Ricky Smith is a born-and-raised Texan with an easy-going manner and “good ol' boy” attitude. He's been a professional auction hunter for a long time, dipping his toes into the auction world at just 12 years old at his parent's auction house. He started bidding at 14 and has been working in the auction world ever since, and his 40 years of auction experience makes him one of the most successful auction hunters on the show. Ricky also owns a successful auction house in Lampasas, Texas.
Since he's been in the business for so long, Ricky has acquired a wide network of buyers, from private clients to consignment store owners and other auction hunters. Knowing so many buyers has helped him accrue a net worth of over $2 million; his central role in Storage Wars: Texas has certainly helped increase his overall wealth.
Aside from his profession, Ricky has a rich life. He's been a volunteer firefighter for 10 years and is an active member in his community. He's also interested in animals, from wildlife to ranching, and he spends a lot of his free time hunting and fishing.