Gary Tygert Burton as was born on 19th October 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia. As Ty Pennington, he is a carpenter who then became famous thanks to the TLC reality show “Trading Spaces”. He also works as a television host, now being a popular TV star.
So just how rich is Ty Pennington? Sources estimate Ty`s net worth at $10 million. The carpenter owes his well-being to both his furniture businesses and his television career. The media has estimated Ty Pennington`s salary from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to $75,000 per episode. He adds money to his net worth from a line of furniture manufactured by the Howard Miller Company, other television shows and appearances, endorsement deals, and from sales of his book and magazines.
Ty Pennington Net Worth $10 Million
Ty Pennington has a bachelor’s degree from Atlanta College of Art. He studied graphics design and he achieved his carpenter skills by himself. While he was a student, Ty also worked as a model, where he had the chance to travel and meet important people in the entertainment industry. As a model, he worked with important brands like Coca Cola, Levi’s, Bayer, and Macy’s, and travelled across Europe, Asia and North America. This was the start of his net worth.
After participating in the television show “Trading Spaces”, Ty became the host of the ABC`s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, aired until 2012. He hosted “Growing America: A Journey to Success” and produced several television movies, including “Great Big American Auction”, “Ty’s Great British Adventure” and “Ty’s Great British Adventure 2011. Fans could also see him in numerous television shows and series, including “Makeover Manor”, “The Revolution”, and “Inside the Box with Ty Pennington”. He was an important part in the TNT’s show “On the Menu”. In 2015, he started a new project, being a host in the show “American Diner Revival”. His net worth was rising steadily.
As a writer, Ty Pennington launched his first home improvement editorial project in 2003, as a do-it-yourself guide called “Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room”. In 2007, he released the first number of the magazine “Ty Pennington at Home”, which includes a series of advice and techniques described by Ty Pennington for do-it-yourself projects, decorations, home improvement and furniture. His second book, “Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories” was published in 2008. All these projects contributed to his rising net worth.
Ty Pennington also owned the company Furniture Unlimited, and gave his name to a line of products designed and manufactured by Sears. The Ty Pennington Style line is a part of the Sears American Dream Campaign and includes special designs for furniture, bedding, bath accessories, and a full range of home decorations. He also collaborates with Lumber Liquidators for a line of hardwood flooring. His net worth was increasing.
A part of Ty Pennington`s net worth comes from endorsement deals. In 2008, he became the spokesperson for Abbott Nutrition. He promoted the baby formula Similac Simple Pac and participated in the campaigns for Similac Custom Nursery Design Contest and for Ty’s Nursery Guide.
Ty Pennington was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 17. He is involved in several charity projects, mostly dedicated to helping children with disabilities. The television star lives in a house built by himself, with his partner of over 12 years, Andrea Bock. His home, placed in Flagler County’s The Hammock, was built using the latest technologies, which include energy saving LED lights and a boat dock with a solar lift. The house has six bedrooms, two electronic fireplaces, five bathrooms, and a pool.
Ty Pennington was arrested early May 5 2007 for driving with a blood-alcohol level above the 0.08 per cent limit and driving under the influence of alcohol. A judge placed Pennington on three years' probation, restricted his driving privileges for 90 days and ordered him to participate in a 90-day alcohol program and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meeting. Ty pleaded no contest Friday in a misdemeanor drunken driving case.
Appeared on the cover of Sassy Magazine with his then-girlfriend, fellow model "K. Ring" way back in the 90s.
Enjoys playing soccer.
Had emergency surgery for acute appendicitis on Jan. 15, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia, but continued to work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003) from his hospital bed, via phone and email.
One of People Magazine's "Top 50 Bachelors" (2002)
I was the kid who was drawing on tables or removing the legs of furniture. When I was handed a hammer, my first project was building a three-story tree house. My dad was a musician; I didn't get it from him. I'm self-taught. My first job in construction paid my way through art school. I was building to pay my bills.
[Who has won two Emmies for Outstanding Reality Program and two People's Choice Awards]: Yes, I get swarmed. It depends on the town but it is nice to be loved. They watch Extreme Makeover and I'm an okay human being. It's about the joy of doing things for others. The show is about family, about America and about these random acts of kindness that can restore your faith in people. We're a life-improvement as opposed to a home-improvement show. We've been on for six seasons and we're still popular. I think we all want to believe there is hope; that a community will rally behind you. We all know someone who has been through something terrible and you give somebody a second chance. It's a reward for giving back when you see real people with families and kids and you put yourself on hold. It might be the neighbour next door helping you out instead of them locking their door and being frightened. It makes you believe that mankind is a bit better than you thought.
[When he was doing Trading Spaces (2000) at the time]: It was in 2000. I learned to work with next to nothing. We have $20 to build three pieces. I was comedic on camera and was very popular. It was the U.S. version of (the British series) Changing Rooms and I'm the American Handy Andy.
[Speaking on the terrible devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina]: If you lose the sounds coming out of New Orleans, you lose part of the American language. I realize we're just a TV show, but we feel we have a real obligation to let these people know we haven't forgotten about them, that we'll do whatever we can to make things right.
[Of his own disability]: I know what's it's like to grow up with ADHD and how important it is for parents, caregivers and patients, to have access to accurate information. I loved being part of ADHD Experts on Call last year and I am excited about the many people we will impact this year. I hope that by working with all of these great people and sharing how support and treatment has made a difference in my life, I'll help other kids and families understand that there are people out there ready to help them and that it's possible to live a productive life with ADHD."
We had to wait until FEMA and the government said we could come in. I was not prepared for what I saw down there. When you see it firsthand, it looks like Hiroshima. ... We were hoping we could go down and help out where it would affect a lot of people: churches, community centers.
[About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003)] The one thing about our show is some pretty incredible things can happen when people come together and help people in need
[In an E! Interview]: I would strip down naked, and swing from the blinds in my classroom as a child.
[Of his arrest for drunk driving]: I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone.
[on his absolution]: This was my wake-up call. I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused.