The feud between the father-and-son could be problematic for a family to bear. American TV personality Michael Teutul bore the similar fate after his brother-and-father had a dispute after appearing in Discovery show.
Michael and his family is a recognizable face in Discovery series American Choppers. Michael, who doubles up as an entrepreneur, works as the assistant general manager of Orange County Choppers and a founder of FarQueue Products, LLC.
Michael Teutul Net Worth; Father Filed Against Bankruptcy Charges
Michael, 39, is an American television personality and an entrepreneur, who has the net worth of $2 million. He has gathered some lucrative amount of salary from his appearances in the Discovery series American Choppers, and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. Michael, who is also an entrepreneur, assembled additional revenues as the assistant general manager of Orange County Choppers(OCC). His marketing line of pasta under the name "FarQueue Products, LLC." further contributes to heighten his net worth.
According to celebritynetworth, his father Paul Teutul Sr. has the net worth of $500 thousand. The American entrepreneur inferred wealth as a founder of Orange County Choppers and Orange County Iron Works. He starred on American Choppers with his son, Michael. Paul's company OCC mostly manufactures custom bikes and transcends at building the modeled motorcycles.
The second season of American Choppers aired 12 February 2019 on Discovery Channel. The show is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, with Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis. The show which premiered for a decade from 2002 to 2012 exhibited Teutul family's work at Neuberg, New York City shop. The show restarted from 2017 again and is in the run of its second season now.
The Teutul family who collaborates with several high-profile celebrities illustrates the dimensions of working style in changing the bike designs. Paul Teutul even designed the streamlined bike for the MLB Network.
In March 2018, Paul filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New York. According to the court documents, he owed $1,070,893.44 to 50 creditors and had a worth of $1,801,729 on 28 February 2018. Michael's father listed his income source as $15,070.93 per month and his monthly expenses as $12,612.
He claimed 'fee interest' worth $1.8 million in his family property at 95 Judson Road in Montgomery, New York. The entrepreneur also listed his profession as a 'steel fabricator' for the Orange County Choppers and earned $13,398.67 as salary per month. According to Paul, he owed $151,230.98 to the Town of Crawford, New York for the taxes and had a debt of $21,300 to different credit card companies.
Where Is Michael Teutul Now?
The American television personality, Michael quickly emerged as the fan-favorite character of American Chopper: The Series after the show premiered on Discovery series in 2003. He became the force that kept the peace between his father Paul Teutul Sr. and brother Paul Teutul Jr. However, he quit his job from the Discovery series in May 2012 citing 'to seek some peace of mind and work on my relationship with my dad.'
Paul Sr. and his son Paul Jr. had legal issues for the show after the American entrepreneur; Paul Sr. fired his son. TLC said both father-and-son contracts were designated in such a way that both of them needed to be in the show, and if anyone left, the show would not run anymore. Michael's father initially refused to take his son back, which resulted in TLC to cancel the show. When Paul re-hired Paul Jr. as a contractor, TLC had a moment of relief and re-started the filming of the show.
However, the father-and-son once again had a feud after Paul Sr. blocked his son to the rights to be in the show and his stake in Orange County Choppers. Paul Jr. filed his father for a law-suit of $1 million, and after some lengthy court battle, he secured the win against his father. Michael's brother, Paul Jr., could not work with his father and separated from him in friendly terms. Even when he married model Rachael Biester on 20 August 2010, Paul did not invite his father to his wedding.
Michael, who could not fulfill his role as a peacemaker in American Chopper, took his time to regroup and refocused on his family relationship. Eventually, he became close with his brother and father despite their estranged relationship.
In 2014, Michael closed his art gallery and started to do some filmmaking and appeared in the special edition of American Chopper: Shaq Bike in December 2014 with his father. Michael now shares a good bond with his family and promotes his father's company Orange County Choppers from Facebook.
Paul Sr. and Paul Jr., who appeared together in American Choppers, became famous for their manual designs of motorcycles and their feuds as well. The duo of father and son did not speak for ten years. However, they have reconciled and have built trust among themselves but does their business separately. As per Paul Sr., working together was the downfall of their relationship which he will never repeat.
Born on 26 November 1978, Michael Teutul is a native of Suffern, New York. He stands tall than his father Paul Teutul Sr., who has a height of 1.83 m (6'). The American television celebrity was born with the birth name as Michael Joseph Teutul and held American nationality.
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At the age of 14, Micheal began to work at his family's company called the Orange County Iron Works. During the Lance Armstrong Bike build, he received an AMC Matador as a gift from his father.