For over a decade, the name Aaron Kaufman was always linked to cars in the reality TV show, Fast N’ Loud. However, these days he tinkers in just about anything in Discovery Channel’s Aaron Needs A Job.
From new motor-driven industries such as those found in the military to fixing boat engines, Kaufman does it all. At some point, he even wound up in the Vegas hotel service industry. But what about his personal life? Here is a definite highlight of Aaron Kaufman’s net worth, wife, and full biography.
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Who is Aaron Kaufman?
On paper, Aaron Kaufman dabbles as a car enthusiast with experience in car mechanics and fabrication. He is also a reality television star recognized for his signature bearded look. The camera loves him and so does his fans ever since he made his debut on television back in 2015.
Similarly, the former Fast N’ Loud star doesn’t just build cars. On the contrary, he also races them. His noteworthy performances have always shined in the Stadium Super trucks series, where he finished at position 21 back in 2015.
Is Aaron Kaufman Married to a wife?
There has been a lot of speculation about Aaron Kaufman’s marital life. Many have always misjudged him for a married man because of his living state of affairs with a woman called Lauren Moore. As it turns out, the woman in question is not his wife, and neither are they engaged.
However, they share a deep bond that not only has them living together but has also seen them through dating for over ten years now. While details regarding how or when they met remains a private affair between the couple, they do make a great couple.
Moore has been very supportive of his journey, before and after his exit from Fast N’ Loud. She always accompanies her boyfriend on red carpet events at some point in time, even made a cameo on the series. Sadly, they haven’t crossed the border of having kids just yet.
Who is Lauren Moore Knob?
Other than what she shares, Lauren Moore Knob doesn’t have much going on in her life. For starters, she wards off most prying eyes into her life by turning her social media accounts into private. Needless to say, she does enjoy spending time with her boyfriend and travels a lot.
Through a little digging, we found out that Lauren Moore is blonde-haired with braces, born on November 19th. Details on her exact age are hard to come by, but she should be somewhere in her late 20s or early 30s. Nonetheless, she has a personality that makes her stand out.
For starters, the blonde beauty is an avid dog lover and currently owns two dogs named Lola Bean and Lizzie Bean. On that same note, she spends most of her time advocating for a rescue home for homeless pit bulls called The Love Pit.
Was Aaron Kaufman previously married to his ex Lindsay J.?
If there’s one thing we understand so far about the reality star by studying his dating life, is that he is a commitment person. Before his current alleged wife, Lauren Moore Knob, he was dating another girl called Lindsay J.
The former couple also dated for about three years before ending their relationship in 2013 when they were last spotted together. The reasons for their break up remains unknown to this date. However, we have to hand it to Lindsay J. since she’s the one who encouraged Aaron to grow his iconic beard.
She even opened up a blog called About that bearded Guy, where she answered questions from fans regarding herself and her relationship with Kaufman. If you’re also looking for pictures of Aaron Kaufman without his beard, that is a great place to begin your search.
“Aaron does this thing when he gets really frustrated by shaving off his head or his beard and show up looking totally different.” She continued, “I begged him not to, and so he kept it only because I liked it. Also, he got into trouble with something legally and decided for whatever reason he would grow it out until it was over.”
We don’t know if the reality star ever got out of the legal mess he was in since he still grows out of his beard. Nonetheless, the blog ceased to exist after their break up.
Aaron Kaufman Net Worth.
Aaron Kaufman’s current net worth mostly comes from his cheques with Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group as well as the Discovery Channel. He cashes in a ton of cash for each episode he does on Aaron Needs A Job as well as his more recent show, Shifting Gears.
Previously, the reality star maxed out his net worth from the show Fast N’ Loud, where he made a salary of approximately $50,000 per episode. With that in mind, Aaron Kaufman’s net worth statistics currently read off at $8 million.
Since his time on television revolves around his automotive experience, it’s only natural for him to make something out of it off the air. The reality star also adds onto his net worth through the sales he gets from his shop called Arclight Fabrication. He promotes it all over his social media handles and sells different merchandise such as hats, stickers, t-shirts, and, most importantly, F-100 parts.
Aaron Kaufman Cars.
If there’s one thing that the Shifting Gears host loves more than his girlfriend, its hot rods, ever since Aaron was a kid, he has always been fascinated with cars, and somehow, his preference always lands him on the AC Cobra. He also owns a ’32 Roadster, which he uses on racing occasions.
The reality star also once owned a 1963 Ford Falcon racecar with a 363-CI Ford Boss V8 engine capable of producing 500 hp. However, he sold it off on eBay to the highest bidder.
The car fetched good money at over $65 thousand, thereby also adding onto his net worth. This was because the vehicle had value since he used it to race in the Ultimate Street Car events, the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, as well as using it in his short film, Tick Tock.
Nonetheless, his first car was the Jeep Cherokee that he tore down at the age of 16 and reassembled back up.
The hot rod enthusiast was born in the state of Texas, where he currently resides to this day. He lives a luxurious lifestyle with his current girlfriend, Lauren Moore Knob, and their two dogs. Details regarding his house remain unknown. However, for a celebrity with a net worth of $6 million, we reckon it’s not cheap either.
What is Aaron Kaufman doing now?
The Texas-based reality star wrapped up filming Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman, which only lasted for about a season. Since then, he has made appearances on Discovery Channel’s Aaron Needs A Job. He gets to travel around the country in search of his next big gig.
So far, his journey led him to work with Colorado’s coal miners, Nevada’s firefighters, a tug boat crew in Tacoma, Washington, as well as a vintage military vehicle restoration station in Uvalde, Texas. Other than that, he is pretty much busy in his fabrication shop, Arclight Fabrication, planning his return to reality shows.
At the age of 38, the former Fast N Loud Star often looks back at his life’s achievements and is tremendously grateful. Aaron Kaufman was born on January 26th, 1982, in Crowley, Texas, where he grew up. As other kids played with toys, he was fascinated by the working mechanisms of moving parts in toys and bicycles.
He looked up to his father, who was also an ardent car guy, but Alas! Their financial status wouldn’t let them prosper. Did you know that at some point in time, Kaufman dreamed of becoming a game ranger? However, that dream faded once he got his first car, the Jeep Cherokee, at the age of 16.
It’s from then that he put in the work and graduated from his local Crowley high school with hopes of making it big. Right after that, he powered through college to sharpen his skills as a hot rodder, mechanic, and fabricator.
Rise to fame.
When he started in automotive restoration, Aaron had no idea it would mount up to a career in television. However, as time flew by, the TV thing just sort of happened when he met Richard Rawlings by chance.
At the time, he was working on building-off motorcycles at a local garage in Orange County. Rawlings happened to be in town looking for a mechanic to fix his 1953 Ford Mainline. At the time, Kaufman best fit the role. Impressed by his work, Rawlings took him in and formed part of the crew for Gas Monkey Garage.
The duo worked for years redesigning old muscle cars such as Corvettes, Mustangs, Fords, and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. With time, they rounded up recommendations from the locals, which then passed down to the Discovery Channel’s executives. They then birthed the idea of the series Fast N’ Loud, which premiered on June 6th, 2012.
Why he left Gas Monkey Garage and “Fast N’ Loud.”
Aaron Kaufman has always been a workaholic. One time, he went back to work three days after being discharged from hospital following emergency surgery. However, the pressure mounted on him by his new boss at Gas Monkey Garage was too much to bear.
One time, Richard Rawlings gave the crew instructions to build 12 cars in under 24 weeks. That means he would have to work for 110 hours or more with each passing week. As a result, in the spring of 2017, he blindsided Rawlings and most of the crew by informing his fans that he was quitting the show.
“I had some time off to think… I have some other cats I want to scan, some other things I want to get into.” He continued, “To quote Stevie Nicks, I think I have to go my own way.”
In an exclusive interview, the reality star got candid about his reasons for leaving. It had something to do with his limited creativity on Fast N Loud. “I wanted to build big cars, and then TV needed cars that were much smaller.”
Regardless of how things turned out, the reality star still keeps in touch with his former boss at Gas Monkey Garage.
Aaron Kaufman TV Shows.
Not many people know this about Aaron Kaufman, but after his stint on Fast N’ Loud, he had no plans of returning on a reality show. It took severe convincing with one of the Discovery Channel executives over a 6-hour dinner. However, this time around, he agreed to return only if he would become his boss.
The channel made good on the promise when he starred on the show Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman. Though single-seasoned, the series made its television debut on March 5th, 2018. It did it’s best to promote the 41-year old’s shop, Arclight Fabrication.
Following the end of the series, he also wound up on another called Aaron Needs A Job, which premiered on July 15th, 2019. Other noteworthy appearances of the reality star include his time on The Gymkhana Files and Overhaulin’ television documentaries. You can catch up with Aaron’s latest antics every Monday at 10 PM on the Discovery Channel.
Awards and Achievements.
Throughout his 41 years on earth, Aaron Kaufman has made tons of clients happy. As a result, he was honored as one of the Top 25 Young Event Professionals by the Special Event Magazine in 2015. Moreover, he currently sits as the president of the Toronto Chapter of the International Special Events Society.
Social Media Activities.
You can share in Kaufman’s fascination with cars on his Instagram and Facebook pages, where he remains active. Over on Twitter, you’ll only find him promoting his fabrication shop @ArclightFab with fewer followers.