To anyone that has ever owned a house (or has wanted to own a house), chances are you have stumbled upon HGTV… and immediately got sucked in by the DIY personalities. After a couple episodes, you suddenly have the confidence to flip your house, redo your garden, or put crown molding in your bathroom. Over the last couple of years, HGTV has become a ratings phenomenon. With such shows as Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, and Property Brothers, the channel draws in millions of viewers every day, each hoping to learn from the reality TV stars and their best home-improvement suggestions. It’s no surprise then that the hosts would be raking in some serious cash through their salaries and other lucrative promotional deals. Want to know HGTV stars’ net worth? You’ll be amazing at what these folks are making!
Tarek El Moussa – $4 Million
Perhaps one of the most notable HGTV stars, Tarek is the star of the show ‘Flip or Flop.’ And while the show is popular, Tarek is unfortunately known more recently for his divorce with ex-wife Christina, which was very public and very messy. Tarek had a net worth of $4 million while he was married to Christina, and The Huffington Post also noted that the couple’s net worth was $4 million. While his accountant is the only one to know for sure, it would be safe to bet that he is still doing just fine financially after the divorce. Based on what they’ve made together on the show and his profits from his house flipping business, it’s certainly no surprise to see Tarek has made so much over the years—but it wasn’t always like that for the couple. In 2008, after the housing market crash, the then-couple had to move out of their lush house and move into a $700-per-month apartment to stay afloat
Christina El Moussa – $4 Million
Genevieve Gorder – $5 Million
Renowned as one of the greatest interior designers alive, Genevieve can be seen on HGTV’s ‘Design Star,’ ‘Genevieve’s Renovation,’ and ‘Dear Genevieve.’ Genevieve’s elegant taste has been sought-after by many since her television debut, and she has one of the highest net worths on this list. She also judges the network’s program that helps budding interior designers achieve their dream of designing on television programs. For the last five years, Gorder has hosted “White House Christmas” on HGTV. She lives in Manhattan and is famous for not wearing shoes while she’s working.
Josh Temple – $1 Million
Jillian Harris – $3 MillionStarting off as a contestant on ‘The Bachelorette,’ this Canadian TV host is now the frontrunner for the HGTV smash-hit ‘Love It or List It.’ Jillian Harris is a Canadian television personality and interior designer who has a net worth of $3 million. Harris was a designer on the reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from 2010 to 2011. In 2012 she hosted the reality series Canada’s Handyman Challenge. Harris began hosting and starring on the television series Love It or List It Vancouver in 2013. She has also been featured on several other TV series including HGTV Insider, Game of Homes, and Jillian and Justin. In 2016 Harris won a Leo Award for Best Host(s) in an Information or Lifestyle Series for Love It or List It Vancouver.
Carter Oosterhouse – $2 Million
Originally a skilled carpenter in his hometown in Michigan, Carter got hooked up with a sweet gig on the TV show ‘Trading Spaces.’ When not creating hit shows like ‘Red Hot and Green’ and ‘Million Dollar Rooms,’ Carter actually dables in male modeling.
Egypt Sherrod – $2 Million
Starting as a real-estate expert, Egypt ended up hosting the HGTV shows ‘Property Virgins’ and ‘Flipping Virgins.’ Additionally, she hosts a radio program based in Atlanta, GA.
David Bromstad – $2 Million
David is a prime example of the “HGTV hustle.” Originally winning the very first ‘Design Star’ competition in 2006, David was a guest host judge every subsequent year until he eventually became the shows host in 2012. In addition to hosting ‘Design Star,’ David has a large online following on his blog, where he shares his design tips, tricks, and secrets.
Scott McGillivray – $4 Million
Born in Toronto, Scott became a real estate investor after studying marketing management in college. Although he was smart and savvy on the business side, Scott actually liked being more hands-on, so he ended up pursuing carpentry after graduating. Scott is now the star of the HGTV hit ‘Income Property.’