Tarek el Moussa Net Worth
Tarek el Moussa Net Worth and Salary: Tarek el Moussa is an American real estate agent and reality television personality who has a net worth of $10 million. Tarek el Moussa was born on August 21, 1981 and raised in Long Beach, California. He is of Moroccan and European ancestry. Tarek is an Orange County, California-based real estate agent and house flipper. He is known for his success at buying homes at auction, renovating, and selling them for a profit. He earned his real estate license at 21 and immediately began flipping houses. He met his future wife Christina Haack through the flipping industry. They quickly teamed up with Christina focusing on design and Tarek managing renovations. Business boomed until the economy collapsed in 2008. In the wake of the crash Tarek and Christina famously went from living in a large luxurious house that cost $6000 per month to a tiny apartment that cost $700 per month. They married in 2009 and eventually had two children together.
HGTV and Rise to Fame: As the global economy recovered, so did Tarek and Christina's real estate business. In 2011, on a whim, Tarek asked a friend to film him and Christina flipping a house from start to finish with the goal of editing it into an audition tape. The tape, along with Christina's Instagram page, caught the eye of producers at Pie Town Productions and HGTV. Christina and Tarek signed a deal with HGTV in 2012 and their show "Flip or Flop" premiered in April 2013. The show follows the couple through the often tense process of bidding on a property, renovating it and restoring it so that it is competitive on the market, and then reselling it. Tarek manages the renovation while Christina handles design and keeping them on schedule. Between 2013 and 2017, Christina and Tarek filmed 92 episodes over seven seasons. The couple became extremely popular. In 2013, a registered nurse and fan of the show wrote to the program's production company. She suggested that a doctor examine a lump that was visible on Tarek's neck which she had seen while watching "Flip or Flop". It proved to be cancer. The nurse probably saved Tarek's life by enabling him to seek treatment before it became a major problem. The program followed the couple's business, as well as Tarek's battle with cancer.
How Much Does Tarek el Moussa Make From HGTV? In the early seasons of the show, Christina and Tarek earned a relatively paltry $10,000 per episode total. That worked out to around $130,000 for the season. By season three, their pay per episode was raised to $40,000 total, roughly $600,000 per season.
Divorce from Christina: Unfortunately, in May 2016, Tarek and Christina split up. Their split came soon after an incident where police were called to their home after Tarek fled the home after an argument and was reportedly suicidal. Tarek claimed he was never suicidal and simply went for a hike with a gun to protect himself from wild animals. In January 2017 they filed for divorce. With the divorce, the future of their show and their co-owned real estate agency "The El Moussa Group" was uncertain. Their divorce was finalized in January 2018. They did manage to film an eighth season of Flip or Flop after the divorce.
Christina married English television presenter Ant Anstead in December 2018. Around the time of their marriage they bought a $4.1 million house in Newport Beach, California. Tarek lives two blocks away.
Tarek El Moussa
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