Known as a fashion designer, actor and reality star, Carson Kressley is no stranger to television audiences. He first won over audiences as one of the cast members of Bravo’s ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’, a show which sought to improve the lives of straight men by partnering them with gay experts in fashion, food, style and also culture.
Not only he is popular on television, he’s also continued to appear as a judge on shows like “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “BBQ Brawl.” With the multiple professions where Carson has earned a sizable income over the years, of course, many people are wondering how much Carson makes money and what his current net worth is.
Let’s talk about Carson’s net worth, his career, his achievement and his life on our post below!
Carson Kressley’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carson’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. His incomes are earned from his television appearance and career as a fashion designer. He also worked as a stylist for Ralph Lauren from 1994 – 2002 before eventually joining ‘”Queer Eye for The Straight Guy” in 2003.
Carson is known as a true renaissance man where he earned income from other creative outlets as well. He also has developed two fashion lines including one for QVC in 2006 and a second clothing line created for women in 2012.
Here’s the detail of his income:
- Earnings 2006: $25,000
Earning Turned Donation 2006
Carson earned money from the endorsement of a holiday ornament including autograph sessions with Fortunoff and Joy to the World Collectibles given to the American Saddlebred Horse Association
- Earnings 2003: $3,000
Estimated salary from the reality series Queer Eye as himself
Carson Kressley’s Career
Carson began his career as an independent stylist. He then worked for Ralph Lauren from 1994 until 2002. Aside from being a stylist, Carson also worked in multiple areas including menswear and even corporate advertising. He then debuted on the television in 2003 on Queer Eye.
The Queer Eye for The Straight Guy series lasted for four seasons and led to other opportunites for the TV personality. Aside from his television appearance, he has also worked as an actor, co-starring in the ‘The Perfect Man’ and ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’ films.
Following the popularity of that series, Carson hosted his own shows, such as Lifetime’s ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and OWN’s ‘Carson Nation’ (via SCAD). He also competed on one of the TV-Shows ‘Dancing With The Stars’ for season 13. In this TV-Show, he became a fan favorite with gleefully dancing the cha-cha-cha to ‘Moves Like Jagger’.
Carson continues to be more popular on television as a fashion critic and commentator. As a proof, he has judged for the Miss Universe Pageant and on the series Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. He played the role of a commentator for the 2006 Miss USA pageant.
During his television personality, he also co-hosted the ABC series ‘True Beauty’ which was on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars. Well, Carson’s clothing line ‘Perfect’ debuted on QBC.
Aside from his career as the fashion designer and stylist, Carson has also written several books including ‘Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them’ and also a children’s book entitled ‘That’s Super’.
To add his growing net worth, he continues to find the ways through his TV personality career including reuniting with the ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ cast for ‘Reunion Road Trip’ via Entertainment weekly.
Carson Kressley’s Life
A cheerful fashion designer, Carson Lee Kressley was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States on November 11, 1969. Here’s the additional information about Carson Kressley:
- Age: 51
- Birth Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
- Height: 1.78 m (5′ 10″)
- Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lbs)
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: November 11, 1969
- Occupation: Television Personality, Actor, Designer, Writer, Producer
- Education: Gettysburg College
- Source of Wealth: Film, Television
Reportedly, he was a member of the U.S World Cup Saddle Seat equitation team in 1999. He competed in equine events and won a world championship in 1999 when he was child. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in management and fine arts in the year 1991.
Carson then reside in Manhattan and is also an activits for gay rights and several health-related charities. Carson started off as a stylist and then worked at Ralph Lauren from 1994 to 2002. He then became a fashion savant for the Bravo show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (now just Queer Eye) by 2003.
Carson has also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program which is a gay rights advocate. Aside from that, he’s an ordained minister for the Universal Life Church and owns American Saddlebred horses. He also won a world title in 2009 as a horse show exhibitor. However, he lost by one dollar in an episode of celebrity, Jeopardy.
Carson Kressley’s Personal Life
Talking about her personal life, sure there are a lot of people, including his celebrity fans, who are wondering about his dating history. Over the years, many people were curious whether Carson and his former Queer Eye co-star Tom Filicia dated, as they had a strong chemistry.
Unfortunately, they denied the allegation that they were not dating at all. For this case, Filicia explained to Bravo TV that the busy stars have a sibling-esque relationship, but she isn’t for that.
However, Carson added that while they probably never will be an item, they are great finding dates for one another. He emphasized that they often met at the gym before ‘Queer Eye’. They were then great friends and they are more like brothers and they kind of grew up together in New York City.
About Carson’s dating history, Carson revealed that he dated former NFL player Esera Tavai Tuaolo in 2016. Even though he did not explain the details about his dating history, he revealed that he once went out with a football player who was in the Super Bowl.
Today, by all appearances, we can see that Carson is either single or is very good at hiding a relationship he might have from social media.