Boyd Coddington was an American automobile designer and TV show host; he had a net worth of $12.5 million. Boyd Coddington built his net worth as the owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop and star of American Hot Rod on TLC. Coddington died in 2008 from complications that were brought on from a recent surgery along with liver and kidney complications, he was a diabetic. He was born in Rupert, Idaho. He got his first car (a 1931 Chevrolet truck) at age 8. Coddington's creations are a seven time winner of the Grand National Roadster Show's "America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR)" award. He was inducted into the inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame in 1997.