Joanne Rhue Harrison is a businesswoman from the United States. She is most famous as the wife of Richard Benjamin Harrison, also known as "The Appraiser" and "The Old Man" Of Pawn Stars, a reality tv show. She is the Head Director of Gold and Silver Pawn Shop.


Joanne Harrison (nee Rhue) was born in the early 40s to Joseph Rhue, honorable county judge. She was raised in Kernersville, North Carolina.

There is no information about her early childhood, mother, or siblings. She has attended Kernersville high school since 1946 and graduated in 1959. She married right after her High school.

During the 60s, she was primarily a housewife, and she looked after the newborn children and her house. She looked after the family from an early age and devoted her time while her husband served and worked in the army. Even though most of her time she gave to her family, Joanna achieved massive success in real estate.


She started her career as an estate agent in 1970. She obtained her real estate license and two years later opened her own office. While she reached her success, her husband worked for the Navy in Diego, California; after being discharged from the Navy, he worked part-time and Joanne in her business. In 1981 their business had a collapse because of declining real estate sales caused by interest rates as high as 18 percent, and in the end, it cost Joanne and Richard Harrison $1 million.

In 1989 her husband and son Richard opened their pawn shop. Later she became a co-owner of that shop and now is a Head Director. With more than 27 years of experience behind her, Joanna and her family business have built a successful store chain in the western United States.


In 1958, she met her husband Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. They both attended a barn dance. The couple tied their marital knot on Jube 7, 1959. Previously to their marriage, her fiancé stole a car and was arrested. The court of law gave him a choice to go to prison or the military. Richard chose the latter, entering the United States Navy in October 1958. Joanne and Richard had one daughter named Sherry; she died at a young age and was born with Down syndrome.

They also have three sons, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She dealt with the hardship of losing her daughter and her business not working out, but her husband always stood beside her, providing support.

Death of Richard Harrison

Harrison died on June 25, 2018, at the age of 77, following a struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Rick, his son, was appointed executor of his estate. The youngest of Harrison's three kids, Christopher Keith Harrison, was purposefully left out of his father's will. Following his passing, Pawn Stars aired a special episode called "A Treasure Remembered," which featured video from the show and interviews with others who knew him.


Harrison's net worth is expected to be $3 million in 2021. This includes her property, money, and earnings. His profession as a businesswoman is her principal source of revenue. Harrison has amassed wealth through his numerous sources of income, but he likes to live a humble lifestyle. Currently, she resides with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Due to her age, Rhue is not much popular on social networking sites, keeps all her information confidential, and loves keeping all her matters private. She never became any part of rumor and controversy.

Last Modified: Aug 19, 2021

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