I think that is absolutely why he has the money. There's a video on youtube that explains how much he makes, and that video is already old. He makes quite a lot of money on just youtube alone. On top of that, he does other shows and works for Autotrader. He's doing very well financially it appears, which is great for him! I love to see someone do well with something they love and enjoy, and I think he enjoys this. I'm guessing he usually breaks even or makes a little money on these car deals, with the random loss that just comes with the territory. I'm sure he's getting an amazing discount from Wizard on his repairs as he has helped the Wizard get his own show up to make extra money. Then there's the tax breaks based on all the expenses... All considered, he's making great money, making great contacts/friends, and getting to have fun restoring cars without having to get his hands dirty. I would love to have his job Another way to look at it - he's restoring cars that a lot of people would not, and he's being financially driven to do so simply by providing entertainment to the rest of us. What's not to like?