Facts of Mike Holmes
|Full Name||Mike Holmes|
|Birth Name||Michael James Holmes|
|Profession||TV Personality, Construction Worker|
|Birth City||Halton Hills, Ontario|
|Father Name||Jim Holmes|
|Mother Name||Shirley Holmes|
|Relation With||Anna Zappia|
|No Of Children||3|
|Date of Birth||August 3,1963|
Canadian TV personality Mike Holmes is best known for his work on the house renovation show, Holmes on Homes.
He gives participants on the show the chance to renovate their houses. Using tools and techniques, he will solve problems like mold and inadequate insulation, sometimes almost bringing the whole house down a rebuilding to make things right.
Additionally, he is also an investor, contractor, and businessman who has opened businesses like The Holmes Group, Mike Holmes Inspections, Holmes Approved Homes, etc.
How Much Is Mike Holmes Worth In 2020?
Mike Holmes has a net worth of around $35 million as of March 2020. However, some other online sources have claimed that his net worth is around the $30 million mark.
From an early age, Holmes showed interest and proficiency in building houses. By 21, he had his own renovation company. After a few years in the business, he was given a chance to shine on TV by HGTV Canada, offering him the show Holmes on Homes in 2003.
According to an online source, Holmes’ speaker fee ranges from $30,000 to $50,000.
After getting his start on TV in 2003’s Holmes on Homes, Mike slowly became popular among Canadian TV fans. In fact, he stated that he received hundreds of emails from fans of the show asking him for help.
The show ran from 2003 until 2009 and broadcast 60-minute episodes. The show really picked up on its fourth season, and viewing numbers skyrocketed. He and his group of constructors helped many people renovate their houses.
Unlike some renovation shows, Holmes on Homes is known for going all out, in fact, in an episode where he was helping a couple renovate a previous botch job done by their friend.
The job would cost an estimated $200,000 according to Holmes, but the “friend” had placed a $500,000 lien on the job and even took the couple to court. Mike and his crew employed over 100 companies and took 30 months as they first demolished and then built the house almost from the ground up.
Then after the show ended in 2009, he appeared on some TV series like Wapos Bay: The Series, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Marketplace, etc. before starting another show of his own called Holmes Inspection in 2009.
On the show, he inspected various houses and gave the participants advice on how to alleviate their dangerous living conditions. Homeowners call Mike to get assessments on their houses after previously getting ripped off or having bad living conditions.
In 2012, he started the show Holmes Makes It Right and focused his renovation skills on disaster struck homes. Similarly, 2014 saw the premiere of Mike's Ultimate Garage on which Mike guest-starred. The show was hosted by Mike’s son and daughter.
Mike Holmes has taken his passion for renovation and correct building outside the TV industry. He founded the Holmes Foundation as a way to help people from getting work done on their houses that is not up to par.
He has addressed the issue of lack of knowledge in the homeowners and via the foundation provides scholarships and bursaries of $1,500 to various Canadian college students.
Additionally, he has also worked with the SOS foundation in the SOS Children's Villages.
Mike Holmes was born Michael James Holmes on August 3, 1963, in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada to Shirley Holmes and Jim Holmes. His father, Jim taught him the basics of construction and renovation right from when Mike was 6 years old.
Regarding his relationships, he is dating Anna Zappia as of March 2020, the pair have been together for more than 2 decades.
Before this, he was married to Alexandra Lorex. They tied the knot in 1982 when he was just 19 years old. The duo has 3 children together Amanda, Mike Holmes Jr., and daughter Sherry. All of them have appeared in Mike’s shows and Holmes Jr. and Sherry also hosted their own show in the past.