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Tarek El Moussa

Tarek El Moussa is an American real estate investor, businessman, and television personality. Tarek El Moussa is famous as one of the two hosts of the HGTV reality TV series ‘Flip or Flop’ alongside his ex-wife Christina El Moussa.

Early Life

Tarek El Moussa came to this world on August 21, 1981. He originally hails from Long Beach, California, USA. Tarek was born to American parents but their names are unknown. However, he was born to a Moroccan father. He is 42 years old and his sun sign is Leo. The information related to his educational background is missing.

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Caption: Tarek El Moussa and his mother’s picture. Source: Instagram


Tarek is a real estate agent turned investor, reality TV show host, and Millionaire. Also, he is a savvy businessman and knows how to utilize the varying moods of the market to his benefit. He is the star of the HGTV hit series ‘Flip or Flop,’. Now, the series is in its seventh season. Moreover, he achieved his real estate license when he was 21 years old. And, he quickly made a name for himself in Orange County, California.

Tarek and his wife Christina El Moussa, who is also a real estate shark, are the hosts of the HGTV reality TV series ‘Flip or Flop’. There, they are usually involved in finding and renovating homes, and then flipping them for profit. Also, they run the agency ‘Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group’.

Tarek was a real estate agent before the crash in 2008. Then, he and his wife started flipping homes, mostly located in Orange County, California. In the year 2011, they recorded an audition tape of them flipping a house from start to finish. And, the audition tape was sent to HGTV. Then, the people from HGTV were interested in talking to the couple. In the following year, in 2012, HGTV signed the couple on a weekly program to demonstrate their work.

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Caption: Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Source: House Beautiful

More about his career

The two hosted “Flip and Flop”, the show that showed the process of buying the distressed property, renovating them, and then selling them again for a much higher profit. Therefore, the first episode aired on 16th April 2013 and is currently running in the seventh season. Moreover, he also took up hosting duties for an HGTV show like Carol Duvall.

They also run a real estate agency named ‘The El Moussa Group’ in Orange County, California. Therefore, the area has one of the biggest foreclosure rates in the country. Moreover, their first profit was gained by buying an investment house for 115 thousand dollars in Santa Ana and selling it for a profit of thirty-four thousand dollars.

The two and their business partner, Pete De Best split the money and continued to flip houses. However, they have even expanded their real estate investing business into Arizona and Nevada. He also stars in the HGTV series ‘Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa,’ where he draws upon his enormous success from flipping over 300 homes to help novice renovators get in the game.

Brand Endorsements

The famous company Trend Group, which is the parent company of Granite Transformations, has selected Tarek as the brand ambassador. He is now endorsing the brand.

Tarek El Moussa – Net Worth 2024

Because of the nature of his work, his profits and earnings are highly variable, so his exact salary can’t be known for sure. He worked read for his success and has managed to become one of the best agents in the country. However, his estimated net worth as of 2024 is $10 million.

Personal Life

Tarek got married to his wife Christina El Moussa in the year 2009. They together have two kids namely, Taylor El Moussa (daughter) and Brayden El Moussa (son). The couple was reported to have regular fights. His deteriorating health also took a toll on the marriage. And, they filed for divorce in 2017 and the divorce was finalized in January 2018. The pair is determined to stay friends for the sake of their two children.

Presently, he is engaged to Heather Rae Young. He proposed to Young and announced the engagement on July 26, 2020. They are often seen together in public places and on many occasions. They are not married yet. However, the two are planning to get married soon. Therefore, they are waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to end and have a proper marriage ceremony.

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Caption: Tarek El Moussa clicking a photo with his kids and Heather. Source: Instagram

Health issues

In the year 2013, Tarek was diagnosed with both thyroid and testicular cancer. And, after a biopsy and ultrasound on June 12, it was found that the lump was cancerous and was to be removed immediately. Tarek had stage 2 thyroid cancer. Moreover, after four hours of surgery, his entire thyroid was removed. Fortunately, the cancer didn’t spread beyond his neck.

Body Measurements

Tareek stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. And, he has a decent weight of around 78 kilos. He has a perfectly maintained athletic body physique measuring 38-32-37 inches (chest-waist-hip). He has a pretty and good-looking face. Additionally, he has a fair complexion with blue eyes and light brown hair.

Tarek El Moussa – Social Media

Tarek El Moussa has gathered over 1 million followers on his ‘@therealtarekelmoussa’ Instagram account. His Facebook page has earned over 795K followers. Similarly, his self-titled YouTube channel has gained over 6.24K subscribers. He has gathered more than 164.9K followers and more than 1.3 million likes on his TikTok account. And his Twitter account has gained over 38.7K followers.