Raj Bisram Net Worth As Antiques Roadshow Host, How Much Does He Actually Make?

 

Raj Bisram is one of the UK’s famous auctioneers and dealers ( Source : Dfmanagement )

The antiques road trip expert Raj Bisram has a net worth of $2 million in 2022.

Raj's quick wit and charm make him a memorable TV personality, his expertise and intuition make him a respected dealer and specialist in the antiquities industry.

Raj's exploration of antiques is fascinating. His professional journey began as a Physical Training Teacher for the British Army, continued as an army ski racer, and ended as an Austrian ski instructor.

In addition to being a television host, he has over 25 years of experience as a co-owner of Bentley's Fine Art Auctioneers. It is simple to understand why he is such a highly sought-after dinner speaker since he has lived an exceptional life and is an excellent storyteller.

Here's everything you need to know about him. 

Quick Facts 

Full NameRaj Bisram
ProfessionAuctioneer and antiques expert
Born1956
Birth PlaceLondon
Age66 years old
NationalityEnglish
Known ForAntiques Road Trip, Flog It!
SiblingsTwo (sisters)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSusan R Bisram
Kids2 (daughters)

What Is Raj Bisram Net Worth? 

Net Worth: $2 million 

According to Primal Information, Raj Bisram has a staggering net worth of $2 million. Raj is an expert in fine art and an antiques trader and auctioneer.

In his career, he has made appearances on several programs, including Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip. Raj's website states that he has loved antiques since he was a little child and that Raj purchased his first piece when he was ten.

Raj is a co-owner of Bentley's Fine Art Auctioneers, which hosts monthly auctions for a global market and attracts a wide variety of excellent art, antique furniture, fine quality porcelain, chattels, silver, and jewelry.

Raj Bisram was one of the expert dealers on Four Rooms
Raj Bisram was one of the expert dealers on Four Rooms ( Source : dfmanagement )

Over the years, they have held many well-attended specialty sales, including sales of vintage motorbikes, premium wines, timepieces, and American Indian art.

The British Silver Hallmark Recognition software, created by Raj and his business partner, allows users to quickly and effortlessly recognize silver marks from a database of 20,000 marks, saving them time compared to searching through books. Professionals in the antique sector utilize and support the app.

Raj Bisram Sources Of Income 

Fine Art & Antiques Expert & Dealer

When Anita Rani hosted the event in April 2013, Raj joined the Four Rooms merchants. The program earned the National Reality TV Award and the RTS Best Daytime award in 2014.

On May 24, 2011, Channel 4 debuted Four Rooms. In an effort to receive a cash offer from one of the four dealers, members of the general public try to sell their expensive and collectible objects.

Famously, Raj purchased Lord Nelson's Will in 2013. Raj is renowned as a speaker for his outrageous and entertaining anecdotes. He performs for charity events and business gatherings, such as those for HRH Prince Harry's charity, Walking with the Wounded. Most of his money must have been accumulated from this. 

He Also Worked As A Magician 

Raj has always had a passion for magic. He was formerly a member of the Magic Circle and has entertained monarchs and celebrities worldwide with his magic.

He routinely combines his skills as an auctioneer and magician to collect tens of thousands of pounds for national and international nonprofit organizations, including The Variety Club of Great Britain, Demelza House, Pestalozzi International Village Trust, and many others.

He still entertains guests with magic tricks after supper. He incorporates this magic prowess into his after-dinner entertainment, finishing with a flurry as two of the waiters unexpectedly reveal themselves to be magicians.

Raj Bisram is co-owner of  Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers
Raj Bisram is co-owner of Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers ( Source : bbc )

The three go around all the tables, enchanting the guests by making objects vanish and reappear, making for a memorable and enjoyable conclusion to any dinner event.

More than 1,500 magicians are members of The Magic Circle, a society known worldwide. All the best magicians, including Dynamo and David Copperfield, are members. The private club was established in 1905 to advance the practice of magic.

Raj Bisram Was In A Military 

After graduating from college, the auctioneer entered the British Army and was commissioned as a PTI instructor in The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

He was also a good sportsman, and because he had never skied before, the army sent him to Bavaria for an exercise dubbed Snow Queen to teach him the sport. "I felt myself straight away at home in the highlands, in the snow on a pair of wooden skis," he recounted in an interview.

Raj worked on his skiing for the following three and a half years before eventually joining the army ski team. He trained in an army drill in Bavaria and soon became an army ski racer. He later competed in the Slalom and Downhill for the British Army.

After quitting the service, he traveled and went skiing in as many locations as he could afford. Raj came to Austria after serving as the road manager for the Flying Skiis aerial stunt team for a brief while.

Raj Bisram joined the British Army and was a Physical Training Instructor.
Raj Bisram joined the British Army and was a Physical Training Instructor. ( Source : realitytitbit )

Raj was the first non-Austrian trained ski instructor in Ellmau and the first British Asian ski instructor in Austria. In Austria, he qualified for my Austrian Ski Instructors papers and became a ski instructor in the resort of Ellmau in the Tyrol.

But he quickly realized that going into the antique business was right for him. Even now, Raj still adores skiing and the charming village of Ellmau, and he tries to get there at least once a year.

Raj could have made a decent amount working for the British army. According to Statista, the average yearly pay for privates in the British armed services in 2019–20 was slightly more than 20.8 thousand British pounds, down from almost 123.1 thousand pounds.

Appearances In Reality Shows 

Due to his expertise, Raj has appeared as a professional on various British television programs, including the hugely popular BBC program Antiques Road Trip.

Additionally, he has made several appearances over many years on the highly regarded television programs Bargain Hunt and Flog It! He has hosted Posh Pawn and Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms for Channel 4, which won the National Reality TV Awards and the RTS Best Daytime Award in 2014.

Raj has handled numerous great, unique, and historical objects throughout his professional career. Raj claims that one of the most memorable things he purchased was from the award-winning Channel 4 program Four Rooms.

Raj Bisram is a former member of the Magic Circle
Raj Bisram is a former member of the Magic Circle ( Source : express )

When he went on an antique road trip with Anita Manning, she bought and sold an antique bronze Chinese Buddha, setting a record for an antique road trip. They paid £50 for the item and received more than $3000 at auction.

Raj asserts that finding a quality antique requires years of practice, which includes reading, handling objects, conversing with experts, and listening to their advice.

Charity Works 

Raj was a founding patron of The Tommy Club, a charity that supports veterans of the armed forces, and together they have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.

It is a yearly donation to a charitable organization that helps some of the most defenseless veterans in the country. There has never been a more crucial time for us to pledge our support for military veterans.

Funds raised by members will be used to benefit ex-service personnel. The Tommy Club provides its Champions with only chances, content, and more while raising money for the many Royal British Legion Industries sectors.

His other interests include bridge and poker, where he has won a tournament, and cooking, skiing, cricket, and tennis.

Raj Bisram Family & Early Life 

In 1983, Raj Bisram wed now wife Susan R. Bisram, with whom he has two kids. He was named Rajkumar and was born in London. The 66-year-old specialist has been updating followers on his most recent endeavors via Twitter. He has gained more than 8k followers there. 

He has been providing online courses in antiques for individuals interested in rare objects. The celebrity shared some insight into family life when he was younger and is frank about his personal life and childhood.

He went to Highgate School in North London and had two sisters. 

When asked in an interview about his parent's reaction to his decision to pursue a career in antiques, Raj said that by the time he decided to go into the antique world full time, his parents had pretty much given up opining on his career choices as he had already joined the army and been a professional skier so shifting into the antique trade seemed pretty tame.

If Raj hadn't chosen to work in the antiquities industry, he would have gone into sports management.

He comes From A Traditional Indian Family 

Raj was raised in London with his parents, two sisters, and other family members in a traditional Indian family setting of the time. Family Sunday vacations in the automobile with lunch in the English countryside are one of his lingering childhood memories.

Raj loved these moments so much that he spent most of his adult life in the country and overseas.

When they weren't going on drives, his parents would take him and his sisters to the Curzon Cinema in Turnpike Lane on Sundays so they could watch the big Indian movie and visit with their friends.

FAQs

Who Is Raj Bisram Wife?

Raj is married to Susan R. Bisram.

Is Raj Bisram a magician?

Raj was an Associate Member of the Magicians Circle and traveled the world as a magician for a significant portion of his early years.

What Is Raj Bisram Net Worth In 2022?

Raj Bishram's estimated net worth in $2 million.

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