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Chip Gaines Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Chip Gaines worth? $18 Million

How did Chip Gaines earn his money and wealth?

Chip Gaines is a television personality as well as a businessman who is based in the United States. He was born on November 14, 1974, in Waco, Texas to Bob and Gayle Gaines. He was raised as a Christian along with his sister Shannon Gaines. Both he and his sister grew up at their grandfather’s ranch in North Texas. He attended Baylor University- Hankamer School of Business and graduated with a major in Business Administration in 1998.

Gaines began his professional career by starting his own business where he invested in properties in the Baylor area. He started his venture along with his wife Joanna and called it “Trinity Properties”. The couple would buy property and construct and design houses for customers according to their requirements. He and his wife have another company called “Magnolia Homes” which is a curated store for home accessories and décor. He also opened “Magnolia Reality” in 2009 which helped clients find their dream homes as well as undervalued homes. They would buy old properties for cheap and revamp and restore them and sell at a profitable price. They worked all over Texas in places like Waco,     Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Gaines has appeared on television with his wife Joana on the reality TV series called “Upper Fixer”. The show was about home design and renovation. The show premiered in May 2013 and was a huge success until its fifth and final season on November 21, 2017.  They also own a restaurant called “Magnolia Table” which they started in 2018.

Joanna and Chip shared a compatibility very early on into their meeting each other during college, both as a couple and professionals. Chip has said about his wife, “It didn’t take very long in our career for her to really evolve into a dominant reality in my business. Next thing you know we are years into this thing and the design part of the equation became noticeably different from our competition.” It was later in 2003 that they started a small business which went on to be a huge success and opened several other doors.

Gains married Joanna on May 31, 2003, after they met at Baylor University. They have five children together. They are known to be homophobic and have been criticized for their association with Antioch Community Church which openly opposes homosexuality and gay marriages. Gaines and his wife Joanna wrote a book together which they titled “The Magnolia Stories”. It became a bestselling book. Gaines has also written “Capital Gaines”.

What are the highest rated television shows of Chip Gaines?

  1. Fixer Upper: A Home Away from Home for the Holidays (2015) 9.2
  2. Fixer Upper: Chip and Jo’s Favorite Houses and Never-Before-Seen Outtakes(2016) 9.1
  3. Fixer Upper: Making New Family Memories in Rural Texas (2016) 9.1
  4. Fixer Upper: A Family Searches a Small Town for the Ultimate Open Space (2015) 8.9
  5. Fixer Upper: A Young Couple Hopes for a House with Old World Charm (2016) 8.9

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