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Dan Short Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth

By Mahesh Nath | On: 23 Sep, 2019
Dan Short Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1962-09-08
Nationality American
Profession Army veteran, Businessman
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Melissa Martel Short
Ethnicity N/A
Net Worth $3.5 million
Children/Kids Zman Short(Son)
Height N/A
Parents Alexander Short(Father), Louise Short(Mother)

American businessman Dan Short is a well-known personality praised for his extraordinary works at his restoration garage, FantomWorks. His popularity reached the climax when his car restoration and modification works were premiered in TV series.

Along with the prominence, Dan has earned a remarkable amount from his show and shop. Dan was paid an estimated $2 million from his show FantomWorks. Moreover, he has made an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

As of now, Dan is continuing his works at his garage, serving customers from all over the world. 

Dan Short’s Wiki-Like Bio, Wife, Children

Dan Short was born on 8 September 1962 to father Alexander Short and mother, Louise Short.

The American army veteran and businessman has not shared detailed information about his parents and his early life. Neither he has disclosed his education details. 

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Unlike his family life, Dan has not kept his married life under the shades. The 56-year-old businessman is happily married to his wife Melissa Martel Short. Dan met his wife at military grad school for the first time as both of them were in the US army. 

Dan’s wife, Melissa, is a retired US Navy, who is originally from Muleshoe, Texas. Currently, his wife works in the Human Resources Manager and Special Projects Manager at Dan’s FantomWorks.

Dan and his wife are not only relishing their married life as a husband and wife but are also parents to their son named Zman Short, born on 1st October 2003.

Dan Short celebrates his birthday with his family and close ones on 8th September 2019 (Source: Mellisa Short's Instagram)

The couple has shared a long-time married life together. They seem happy with each other as they share beautiful photos of them in their social media time and again. 

FantomWorks & Military Career

While talking about his career, Dan Short was in the US army before starting Fantomworks. He joined the military in 1979 at the age of 17. Soon after 2 years, he started serving in Special Forces, HALO, Strategic Recon, and SCUBA teams on missions which took his around the world.

After his 24 years of service, he retired honorably in 2005 as a Major. However, he made a good way of his retirement and invested his full time creating FantomWorks in a burned-out garage. 

FantomWorks, it is probably not the outcome of overnight. Dan Short has invested a lot of hard work, practice, and dedication in it. When someone asks how the idea of one of the top restoration garages of the United States came to Dan’s mind, he has a story to tell. It is the result of his long-time passion for automobiles.

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Dan Short’s interest in cars arose from an early child, especially when he saw Camaro when he was just five. From a teenager, he started spending time on cars; repairing and learning about motors, engines and various parts of vehicles. While in the army also, he used to find time for his passion when he was free or on leave.

At FantomWorks, one can do his classic car restoration and modification. There is no specification on customers; anyone can restore their cars at the garage, whether it is a traditional or muscle car to domestic or imported vehicles. Not only cars, but the FantomWorks team modifies motorcycles also.

Dan Short's Corvette at FantomWorks before starting a road trip on 7th April 2018 (Source Mellisa Short's Instagram)

One of the unique features of FantomWorks team is they manufacture auto parts on their own. Although it is tough work to make custom parts, Dan’s crew is expert in it. Further, they prepare the cars for their customers on their deadline and budget. So one can imagine why FantomWorks is so popular.

In addition to garage work, the team at FantomWorks along with Dan and his wife is involved in charity works for military veterans.

The specialty of Dan and his team’s work doesn’t end here. FantomWorks was broadcasted as reality TV series in Velocity in 2013. The show was a big hit and collected a lot of fans. It aired all the works carried at Dan’s restoration garage. The show lasted until July of 2019 with eight seasons in total.


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