The Renovator will be the network's richest personality by far when it launches this autumn on HGTV. According to estimates, Marcus Lemonis is far ahead of the pack when it comes to net worth.
The Renovator will be hosted by Marcus Lemonis on HGTV.
The Renovator, hosted by uber-successful businessman and media personality Marcus Lemonis, will air on October 11, 2022. His objective is to leave every family on the show with a new, functional home and better personal systems for communicating and prospering.
How Do HGTV Stars' Net Worths Compare to Their New Colleagues?
HGTV has hired many well-known homeowners to perform on its programs, and has hired well-known entertainers to guest on its programs. However, Lemonis' estimated $500 million net worth remains at the top of the network's wealthy hosts.
Here's how a few of HGTV's most well-known actors compare.
Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, were the highest-paid actors on HGTV in 2017, earning $75,000 to $150,000 per episode of their programs, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Their fortune was estimated at $100 million each in early 2022.
The twins just signed a three-year deal with HGTV and its parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, but financial details were not disclosed. Despite their existence, the probability they each have a $500 million net worth is negligible.
Mike Holmes, the star of Holmes on Homes, has been filming home improvement shows in Canada since 2001, including a family-run renovation company, book deals, and his Make It Right brand, all of which have resulted in a net worth of approximately $30 million.
Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, both from Canada, have become renovation stars in the United States, with an estimated combined net worth of $20 million. It's not clear if that figure was made before the Baeumlers purchased and renovated a resort in the Bahamas, featured on HGTV's Renovation Island, just before the epidemic struck and financial concerns became a big concern for the couple on the program.
Tarek El Moussa, a former Flip or Flop host, was recently estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to have a net worth of $15 million, but he is actively investing in his own real estate portfolio, recently launching TEM Capital. He has two new HGTV shows, The Flipping El Moussas, which will premiere in 2023 with his second wife, real estate broker Heather Rae El Moussa, who also appears on Netflix's Selling Sunset.
Christina Hall, El Moussas first wife, is expanding her own wealth portfolio with two HGTV series of her own, Christina in the Country and Christina on the Coast. She endorses several brands, including Mattress Firm, CLICS hair color, and Jacuzzi. Net worth ranges from $10 million to $25 million.
Ty Pennington was one of the first people to find fame in the home improvement television genre in the early 2000s, first as a carpenter on TLC's Trading Spaces, and then as the high-energy host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, where he was eventually making $75,000 per episode.
Pennington benefited from his fame through book deals, product endorsements, and additional series, including hosting competitions like Ty Breakers and Rock the Block on HGTV. That does not include income from his Pennington Properties real estate development company, which just completed renovations of the The Otis Building in Atlanta in June.
Erin and Ben Napier, famous for HGTV's hit show Home Town and its diverse spinoffs, have a net worth of $5 million, according to most recent estimates. But chances are that the number is on the rise, given that Erin's first children's book has just become a New York Times bestseller, and the couple opened Scotsman Manufacturing in 2022, employing 85 employees in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, to produce everything they sell, from cast iron skillets to butcher
Chip and Joanna Gaines are on the rise, but it's unlikely that theirs would still eclipse theirs if they were still on HGTV in 2018. In June, Parade Magazine estimated their combined net worth at $50 million, the result of their success on Fixer Upper, book deals, real estate investments, and more.
The Gaines have the potential to make even more money; in 2021, they joined together with HGTV's parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, to form their Magnolia Network as a joint venture, meaning they own a significant share of the network and are expected to make a substantial sum as its viewership and advertising revenue grows.
Celebrity hosts at HGTV have a lot of wealth too.
Melissa McCarthy has shared a post on her Instagram handle (@melissamccarthy).
In the last few years, HGTV has hired several well-known actors to star in house renovation programs, such as with Marcus Lemonis. Yet even those actors haven't made as much as his estimated $500 million net worth.
Melissa McCarthy hosted The Great Giveback with her cousin Jenna Perusich in the summer of 2022. The actress has a net worth of $90 million thanks to her film and television roles, her husband Ben Falcone's production company, and her clothing brand Seven7.
Lil Jon, a rapper and producer, has just renewed his program Lil Jon Wants To Do What? for a second season. He is well-known for his musical endeavors, as well as his own wine company, making an energy drink called Crunk, lending his name to a line of Oakley sunglasses, and doing high-end home design for customers.
Jonathan Knight was already a household name when he discovered Farmhouse Fixer, a popular HGTV show. The New Kids on the Block member accumulated most of his fortune estimated at $14 million in the boy band that continues to tour regularly. However, since the height of his fame, he has turned to another passion: renovating barns and farmhouses in New England, which is the focus of his program.
When Battle of the Bling premieres in late 2022, singer and choreographer Todrick Hall may soon have his own HGTV show. Depending on his early success, Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth at $4 million, including his 2022 concert tour. After being sued for unpaid rent on the LA property where he lived, he purchased the property for $6.1 million.