Famous American automobile designer and entrepreneur, Chip Foose is most renowned for appearing in reality television series ‘Overhaulin’’. Continue reading to find the net worth of Chip Foose as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Chip Foose was born on 13th October in the year 1963 in Santa Barbara, California, the US. His father, Sam Foose worked for Project Design Company, and Sam was interested in cars. His mother, Terry Foose was a housewife. Chip nurtured his interest in cars since his early childhood.
Chip learned how to draw from his father. Initially, Chip copied his father’s designs and was later motivated to draw his own designs. Chip attended the Art College of Design but then quit due to financial reasons. Chip took a job and began working. However, because of his girlfriend Lynn’s insistence, Chip managed to finish college.
Chip Foose married his long-time girlfriend, Lynn. She is his supporter and advisor. They have two children named Brock and Katie.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After graduating with honors from college, Chip Foose began working for two designing Companies. Same time, Chip worked on two jobs. One was the full-time job at Sterenberger Designs. Another was the part-time job for Boyd Coddington. Eventually, Chip resigned from Sterenberger Designs to join J Mays at Ford. Chip continued working for Boyd Coddington that convinced him to remain.
Later, after working full-time, Chip Foose became the President of Boyd Coddington’s Company called ‘Hot Rods by Boyd’. Chip Foose worked at Hot Rods by Boyd for a long time. However, in 1998 when the Company faced bankruptcy; Chip Foose stepped down from his position. After that, Chip and his family relocated to Huntington Beach, California. He began his own start-up business in the automotive and design Company named ‘Foose Designs.’
In 2003, Chip became popular after TLC’s documentary on his modified car Speedbird from 2002 Ford Thunderbird. Since 2004, Chip Foose began his TLC reality show ‘Overhaulin’’ until 2008. The show ran for over five seasons showing how to restore over 80 vehicles. The same show returned in 2012 on Velocity.
Chip Foose worked for the movie industry too. Chip helped the Pixar Studios in creating schemes and other graphic designs for movies like ‘Cars’ and ‘Cars 2’. Also, Chips Foose appeared as a judge on the reality television series, ‘Ultimate Car Build-Off.’
Chip Foose was the youngest individual Hot Rod Hall of Fame Inductee (1997); the Darryl Starbird Rod and the Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame (2002); Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame (2003); Detroit Autorama ‘Circle of Champions’ and the Hall of Fame (2012); San Francisco Rod and Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame (2005), Diecast Hall of Fame Inductee (2009), Best Hot Rod at the Bilsport Performance Show (2011), Best Custom Car – 1954 Chevrolet “Cool Air” NACE Expo (2014) and others.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Chip Foose is $21 million. Most of his wealth comes from his business in automotive design and manufacture. Chip Foose earns salaried income from appearing on various television series and reality shows. His reality television TLC’s series Overhaulin’ (2004-2008) helped him gain fortune and fame. Since 2012, the same show has returned to Velocity. Chip earned from appearing as the judge for ‘Ultimate Car Build-Off.’ In the movie industry, Chip earned for creating and designing for ‘Cars’ and ‘Cars 2’.
Chip Foose’s younger sister died of Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria syndrome. Chip Foose serves as Vice Chairman of the Progeria Research Foundation, California Chapter. Also, he donates to several charities for helping orphans, organizations like Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp. Chip Foose was honored as the grand marshal of SEMA’s Show N’ Shine public car show for children’s charities.