Carson Kressley is an American fashion expert, actor, television personality, and producer with a net worth of $8 million. He made the majority of his money as an expert on the American television show Queer Eye (originally Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and as the host of the television show How To Look Good Naked. He’s also the host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Carson Nation (OWN).
Carson Kressley Net Worth
|Full Name:||Carson Kressley|
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Age:||52 Years Old|
|Born:||November 11, 1969|
Carson Kressley Net Worth Over the Years
|Net Worth in 2022||$8 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$8 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$7 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$6 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$5.5 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$5 Million|
On November 11th, 1969, Carson Lee Kressley was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Orefield, Pennsylvania, in an unincorporated village where his family raised ponies.
He started competing in equestrian sports at a young age, and in 1999, he became a member of the United States World Cup Saddle Seat equitation team, winning a world championship in 2009.
He graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 1987 and went on to Gettysburg College to get a bachelor’s degree in 1991. He was inducted into the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega after being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional Career and Other Works
Kressley started off his career as a freelance Stylist but from 1992 to 2002, he worked for Ralph Lauren in varied fashion capacities and corporate advertising. Kressley was labeled the “Fashion Guru” when Queer Eye premiered on the Bravo cable television network in 2003.
Kressley has criticized red carpet fashions at high-profile events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes and has appeared on Good Morning America and the E! Network, among others.
He was a judge for the Miss Universe pageant in 2005, which was broadcast live from Bangkok, Thailand. He returned to the Miss Universe pageant in 2006, but this time as a commentator, and he also served as a commentator for the Miss USA pageant in 2006.
In February 2007, he was announced as the host of a new Lifetime makeover show called How to Look Good Naked, which is based on a British show. On Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Tour in 2008, Kressley served as Master of Ceremonies.
Along with Vanessa Minnillo and Beth Stern, he hosted the ABC series True Beauty. In 2011, Carson Nation, Kressley’s show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, premiered.
Kressley has appeared on numerous reality shows, including the celebrity edition of Jeopardy, the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Family Feud, The New Celebrity Apprentice, the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, season 11 of Worst Cooks in America, The Chase, and the third season of Celebrity Big Brother.
He also served as a judge on several reality shows, including Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars from its second season onwards, and RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. He also served as a judge on RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, the Freeform gift wrap competition Wrap Battle, and the Food Network BBQ competition series BBQ Brawl.
On Logo TV, Kressley was revealed as a commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Miss Universe 2017, Miss USA 2018, Miss Universe 2018, the Miss Universe 2019 finals, and Miss Universe 2021.
He has pursued different acting chances after the success of Queer Eye. In 2005, Kressley made his cinematic debut as Lance, a bartender, in the film The Perfect Man, starring Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff.
He was a leader in The Year Without a Santa Claus, which aired on NBC in 2006. In his third film, the independent comedy 16 to Life, he had a cameo appearance. Carol! It’s Christmas! released in December 2012 as a feature film. In 2021, he will appear in the upcoming holiday flick The Bitch Who Stole Christmas as a supporting character.
Kressley launched his own apparel brand for men and women on QVC in 2006. He launched a new women’s collection for Shop NBC in 2012. The “Love, Carson” line consists of transformative pieces that empower women through low-cost glamour.
In 2004, he published Off the Cuff: The essential style guide for guys and the ladies who adore them, and in 2005, he published You’re Different and That’s Super, a traditional children’s story “The Ugly Duckling,” about a unicorn who grows up among a herd of horses from foal hood to maturity, With the four other cast members, he co-wrote Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better.
Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better (Clarkson Potter, 2004) and the 2016 book Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? : A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin and Unleashing Your Personal Style.
Awards And Honors
In 2004, Queer Eye: the Straight Guy won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Reality Program.” It was nominated for that award once more in 2005.
Mary Walter in an interview with WMAL- “Morning’s FM’s on the Mall” was surprised to know that Carson is crazy smart. She said,” I’m talking Mensa smart!” after interviewing him.
As of 2022, Carson Kressley’s net worth is estimated at $8 million and has an annual income of $500 thousand. Most of his income comes from American television shows like Queer Eye and How To Look Good Naked.