Carter Oosterhouse Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, TV Shows

Carter Oosterhouse net worth

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Carter Oosterhouse is an American television personality and former model. He was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Oosterhouse first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces and has hosted other home improvement and how-to television shows. In 2008, he was host of three HGTV network shows: Carter Can, Red Hot & Green, and Million Dollar Rooms.

Early life

NameCarter Oosterhouse
Net Worth$10 million
OccupationTelevision personality, Former model
Age45 years
Carter Oosterhouse net worth 2022

Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse was born on September 19, 1976 (age 45 years) in Michigan, United States. He is the son of Roland Oosterhouse and Mary López. His career as a carpenter began at the age of 12, when he began learning carpentry as an apprentice to his neighbor, a carpenter.

Oosterhouse continued to work in carpentry and construction throughout school following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Todd and Tyler, who are also carpenters. For his formal education, he attended the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. Oosterhouse has a B.A. in nutrition and communication from Central Michigan University.


Carter Oosterhouse relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television after college. In LA, he worked behind-the-scenes for the Project Greenlight as a production assistant and tape coordinator. When auditioning for a new show on TLC, Oosterhouse landed a part on the show Trading Spaces, and joined the cast in their fourth season.

Oosterhouse joined TLC’s series Trading Spaces in its fourth season in 2003. In that same year, TLC also added the spin-offs Trading Spaces: Family and Trading Spaces: Boys V. Girls to their programs, which allowed Oosterhouse the opportunity to work with children.

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In 2004, Oosterhouse did an episode of CBS Sunday Morning in New York in which he remodeled correspondent Bill Geist’s office with the help of commentator Andy Rooney. However, in 2005, Oosterhouse was a contributor to NBC’s show Three Wishes, a primetime unscripted series with Amy Grant, in which Oosterhouse visited small towns across America to help wishes come true.

Carter Oosterhouse has been featured as an expert for programs including: Rachael Ray, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and Extra.

Oosterhouse began two new shows in fall of 2007, Carter Can, a home improvement show premiering on October 4 on HGTV, and The Inside Job, a behind-the-scenes view of Carter Can, which will offer homeowners take away information, on the DIY Network. In early 2008, a second show was added on the HGTV network, Red Hot & Green, with Nicole Facciuto, on which Oosterhouse promotes eco-friendly materials for earth-friendly living.

Oosterhouse was the host of the 2012 HGTV network show “Million Dollar Rooms”, showcasing over the top and extravagant features of some of the most elaborately built homes. In 2015, Oosterhouse began hosting the ABC reality show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” along with Taniya Nayak. Carter Oosterhouse returned for subsequent holiday seasons in 2016 through 2021.

Oosterhouse has been named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest man on TV” in its “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. He was also named one of the sexiest men on television by TV Guide Channel, Inside TV magazine, and CosmoGirl. He has also been featured in US Weekly, OK Weekly, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Everyday with Rachael Ray and LA Confidential among other publications.

He is the face of the men’s fragrance Voyage by Nautica. In the past, Oosterhouse has modeled in print campaigns for Nivea, Lincoln, Hewlett Packard, and Miller Light. In addition, Carter Oosterhouse has also appeared in television advertisements for Bud Light, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Nivea, Treasure Island in Las Vegas, Gillette’s M3Power razor, and Rooms To Go.

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Carter Oosterhouse established Carter’s Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and promoting awareness of fitness and self-esteem for America’s youth. The purpose is to increase the activity level of kids by building and developing community parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods. The kids then have the opportunity to take an active part in building up their community by using, sharing, and caring for these public spaces. In 2011, Carter’s Kids partnered with Rebuilding Together to build six playgrounds promoting the health and welfare of children in low income communities.


Carter Oosterhouse is married to Amy Smart, they had their wedding on September 10, 2011 in Traverse City, Michigan. His wife is an actress and they had their first child, Flora Oosterhouse, via surrogate on December 26, 2016. In December 2017, a makeup artist on the Carter Can television show accused Oosterhouse of coercing her into performing sex acts in 2008. He acknowledged an “intimate relationship” and claimed this had been consensual, with the woman in question initiating such encounters on the first and several successive occasions. The woman’s claims were not “confirmed or verified”.

Carter Oosterhouse net worth

How much is Carter Oosterhouse worth? Carter Oosterhouse net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his career as a television personality and former model. Oosterhouse successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential television personalities in the United States.