Tygert Burton Pennington is popularly known as Ty Pennington who is a famous television host, artist, and a carpenter. He is mostly known for his impeccable hosting in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Keep reading to know more about Ty Pennington’s net worth in 2018.
Ty Pennington Early Life
He was born in Atlanta Georgia. His mother was Yvonne Burton; a school psychologist. Tygert had a younger brother too. His mother separated from his father and remarried, and they were adopted by her new husband, he gave them the name Pennington.
He went to Spray Berry High School in Marietta, Georgia. He was interested in wood workings, he taught himself carpentry. His neighbors called him a jack of all trades. He showed an interest in home improvement at a very tender age; he made a three-story tree house.
He did a diploma in commercial art from The Art Institute of Atlanta. Later he completed Bachelor’s degree in graphics from Atlanta College of art. He took carpentry jobs to pay for college.
Ty Pennington Career:
When in college some modeling scouts approached him, soon began his career in that field. He appeared on television in advertisements of Diet coke, sprite, Macy’s and Levi’s. His work gave him the opportunity to travel all over the globe. His innovative, successful show Trading Spaces in TLC, was, however, his professional breakthrough, though he worked as set designer for the famous film Leaving Las Vegas.
Later in the film The Adventures of Ociee Nash, he played the role of Wilbur Wright. He showed himself in a music video called “I’m gone.” In the year 2003, Pennington’s career touched its peak. ABC planned a show which was supposed to transform the houses of people. The show ran for nine seasons. It ended in 2011. This show under Ty’s hosting proved to be a huge hit one. The sponsor of the show gave him an endorsement deal.
He appeared on another TV show called Ty’s Great British Adventure. In 2003 he published a book on home improvement, Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to transform any room. In 2007 he released a magazine, Ty Pennington At Home. Another book came in September 2008, Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories.
Awards & achievements:
He was nominated for some teen’s choice awards and some critic’s choice awards. He received two Emmy Awards and Two people’s choice awards for his show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Net worth of Ty Pennington:
This host cum carpenter has a net worth of $10 million. His famous television show on ABC, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is the source from where he accumulated most of his net worth. He charged $75,000 per episode.
Though he hosted another show aired in UKTV called the Great British Adventure, the chunk of his net worth came from the previous one. He was the owner of the company furniture unlimited.
Ty Pennington is not married yet. Though he is staying with his girlfriend Andrea Block for more than 13 years, they are not in hurry. Andrea is acting as his manager also.