Who is Big Chief?
Born Justin Shearer under the sign of Sagittarius on the 9th of December 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky USA, Big Chief is a 37-year-old Caucasian street racer, race car pundit and TV personality of unknown descent. He is perhaps best known for his significant presence on the TV screen as a star in Discovery channel’s reality program entitled “Street Outlaws.” He has also had a number of other successes throughout his career, most of which are related to muscle cars and local racing.
Early Life and Education
Big Chief was primarily raised by his mother of unknown profession and identity in his birthplace, but they moved to Oklahoma City when he was 12 years of age It is known that his father died early in his childhood, after which his mother didn’t remarry and raised him and his brother – of unknown age and identity – on her own, working two jobs while also finishing a nurse school at the time. Nowadays, Justin expresses remorse for the fact that he wasn’t a better son early on. It is also known that his mother taught him how to ride a horse when he was a child, and he also took a very early interest in street racing, since he used to ride his bike to watch the races on Old Route 66 near his birthplace. As for his education, it is unknown what high school he went to, though he is supposed to have matriculated in 1998. It is also unknown whether he ever furthered his education by attending college.
Justin began hanging around the numerous street race crews of Oklahoma City when he was only 12 years old, but it took a while until he started racing himself. First off, he needed to gather enough funds for his own first car, so he worked various jobs, such as being a clerk at a gas station. He eventually got a job at Midwest Street Cars, which is a famous Oklahoma institution that deals in car parts and various other car-related accessories. His first race car was a 1972 Pontiac LeMans, which he named The Crow, which he still has today, though it now looks quite different, as he had it completely restored after an racing accident. However, his career really took off the moment when he began hosting the wildly popular street racing reality TV series entitled “Street Outlaws”, the first episode of which was aired on 11th June 2013. The show now has a total of 11 seasons, and it’s still ongoing – Big Chief wasn’t involved from the start, but instead gained significant recognition through his racing skills before being given the job. He now has a merchandise store with various clothing items featuring his image, quote, car or nickname, and this business seems to be a booming success.
Nothing is known about Big Chief’s relationships prior to his public one. It is known that he met Alicia Shearer during his time as a clerk at a gas station, where she also worked. He was 18 years old at that point, while her age is unknown, but she happened to be a street racing fan and a car enthusiast, which resulted in near-instantaneous attraction between the two. They began dating in 1998 and eventually married in 2006. Together, they have two sons, named Covil and Corbin, though it’s unknown when exactly they were born. He lists the births of his sons as the two proudest moments in his life.
Big Chief wrecked his car in a race in 2015, in which he suffered very serious injuries. In a public announcement following the accident, he declared: ‘THANK YOU EVERYONE…. I’m pretty beat up right now. Just woke me up for some breathing treatments. Pulmonary contusions (bruised lungs). Crushed my L2 and L3 in my back, broken collarbone, and pretty beat up, but so thankful to be alive right now. They got me on non-stop oxygen and another round of cat scans, and X-rays coming up. The surgeon doesn’t believe I will need back operation anymore, but they are going to keep me in the hospital again tonight to keep an eye on the lungs, YES I WILL BE BACK!’
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What is Big Chief’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Big Chief is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Chief’s accumulated wealth is over $2 million, although his current income is unknown. He made his fortune as a street racer and race car expert, but has possibly earned the most from his long-term presence on TV as the host of “Street Outlaws.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Happy Fall! pic.twitter.com/HP55q68QlO
— Justin Shearer (@BigChiefOKC) November 5, 2013
Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced street racer, only his height is known – 5ft 7ins (1.71m). His hair is non-existent since he is bald, his eyes are dark brown, while his body shape is generally described as regular.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Chief seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. His Facebook page has almost 1,000,000 followers, his Twitter account has over 80,000, and his Instagram account has almost 800,000 fans.