. After that, his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

He and his son Rick opened the Gold & Silver Coin Shop there. The first location was a 300-square-foot building at 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard.

They transferred the business to a larger location at 413 Fremont Street in 1986. He received a license in 1987 that permitted him to buy and sell used products.

The business’s lease was up a year later.

Richard Benjamin Harrison

Caption: Richard Benjamin Harrison Businessman (Source: The Famous People)

Joanne Rhue Harrison and his son opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at 713 Las Vegas Boulevard South, about two miles south of the Las Vegas Strip, in 1989. It has since grown to become one of the city’s most famous businesses.

A PBS documentary on the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop aired in 2001. Since then, Harrison and Rick have been attempting to convince the shop to produce a reality program.

They signed an agreement with Leftfield Pictures’ Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines in 2008. On July 19, 2009, the History Channel premiered ‘Pawn Stars,’ which has since become one of the most popular reality series in the world.

The program, which is currently in its 16th season, has become a part of American pop culture.


As of now, Joanne Rhue Harrison has not received any awards or recognitions. Mayor Oscar Goodman gave Richard, Rick, Corey, and Chumlee the keys to Las Vegas in March 2010.

Joanne Rhue Harrison – Net Worth 2022

As a businesswoman, her net worth is estimated at around $3 million. On the other hand, her late husband Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr.’s net worth was estimated at around $8 million at the time of his death.

Joanne Rhue Harrison – Body Measurements

Joanne Rhue Harrison is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 59 kg. Moreover, this businesswoman has brown eyes with black hair, and her body measurements measure 29-27-34 inches.

Social Media

As of now, this old businesswoman is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.