Tarek and Christina El Moussa
Tarek El Moussa is an American real estate investor and television personality. He is famous as one of the two hosts of the HGTV reality TV series ‘Flip or Flop’, the other being his own wife, Christina El Moussa, who is also a real estate shark. They are usually involved in finding and renovating homes, them flipping them for profit. They also run the agency ‘Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group’.
Tarek is a talented person who earned his real estate license at the age of 21. He was a real estate agent prior to the crash in 2008. Later, he and his wife began flipping homes, mostly located in Orange County, California. In 2011, they recorded an audition tape of them flipping a house from start to finish. The audition tape was sent to HGTV. The people from HGTV were interested in talking to the couple. In 2012, HGTV signed the couple a weekly program to demonstrate their work.
The couple hosted “Flip and Flop”, a show that showed the process of buying the distressed property, renovating them and then selling them again for a much higher profit. The first episode aired on April 16, 2013, and is currently running in the fifth season. He also took up hosting duties for an HGTV show like Carol Duvall.
The couple also runs a real estate agency by the name of ‘The El Moussa Group’ in Orange County, California. The area is with one of the biggest foreclosure rates in the country. Their first profit was gained by buying an investment house in Santa Ana for 115 thousand dollars and selling it for the profit of thirty-four thousand dollars. Tarek, Christina and their business partner, Pete De Best split the money and continued to flip houses. They have even expanded their real estate investing business into Arizona and Nevada.
Tarek El Moussa was born on August 21, 1981. He was born and raised in Long Beach, California to American parents. Tarek was born to a Moroccan father.
He got married to Christina El Moussa, his partner in the HGTV show ‘Flip or Flip’, in 2009. They have two children, Taylor El Moussa (born on 22nd of December, 2010) and Brayden El Moussa (born on 2015). As of December 16, 2016, the couple are divorced.
In 2013, one of his viewers, a registered nurse, reported a lump on his neck. After a biopsy and ultrasound on June 12, it was found that the lump was cancerous and was to be removed immediately. He had a stage 2 thyroid cancer. After a four hours surgery, his entire thyroid was removed but fortunately, cancer didn’t spread beyond his neck.
Due to the nature of his work, his profits and earnings are highly variable, so his exact salary can’t be known for sure. However, his net worth is known to be around $3 million dollars.
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