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Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse was born on 19 September 1976, in Traverse City, Michigan USA, to Mary Lopez and Roland Oosterhouse, of Mexican-American and Dutch descent. He is a model and television personality, probably best known as a carpenter in the TLC television series “Trading Spaces”, the HGTV series “Carter Can”, “Red Hot & Green”,”Million Dollar Room” and “Celebrity Motor Homes” and the FYI series “Rowhouse Showdown”.
So just how rich is Carter Oosterhouse? Sources state that Oosterhouse has earned a net worth of over $2 million, as of mid-2016. He has established his wealth through his involvement in the television industry, as well as during his modeling career.
Carter Oosterhouse Net Worth $2 Million
Oosterhouse grew up in Traverse City, the youngest of four siblings. He attended the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School, and later enrolled in Central Michigan University, in Mount Pleasant, MI, graduating with a BA in nutrition and communication.
However, following his two brothers, Oosterhouse learned carpentry from the age of 12, and went on to work as a carpenter during his school days. Upon graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a modeling and acting career. His first L.A. job was aa a production assistant and tape coordinator for the “Project Greenlight” documentary series.
Oosterhouse first gained popularity in 2003, when he joined the cast of the TLC television series “Trading Spaces”, during the show’s fourth season. He also appeared in the spin-offs “Trading Spaces: Family” and “Trading Spaces: Boys V. Girls”, all of which gave Oosterhouse the opportunity to show his extraordinary carpentry skills, and have significantly contributed to his net worth as well. They also led People magazine to choose him as “The Sexiest Man on TV” in their 2003 issue, and he would eventually be named one of the sexiest men on television by TV Guide Channel, Inside TV magazine, and Cosmogirl as well.
Oosterhouse’s next television appearance was in an episode of the CBS show “Sunday Morning” in 2004. The following year he served as a contributor to NBC’s show “Three Wishes”, and his expertise has enabled the young carpenter to be featured on shows such as “The Tony Danza Show”, “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest”, “The Rachael Ray Show”, “The CBS Early Show”, “The View”, “Entertainment Tonight”, etc. He has been a frequent guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as well, and been involved in several home-improvement shows on HGTV network.
In 2007 he became the host of “Carter Can”, which was followed by a behind-the-scenes show called “The Inside Job”. The following year he started hosting another HGTV show, “Red, Hot & Green”, promoting eco-friendly materials for earth-friendly living. As of 2011, he has hosted the HGTV show called “Million Dollar Rooms”, in which he introduces the viewers to extravagant and expensive homes. He has also hosted HGTV’s “Celebrity Motor Homes”, in which he visits the luxurious tour buses, trailers and motor homes of Hollywood stars. The year 2014 saw him hosting the reality TV series “Rowhouse Showdown” on the FYI network, portraying teams who compete in transforming dilapidated homes. His involvement in the television industry has enabled Oosterhouse to establish himself as a famous home-improvement expert, and all have added to his wealth.
Aside from the foregoing, Oosterhouse has also pursued a modeling career, including numerous modeling campaigns for major names such as Nivea, Lincoln and Miller Light. He has been featured in a number of television commercials, including for Bud Light, Gillette’s M3 Power razor and Rooms To Go. He is also the face of the Nautica’s men’s fragrance Voyage, all of which have added to is net worth.
When it comes to his private life, Oosterhouse has been married to actress Amy Smart since 2011.
The couple is devoted to environmental awareness and education, and to various charity causes as well. Oosterhouse has founded a non-profit organization called Carter’s Kids, focused on building and developing community parks and playgrounds in low-income communities to promote health and welfare.