Magnolia Homes Co-founder and TV Personality Joanna Gaines Bio, Net Worth, Husband and Book

Published Date   17th Jan. 2018, 14:02 pm
Magnolia Homes Co-founder and TV Personality Joanna Gaines Bio, Net Worth, Husband and Book
Quick Info
Birth Name: Joanna Stevens
Date of Birth: 19/04/1978
Age: 45 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $8 million

Born on April 19, 1978, Joanna Gaines is a well-known American Businesswoman and famed T.V. personality. Gaines gained her reputation as a television host of HGTV’s show ‘Fixer Upper“. She is the Owner, Lead Designer, co-founder of “Magnolia Homes” along with her husband Chip Gaines. Gaines and Chip have remodelled more than a hundred houses with unique design and have owned Magnolia Homes for more than 12 years. Scroll down to read more of Joanna Gaines bio.

Joanna Gaines bio and career

Gaines was born in Kansas and raised in Texas Gaines shares a mixed ethnicity as her father Jerry Stevens is half-Lebanese/ half German whereas her mother Nan Stevens is Korean.

Gaines is often mistaken to be a Native American.

Her father had a tire shop, and her mother used to appear in the commercials of his shop. They share a beautiful long relationship since 45 years.

Grown beautiful, Joanna was determined and talented since her early career. Joanna graduated in Communications and interchanges from Baylor University and then moved to New York as an intern.   

Gaines career initially began as a designer and opened a boutique in 2003. Her passion towards interior design grew after she opened a boutique shop in New York.

Her husband Chip fell in love with Joanna when he saw her picture in her dad’s shop. Joanna felt the same about Chip, and they started dating.

Soon after their marriage in 2003, the couple started a new construction business “Magnolia Homes” as her husband Chip shared the similar interest in designing. What a perfect pair!

Joanna Gaines TV Show

Gaines career hit the spotlight after getting the offer to open for the show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV and have been designing and remodelling houses since.

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Gaines manages to preserve and keep the authenticity of every home and at the same time, keeping things appealing and pleasant.

She has an aspect of making useful rooms that motivate and urge others to possess a similar space for themselves.

Gaines has the astonishing ability to discover used materials in the business sector and putting it to perfect use in renovating the houses.

Many People and Celebrities have sought her advice to remodel their homes.

Gaines loves to decorate with delicate flowers and greenery. Their very first ‘Fixer Upper’ home was their own house which they started renovating soon after their honeymoon.

The couple owns a bakery in Waco; Texas called the “Silos Baking Co.”

Gaines being a communication graduate had never designed homes, the uniqueness and simplicity make her design functional and fresh.

$1 million Lawsuit filed over Gaines “Fixer Upper”

Rumors are a $1 million lawsuit files over Gaines’ TV Show “Fixer Upper” by their former partners at Magnolia Real Estate Company.

The former Partners alleged that Gaines bought out partners Richard L. Clark and John L. Lewis without informing them about the deal that made with the HGTV for the TV series.

The two claimed that they paid $2500 each for their shares but didn’t share any internal information. Chip’s attorney explains, “We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless, and it’s saddening to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success of Chip and Joanna Gaines.”


Joanna Gaines Family
Joanna Gaines Family

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Gaines has four children with her husband- a son Drake Gaines (2005), daughter Ella Rose Gaines, son Duke Gaines (2008), daughter Emmie Gaines (2010) who regularly appears on the show.

In January 2018, the couple announced the arrival of their fifth child. The couple had to face criticisms from their fans who thought they were okay with four children.


Gaines authored her first book “Magnolia Story” where they have expressed their lifelong experiences from business and marriage.

The book comprises of a detailed look at their life from their childhood memories to forming a renovation project and stories of success through hard work.

Gaines always had a keen interest in the culinary world. She loves spending date nights at eat-all-you-can buffets.

She then decided to share her favorite recipes with her fans in her cookbook, “Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering,” the book is expected to be released in April 2018.

Net Worth

Owner of The Magnolia Homes, Joanna Gaines Net Worth is estimated to be around $8 million.

There are no details regarding her salary in Joanna Gaines bio.

Her books and TV shows have made possible to attain such finance.

Social Media following

Joanna Gaines bio states that Gaines is a socially active figure. She has more than 3.5 million followers on Instagram where she posts her designs and pictures.

Her official Facebook page has 2,768,126 likes and 2,815,714 followers.

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