English born James Braxton is a TV personality, Antique Auctioneer, founding director of The Fine Arts Auction Group, owner of ‘The Lamb’s Inn’ public house, loving husband and father.
James Braxton Bio: Age, Early Life, Education Details
James Braxton born August 1st, 1963 in Reading, England attended boarding school Nautical College, in Pangbourne England in 1970. It was here he achieved a well-rounded education. However, since he was a young man James was always interested in antiques and knew that one day his passion would take him to having a career in the industry and that it did. Braxton recalls his delight at looking through antiques stores at the tender age of 15 and when he came a man, he started his journey to success and antiques knowledge.
At 28, Braxton purchased Edgar Horns, an auctioning company which would mark the first of several acquisitions for him. He then acquired the larger interest of Brackett’s another auction room in 1995 and has continued his work ever since across all areas within the UK.
On the 10th of September 1999 Fine Art Auction Group was founded and Braxton was and still is a director of the business. The company manages the running of 5 auction houses as well as buying and selling antiques and other precious arts privately. The company took over the running of long-standing names in the antiques business Neales and Hamptons making them the 4th largest auctioning company in Britain. Also in 1999, James and 7 of his associates created an E-commerce business called iBrax (dot) com. The business worked in a similar way to online auction giant- Ebay, only the items were antiques. However, it did not take off as the partners expected and they decided to focus their attention back on the Fine Art Auction Group. Braxton is also a director for an additional auction agency called Dreweatt’s and over the last two decades he has honed his skills as an auctioneer and expert in the antiques world.
In 2012 Braxton took an unexpected path in his career and purchased a public house called ‘The Lamb Inn’ close to Wartling, South East England. This would see him and his Two sons ‘the brewing brothers’ run a successful inn and brewing company.
James Braxton Career Details
Braxton had his first taste of fame in 2005 on BBC’s ‘Dealing with Dickson’ an antique show on the UK’s BBC. This would see Braxton as the auctioneer. He would then appear on a similar show from the BBC ‘Bargin Hunt’ he appeared on two episodes one in 2006 and one in 2011 as the antique expert. He featured on similar shows and even on the BBC News as an antiques expert and in a cast of celebrities trying to win game show ‘Egg Heads’ for charity but would not get his big break until he starred 2016 on ‘Celebrities antique road trip’ he again appeared as the antiques expert for two episodes but as luck would have it the BBC where looking for a new expert to star in another antique program ‘Antique Road Trip’ and so far between 2016 and 2020 Braxton has appeared in 16 episodes.
In 2018 James appeared with many other celebrities on a Celebrity single ‘Rocking with Rudolph’ in aid of children’s charity Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The single didn’t even reach the UK top 30.
James Braxton’s Personal Life
Braxton gives away little information regarding his family life other than the name of his wife- Mary Jo Estes and two sons Ned, 27 and Charlie, 30 who founded Brewing Brothers at Imperial in 2016.
James Braxton Salary And Net worth
Due to his keen eye for all things antique and his smart business ventures Braxton has made a lot of cash and he is reported to be worth a huge $3 million. That is without his no doubt vast antique collection, classic car assortment, house and now a pub to add to the list.