Tan France net worth: Frugal 'Queer Eye' star has $2.5 million home in Hollywood Hills
When you think of makeover shows, 'Queer Eye' tops the list for quite a few reasons. Apart from changing lives in the most wholesome way possible, the Fab Five certainly have a way about them, making them a rather charismatic group of men. Among them is fashion extraordinaire Tan France, who never skips a beat when it comes to the fashion segment of the show.
Who is Tan France?
Tanveer 'Tan' Wasim is a fashion designer, television personality, author, and one of the first openly gay South Asians on a major TV show. He was born and raised in South Yorkshire, England. His parents are Pakistani Muslims. France showed interest in fashion from a young age, as his grandparents ran a factory that made Disney clothing. He attended Doncaster College to study fashion, after which he moved to Manchester, and then to London.
He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his husband Rob France. Rob is a pediatric nurse and illustrator and the couple welcomed a son on July 10, 2021, which they had via surrogacy. Their son's name is Ismail France.
His net worth
As reported by Celebrity Networth, France is worth $5 million. France is also an entrepreneur apart from being the fashion expert on 'Queer Eye' and co-hosting 'Next in Fashion'. He started his own women's clothing line called Kingdom & Slate in 2011. He went on to sell Kingdom & Slate, along with two other businesses, allowing him to retire at the age of 33.
But, France is clear about his priorities when it comes to money. "The boys make fun of me because I'm frugal. And that's because I haven't really changed the way I spend. I don't spend on fancy clothes. For events I've borrowed fancy clothes, which is a normal industry practice. But I don't feel the need to spend a fortune on clothes that I wear in my everyday life. I have plenty already. And otherwise, my life is basically the same. I still have my same home that I lived in before the show, and I go to the same gym and grocery store." he explained while talking to Refinery 29.
"I didn't start going to Whole Foods just because I now have the salary that I have. So I save really well. And again, I think the boys think it's ludicrous — they're like, Why earn all this money if you're not gonna spend it? You never know what's gonna happen. This career might not be here forever, and I want to spend my money very wisely." he added.
Although he is careful with his cash, France's swanky homes speak for themselves. In March 2020, he purchased a $2.5 million home in Hollywood Hills. As reported by Architectural Digest, the home was built in 1926, with terra-cotta roof tiles with traditional Spanish-style details and modernized features such as an updated white kitchen and movie theater. The home also has a brick patio with a pool and hot tub and an outdoor kitchen area.
France also owns a property in Salt Lake City, which he purchased in 2017 for $800,000. As reported by Architectural Digest, France and his husband, Rob, spent an entire year renovation the 3,000-square-foot home. France's vision was to maintain the integrity of the 1906 home but give it an update. "We took so many photos to make sure that we could redo it the exact same way," he noted.
'Queer Eye' Season 6 premieres on December 31st, 2021, on Netflix.