Ty Pennington Net Worth, Career, Personal And Early Life

Tygart Burton “Ty” Pennington, shortly recognized as Ty, is a multi-talented personality as he is a carpenter, former model, television host, actor, author, and artist. Ty Pennington gained prominence when he appeared in a reality show named Trading Spaces and done the role of a carpenter. People also came to know more about him when he hosted the very popular reality series by ABC entitled Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for various years from 2003 to 2012. For his appearance in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, he got nominated and worn Primetime Emmy Awards. After his appearance in reality series, he focused on many projects simultaneously and hosted the talk show by ABC named The Revolution, then hosted American Diner Revival by The Food Network, and many more.

Early Life

Ty Pennington was born in 1964 on 19th October in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the second son of Yvonne Burton, a school psychologist. Ty’s mother separated from his father, lived as a single parent, and raised both his sons until she remarried. She then remarried a person who adopted the sons and gave them their surname. Pennington is of Cherokee descent.

Career Beginnings

He completed his studies at Sprayberry High School and then shifted to Kennesaw State University to complete his studies. He graduated in arts and history. Later in University, he developed an interest in graph design and then complete studies in graph design. He joined the Art Institute of Atlanta. To start working, he learned about woodworking at quite a young age and also learned about home improvement skills and carpentry. Pennington worked as a carpenter to pay the fees of his college and worked day and night.

While working as a carpenter, he suddenly thought that carpentry isn’t his professional skills and he must do something professional. Then he figured out his interests and planned to become an artist and then acquired a degree in Graphic Design. He then also started acting in TV series and got the opportunity to appear in TV series entitled Wild Card, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, and Adventures of Ocoee Nash.

He also became a producer later by learning skills. He produced some of the projects named “Ty Pennington’s Great British Adventure”, “Don’t Get Tagged by Human Trafficking”, and “Great Big American Auction”. Ty has also worked as a model for many popular brands like Macy’s, Levi’s, Diet Coke, and more.

Modelling and Design Career

Pennington started a successful modelling career after being approached by a scout during his last semester of college. He collaborated with Swatch, J. Crew, Baye, Sprite, Macy, Diet Coke, Levi, and many other businesses in various modelling and advertising campaigns. As a model, he had the opportunity to travel, visiting places like Japan, Thailand, Italy, Canada, and Germany. Later, Pennington started a career as a set designer.

Television Career

He detected a big break when he was the primary carpenter in “Trading Spaces” in 2000 by promoting in the Learning Channel (TLC). The show became quite popular, and Pennington remained in the role from 2000 to 2003, returning to the show in 2007. In 2003, Pennington also acted in the independent film, “The Adventures of Ociee Nash”, where he played Wilbur Wright. The show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” was originally planned and started to release on social media. After the completion of the ninth season only, the show ended in 2012.

Furthermore, he received many of the films parallelly for some years. Then, he joined the HGTV renovation competition series “Rock the Block” as the host for the show’s second season, which premiered in March of 2021. Later, he became the host of the second season of the HGTV renovation competition programme “Rock the Block,” which debuted in March 2021.

Books and Other Work

Pennington has written and published a few books throughout his career. He wrote the 2003 book “Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room.” He announced a three-year relationship with Marketplace Events, North America’s largest producer of home improvement, gardening, and home décor shows, in July 2008. He started as the spokesperson for Chicago-based residential mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate in 2014.

Personal Life

Ty Pennington is in a relationship with Andrea Bock, and the couple is living together happily. Though their fans and media are eager to know about plans for their marriage, the couple hasn’t disclosed when are they going to marry, and they don’t have children. There are rumors that the couple is dedicated to each other.

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Marriage life of Ty Pennington

In 2021, Ty Pennington and Kellee Merrell were united in marriage. His wife is a Vancouver native and a social media manager. However, Ty Pennington announced in July 2021 that he was getting married to Kellee Merrell, his girlfriend of a year. On November 27, 2021, they exchanged vows in Savannah, Georgia. On May 5, 2007, Pennington was detained for DUI in Los Angeles with a.14% blood alcohol level. He was facing a six-month sentence. He entered a guilty plea and received a three-year probationary period.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of this model and a multi-talented personality is approximately $12 million. For his series named “Extreme makeover: home edition”, he nearly earns $75k for each episode. He has great wealth and earns his salary by doing shows.

Some of the facts about Ty Pennington

Furniture Unlimited was the name of the business he owned. He created it as well. He has a collection of bath, bedding and home furnishings with Sears. Doctors discovered that he had ADHD when he was 17 years old. He advocated for a variety of causes to raise awareness of ADHD. ‘Ty Pennington at Home’ was the name of the magazine he published. He worked along with ‘Marketplace Events’. He was awarded two Primetime Emmys in 2006 and 2005 for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He also made five nominations.

Personal Homes

Ty has bought and renovated many residences for himself in addition to remodelling many homes for others. Ty spent $1.11 million on a house in Venice, California, in 2004. Before putting it up for sale in December 2020 for $2.8 million, he completely renovated it. In June 2021, he accepted $2.495 million.

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