Carson Kressley Net Worth

Carson Kressley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Carson Kressley net worth is
$8 Million

Carson Kressley Wiki Biography

Carson Kressley was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, on the 11 November 1969, and is a television presenter, fashion stylist, and actor, probably best known from either hosting or appearing in several fashion-related TV shows.

A multi-talented television personality, just how rich is Carson Kressley? Sources estimate his net worth to be over $8 million as of early 2017, accumulated largely based on his knowledge of fashion design, during a career which still only spans about 15 years.

Carson Kressley Net Worth $8 million

As a child Kressley he rode horses and competed in equestrian events. He would later go on to win the world championship as part of the US World Cup Saddle Seat equitation team. He was educated at Northwestern Lehigh High School, and then Gettysburg College, graduating in 1991 with an honours degree in Management. He also has degrees in Finance and Fine Arts.

Beginning his career as an independent stylist, Kressley quickly found employment with major fashion house Ralph Lauren, where he worked from 1994 – 2002. In 2003, he made the move to television, appearing as part of the Fab Five, a group of five stylists on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. Each episode featured a member of the public who undergoes a makeover by the stylists, including a new wardrobe, redecoration of the person’s house, and lessons in culture, food appreciation, and grooming. Kressley’s estimated earnings per episode at the start of the show were $3,000, a small amount in comparison to his current net worth. In 2004, the show was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. It ran until 2007.

Also in 2007, Kressley appeared on “Crowned: The Mother of all Pageants”, a show in which mothers and daughters competed together to win a beauty pageant. A year later, he acted as Master of Ceremonies on the Cyndi Lauper True Colors Tour.

His next show, “How to Look Good Naked”, based on the British show of the same name, aired in 2008 on the Lifetime channel. The show’s debut episode boasted the network’s highest rating premiere for adults aged eighteen to forty nine, and attracted 1.6 million viewers.

Kressley continued to keep an active schedule, appearing on the Australian version of “Big Brother”, the ABC series “True Beauty”, starting his own show, “Carson Nation”, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and managing to last until week five on the thirteenth season of “Dancing with the Stars”. He is now also a regular judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Besides his regular hosting and judging work, Kressley has also tried his hand at acting. In 2005 he appeared in “The Perfect Man” starring Hilary Duff, and in 2006 “The Year Without a Santa Claus” with John Goodman. All these jobs cumulatively contributed to Kressley’s growing net worth.

Harkening back to his career roots, Kressley has released two fashion lines. In 2006, his first line, Perfect, went on sale on the shopping channel, QVC. He described the pieces he had designed as “basics with a twist”. His second clothing line was released in 2012, and was called Love, Carson, and aimed at the female market. His net worth was enhanced too.

Kressley has written two books independently: “Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them”, and “You’re Different”, plus “That’s Super”, a children’s book based on the story of the ugly duckling. He has also co-authored books, including “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better”, “Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better”, with his fellow members of the Fab Five, and “Does this Book Make my Butt Look Big? A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in your Own Skin and Unleashing your Personal Style”, with Riann Smith.

In his personal life, Carson Kressley is a gay rights advocate and activist, apparently single, and currently residing in Manhattan.

Full NameCarson Kressley
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 11, 1969
Place Of BirthAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.78 m)
ProfessionTV personality
EducationGettysburg College
NicknamesCarson Lee Kressley , Queer Eye for the Straight Guy , The Fab Five
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program
MoviesThe Perfect Man, 16 to Life, What's the Name of the Dame?
TV ShowsYour OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, Paula's Party, Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, Queer Eye, Dancing with the Stars, How To Look Good Naked (US)
1Often wears the Danish/American brand Von Dutch
1It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.
2People are much deeper than stereotypes. That's the first place our minds go. Then you get to know them and you hear their stories, and you say, 'I'd have never guessed.'
3Friends think your life is so glamorous, and it is. But there are times when, instead of going to a glamorous party, I would rather just come home from work, pop in a DVD and eat some microwave popcorn with a cutie on the sofa.
4Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.
5Whether you're gay or straight, with a physical disability, your skin's a different color, it's absurd in this age to not be aware and be concerned of the inequity in rights.
6I think ultimately I make people happy: Whether I'm doing the stage show, giving somebody a makeover, or designing clothing, the end goal is to make people smile.
7I hoped I could make people smile and laugh and have a good time.
8I wasn't always this confident. Growing up as the awkward gay kid in a small town in Pennsylvania, you're constantly told, 'Don't be yourself, don't be proud of who you are.'
9I learned how to dance. I got a free spray tan. My life is good!
10I've always believed that clothing is a great way to tell your story.
11We did a whole fraternity house. We made them over.
12One of my co-workers at Ralph Lauren heard about the show, and when she got back to the office, said; Carson, you have to call Bravo. They're doing a show. You're perfect for it.
13On our show, I've only reached out and touched about 55 guys. I think there's still about 40 million.
14Show's going well. New season starting, we're on the road.
15My method of helping someone is saying, 'Wow, you look amazing. Let me help you look even better.' I think tearing someone down is an awful thing to do. It has a lasting impression on people.
16Compare yourself to yourself and say, 'How can I be better? How can I be the real me?'
17We came, we saw, we bedazzled! You know, and it's hard to be serious and thoughtful when you're dressed like a Skittle.
18I've been doing makeovers on TV for years and years and years. It's something I really know how to do. I also know personally what it's like to not feel good about yourself.
19When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn't get hung in a locker for two hours. That's a blessing.
20I was into Barbie and designer jeans.
21I am not much about rules, I like to break 'em and don't like to make 'em.
22I love fashion, but it's always been my job, whereas horse riding is my hobby.
23I love music. I love going out dancing.
24It's incredibly hard to program a network from scratch for 24 hours.
1Previously worked for Polo Ralph Lauren, New York City, men's sportswear and advertising divisions.
2Holds degrees in both Finance and Fine Art
3Graduated from Gettysburg College in '91 with honors in Management


16 to Life2009associate producer
How to Look Good Naked2008TV Series co-executive producer - 16 episodes


It's Christmas, Carol!2012TV MovieFred
16 to Life2009Clog Dancer
Sordid Lives: The Series2008TV SeriesTherapist #18
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieElf Costumer
The Perfect Man2005Lance

Costume Department

Queer Eye2006TV Series wardrobe stylist - 1 episode


Fashion News Live (Vintage)2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2004-2017TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Team Boy George / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Oscar Fashion Panel / ...
Style Code Live2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHimself
Window Warriors2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Sidewalks Entertainment2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Guilty Pleasures2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Family Feud2016TV SeriesHimself
Cupcake Wars2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul2016TV SeriesHimself
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Chase2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Bethenny2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
Fashion News Live2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
FNL's Flashback Friday2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Out in the Open2013DocumentaryHimself
Katie2012TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Good Morning America2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tents2012DocumentaryHimself
2011 Hero Dog Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2011TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Carson Nation2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003-2011TV SeriesHimself
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
In the Life2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Your OWN Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
A Bundle of Sticks2010DocumentaryHimself
True Beauty2010TV SeriesHimself - Host / Judge
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Be Good Johnny Weir2010TV SeriesHimself
What's the Name of the Dame?2009Documentary
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Pop Star on Ice2009DocumentaryHimself
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Extra2008TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother2008TV SeriesHimself
Eleven Minutes2008DocumentaryHimself
Biography2005-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Close-Up2008TV SeriesHimself
Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Host
How to Look Good Naked2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day2007TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Queer Eye2003-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Fashion
E! Live from the Red Carpet2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Fashion Expert / Himself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself
Miss USA 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Host
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 052005TV MovieHimself
Martha2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Charades2005TV SeriesHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Miss Universe 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Judge
Under the Pink Carpet2005TV SeriesHimself
Project Runway2005TV SeriesHimself - Audience & Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
The Jane Pauley Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Christmas Special Christmas Special2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Graham Norton Effect2004TV SeriesHimself
NY Graham Norton2004TV SeriesHimself
Totally Gayer2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Pre-Show2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Red Carpet Host
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryStyle Consultant
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2003TV SeriesHimself
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning, Miami2003TV SeriesHimself
When Ocean Meets Sky2003DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHimself
Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramQueer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003)

Nominated Awards

2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Fab-u-lousHow to Look Good Naked (2006)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramQueer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003)

Known for movies

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