Chip Gaines is is a reality TV star known for HGTV (Home & Garden TV) reality series “Fixer Upper”.
He is known for his hard work and good personality. His estimated net worth is getting close to $9 million.
He was born on November 14, 1974 in Albuquerque in New Mexico, but was raised in Dallas.
His family moved from Albuquerque to Colleyville near Dallas when he was a 3rd-grader. He says that this didn’t strike him as something serious because he was pretty young.
He graduated at Baylor University Hakamer School of Business and started his business in 2003, very soon after he got married to Joanna.
He wanted to be a professional baseball player when he was in elementary school. He found sports interesting and thought he would make a good first-line.
When he got older, he considered joining politics but soon he realized that he preffers manual labor and handmade crafts.
He was a student at college when he flipped his first house and earned money on it.
He and Joanna were good in business together and he got her interested in flipping houses. He looked at the house from a construction point of view and she would take care of the interior, design and colours. They were a perfect duo.
At the beginning of their marriage, they were broke and they were both pressured by their families to start making career plans and decisions. They never gave up on house flipping and decided to make it a serious business, which turned out to be a great idea.
The family finally recognized their passion and helped them along the way. Their first home was also a fixer upper.
In their early years of marriage, Joanna showed an interest in opening her own store but she feared of the consequences. Chip supported her and ultimately it became a success. She has a Vintage decor shop now and Chip says that he is very proud of her.
Joanna has a natural gift for design so their business upgraded to a higher level.
Chip and Joanna started a new show called „Behind the Design“ this year and they are very happy that they can finally show their passion on TV.
Joanna went to the same university as Chip, but he met her years after. Her father owned an autoshop and Chip met her when he visited the shop because he needed a car fix.
He asked her out and the rest is history. Their marriage is very happy and they are get along very well.
He has one sister named Channon.
He and Joanna have four children: two sons, named Drake and Duke, and two daughters, Ella and Emmie. They all live in a very old farmhouse on a large property. Chip stayed modest throughout the years because he thinks it is a big thing that his kids should also value.
Joanna is of German, Lebanese and Korean descent.
Full name: Chip Carter Gaines
Nick name: NA
Date of birth: November 14, 1974
Birth place: Albuquerque, NM
Occupation: TV personality
Education: Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Bob Gaines
Mother name: Gayle Gaines
Brother name: /
Sister name: Shannon Gaines
Marital status: married
Wife: Joanna Gaines
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: Drake, Ella Rose, Duke, Emmie Kay
Pet own: farm of about 40 animals
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye color: Green
Shoe Size: NA
Distinctive Features: green eyes
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $2 million
Interesting Facts about Chip Gaines
Today they live on a farm which is located in Waco. Their kids are also involved in the business although they are still not grown ups. The daughters enjoy helping their mother put small decorations around the houses. The sons are helpful because they enjoy helping dad with bigger work.
Chip wishes to open up his own restaurant in Waco after buying an older building he can redesign. He says that he would name the restaurant something funny and related to renovating the house.
They have worked on over 150 homes throughout the years and they have satisfied customers only, what makes them very proud.
They both graduated from Bailor’s Business University.
Their farm holds over 60 animals: chickens, cows, goats and horses. Chip loves a touch of farm-family life which teaches the children to work hard.
All their business ventures include the word magnolia in it: magnolia market, magnolia realty and magnolia homes.
Chip is good at juggling and Joanna can do a back hand spring without any problems. This is often funny at friend meetings.
They still don’t have a TV in their home so once a week they visit their friends to see their show on the TV.
Chip built their kids a treehouse, but only because they offered to help. He says that he saw how passionate they are and that he is very proud of them.
They also have their own website called Magnolia.
Chip is an author of two books: „Magnolia“ and „Capital Gaines“. His books are very well sold and Chip claims that his wife is a better writer than he is!
Chip has a degree in business administration and Joanna has a degree in broadcast journalism (she had an internship at CBS news in New york), but none of them work in the areas.
Chip is a great multitasker and he has a talent for many jobs: he was flipping houses, doing landscapes all at the same time.
Chip has over two million instaram followers and over 500 000 twitter followers.
Chip Gaines is a famous designer who changes houses from their cores with his wife Joanne.
Their net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.