When “The Renovator” debuts on HGTV this fall, the host will become by far the richest personality on the network. While many of HGTV’s celebrities have sizable bank accounts, estimates give Marcus Lemonis a big edge when it comes to net worth. Here’s a look at his series, its wealth, and how it compares to HGTV’s richest stars…
On October 11, 2022, HGTV ‘The Renovator’ will premiere, hosted by the highly successful businessman and media personality Marcus Lemonis, who will use his gift to dissolve businesses in chaos to restore the clutter he finds in family homes, from the physical environment. approach to personal dynamics. His goal is to leave every family on the show with a renovated, functional home and better personal systems to communicate and thrive together.
HGTV has turned many unknown home experts into stars and has also hired established celebrities to appear on its shows. But if Lemonis’ estimated net worth of $500 million is correct, he still tops the list of the richest hosts on the network.
Here’s how some of HGTV’s richest stars compare…
In 2017, Fast Company reported that “Property Brothers” hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott were the highest paid stars on HGTV, with $75,000 to $150,000 per episode of their shows. With their product lines, endorsements, book deals and appearances added to the mix, Celebrity Net Worth estimated their fortunes at $100 million each in early 2022.
The twins just signed a new three-year deal with HGTV and its parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, but financial terms were not disclosed. However, the chances of them reaching a net worth of $500 million each are low given the most recent estimates for them.
Mike Holmes, Star of “Holmes on Homes,” has been filming home improvement shows in Canada since 2001, with many series to his credit, a family-run renovation company, book deals and his Make It Right branding, which have resulted in an estimated $30 million net worth.
Also from Canada, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler have become renovation stars there and in the US, with an estimated combined net worth of $20 million. It’s not clear if that estimate was determined before the Baeumlers bought and renovated a resort in the Bahamas, which was featured on HGTV’s “Renovation Island,” just before the pandemic hit and money problems became a major concern for the couple on the show.
Former “Flip or Flop” host Tarek El Moussa was recently estimated by Celebrity Net Worth at a net worth of $15 million. However, he is making heavy use of the fame he has gained on HGTV to build his wealth, and has recently launched real estate investment firm TEM Capital. He also has two new two new HGTV shows – “Flipping 101” and “The Flipping El Moussas”, which will premiere in 2023 with his second wife, real estate agent Heather Rae El Moussa, who also appears on Netflix’s “Selling Sunset”.
Meanwhile, El Moussa’s first wife, Christina Hall, is expanding its own wealth portfolio with two HGTV shows of its own, “Christina in the Country” and “Christina on the Coast.” She also endorses multiple brands including Mattress Firm, CLICS hair coloring and Jacuzzi. Online estimates of her net worth range from $10 million to $25 million.
One of the first people to find stardom in the home improvement television genre in the early 2000s was: Ty Pennington, as a carpenter on TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and then as the energetic host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” where he eventually made $75,000 per episode.
Pennington incorporated that fame into book deals, product recommendations, and additional series, including hosting competitions such as “Ty Breakers” and “Rock the Block” on HGTV. Online estimates put Pennington’s net worth at $12 million, but that doesn’t include earnings from his real estate development company Pennington Properties, which opened recently renovated apartments in Atlanta’s The Otis Building in June.
Most recent estimates for Erin and Ben Napier, who rose to fame with HGTV’s hit show “Home Town” and its various spin-offs, suggest the pair have a net worth of $5 million. But there’s a good chance the numbers are on the rise as new seasons of “Home Town” and “Home Town Takeover” are in the works, Erin’s first children’s book just became a New York Times bestseller, and the pair opened Scotsman Manufacturing in 2022, which will hire 85 workers in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, to manufacture the products they sell — from cast iron skillets to butcher blocks.
And what do you think Chip and Joanna Gaines? The home renovation superstars left HGTV in 2018, but even if they were still on the network, Lemonis’s wealth would probably still overshadow theirs. 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.
However, the Gaines have the ability to make much more; in 2021, they teamed up with HGTV’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, to launch their Magnolia Network as a joint venture, meaning they own a significant percentage of the network and can earn a pretty penny as viewership and advertising dollars grow.
HGTV has hired several established celebrities in recent years to star in home renovation shows, as they do with Marcus Lemonis. But even those stars haven’t made as much as his estimated net worth of $500 million.
In the summer of 2022, actress Melissa McCarthy host of “The Great Giveback” with her cousin Jenna Perusich. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that McCarthy has a net worth of $90 million thanks to her film and TV roles, the production company she owns with husband Ben Falcone, and her clothing line called Seven7. It is not yet known whether “The Great Giveback” will get a second season.
Another celebrity host, rapper and producer little Jon, just had his show – “Lil’ Jon Wants To Do What?” – picked up for a second season. His estimated net worth is $30 million not only through his musical endeavors, but also from owning a wine company, producing an energy drink called Crunk, lending his name to a line of Oakley sunglasses, and doing high- end house design for customers .
Jonathan Ridder was already a star when he landed his hit HGTV show, “Farmhouse Fixer.” The New Kids on the Block member amassed most of his fortune – estimated at $14 million – in the boy band, which still tours regularly. But since the height of NKOTB’s fame, he’s turned to another passion: renovating New England barns and ranches, which is the focus of his show.
Singer and choreographer Todrick Hall will soon have its own HGTV show, when “Battle of the Bling” premieres in late 2022. Celebrity Net Worth estimates his net worth at $4 million based on his early success — after appearing on “American Idol” in 2009 — on Broadway, in viral music videos and choreographing for stars like Taylor Swift. But the estimate may not include recent successes, including his 2022 concert tour. After being sued for unpaid rent for the LA mansion where he lived, he bought the house in June for $6.1 million.