Tim Gunn is a well-known fashion consultant, actor, author and television personality from America. He is best known for his reality television program Project Runway where he was the on-air mentor to designers. He was the chairperson of fashion design at the Parsons School for Design from 2000 to 2007. He also lent his voice to the character Baileywick for the show Sofia the First by the television channel Disney Junior. Let’s find out more about Tim Gunn’s net worth in 2018.
Tim Gunn Early Life
Timothy MacKenzie Gunn was born in Washington, D.C. on July 29, 1953, to his parents Nancy and George William Gunn. His father was an FBI agent.
He went to the Corcoran College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in sculpture. He was also very good in swimming and won various tournaments throughout the high school.
During his teenage years, he identified himself as gay although he was raised in an intensely homophobic household environment. When Gunn was 17 years of old, he tried to commit suicide by swallowing more than 100 pills.
Until his early 20s, he always denied about his sexual orientation to his family. When he was 29, he finally came out to his sister.
Tim Gunn Career, Awards & Achievement
Tim Gunn started his career working as director of admissions at Corcoran. He was the associate dean at the Parsons from 1989 to 2000 and later he became the chairperson Fashion Design Department.
In 2004, Gunn started working with the American reality television series Project Runway. The show ran for a total of 16 seasons which made Tim Gunn very popular in the US.
In 2007, he came up with another reality show Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, in which Gunn and his co-host offer a makeover to the guests who appeared on the show.
Gunn also hosted another show “Under the Gunn” which aired on television on January 16, 2014. He became the chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc in the year 2007.
In the same year, Tim Gunn released his first book A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style, which was co-written by Kate Moloney. Later, he published four other books from 2010 to 2015.
He also made guest appearances on many television shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’s and How I Met Your Mother where he played the role of Barney’s personal tailor.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Tim Gunn received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host For A Reality Competition. On April 27, 2007, he visited Palm Springs, California. The nearby city of Palm Desert honored Gunn with an official resolution which declares his day of the visit as “Timothy M. Gunn Day”.
The city of Palm Springs also awarded him with a certificate and a plaque in recognition of his career achievements. In 2009, he also received an honorary doctorate from the Corcoran College of Art and Design
Net Worth of Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn has an estimated net worth of more than $17 million. He made this wealth by hosting, producing and acting in many television reality shows. He is also a successful author and has published five books. Gunn also appeared on the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards opening act in which he was seeing styling Jimmy Fallon to look like Bruce Springsteen. He also participated in the documentary film Do I Sound Gay? made by David Thorpe which was about stereotypes of gay men’s speech patterns.
Tim Gunn is considered as one of the most popular and influential people in the fashion industry. He guest-starred on the television show Gossip Girl’s 6th episode in which played himself. Apart from being a successful actor and producer, he also served as a mentor for the teen designers on the television reality show Project Runway: Junior.