Facts of Gary Tygert Burton
|Full Name:||Gary Tygert Burton|
|Age:||56 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||October 19, 1964|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Mother's Name:||Yvonne Burton|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Profession:||Author, Artist, TV Personality, Host, Carpenter|
|Education:||Sprayberry High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
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Ty Pennington is an American television personality, host, carpenter, artist and author as well. He rose to fame for being a philanthropist and has also garnered the experience of working as a model and an actor. He even rose to fame after appearing on the TLC home improvement reality show Trading Spaces as a carpenter.
Ty Pennington: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
Ty was born on October 19, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia. His birth name is Gary Tygert Burton. He was born to a mother named Yvonne Burton. His mother is a school psychologist. She got separated from Ty’s dad when he was too young.
Ty grew up with his elder brother named Wynn. Ty’s mother raised her children as a single parent and later, she married her new husband who adopted both the siblings. Both the kids adopted their step father’s surname i.e. Pennington.
Ty comes from the partial Cherokee descent and holds American citizenship.
He along with his brother attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. He was interested in working as a carpenter since his childhood. Also, he along with his friends built a three-story wooden building. After seeing the design of the building, he was highly acclaimed by his neighbors.
Moreover, he joined the Kennesaw State University and at Atlanta College of Art whereby, he completed a diploma in commercial art. Likewise, he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Professional Career, Brands
Ty debuted his career as a carpenter when he was at the age of 12 when he built a three-story wooden house with the help of his neighbor friends. But, he was motivated to pursue a career in modeling during his last semester and made him a model who has traveled numerous places and worked for brands such as Diet Coke, Macy’s and Bayer.
He rose to fame when he was a host for ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ which was aired on ABC in 2003. The show, ‘The Revolution’ which premiered on January 16, 2012, made him an important member in 2011.
Rumors and controversies
In 2006, Ty was fired by ABC because of certain events that took place in New Orleans.
Moreover, in 2007, he was also arrested for DUI and was fined, put on the alcohol education program and also 36 months of probation.
Income, Salary, Net Worth
From his several professions, he has been successful in accumulating a whopping net worth of around $12 million but his salary and income are under review.
Ty Pennington: Wife, Children, Marriage
Ty is currently in a relationship with his longtime sweetheart, Andrea Bock and they have been together for over a decade now. They have been often seen together and they spend quality time with each other. Ty once told journalists in 2008 that he’s been dating Bock for eleven years then and have been living together happily ever since.
Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and a weight of 75 kg. His hair is brown and eyes are blue.
Ty has more than 415.5k followers on Facebook account, around 100k fans on Twitter. Also, Ty has around 62.2k followers on Instagram.