How much is Todd Chrisley worth?
|Net Worth:||-$5 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 6, 1969|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Todd Chrisley
Todd Chrisley is a real estate tycoon and reality TV star known for Chrisley Knows Best, a reality show revolving around his family’s lifestyle. He was born in Georgia on April 6th, 1969. His family is a fascinating image of a tight-knit patriarchal Southern Christian family full of quirkiness and plenty of drama. Despite going bankrupt twice and being involved in numerous scandals, his considerable charisma, intrigue, and talent for re-accumulating his wealth has gripped the hearts and eyes of celebrity enthusiasts across the nation.
As of 2020, Todd Chrisley has a net worth of -$5 million dollars. Which is surprising because he was worth as much as $50 million dollars at one point in his career.
How Did Todd Chrisley Make & Lose His Wealth?
Todd Chrisley claims in episode 1 of Chrisley Knows Best that the majority of his then multi-million dollar wealth came from his real estate business. His business sense and personality were strong enough that he was able to create wealth through genuine hard work and patience. He claims that, as a result, his family is able to afford thousands of dollars in clothes each year (though he later denied this in court). He hasn’t been transparent about the exact numbers of his yearly income, but it’s assumed that his family’s wealth increased with the airing of their show. The family seems to be less concerned with disclosing numbers than showing their wealth via their expensive home and purchases. Unfortunately for him, it looks like it was that exact overindulgence and lack of transparency that may have caused him and his wife to go bankrupt twice. His net worth as of 2020 has dropped to -$5 million thanks to legal fees and his 2019 bankruptcy.
If the legal accusations are true, then a lot of that money as well as their incredible spending habits could also be explained by various conspiracies and tax evasion. Either way, they certainly have consistently had enough money to display an impressive lifestyle for television.
Why Is He So Famous?
Chrisley took his first step into the limelight via the show Chrisley Knows Best, quickly gaining popularity for both his looks and personality. His flamboyant personality subsequently earned him guest appearances on numerous shows, including The View, The Talk, E! News, and Celebrity Family Feud. His fame also won him two spin-off shows: According to Chrisley and Growing Up Chrisley, though neither of those shows managed to reach the popularity of his primary show. He appeared on his wife’s cooking show twice. On top of his TV roles, he even scored a spot in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, playing himself alongside his family.
In addition to his fame, he has accumulated a healthy dose of infamy. In 2012, he filed for bankruptcy to the tune of $49.4 million in debt. He managed to bounce back enough to film Chrisley Knows Best. However, his luck ran out once more in 2019, when he and his wife were indicted for a number of crimes, including bank fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy. The Chrisleys claimed they had been framed by a former employee with a grudge against them, and pleaded not guilty.. In the end, they were both released via $100,000 bond payments. They continue to claim innocence, though fans of the family are far from agreement on the issue. Their show has been renewed despite the legal drama, which only pushed the family even further into the spotlight.
What Makes Chrisley Successful?
Todd Chrisley has a talent for drawing attention to himself. He has the image of a perfect patriarch of a perfect family. His appearance has won the hearts of many women–not to mention some men. His good looks and flamboyant personality have drawn rumors regarding his sexuality, which he doesn’t mind. In fact, the Chrisley family as a whole seems to enjoy whatever attention they receive. They respond to jokes and rumors with good humor and laughter of their own, turning even criticism of them into another charming quirk.
He isn’t just flamboyant; he has the type of personality you can’t help but want to watch. He’s charismatic, yes, but according to his family he is also a germophobe and a bit of a control freak. Far from making him look bad, both his positive and negative traits just make him look interesting. There’s something irresistible about a powerful, handsome, colorful, rich man surrounded by intrigue and rumors. His salesman charm helps him sell more than just houses, and much of America is eager to buy more exposure to his life.
His success is also affected by the fact that his family is nearly as interesting as he is. Of course viewers tune in to Chrisley Knows Best to see Todd’s handling of his household, but that’s far from the only reason people watch. His current wife, Julie Chrisley, enjoys cooking and even had a go at her own cooking show, What’s Cooking With Julie Chrisley. His family has a plenty of drama themselves, including son Kyle Chrisley’s bipolar disorder, Kyle’s daughter Chloe (currently being raised by Todd and Julie), and son Chase Chrisley’s stints into get rich quick schemes.
Unlike some other reality TV stars, Todd Chrisley and his family have exactly the right balance of attractiveness, relatable family complexity, and exciting scandals to hold both viewers’ attention and sympathy.
Todd Chrisley’s life is made of two conflicting stories. The first story is of a loving, wholesome Christian father of a large Southern family. This Todd Chrisley is the success story of a self-made multi-millionaire who has run into misfortune due to the ill will of those he once trusted. His wealth in this narrative has been stolen from him by a former employee in hopes to slander his name. This Todd Chrisley is a good man defined by his ability to bounce back from tragedy.
The second story is of a con man whose wealth was accumulated through less-than-legal means and twisted to fund a lifestyle he couldn’t really afford. His success still relies on his considerable charm and charisma, but belies a cunning that he doesn’t necessarily show outwardly.
Whichever Todd you believe, it can’t be denied that he naturally attracts wealth, fame, and adoration.