'Self-Made Mansions': What is Ashleigh and Trey Lockerbie's net worth? Meet Better Booch Kombucha creators
If you're big on health and clean eating, then you probably know just how good kombucha is for you. For those new to the concept, kombucha is a fermented tea of sorts, that's highly coveted for its many health benefits. Originating from Manchuria, China, the tea also traces its roots to Russia and Eastern Europe. This probiotic drink allegedly helps treat aging, anorexia, arthritis — the list goes on, and it is said to even help cancer patients regain their health, although there's no confirmed study about the same.
While kombucha can be made at home, brewing it without knowledge can do your body harm, rather than good. Luckily, in recent years, several companies have been producing this miracle drink. And, while everything about this sounds too good to be true, there is a catch (of sorts). Unless you're some sort of kombucha connoisseur or someone who really commits to all things healthy, you have to admit, kombucha can taste...odd. Seriously, there's a reason Brittany Broski aka Kombucha Girl went viral.
Sometimes, the drink can just taste nasty. Thankfully, that's where Ashleigh and Trey Lockerbie step in — their homegrown brand 'Better Booch Kombucha' adds a delicious spin to the drink. The couple created the product partially out of need and when they realized there was not only a market but a demand for the same, they found there was a lucrative business opportunity to be explored.
How it all began
Trey and Ashleigh, the founders of 'Better Booch' were traveling musicians, touring through The USA and internationally as well. Life on the road is never easy — let alone trying to eat clean. The couple was on the lookout for healthier options, but with no luck whatsoever. Trey, whose sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, began brewing the drink, due to its potential anti-cancer properties. The couple hit the same roadblock — kombucha was meant for health and wasn't supposed to taste good. Soon, they realized with a bit of tweaking and experimenting, they could change that and create a product that's both healthy and delicious. And just like that, 'Better Booch Kombucha' was born.
Since 2011, their brand has expanded exponentially
Ever since its inception, the brand has only grown in leaps and bounds. It currently has 3,000+ retailers across The USA. Apart from this, the craft kombucha brand raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by Crush Ventures. The brand has never accepted outside funding before, and this now gives them the chance to grow even more. The Lockerbies' net worth is not publicly known, but seeing that their brand shows no sign of slowing down, along with the fact that they've just signed on to a reality show, we can assume that they're cashing in big money.
Seeing that the couple's business is expanding, they're on the lookout for a new home for their family. With a sizeable budget, it all boils down to picking the right home.
Clinton Kelly, the award-winning host of 'Chew' and 'What Not To Wear', may stir some magic in their lives. The summary of Episode 2 of 'Self-Made Mansions', reads: "Clinton helps The Comfy co-inventor Brian Speciale and Better Booch Kombucha creators Ashleigh and Trey Lockerbie find their dream homes; Brian sold $70 million of his sweatshirt blankets, and the Lockerbies sell $6 million of their drink yearly."
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