Joanna Gaines Nabbed Her Cash Through Good Old Fashioned Hard Work, and a Little Luck

Joanna Gaines' net worth is an impressive 10 million dollars, according to insider knowledge. The combined net worth of Joanna along with her husband Chip is 20 million dollars. Pretty impressive for this smart Texas couple who truly have built an empire in addition to a family of five beautiful kids. So how did they get to this celebrity net worth status many of us dream about? Lots of hard work.

Although they could've been college sweethearts since they both went to Baylor University, Chip and Joanna Gaines didn't meet while in school. How they met is actually more interesting. Chip brought his car for service at Joanna's father's auto shop. Her picture was hanging on the wall behind the service counter and Chip couldn't ignore her beautiful face. Soon he saw her doing local TV commercials for her father's Waco, Texas business and Chip Gaines was smitten.

In 2001, fate finally smiled upon Chip and he ran into Joanna in person. He swept her off her feet by blurting out "Hey, you're the girl from the commercials!!" Smooth, Chip. Real smooth.

They got married in May of 2003 and began building their home design and home renovation empire later knows as Magnolia Homes. The Magnolia Market home design store was opened for business. They began flipping houses, renovating, and designing under the name Magnolia Homes in a husband/wife team one stop shop.

They opened Magnolia Realty in 2009 which owns two renovated (of course) homes called Magnolia House and Hillcrest Estate. Live out your Chip and Joanna fantasies by renting out either one these properties for two nights through their business called Magnolia Stay. Magnolia House will cost you $1,400 and Hillcrest will run $2,000.

The giant leap that made them the household names they are today came when HGTV discovered this already successful couple. Their reality TV show called "Fixer Upper" captured American's homeownership dreams and was a hit from 2013 through 2018. Their HGTV show reportedly paid them $30,000 per episode. The premise of the show was Chip and Joanna would find fixer-upper houses for buyers with a budget of around $200,000 and an additional $30,000 for expert renovations from the reality show celebrity couple.

In addition to running Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Real Estate, their empire includes a line called Hearth & Hand at Target that produces over 300 items that has everything you need to put that Magnolia style in your own home.

In 2019, interior designer Joanna also designed a line of wallpaper, rugs, and pillows for ultra-stylish Anthropologie stores.

Between the two of them, Chip and Joanna have written and released eight books. Chip wrote "No Pain, No Gaines" and "Capital Gaines: The Smart Stuff I Learned by Doing Dumb Stuff". Together, they wrote "The Magnolia Story".

Joanna also wrote two cookbooks - "Magnolia Table Cookbook" and "Magnolia Table, Volume 2", plus the cleverly named "Homebody", which she subtitled "...a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave."

And of course the entire Gaines family is equally as talented. Chip and Joanna are the parents of five children who are credited as co-writers on their two children's books titled "The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be" and "We are the Gardeners".

Oh and let's not forget about their quarterly magazine, The Magnolia Journal.

the magnolia journal

They brought back the storefront of Magnolia Market which was closed for a few years while Chip and Joanna had their children. Originally housed in a building called The Little Shop on Bosque, Magnolia Market reopened at a very cool space called The Silos in 2015 with all sorts of special events and mini markets so you can have that Magnolia feeling and products at home.

In true world domination, The Gaineses are launching their own TV network called Magnolia Network. The Discovery+ channel's DIY Network will be getting a name change to fall under the Magnolia spell by January 2022. This giant step is sure to increase the Joanna Gaines net worth to the next level.

You'll be able to watch the entire library of "Fixer Upper" episodes in addition to a new season!

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