Charlie Ross Biography – Charlie Ross Wiki
Charlie Ross is a British antiques expert, presenter, and auctioneer. Ross makes regular appearances on several BBC Antique programmes. He started his career in 1968 after leaving school when he joined a local firm of estate agents and was auctioning chickens and turkeys. He gradually progressed from auctioning chickens and turkeys to antique furniture, Charlie later established his own auction house in Woburn near Milton Keynes in England.
Charlie appears on television as an antiques expert on the BBC programs Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. He is among the four regular presenters on Bargain Hunt. He has conducted the Pebble Beach Vintage Car Auction in California, United States, and the Scottsdale Auction in Arizona for Gooding and Company. Charlie also regularly appears in this role in episodes of the TV show Chasing Classic Cars.
Ross held the record for the highest price ever achieved for a car sold by auction in the United States. The car, a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, sold for over $16 million in 2011. The price was exceeded in 2013, and again in 2014 for a Ferrari 250 GTO sold at Carmel, California for over $38 million. In 2018 he sold a 1935 Duesenberg for $22 million, this is the most expensive car ever to sell at auction in the United States.
Charlie is the chief auctioneer for the specialist Russian art auction house MacDougall’s. Lately, he has raised large sums of money at various charity auctions in Britain, that includes CLIC Sargent, The Elton John AIDS Foundation, The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Caldwell Children, and The Lord’s Taverners. Ross held the record for the largest profit on a single item on the Antiques Road Trip when in 2012 he bought a chipped Staffordshire elephant clock for £8 which was sold for £2,700 at auction.
This record was exceeded in 2016, when Anita Manning’s Buddha statue that she had purchased for £50 sold for £3,800, a 7,500% profit.
In 2017, Charlie with his other BBC Antique Experts Charles Hanson, Philip Serrell, and James Braxton recorded a rock version of Sleigh Ride in aid of BBC Children In Need. It was released digitally on independent record label Saga Entertainment and peaked at number 1 on the Amazon Rock Charts. In 2018, with Philip Serrell, James Braxton and a group of celebrities recorded a second Christmas single called Rock With Rudolph, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The song peaked at number two on the iTunes pop chart.
Charlie Ross Age
He was born in June 1950, in Buckinghamshire, England.
Charlie Ross Wife
He is married to his wife Sally Ross. Together with his wife, they have two children and four grandchildren. Ross has been living near Bicester outside Oxford since 1981.
Charlie Ross Net Worth
Charlie Ross’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.