Ty Pennington (Host) Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ty Pennington Bio, Wiki

Ty Pennington born Gary Tygert Burton is an American carpenter,  television host, artist, author, philanthropist, former model, and actor most notable for having been the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The show premiered on ABC in the US until its cancellation in December 2011 and will return with specials and Ty’s Great British Adventure, which premieres on UKTV home in the UK and TV LAND.

While finishing his last semester in college TY commenced his modeling career. Then he hit the trial in big cities like Germany, Canada, Japan, Italy, and Thailand. In 1995, Pennington turned into a set designer for the movie ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ leveraging his hands-on skills and design techniques to build a profession in the entertainment industry. Nevertheless, his career breakthrough came via TLC’s innovative show ‘Trading Spaces’. In 2003, Pennington commenced working on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’. The same year, he was featured in the independent movie ‘The Adventures of Ociee Nash’.

In 2008, TY commenced his show ‘Ty’s Great British Adventure’ and worked with many communities including Portishead, North Somerset (UK), and Portreath, Cornwall (UK). In 2012, he participated in the talk show ‘The Revolution’. After the show got canceled within 7 months, Pennington commenced pursuing other goals.

Pennington owned the firm Furniture Unlimited in the past. He then collaborated with Sears to develop a line of bedding, furniture, bath accessories, and other home décor items.

Pennington authored his first book ‘Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room’ in (2003). On the 15th of May 2007, he came up with the 1st issue of his magazine ‘Ty Pennington at Home’. The following year, he declared his partnership with Marketplace Events. That year, Pennington also was appointed the spokesperson for Abbott Nutrition, representing their baby formula packaging innovation, Similac SimplePac. In September 2011, he was featured on Disney’s ‘Take Two With Phineas and Ferb.’ In 2014, he was appointed the spokesperson for the Chicago-based mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate.

Ty Pennington Age

Pennington is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on the 19th of October 1964. His birth sign is Libra and he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of October every year.

Ty Pennington Height

Pennington stands approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1. 85 m) and weighs around 91 kg.

Ty Pennington Education

For his Education, Ty Pennington learned woodworking early in life and commenced teaching himself about carpentry and home improvement. Upon attending Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, he first enrolled at Kennesaw State University, where he focused on art and history. He paid his way through college by attending night classes and working during the day, first working in landscaping prior to moving into construction. Despite his skills in carpentry, Pennington initially concluded that carpentry wasn’t something he wanted to do professionally, noting his main passions were in becoming an artist, specializing in Graphic Design. On the advice of one of his professors, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta, from where he graduated and earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

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Ty Pennington Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Pennington is a carpenter known for having been the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which premiered on ABC in the US until its cancellation in December 2011 and will return with specials and Ty’s Great British Adventure, which premieres on UKTV home in the UK and TV LAND. Pennington previously was a carpenter on the TLC reality show Trading Spaces. Currently, he manufactures a line of furniture with the Howard Miller firm. Ty also appears in Extreme Renovation: House Edition.

Ty Pennington Net Worth Worth

In Ty’s career as a television host and artist, he has been able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 5 Million.

Ty Pennington Salary

Pennington acquires annual earnings that range between $ 119, 445, and $ 269,675.

Ty Pennington’s Parents and Siblings

Pennington was born and raised by his devoted parents in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is the son of  Yvonne Vickery and his ex-husband, Gary Burton Sr., a musician.   Her mom, Yvonne worked as a school psychologist. She separated from Ty’s father when he and his older brother Wynn were three years old and consumed several years as a single parent before she remarried. Her mom new husband, Mr. Nick Pennington adopted both boys, giving them his surname, Pennington. Ty’s descent is of partial Cherokee.

Ty Pennington Wife

Pennington is married to Kellee Merrell, a Canadian social media manager. The HGTV star proposed to his wife in July 2021, and the two married on 20th November of that same year. Earlier, he was in a relationship with Andrea Bock for 20 years.

Ty Pennington Kids

He and her wife Kellee are yet to have children.

Ty Pennington Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Pennington is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 92.9K Followers around 232K followers on his Facebook page, and 88 K followers on his Instagram account.