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- Ivy Calvin is a businessman, reality TV star, and celebrity, who is best known for his appearance on the hit show, Storage Wars.
- Confident, loud, and always ready to share his opinion, Calvin has made a name for himself as a savvy businessman who is not afraid to go after what he wants.
Personal Life, Parents & Family Background :
- Calvin was born on September 10, 1971, and has spent almost all of his life living in California. Despite his open & expressive personality, Ivy is not very open about his private life and enjoys keeping a relatively low profile there.
- He is married to a woman named Wendy who prefers to keep a low profile. They rarely make public appearances together but have attended a few awards shows and publicly talked about their sons, Ivy Jr. and Isaiah on social media.
- Ivy’s sons, Ivy Jr. and Isaiah have both made guest appearances on Storage Wars. Ivy Jr. plays basketball, track and field as well as basketball.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Ivy attended the California State University in Northridge. He was a linebacker for the university’s football team.
Business Career, Salary & Net worth :
- Ivy began his career playing football professionally before making the switch to Mixed Martial Arts. He admits that his time as a professional athlete helped him develop his determination and competitive attitude.
Ivy Calvin Store :
- For a little over a decade, Calvin spent his time exploring various auction houses and storage sales. He eventually decided to focus and open his own thrift store in 2009 in Palmdale, California.
- The store is called “Grandma’s Attic” and has built a reputation for making fast turnovers due to Ivy regularly bringing in merchandise and building strong relationships with his customers.
Reality Television :
- In 2013, Calvin joined the cast of the hit television series, Storage Wars during its fifth season. He was already well-known prior to joining the show after making a few appearances as a guest during the show’s fourth season.
- On Storage Wars, Ivy replaced former cast member, Dave Hester and has currently appeared on the series for more than 50 episodes, cementing his legacy as a bold, confident and determined buyer.
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
- After the success of his thrift store, Ivy nicknamed himself the “King of Palmdale.”
- Ivy is still very active in the sports world and has partnered with Vasquez High School working as an assistant coach for their football team. He has also helped the school raise funds through Facebook, so they can buy new sporting equipment.
- Ivy is passionate about charitable causes and loves to promote various fundraising events on his social media accounts. He also uses social media to post pictures of his family and all of the cool merchandise he buys for his thrift shop.
- When he is not filming Storage Wars or working on his store, Calvin enjoys spending time with his family and especially loves to hunt and fish with his two sons. He also enjoys going on various road trips around California with his wife and children.