Net Worth Watch: These HGTV Stars Are Building Their Fortunes

HGTV, which stands for Home & Garden Television, is an American TV channel that airs shows focusing on home improvement and real estate. The channel does incredibly well with its devoted audience, and in 2016, it overtook CNN as the third-most watched cable channel in the United States. Fans tune in not just to learn about home improvement but also to keep up with their favorite HGTV stars. Take a look to see just who these individuals are, and exactly how much they’re worth!

Christina Anstead – $4 Million

Christina
HGTV
HGTV

Christina Anstead, formerly known as Christina El Moussa, is an American real estate investor and television personality famous for her work on HGTV. Although she went through a rather public and messy divorce, she is a co-star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop alongside her now-ex-husband Tarek El Moussa.

She also has her own show on the network titled Christina on the Coast. In July 2020, she announced that she will be partnering with Spectra Furniture to create a new line called Christina Home Designs that will be revealed in October 2020.

David Bromstad – $2 Million

Bromstad
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HGTV

A designer and television personality, in 2006, David Bromstad became the winner of the debut season of HGTV Design Star. Currently, he is the host of his own show Color Splash with David Bromstad, which debuted on HGTV in 2007 as well as Color Splash Miami, which debuted on the same network in 2010.

On top of these shows, he also hosts HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home, in which he aids lottery winners in finding their ideal real estate property.

Nicole Curtis – $5 Million

Production crew photographer Christina Hilbig taped Nicole Curtis
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Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A licensed real estate agent as well as an interior designer, Nicole Curtis is the star of the hit show Rehab Addict, which began running on primetime beginning in January 2014 during the show’s first season.

She has rehabbed many homes in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and Detroit, as well as other locations in the midwest. She typically focuses on pre-World War II homes, with her goal being to “restore old homes to their former glory.”

Chip And Joanna Gaines – $16 Million

Chip Joanna
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Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Prior to marrying his wife Joanna, Chip Gaines was the owner of his own laundry, landscaping, and house rental business. After the two became married, they became the stars of Fixer Upper, with Joanna Gaines worth an estimated $8 million and her husband the same.

The show’s pilot aired in 2013, with the first full season airing a year later. The couple is famous for popularizing “farmhouse chic” interior designs and they’re also credited with increasing tourism in Waco, Texas, where the show is filmed.

Jonathan And Drew Scott – $20 Million

Scott Brothers
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Jason Mendez/Getty Images

The stars of HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott have a hefty combined bank account due to various business ventures, including their company Scott Brothers Entertainment as well as their work for HGTV.

Although they are mostly known for their work on Property Brothers, throughout their careers, they have also had several successful spinoff series including Buying and Selling, Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers: At Home, and Property Brothers: Forever. In addition, they also have legitimate acting credits in shows such as Smallville and The X-Files.

Jillian Harris – $2 Million

Jillian
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Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams & Lowe’s

Jillian Harris is a Canadian television personality as well as a skilled interior designer. On top of her appearances on the reality television shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Love It or List It Vancouver, she is also known for her shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, and even The Bachelorette Canada.

On Love It or List It Vancouver, Harris is the show’s designer. She competes against real estate agent Todd Talbot by redesigning homes in hopes the owner will decide to stay rather than sell it.

Hilary Farr – $8 Million

Hilary
HGTV
HGTV

Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian designer former actress, businesswoman, and television host. As well as her previous time in entertainment, Farr is also known as the host of the HGTV and W Network television series Love It or List It alongside David Visentin.

She is also the president of Hilary Farr’s Designs, which she established in Toronto as well in New York City. Furthermore, in 2017, Farr co-founded Rules of Renovation, a real estate investment seminar series held all over North America.

Mike Holmes – $30 Million

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George Pimentel/WireImage

A Canadian builder/contractor, investor, businessman, and television host, Mike Holmes is a Jack of all trades. His first television show was Holmes on Homes in which he helps homeowners with their house renovations that went incredibly wrong.

During the process, he would typically discover other issues with the house including mold, asbestos, structural damage, and many other things. Given the show’s success, he has also been featured in several other popular series with the most recent being Holmes and Holmes.

Egypt Sherrod – $2 Million

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Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET

Egypt Sherrod is an American television and radio personality on top of being a real estate broker. While she is successful in her own right, she is best known as being the host of HGTV’s Flipping Virgins as well as the long-running show Property Virgins.

In 2008, she founded The Egypt Cares Family Foundation, a non-profit that dedicates itself to financial empowerment and awareness, and is also the CEO of the Atlanta-based Egypt Sherrod Real Estate Group.

Lara Spencer – $9 Million

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Raymond Hall/GC Images

Lara Christine Von Seelen, known professionally as Lara Spencer, is an American television personality. Best known as the co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, she is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News, and at one point was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider.

Furthermore, was also a frequent contributor to CBS’s The Early Show. As well as hosting a number of other television shows in the past, she also hosts the HGTV series Flea Market Flip.

Bryan Baeumler – $15 Million

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HGTV

After learning the business from his father, at the age of 14, Bryan Baeumler became a handyman, performing odd jobs for his neighbors. Subsequently working as a manual laborer, Baeumler founded the company Baeumler Quality Construction and Renovations Inc., in which he is the president of CEO.

He also founded the production company Bryland Entertainment before eventually becoming the Canadian television host on several HGTV/HGTV Canada shows such as Disaster DIY, Disaster DIY: Cottage Edition, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, and others.

Genevieve Gorder – $5 Million

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Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market

Genevieve Gorder is an American television host and interior designer. Most recently, she has been the host of Bravo’s Best Room Wins. She’s also the former host of Stay Here on Netflix.

Previously, she also worked on Genevieve’s Renovation, White House Christmas, and Dear Genevieve on HGTV. Furthermore, she was also one of the three judges on the design panel of HGTV Design Star, appearing in 25 episodes between the years 2009 and 2012.

Candice Olson – $10 Million

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Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tidy Cats

A Canadian designer, Candice Olson is the host of the Toronto-based home-makeover shows Candice Tells All and Divine Design, which aired on the W Network in Canada and HGTV in the United States.

She is also an author, and in 2006, wrote her first book titled Candice Olson on Design: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Home. In the book, she shares her design secrets and tips on how to complete successful home makeovers. Her second book, Candice Olson: Kitchen & Bathrooms was published in 2011.

Scott McGillivray – $4 Million

Scott McGillivray
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Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Scott McGillivray is a Canadian television host, investor, entrepreneur, author, and educator. Currently, he is the host and executive producer of the television series Income Property, a home renovation show that is aired on HGTV Canada, the DIY Network in Canada, as well as the HGTV and DIY Network in the United States.

His other work with HGTV includes being a judge on All American Handyman with Mike Holmes and Canada’s Handyman Challenge alongside Mike Holmes, Bryan Baeumler, and Paul Lafrance.

Jennie Garth – $5 Million

Jennie
HGTV
HGTV

An American actress, Jennie Garth is best known for starring as Kelly Taylor in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise between 1990 and 2000. She also acted in the sitcom What I Like About You as Val Tyler from 2002 to 2006 and had her own reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country on CMT.

More recently, she now hosts The Jennie Garth Project on HGTV, which follows Garth as a single mother, renovating a ’70s ranch home along with the help of a contractor and the opinions of her three daughters.

Ben And Erin Napier – $5 Million

Erin and Ben Napier, the stars of HGTV's
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Meggan Haller for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Ben and Erin Napier are a married couple that star in HGTV’s Home Town, where the two refurbish homes in their small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Ben is a woodworker and entrepreneur with a degree in history, as well as the founder of Scotsman Co. and co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co.

His wife, on the other hand, is a designer and entrepreneur with a fine arts degree. She that started her career in graphic design before founding her own company, Lucky Luce, and is also a co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co.

Carter Oosterhouse – $2 Million

 TV personality Carter Oosterhouse
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David Livingston/Getty Images

Carter Oosterhouse is an American model and television personality. Although he first received recognition as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces, he went on to host several other home improvement shows as well as how-to television series.

In 2008, he was the host of the HGTV shows Carter Can, Red Hot & Green, and Million Dollar Rooms. Since then, he hasn’t slowed down and began hosting the ABC reality show The Great Christmas Light Fight along with Taniya Nayak.

Sabrina Soto – $2 Million

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Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Target

Sabrina Soto is a television host and businesswoman with a knack for design and home decor, which she learned from her mother and grandfather. Soto made a name for herself on several HGTV renovations shows which include the High Low Project which debuted in 2012 along with Bang For Your Buck.

More recently, she has also appeared in the 10th season of the recently renewed television show on TLC, Trading Spaces. She has also appeared as a guest on other shows to demonstrate her expertise in design.

David Visentin – $3 Million

David
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Raymond Hall/GC Images

David Visentin began his career working as an agent for Country Living Realty in Ontario alongside his brother Nick. After working there for 16 years, Visentin auditioned to be the co-host of HGTV’s Love it or List It, eventually being signed on as one of the hosts with Hilary Farr as his competitor.

His job in the series was to try and convince the homeowners to leave or “list” their homes, while Farr attempted to renovate their house in order for them to keep it.

Vern Yip – $8 Million

Vern Yip
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Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery

Born in Hong Kong, Vern Yip is an American interior designer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC’s Trading Spaces and was known for his use of silks, candles, and flowers in the rooms that he was involved in designing.

On top of that, he is also one of the panel judges on HGTV’s Design Star and hosted four seasons of the network’s program Deserving Design. Also with HGTV, Yip hosted the special Urban Oasis in which he designed a Chicago loft.