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American television presenter, artist, author, former model, and actor Ty Pennington is also an author and a former model. He is best known for his appearances as a carpenter on TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces and as the presenter of ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’. Several years after his birth to school psychologist Yvonne Burton, Ty was reared by a single mother. Later, she remarried, and their stepfather adopted Ty and his older brother Wynn and gave them his last name, Pennington. Ty attended Kennesaw State University before enrolling at the Art Institute of Atlanta to study graphic design. He has also written several books to date. Moreover, he owns a line of linen, bath, and home décor products in collaboration with Sears. In the past, he has also modeled for several high-end brands. The American television host is in a committed relationship with Andrea Bock. Since 1992, he has suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Ty’s Modeling Career

Ty Pennington’s career began as a model. He appeared in print advertisements for Swatch, Sprite, and J. Crew, and on television for Levi’s, Macy’s, Diet Coke, and Bayer, among others.

Ty’s Television Profession

Ty Pennington entered the entertainment industry in 1995 as a set designer for the film ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ utilizing his hands-on skills and design techniques to advance his career. However, his professional breakthrough occurred as a result of the inventive TLC program Trading Spaces. Pennington started working on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ in 2003. In the same year, he appeared in the independent film ‘The Adventures of Ociee Nash’.

In 2008, he launched his program ‘Ty’s Great British Adventure’ and collaborated with a number of communities, including Portreath, Cornwall (UK), and Portishead, North Somerset (UK). He was cast on the talk program ‘The Revolution’ in 2012. Within seven months of the show’s cancellation, Pennington began pursuing other endeavors.

His Added Works

In the past, Ty Pennington was the owner of Furniture Unlimited. Then, he collaborated with Sears to create a line of linens, bath accessories, furniture, and other home decor items. 2003 saw the publication of Pennington’s first book, Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room. The first issue of his magazine ‘Ty Pennington at Home’ was published on May 15, 2007.

He announced his partnership with Marketplace Events the following year. In the same year, Pennington became the spokesperson for Abbott Nutrition’s Similac SimplePac infant formula packaging innovation. In September 2011, he appeared on the Disney television program ‘Take Two With Phineas and Ferb.’ In 2014, he became the spokesperson for Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based mortgage lender.

Ty’s Personal Life

Gary Tygert Burton was born to Yvonne Burton and her first spouse on October 19, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He has a sibling named Wynn. Ty and Wynn moved in with their mother and her second spouse after their parent’s separation and remarriage, respectively. Ty attended Sprayberry High School before transferring to Kennesaw State University. The Art Institute of Atlanta then granted him a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

In the 1990s, the American host cum artist “K. Ring” dated fellow model “K. Ring,” according to the discussion of his romantic history. He has been dating Andrea Bock since 2004. Since 1992, Pennington has suffered from ADHD. Currently, he collaborates with Shire Plc to increase awareness of adult ADHD and promotes the use of Vyvanse to treat the condition.

Estimated Net Worth

Ty Pennington has a net worth of $4 million as an American television anchor, model, philanthropist, and carpenter. Ty Pennington is best known for hosting television programs such as “Trading Spaces” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”