Chip Foose has done a number of interesting things to amass his net worth of $18.5 million dollars. Recognized for his work as a television personality, automotive designer, and entrepreneur, Chip Foose is certainly a unique mix in the crowd of high earning celebrities. Born in Santa Barbara, California in 1963, he started his road to fame from simple means.
Foose began learning and working with automobiles form his father, who repaired automobiles and owned a business named Project Design. It seems that Foose has taken his entrepreneurial spirit from his father, since it is what has enabled him to attain the fortune he has today.
After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1990, Foose got a job at Strenberger Design and Boyd Coddington. His hard work paid off for the company, because after a number of years, Foose became president of the company.
The success Foose attained at his first job gave him the means and experience to start his own business, which was an automotive project design company. Based in Huntington Beach, California, the company has been able to attract wealthy customers far and wide. In 20013, Chip started discussions with famous television network TLC. TLC wanted to film a documentary about Foose’s work on a 202 Ford Thunderbird, called the Speedbird.
In 20014, Foose was given his own show on TLC, known as Overhaulin’. The show ran until 2008 and then returned in 2012. Foose’s business and television work not only paid off in terms of helping him earn such a substantial income to accumulate such a high net worth, but it also led to his introduction into the Hot Red Hall of Fame. In addition, Foose was inducted into the Diecast Hall of Fame in 2009. Currently, he resides with his wife and two children in California.