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American Pickers host Mike Wolfe’s brother Robbie drops nearly $700k into real estate since replacing fired Frank Fritz

AMERICAN Pickers host Mike Wolfe’s brother Robbie has put nearly $700,000 into the estate since he replaced fired Frank Fritz on the show.

Robbie, 55, appeared on American style picker over the years, but he has officially replaced Frank, 57, as Host at the beginning of Season 23.

Robbie Wolfe is the new host of American Pickers

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Robbie Wolfe is the new host of American PickersCredit: Instagram
He used his paycheck to buy real estate, including a commercial building for $200,000.

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He used his paycheck to buy real estate, including a commercial building for $200,000.Credit: Scott County Courthouse

The Sun can exclusively reveal Robbie is making good use of his American Pickers paycheck, as he has put $660,000 into the property.

In March 2021, Robbie purchased an 8,576 square foot commercial property in his hometown of Davenport, Iowa for $200,000.

In October 2020, he dropped $80,000 on more than six acres.

In January 2021, he purchased an additional piece of real estate for $45,000.

Back in August 2017, he bought his marital home with his wife Melanie for $335,000.

The 3,722-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The house is open plan with high ceilings and hardwood floors.

The living room has a fireplace.

The kitchen has an island, wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

Outside there is a secluded garden that includes a waterfall, pond, tiled courtyard, and fire pit.

He bought the land for $80,000, plus $45,000

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He bought the land for $80,000, plus $45,000Credit: Scott County Courthouse
He also owns a marital home with his wife Melanie

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He also owns a marital home with his wife MelanieCredit: Realtor.com
The $335,000 home boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

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The $335,000 home boasts 4 bedrooms and 4 bathroomsCredit: Realtor.com
The kitchen boasts an island, wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliances

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The kitchen boasts an island, wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliancesCredit: Realtor.com
Outside there is a secluded garden that includes a waterfall, pond, tiled courtyard, and fire pit

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Outside there is a secluded garden that includes a waterfall, pond, tiled courtyard, and fire pitCredit: Realtor.com

Robbie seems to be following in his brother Mike’s footsteps, as he has a real estate net worth of around $3,467,300.

Empire includes four mansions and 11 commercial properties.

Robbie has made 98 appearances on the American Pickers since 2010, according to IMDB.

The History Channel has officially replaced Frank with Mike’s brother Robbie in cast photos and on the website ahead of Season 23, which premiered earlier this month.

FRANK’S FIRING

Frank, 57, last appeared on American Pickers on a March 2020 episode, as he took time to recuperate from back surgery.

The layoff of the original member was announced in July, although he expressed a desire to return to the History program.

Frank leaves the show to recuperate Tired back from surgery caused him to have 185 stitches and two sticks in his spine.

During the program break, Frank lost 65 pounds, as he is living a healthier lifestyle and sobering up before alcohol.

Frank also told The Sun that he enroll in rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 days.

Frank said last year: “I went to rehab and I’ve been sober for 11 months now.

“I didn’t like drinking anymore. My mother was an alcoholic and she passed away 5 years ago and it was alcohol related. My grandfather was an alcoholic and he died. That doesn’t suit me. “

Frank continued that he goes to meetings “twice a week” after work.

Frank says he’ll be sober for a year if it doesn’t recur.

He added: “Maybe in four hours, but that’s enough. The next day I went to a meeting and I was back on track.

“I don’t think I’ll ever have another drink because I don’t like the feeling anymore and some of the silly things I did.”

Frank continued: “I am feeling very good. Life is good and I want to get things back on track. I wish I could have done it 5 years ago, I’ve become a different person.

“It was the best thing for me and I wish I had done it sooner otherwise I wouldn’t be in the position I am now.”

PICKERS FEUD

So is Frank revealed his feud with beauty Mike, 57.

Frank previously told The Sun of their breakup: “I haven’t spoken to Mike in two years. He knew my back was a mess, but he didn’t wake me up and ask how I was. That’s just the way it is.

“The show leans in his favor 1,000 percent. I couldn’t even stoop that far to show you how much.

“Fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and you’ve got Steven Tyler and he’s the lead. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That doesn’t matter. What’s wrong with me, maybe he has a problem.”

He even admitted: “I think Mike wanted to put his brother Robbie in there to replace me. I don’t know why he behaves like that to me.”

The Sun exclusively reported that although ratings still over 1 million viewers, the numbers skip the premiere part compared to previous seasons.

Fans even boycotted the show because Frank was fired, as many called Robbie “boring”.

Fans have called Robbie 'boring'

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Fans have called Robbie ‘boring’Credit history
He replaced the fan-favorite Frank Fritz

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He replaced the fan-favorite Frank FritzCredit: Coleman-Rayner

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Huynh Nguyen

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