From Alison Victoria to Hilary Farr, a look at Top 10 richest HGTV hosts
Although many HGTV stars are the real deal, the richest HGTV stars may surprise you. They were just trying to earn a living in the real estate sector before becoming celebrities. When HGTV started calling, their businesses skyrocketed, and their bank accounts soared as well.
Renovating a home is stressful, but it's nothing compared to the struggles some of these celebrities faced on their way to fame. Tarek El Moussa, the star of 'Flip or Flop,' started his start living in his mother's garage. As he told Fox News, he was so driven living in the garage that he made enough money in 120 days to buy his first million-dollar mansion at the age of 22. HGTV has made the majority of its stars rich. While you're watching the new season of HGTV's 'Celebrity IOU,' which started April 18, or waiting for the third season of 'Windy City Rehab' to air on April 21, check out this list of some of the wealthiest HGTV series we've compiled especially for you.
Drew and Jonathan Scott
The Scott Brothers have a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Drew and Jonathan Scott has turned their hit show, 'Property Brothers', into a media empire, launching a production firm that produces online series, TV shows, and short films. They've also collaborated on a home furnishings brand, Scott Living, which is available on QVC, as well as a customs house program, Dream Homes. Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Kohl's all have merchandise deals with the brothers.
Joanna and Chip Gaines
Their net worth is estimated to be $50 million by Celebrity Net Worth. In 2013, Joanna and Chip Gaines launched their HGTV show 'Fixer Upper,' and since then, they've had their television network thanks to a joint venture with Discovery. The duo is also working on a book series, a homeware brand, and a hotel.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mike Holmes has a net worth of $30 million. Mike has been on seven seasons of HGTV Canada's 'Holmes on Homes,' as well as hosting 11 more shows and serving as a judge on the 'Handyman Superstar Challenge.' Over the course of his career, he's also written five books.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Christina Haack's net worth is believed to be approximately $11 million. Christina is the writer of the health book 'The Wellness Remodel' and has worked with Spectra Home Furniture to develop a 30-piece line of home furnishings named Christina Home Designs, in addition to appearing on 'Flip or Flop' with her ex-husband Tarek.
Tarek El Moussa
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tarek El Moussa's net worth is $10 million. Since 2013, when he and his ex-wife Christina Haack began their show 'Flip or Flop,' Tarek has been a regular on HGTV. Even though the series has just been revealed to be ending, Tarek has a variety of other side projects, including a podcast and a real estate teaching program.
According to Celbrity Net Worth, Nicole Curtis has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Curtis got her break on the show 'Rehab Addict,' which followed her as she renovated homes in Detroit and Minneapolis. She went on to develop her show, 'Rehab Addict Rescue,' where she assisted homeowners in restoring historic homes. In 2016, she published a book called 'Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes'.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hilary Farr has an estimated net worth of $8 million. In 'Love It or List It,' Farr co-stars with David Visentin and works with homeowners to improve their homes rather than sell them. She's since launched many additional businesses, including home furnishings lines with Grandview Gallery, Kaleen Rugs, Braxton Culler, and others. She's also launched her program, 'Tough Love with Hilary Farr,' which focuses on assisting busy families in creating well-designed places that improve their quality of life.
Egypt, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Sherrod has a net worth of $6 million. Sherrod joined HGTV in 2012 following a five-year stint as the host of the show 'Property Virgins' on the radio. She is the author of 'Keep Calm… It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home', and operates a Keller Williams real estate firm in Atlanta.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, David Visentin's net worth is estimated to be $6 million. Visentin is most known for his work on the television show 'Love It or List It,' in which he advises homeowners on whether they should remodel their current home or look for a comparable property to buy. According to his talent booker, he's also found a profitable side job as a public speaker, with rates ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 for events.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Gorder has a net worth of $5 million. Genevieve began her career on TLC's 'Trading Spaces,' before moving to HGTV in 2009 to host 'Dear Genevieve,' a show in which she assisted people with unique design difficulties in their homes. She also spent six seasons as a judge on 'Design Star.'
Special Mention: Alison Victoria
Alison Victoria has a net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, after all the legal drama surrounding her time with her former co-host Eckhardt. Alison has been on HGTV series such as 'Rock the Block,' 'DIY Insider,' and 'Kitchen Crashers,' among others. 'Windy City Rehab,' in which she renovates homes in Chicago, is her most popular show. The third season of the popular series will premiere on HGTV on April 21 at 8 p.'m. CT.