Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Wealthy but Not the Wealthiest Home Improvement Stars

Lynne M. Centeno

Home improvement reality stars usually teach viewers how to save a buck on home renovation, selling, and buying. But most are making some bucks— a lot of serious bucks.

Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines
Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines | Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

For instance, Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper have become a household name for their no-nonsense, family-friendly approach to home transformations. For five years, the couple helped a slew of families create their dream home on a budget using their complementary approach to home building and design.

The couple has amassed a nice fortune in the process, each worth a cool $10 million apiece, according to GoBankingRates. In addition to their series, the couple’s vast company, Magnolia includes real estate, home improvement, and design services. With $20 million in combined wealth, the couple won’t have to worry about money. But they aren’t the wealthiest in the

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What These 25 HGTV Stars Did Before They Were Famous

Lynne M. Centeno

Your favorite HGTV hosts offer everything from homebuying advice to renovation tips. After binge-watching more episodes of their addictive shows than you’ll care to admit, it’s hard to imagine these HGTV stars doing anything but doling out home advice to the masses. But these hosts had to earn a living somehow before they became reality show stalwarts.

See what the stars of these popular HGTV TV shows were doing before they were famous.

Last updated: July 26, 2019

Christina Anstead

Known for: “Flip or Flop” and “Christina on the Coast”

Then: Before “Flip or Flop” debuted in 2013, she was a real estate agent who had recently forayed into the house-flipping business with now-ex-husband Tarek El Moussa.

Now: Beyond filming “Flip or Flop,” the interior design expert is busy with her own HGTV show, “Christina on the Coast,” which premiered in early 2019 and follows Anstead as she expands

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