Life of Barry Weiss from 'Storage Wars' after Leaving the Show
Barry is a wealthy man who loves antiques: an eccentric guy on his sixties who rides a motorcycle and whose charismatic and extravagant personality made him one of the most popular characters in this reality show.
If you've ever seen the reality show known as 'Storage Wars,' you'll surely remember Barry Weiss: one of the most charismatic and eccentric buyers on the show. But what did this collector do with all the antiques he got from random storage containers? And where did he go after saying goodbye to the show?
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For Barry, buying things is a hobby, but one in which he's an expert. His range of knowledge ranges from classic cars to relics of war, and everything in between. Sadly, the famous collector stayed away from television for a while after the fourth season of 'Storage Wars.'
But, later, throughout 'Barry'd Treasure,' the next reality show he worked on, the collector/adventurer met new people and used his special sense of humor in each of his searches.
In 'Barry'd Treasures,' Weiss shared with the audience his collectibles, his special way of negotiating, and a full list of things to do before he dies.
Then, he disappeared from social media so rumors about his alleged death started to spread. Contrary to popular belief, Barry is alive and well, enjoying his current life of retirement.
Barry has been a collector since the age of 15 and buying cars has been one of his biggest hobbies. He used to have extraordinary ideas to beat his competitors. He didn't feel ashamed of the bizarre tactics he used to take advantage of his rivals, and that's why his show was quite entertaining.
He was also doing business with agricultural products in the state of California. He started working on this side project with Joey Weiss around 25 years ago. This business dealt with the import and export of fruits and vegetables.
When he got tired of handling the business, he sold the company for a hefty amount, which is what he had been using to purchase his toys and such.
At 67, he's still full of energy and attached to the things he loves. As of later, Weiss has no projects on television, however, he admitted that it has always been his dream to do a motorsport show or travel the world.
Unfortunately, in April 2019, the star had a nasty motorbike accident. Barry and his friend were riding bikes in the Los Feliz area of L.A. A car reportedly cut them off by pulling out of a parking space unexpectedly.
Both tried to stop but slammed into the back of the car. Barry took the brunt of the impact and sources close to the "Storage Wars" star revealed that he had to undergo multiple surgeries since the crash.
His back and femur both required surgery. Reports claimed that he could require more procedures later on. Barry was placed in ICU and faced a long recovery.
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Not a good day at the office, a serious crash today while out riding with a friend. I got lucky, only a broken knee, elbow and wrist, My friend is much worse and has serious chest and leg trauma 👎 Please send your prays to Barry 🙏 #ohshit #notgood #brokenbones #crash #motogeo
His friend took to Instagram to share an update about the accident and their health the day of the accident. He wrote:
"Not a good day at the office, a serious crash today while out riding with a friend. I got lucky, only a broken knee, elbow and wrist, My friend is much worse and has serious chest and leg trauma.Please send your prays to Barry."