Jeff Lewis is a widely known American house flipper and a reality TV star. He became famous by acting in a documentary series “Flipping Out” on Bravo TV.
He was born on March 24, 1970 in Orange County in California. After graduating from Mater Dei High School in 1988, which is a Catholic high school, he enrolled himself into the University of California and into Chapman University. When he was 18 years old, his mother died of cancer. He was very connected to her so he was grieving a lot.
His family was moving a lot due to the fact that his dad was also a real estate investor who bought and sold properties for a profit. His father made a big impact on his career by introducing him to this area of business. Since he was in elementary school, Jeff knew he wanted to open a real estate-related business and follow his fathers footsteps.
He finished the University in 1993, getting his major in political science and pre-law studies, and soon after he started working in the real estate business.
He showed his talent by making his first profit in flipping houses. He bought a house in Santa Anna and resold it for a profit of $35 000.
He has obsessive-compulsive disorder so he needed to work somewhere where he colud build and fix stuff. His employees oftenly quit because he gives them impossible tasks.
His first job was for a real estate agent and six years later he began his own line of work: a real-estate designer and a merchandiser. His idea was to buy estates at a good price, to redecorate and renovate and sell it for a profit.
He even changed work so he started working for a casting company and a music company but he was never satisfied. He didn’t feel complete while being employed in jobs which don’t allow him to show all of his creativity.
In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles in Hancock Park where he bought another property and earned $55 000 again by remodelling it.
That’s how he found his dream job: making old into new and being his own boss. He wants to prove people wrong and show them no house is an old house.
In July 2007 a reality TV series called Flipping Out started to show on Bravo TV. Jeff was the main protagonist of the show and together with his boyfriend Gage, he remodeled flats and houses with his helpers and assistans.
The show was a great success and Jeff became the most famous designer and house flipper in America.
In 2009 he opened his own company called Jeff Lewis Design and started getting more and more work.
Since then he launched his own created palette of colors and a line of rugs calked Jeff Lewis Rugs on HomeDepot.com.
After that he launched Jeff Lewis Tiles and Barn doors.
His company provides full service of interior design, remodeling and construction all over the country.
In 2012 Bravo TV started showing his another series called “Interior Therapy”. This time Jeff helped people to renovate their houses and during that time he was living with them. This way he helped them to resolve some relationship issues.
For years he was a creative director for a furniture retailer Living Spaces. After a conflict with one of the other workers he got himself fired.
He won a prestigious award: House Beautiful’s 2010 Kitchen of the year on which is extremely proud of because it usually goes to the most prominent designers. That has put him on the top.
He is in a happy relationship with his boyfriend Gage Edward. They aren’t married and for years they have tried to adopt a child. After they failed in that mission because of lot of birocrat obstacles they have found a surrogate mother who gave birth to their child, a girl named Monroe Christine.
Jeff is turbo active on social medias and often posts pictures of his family, especially since he got a daughter.
He isn’t ashamed of his sexual orientation so he oftenly posts pictures with his partner, exchanging tenderness.
He is a very strict boss, and often yells at employees, but never fails to do an amazing job.
He uses fillers and Botox and admitts to be a bit of a narcissist.
He is an often guest at charity events. He was involved in a silent auction for items selling in order to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Community Care.
He helps people with lower incomes to decorate their houses to look more glamurous.
Full name: Jeff Lewis
Place of birth: Orange County, California
Date of birth: March 24,1970.
Profession: house flipper, reality TV star
Height: 185 cm
Net worth: $ 10 million