Tarek El Moussa Biography

Biography by BartleyPublished on 17.Jul.2016
Facts of Tarek El Moussa
Date of Birth: 1981 , August-21
Age:36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
NameTarek El Moussa
ProfessionTelevision Personality
Working ForHGTV
Net Worth$3 million
Eye ColorDark-Brown
Hair ColorDark-Brown
Married toChristina
ChildrenTaylor and Brayden
TV ShowFlip or Flop
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Tarek El Moussa is an American real estate investor and television personality. He is famous as one of the two hosts of the HGTV reality TV series ‘Flip or Flop’. He also runs the agency ‘Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group’.

Early Life

Tarek was born on August 21, 1981. He was born and raised in Long Beach, California, U.S. He holds an American nationality belonging to the White-American ethnicity.

Tarek was born to a Moroccan father and was raised in California. Some source even tells that he was born in Egypt and moved to the United States.


Tarek is a talented person who earned his real estate license at the age of 21. He was a real estate agent prior to the crash in 2008. Later, he and his wife began flipping homes, mostly located in Orange County, California.

In 2011, they recorded an audition tape of them flipping a house from start to finish. The audition tape was sent to HGTV. The people from HGTV were interested in talking to the couple. In 2012, HGTV signed the couple a weekly program to demonstrate their work.

The couple hosted “Flip and Flop”, a show that showed the process of buying the distressed property, renovating them and then selling them again for a much higher profit. The first episode aired on April 16, 2013, and is currently running in the fifth season. He also took up hosting duties for an HGTV show like Carol Duvall.

The couple also runs a real estate agency by the name of ‘The El Moussa Group’ in Orange County, California. The area is with one of the biggest foreclosure rates in the country. Their first profit was gained by buying an investment house in Santa Ana for 115 thousand dollars and selling it for the profit of thirty-four thousand dollars.

Tarek, Christina and their business partner, Pete De Best split the money and continued to flip houses. They have even expanded their real estate investing business into Arizona and Nevada. 

Personal Life

He married Christina El Moussa, his partner on the HGTV show ‘Flip or Flip’, in 2009. They have two children, Taylor El Moussa (born on 22nd of December, 2010) and Brayden El Moussa (born on 2015).

In 2013, one of his viewers, a registered nurse, reported a lump on his neck. After a biopsy and ultrasound on June 12, it was found that the lump was cancerous and was to be removed immediately.

He had a stage 2 thyroid cancer. After a four hours surgery, his entire thyroid was removed but fortunately, cancer didn’t spread beyond his neck and was cured.

In December 2016, Tarek filed divorce to his wife, Christina. They still appeared together on the show. The reason behind their separation is believed to be the abusive nature of Tarek. Christina finally filed for divorce, six months after her husband filed divorce.

Christina was later seen with Gary Anderson and is recently dating Nate Thompson. Tarek was also rumored to be dating his kids' nanny, Alyssa Logan but is single now. He told in an interview that he is not ready for relationships right now.

The former wife of Tarek, Christina later agreed to work in a show together with him and even walked in a Red Carpet together in May 2017.

Tarek is currently living a single dad life. He currently resides in California with his son and daughter. He recently celebrated his 2-year-old son, Brayden's birthday party in Buena Park, California. 

Net worth

Due to the nature of his work, his profits and earnings are highly variable, so his exact salary can’t be known for sure. However, his net worth is known to be around $4 million dollars. 

Social Media 

Tarek is active on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter. He has a huge number of fan followers on his social accounts.