HGTV’s 10 Biggest Stars: How Much Are They Worth?
8. Mike Holmes
Estimated Net Worth: $25 million. Mike Holmes holds the proud title of being the richest star on this list! He began working in construction when he was only 6-years-old, started his first contracting company at 19 and then a renovation company when he was 21. Holmes is the founder of Holmes Foundation and is the author of two books, Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and Home Renovation — a national bestseller. He was given his own series, Holmes on Homes, in 2001. The show started out on HGTC and now airs in the U.S. on HGTC, the DIY Network and of course, HGTV. The show was so successful it spawned a series of spin-off shows like Holmes in New Orleans, Holmes Inspection, Best of Holmes on Homes, Holmes Makes It Right and sits as a judge on the panels of the Handyman Challenge franchise. Mike has since moved onto hosting Holmes Inspection where he fixes homes with repairs inspectors missed. On a roll, Holmes paired up with Fox in 2015 to release an eight-episode show called Home Free hosted by Holmes. This handyman turned television personality is currently worth a whopping $25 million!
7. Christina El Moussa
Estimated Net Worth: $4 million. Christina El Moussa is an American television personality from California. She’s best known for appearing alongside her husband, Tarek El Moussa as a host on the reality series, Flip or Flop. She started her career working in the real estate business where she met her husband and they both started selling real estate when the market crashed in 2008. Tarek and Christina partnered up with Pete De Best and bought their first investment property for $115,000. After making a project of $34,000 on their first flip, they decided to use the profits to continue flipping houses and expand their real estate business. Their knack for flipping houses earned them their own reality show and Christina’s even appeared as a guest judge on the popular HGTV series Brother vs. Brother! Today the crafty couple owns a real-estate agency called The El Moussa Group in Orange County, California and are estimated to be worth $4 million.