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Chip Gaines


Chip Gaines is an eminent businessman involved in the construction and designing of houses. Chip Gaines is also an American television personality and the show’s co-host. He was also featured on HGTV because of his beautifully restored buildings.

Early Life and Childhood

Chip Gaines was born on November 14, 1974, in Waco, Texas, United States. He is 49 years old. He grew up with his parents. His father’s name is Gayle Gaines and his mother’s name is Bob Gaines. There is no information about his siblings and family background. His nationality is American.


Chip joined the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business in 1995 to fulfill his fostering interest. He graduated with a master’s degree in a company, BBA. He graduated from Baylor University in 1998 started his own business and took a step toward his dream.

Professional Life

Chip Gaines started his career with his wife by investing his properties in the business in the Baylor Area. He started his own company and named it “Trinity Properties”. Chip and his wife involved themselves in the construction and building of the client’s houses. Thus, they started working on it, as Chip worked as a co-worker at his wife’s company Magnolia Homes.

Chip along with his wife has co-hosted the show Fixer Upper which was broadcast in the year 2013. However, on 13 March 2018, they announced that it was the last episode of the show as they wanted to focus on their family and children. Since it was one of the most successful shows on HGTV, both fans and the channel HGTV were upset about it.

Furthermore, he again opened a company  “Magnolia Reality” to help clients locate their dream houses and also undervalued properties in 2009. He buys old houses at a low price, renovates them, and makes them worth thousands of dollars. They have also decided to shift their headquarters to Magnolia.

Chip and his wife, Joanna have announced that their new project will be broadcast in 2020 replacing Discovery’s DIY network. Moreover, TIME has said that they will be welcoming cooking, lifestyle, and family.

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Caption: Chip and Joanna Gaines during their show Fixer Upper (Source: Dallas Morning News)


Chip and Joanna’s show Fixer Upper was nominated for awards in Primetime Emmy Awards(2018, 2018), and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards(2018). However, they have not won any awards.

Chip Gaines – Net Worth  2024

Chip and his wife have worked very hard and earned respect and wealth. According to Business Insider, they have a net worth of $18 million. Likewise, he along with his wife Joanna charges $30k in Fixer Upper and $15k per hour for their speaking fee.

Relationship Status

Self-made man Chip Gaines married  Joanna Gaines on March 31, 2003. Even though Chip and Joanna attended the same university, they had never met before. They met at Joanna’s father’s automobile shop. The couple has five children as a sign of their marriage. Chip and Joanna have three sons (Drake Gaines, Duke Gaines, and Crew Gaines) and two daughters (Ella Rose Gaines and Emmie Kay Gaines). The youngest son Crew Gaines was born on June 23, 2018.

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Caption: Chip with his wife Joanne Gaines and five children, Source: Answerafrica


There was a rumor that Chip Gaines and Joanna were ending their marriage. However, the news is not sure. It is said that the main reason for their fight was when Chip went to Mexico for the Spanish immersion program for three months, Joanna did not maturely handle the business.

Moreover, there was also a rumor about Chip being Homophobic i.e. he is against homosexual people and same-sex marriage.

Chip Gaines – Body Measurements

Chip Gaines is 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is 77kg. Moreover, he has blond hair and hazel eyes.

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Caption: Chip and Joanna on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (Source: People)

Social Media

Chip Gaines is active on social sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has 4.9 million followers on Instagram and 10.4 million followers on Twitter.