Who is Ivy Calvin?
Ivy Calvin is an American reality TV star, businessman, and former MMA fighter, who came to prominence thanks to his appearance in the TV show “Storage Wars” from 2013 to 2017. He has his own thrift shop, Grandma’s Attic, through which he sells all the worthy possessions he acquires through auctions.
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Ivy Calvin Age, Childhood, Education
Ivy Calvin was born on the 10th September 1971, in Palmdale, California, USA; he has spent his entire childhood in California where he finished high school. After matriculation, Ivy enrolled at California State University in Northridge. He’s never said what he studied, but revealed that he was a rather successful linebacker for the university’s American Football team.
Ivy started his career as a professional arena football player; however, he soon switched from the walls of the arena to the octagon, to become a mixed martial artist. His debut as a fighter happened in 2002; his opponent was Samu Samu, and Ivy was named the winner after 1:22 into the fight, by submission. Since then, he hasn’t had any fights, and has focused on other endeavors, such as his thrift store.
Buying, Selling, Auctions, “Storage Wars”
Ivy became interested in storage lockers in his college years, and would often attend auctions held in his neighborhood. He started buying and selling all that he could find, and as he got older, his aspirations increased, and from a small buyer he became a major player. Years into the business, Ivy started traveling across the USA, trying his luck and scoring big after storage sales. It was in 2013 that he finally got his chance to prove his talents, as he was chosen as the new cast member of the reality TV show “Storage Wars”.
He joined the show officially in its third season, and from 2013 to 2017 appeared in over 65 episodes, which made him a star. He immediately made an impact on other buyers and auction leaders, primarily for his dominant personality. He always knew what he was doing, but it was also during his time on the show that his luck was alongside him. He took his career and business to the next level with the moniker, King of Palmdale. He had several big scores while in the show, contributing nicely to his wealth.
Thrift Store ‘Grandma’s Attic’
It was in 2009 that Ivy started his thrift store, but it wasn’t until he joined “Storage Wars”, that his store achieved exposure. You can visit the official Facebook page of the store and see what the new arrivals are, and scroll through millions of items, from coffee cups to dishes, clothing, and others. All that you need and more.
Ivy Calvin Net Worth, Body Stats, Appearance
Ivy has become a successful reality TV star and a businessman thanks to his successful store, and knowing what to buy and what will sell.
His net worth is now counted in millions, and according to sources, as of late 2019, his wealth is estimated at $2 million. His annual income is around $300,000 from his endeavors. To speak of his appearance, Ivy stands at 6ft (1.83m) tall, and he weighs 238lbs ~ 108kgs. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Ivy Calvin Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Ivy is rather private, although he is always on television, and has rarely spoken about his personal endeavors; however, Ivy Calvin is a married man.
His wife’s name is Wendy, and the two have been married since 2014, welcoming two sons, Ivy Jr. and Isaiah. Wendy has decided not to test the media waters, and has remained out of the spotlight, despite her husband being a national star. Ivy has been quite devoted to the community, and has often held fundraising events for various charitable organizations, and has donated from the sales at his Grandma’s Attic thrift shop.
Whoever has seen Ivy on-screen has questioned what has happened with his right eye. Many believed it is an accident from the time he was a mixed martial artist, but that is not the case. He injured his eye years prior while he was fishing. He couldn’t avoid the wave gone rogue which blasted him into the coral. Luckily, Ivy went without any permanent major injuries.