Chip Gaines

Chip Gaines, born November 14, 1974, is an American reality star and entrepreneur. After high school, he enrolled at Baylor University to pursue a marketing degree. Gaines built several businesses in college, including a laundry service for college students, a fireworks stand, and a landscaping business. Before graduating, he bought his first flipped property with the help of his parents. He has now built million-dollar companies in several industries. We’ll help you celebrate Chip Gaines’ special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Chip Carter Gaines

Birth date:

November 14, 1974



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$10 million

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Chip Gaines was born on November 14, 1974, to American parents, Bob Gaines and Gayle Gaines. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Gaines grew up with his sister, Shannon Gaines. They were both raised in Colleyville and went to Grapevine High School. Gaines was an active basketball player. After graduation, he enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business to study marketing.

While in college, Gaines began developing an interest in real estate. After months of research, he finally decided to invest in the industry. With the help of his parents, he bought his first flipped property, where he made a $30,000 profit. He would later start several businesses, including Green and Gold, Wash and Fold, a laundry service for college students; a fireworks stand; and a landscaping company. As soon as he graduated from college, Gaines started dating Joanna. Eventually, the couple got married. Interestingly enough, they both attended the same university but did not know each other at the time. The couple has been blessed with five children: Drake, Ella Rose, Duke, Emmie Kay, and Crew.

Gaines and his wife, Joanna, have worked together to build successful businesses. They have numerous revenue streams from several businesses, including Fixer Upper, Magnolia Network, Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Realty, and Hearth & Hand for Target. They have also invested in multiple retail businesses, restaurant businesses, and rental properties in Texas. Gaines and his wife became household names through their hit HGTV show, “Fixer Upper.” The show increased their social media presence and gave them more opportunities to connect with high-end clients. The couple still gets requests from fans who are looking to find their dream home.

Career timeline

Early 90s
The College Businesses

Gaines starts multiple businesses in college, including a laundry service.

The Wedding and a New Life

Gaines and Joanna meet after college, start dating, get married in March 2003, have five children, and build several successful businesses.

The 2000s
The Business Empire Grows

Gaines and Joanna go on to build several successful businesses that grow their entrepreneurial portfolio.

The HGTV Hit Show

The first full season of the show “Fixer Upper’ premiers and it places the Gaines on an even higher tangent as they become household names.

Why We Love Chip Gaines

  1. He is a man of faith

    Gaines is religious. He claims that his faith plays a huge role in his daily life.

  2. He loves his wife

    Gaines has remained true to his wife for more than 19 years, during which time they have been married. Gaines is devoted to everyone and everything in his life, so much so that not even his wife Joanna is concerned about him ever having an affair.

  3. He has a great head of hair

    Gaines knows how to rock his hair. He recently donated his red locks to St. Jude and was able to raise some cash for children living with cancer.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Gaines has been married for 19 years

    Gaines and Joanna got married in 2003 and have been together ever since.

  2. His family is living in a farmhouse

    The Gaines live in a 100-year-old farmhouse that is on 40 acres of land.

  3. His family has 60 animals

    Gaines and his family have over 60 animals on their farmhouse.

  4. His family doesn’t have a TV

    It all started when Gaines and his wife went to marriage counseling, where they agreed to live a TV-free life for six months, and the family has been living that way ever since.

  5. He knew Joanna was ‘The One’

    After seeing a picture of Joanna from a family picture in her father’s shop, Gaines knew that he met his future wife.

Chip Gaines FAQs

What is Chip Gaines's real name?

His real name is Chip Carter Gaines.

Did Chip Gaines sell his farm?

Yes, he and his wife sold their Fixer Upper farmhouse.

Are Chip and Joanna still married?

Yes, they are.

Chip Gaines’s birthday dates

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