Mike Holmes Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Mike Holmes Net Worth– Mike Holmes is a Canadian, investor, television host, and philanthropist. Additionally, he is also a judge on HGTV’s show ‘Handyman Superstar Challenge’ and its American counterpart ‘All American Handyman’ with Scott McGillivray.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Michael James Holmes was born on August 3, 1963, in the east end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In Canada, Holmes grew up in a modest three-bedroom home with his mother Shirley and his father Jim. Mike grew tired of not having his own space and took it upon himself to “renovate” his closet into a bedroom. That’s marked the earliest building project he completed in his life.
Growing up in a blue-collar working-class family, Holmes described his childhood as poor but content. Having such a childhood taught him how important it is to “do things right the first time.” It’s better to prepare and do it right than to spend time fixing mistakes that were avoidable.
In a television interview, Mike credited his father for inspiring him at an early age to dive headfirst into craftsmanship:
“In my eyes, he was Superman. I talk about my dad all the time. Sometimes I get the feeling I talk about him too much. But he is the inspiration behind what I do for sure. My mom was my really good friend and my dad was my buddy, and they brought me up in the right way.”
While Mike described his dad as a “tough guy with a heart of gold,” he described his mother as “an intelligent woman who was ahead of her time.” He noted that his mother taught him and his sibling’s sex education from a very young age at a time when doing so was considered taboo. She wasn’t shy about teaching her children real issues that they would have to deal with in the real world.
Mike Holmes was previously married to Alexandra Lorex, at an early age. He married Alexandra when he was 19 years old in 1982. The pair has three children from the marriage, Sherry Holmes, Amanda Holmes, and Mike Holmes Jr. The pair later divorced after the relationship did not work out.
Currently, Mike is in relation to Anna Zappia. The couple has been dating for more than 18 years. The pair has no children from this relationship. They are currently living together.
Holmes is a famous Canadian TV personality and professional residential home improvement, contractor. He is the host of the television show Holmes on Homes. He is also judged on Handyman Superstar Challenge and its American counterpart All American Handyman. Mike actually had never sought a career on television. His success on TV came about as more of an accident than the result of his conscious effort.
Holmes is the author of two home improvement books. One of them is titled Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor and the other one was titled Holmes Inspection. Mike is acknowledged as an extraordinary craftsman and an accomplished master builder. His reality TV shows Holmes Inspection, Holmes on Homes, and his latest series Holmes Makes It Right air in multiple countries around the world.
Mike’s first passion was contracting and he focused all of his energy towards becoming a master in his industry. He was named the second most widely trusted person in Canada by Reader’s Digest in 2010. He has received many awards for his successful work.
Holmes started to learn construction from his father at the age of six. He started his first contracting company when he was 19 and his own renovation company at 21. He started The Holmes Foundation in 2006. He has also made contributions through SOS Children’s Villages.
He has written two books including the national bestseller Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor. Reader’s Digest named him the second most widely-trusted person in Canada in 2010 (David Suzuki). His series Holmes on Homes started on HGTC in 2001.
The show airs in the United States on HGTC and the DIY Network. He has also been featured in the shows Holmes in New Orleans, Holmes Inspection, Best of Holmes on Homes, Holmes Makes It Right and the Handyman Challenge franchise.
He started Mike Holmes inspections in 2009. Holmes has won two Gemini Awards. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. His three children have all appeared on his shows.