Tarek El Moussa is an American businessman who is known for his appearance in the TV show Flip or Flop. He is also a real estate agent who along with his ex-wife owned the real estate agency Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group in California before their divorce. His program Flip or Flop is one of the most viewed reality shows in which Tarek along with Christina buys damaged houses, renovates them and sells for a very good price. Let us have a look at the route to success and the net worth of Tarek El Moussa in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tarek El Moussa was born on August 21, 1981, in Long Beach, Southern California, the United States. Tarek completed his high schooling in Buena Park, California where he spent rest of his child and adulthood. Information regarding the names of the high school and the college he attended is yet to be disclosed by him, but it is said that he got a real estate agent license when he was 21 years old.
Tarek El Moussa married Christina Meursinge Haack in 2009. The couple had their first child Taylor Reese El Moussa born in 2010. In 2013, Tarek was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer and relied on sperm banking to conceive their second child. Christina gave birth to their second child, Brayden James El Moussa in 2015 and after a year of his birth, the couple filed a divorce and officially got divorced in January 2017. The couple shares the custody of their children and continues to work together in the Flip or Flop show even after their divorce.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Tarek, at the age of 21 started his career as a real estate agent initially by flipping houses and mansions. He later met his future wife Christina and the duo collectively managed to finalize many real estate deals in southern California. In 2008, the business incurred them a huge loss, as a result of which they were forced to move to an apartment for a rent of $700 per month from their previous house that demanded $6000 per month.
The duo founded their real estate agency Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group and bounced back from their blow in 2008. In 2011, the couple along with Tarek’s friend recorded a tape that featured them flipping a house from the start to end and sent it to a TV production company.
In 2012, they were signed by HGTV for a weekly program that showcases the couple buying damaged properties, renovating them and selling them. The show aired successfully for six seasons from 2013 to 2017. It was rumored that the show would be stopped as a result of the divorce between Tarek and Christina which was denied by them.
The show is currently having its seventh season aired, and Tarek and Christina still work together on the show. After the divorce, Tarek dissolved his El Moussa Group and renamed it to Tarek and Associates, serving as its sole owner.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having enjoyed a successful career in the field of real estate and as a famous TV personality, he has amassed a very good fortune. His current net worth is $7 million, and the figures are expected to increase in future as the show he hosts gains popularity day after day.
Though the couple is divorced, they still opted to work together for the respect they have on the show that has garnered them such a huge fortune and wealth. This shows that they are wise and mature enough to differentiate work from personal life, which most of us don’t do.