'Home Town': What are hosts Erin and Ben Napier's net worth? Here's how the lovable couple landed a show on HGTV
While Ben handles the renovation part of the projects they undertake in their quaint hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, Erin, an art major, oversees the designing aspect
While the focus of most HGTV shows is on designing and renovating homes, sometimes the charisma and wit of the show hosts turn out to be a bigger pull rather than the renovation itself. Although the hosts of HGTV's wildly popular renovation show 'Home Town' Erin and Ben Napier are exceptionally good at their job, fans however love the amazing chemistry between the couple.
While Ben handles the renovation part of the projects they undertake in their quaint hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, Erin, an art major, oversees the designing aspect. Most marriage experts might warn about the perils of working with your spouse or how spending too much time together could deter your relationship but in Erin and Ben's case, despite being joined at the hip all the time the couple still manages to keep the romance alive in their relationship, and also manage to work really well together on their professional projects.
Many might be surprised to hear how the couple landed their own HGTV show. Erin used to regularly Instagram photos of their town Laurel with the hashtag #ILiveInLaurel. When Producer Lindsey Weidhorn came across the pictures, she instantly fell in love with the pictures and the town. So she messaged Erin, but the hostess who was running a stationery company at that time assumed the producer was interested in placing an order for stationery products. However, when the mixup was later cleared up and Lindsey suggested shooting the series, Erin was skeptical about it and wondered why anybody would be interested in watching a show about their small town.
Thankfully, things worked out rather well for the couple, as the show went on to become one of the network's most successful shows, and the small-town charm combined with their amazing chemistry had fans hooked to the show. Eventually, the couple managed to even land some spin-off shows too such as 'Home Town Takeover', 'Home Town: Ben's Workshop', which will be premiering on January 4, 2021, on Discovery+.
Due to their many business ventures and successful HGTV shows, the college sweethearts have managed to amass a fortune over the years. According to Gossip Gist, the couple's combined net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be at $5M. Although most of their $5M is courtesy of HGTV, they also earn a decent amount from a firm they founded together much before they began hosting the shows, called Laurel Mercantile. Their company serves as a platform for local craftsmen in their town. The couple revealed in an interview that hosting an HGTV show is just like any other job contrary to people's popular belief. He says that working from 8 am to 5 pm isn't as exciting as many people would believe. Although many Laurel residents think that the couple's job is cool, they reassure everybody that it's just like a "normal job". "We get up, we work with our coworkers, and we go home," explained Ben.