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Tarek el Moussa Net Worth, Personal Life, Early Life and More

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Tarek el Moussa is an American real estate agent. He also stepped into the entertainment world with a reality television show and became a TV personality. Tarek is an Orange County, California-based real estate agent and is popular for his HGTV show Flip or Flop that he started with his wife Christina El Moussa.

Early Life and Pre-HGTV Career

Tarek El Moussa was born on August 21, 1981. He was born and brought up in Long Beach, California. The man is of Arab/European ancestry. He is half Middle-Eastern and an American. His dad is a Catholic who was living in the Middle East and Egypt. His mom is from Belgium and his dad moved to Europe when he was a teenager. Tarek’s family had moved to the United when he was born. He has a sister named Dominique and he has a great relationship with his sister and his family. They all live close by and take care of their kids from time to time.

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HGTV and Rise to Fame

The global economy recovered, and Tarek and Christina’s real estate business also recovered. In 2011, Tarek asked his friend to shoot him and his wife Christina flipping a house and he edited it later on into an audition tape. The tape caught the eye of a famous producer and he happened to be working at the popular agency Pie Town Productions and HGTV. Christina and Tarek signed their first deal with HGTV in 2012.

The popular show Flip or Flop premiered in April 2013 and became famous with the audience instantly. The couple goes through the process of bidding on properties and is also seen restoring the properties. They reconstruct the property and resell it. Tarek handles the renovation and Christina handles the interiors. Christina and Tarek have released 92 episodes and seven seasons of the show.

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Cancer Diagnosis

 In 2013, Ryan Reade, a nurse, and fan of Tarek contacted the program’s production company. She told the producers that a doctor has examined a lump that was seen on Tarek’s neck when she was watching Flip or Flop. The lump later turned out to be cancer. Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The nurse saved Tarek’s life and allowed him to seek treatment before it became riskier.

Tarek El Moussa Net Worth

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Christina and Tarek earned a relatively $10,000 per episode. The amount they earned from the show is around $130,000. Their pay per episode was $40,000 in total, which amounted to $600,000 per season. The net worth of Tarek El Moussa to date is estimated to be $100 million.

Divorce from Christina

In May 2016, Tarek and Christina separated and split up. Their divorce happened after an incident when police were called at their place when Tarek fled the home. Tarek and Christina had an argument reportedly and Tarek was also suicidal. Tarek however claimed that he was not suicidal and just went for a hike with a gun so that he can protect him from wild animals. The couple filed for divorce in 2017.

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