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Carson Kressley Net Worth: How Rich is the TV Host Actually?



Carson Kressley Net Worth

Carson Kressley is an American TV show host and fashion expert. He is best recognized for his appearance in Bravo’s reality series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. Kressley is also known for being the motivational host of the TV show “How to Look, Good Naked”. As of 2022, Carson Kressley net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.

Full Name Carson Lee Kressley
Date of Birth/ Age November 11, 1969/ 52 years old
Place of Birth Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation TV Host, designer, Actor
Relationship Esera Tuaolo (Ex)
Net Worth $8 million

Early life

Carson Kressley was born on November 11, 1969, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He used to compete in equestrian events from a young age as his family was involved in the ponies raising business. He was on a team of the U. S. World Cup Saddle Seat in 1999, who lifted a world championship title in 2009. 

Kressley studied at Northwestern Lehigh High School. He graduated from high school in 1987, and then attended Gettysburg College. He received a bachelor’s degree from the college in 1991.

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Carson took his first step in the TV industry in 1994, where he served as an independent stylist for the fashion designer, Ralph Lauren. He served for Lauren until 2002 and during his time with him, he gained work experience working in several corporate advertising and menswear brands. He was introduced as the fashion savant first time in 2003 on Bravo’s reality show “Queer Eye”. 

Kressley has made frequent appearances on the morning TV program “Good Morning America”. Carson featured as a judge in the beauty pageant, Miss Universe in 2005. Following that in 2006, he became a part of the Miss Universe pageant again as a commentator. Kressley received early notice after he started hosting the new Lifetime makeover show “How to Look Good Naked”, which premiered on January 4, 2008. 

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The TV show unexpectedly received massive views and drew record numbers for Lifetime. In fact, the debut episode of the show was recorded as the highest-rated premiere of Lifetime in three demographics; adults 18-49, adults 18-34, and women 18-34. Following that, he made an appearance as the Master of Ceremonies on the annual music event, True Colors Tour 2008.

Carson came up with the new show called “Carson Nation” on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. That same year, he appeared as one of the contestants on the thirteen seasons of Dancing with the Stars. He was one of the fan-favorite of the show, where he was eliminated in week five. Then, in August 2016, he appeared in the reality show titled “Celebrity Family Feud” along with his family members.

Kressley has also made an appearance on other reality series. In January 2017, he was featured as a contestant on the final installment of the reality game show “The New Celebrity Apprentice”. Following that, he appeared in other reality series such as “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”, “Worst Cooks in America”, and “The Chase”. In February 2022, he made an entry as a HouseGuest in the 3rd season of Celebrity Big Brother.

Personal Life

Carson Kressley has openly confirmed that he is gay. He was in a relationship with NFL player, Esera Tuaolo since 2016. Carson has now parted ways with Tuaolo and is currently living a single life. His true sexuality was revealed after he confirmed that he is sexually attracted to men who are at the age of 30.

Carson Kressley’s Net Worth

Year Carson Kressley Net Worth (estimated)
up to 2019 $2.5 million
2020 $3.8 million
2021 $6 million
2022 $8 million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carson Kressley’s personal wealth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $8 million. Besides earning a hefty sum from his TV show appearances, he also gathers a considerable amount from running a clothing line, Perfect, which debuted on the TV network, QVC in November 2006. 

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