Tarek El Moussa Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jun, 2018
Facts of Tarek El Moussa
Date of Birth: 1981 , August-21
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Tarek El Moussa
Birth Name Tarek El Moussa
Nick Name Tarek
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Long Beach, California
Religion Muslim
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Television Personality, Realtor
Working For HGTV
Net Worth $6 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Famous for Flip or Flop
Married NA
Married to Christina El Moussa (2009-18)
Children Taylor and Brayden
Divorce Christina El Moussa in 2018
Education N/A
Awards N/A
TV Show Flip or Flop
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Tarek El Moussa is a big name in the HGTV. He is famous for appearing in the home renovating show Flip or Flop. He appears in the show with his ex-wife Christina El Moussa. Their series is airing at HGTV since 2013. El Moussa is a real estate agent and entrepreneur. He also owns real estate company Tarek & Associates. 

He previously married to Christina El Moussa from 2009-18. They also share two children together. After divorcing her, he bought a new house in California and started residing there with his children. Even after the divorce, they have remained good friends and agreed to work together. 

Early Life And Career Of Tarek El Moussa

Tarek was born on August 21, 1981. He was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He holds an American nationality belonging to the Afro-American ethnicity. Tarek was born to a Moroccan father and was raised in California. He was born in Egypt and moved to the United States.


Tarek El Moussa 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.

CAPTION: Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa SOURCE: Ok! Magazine

The couple hosts 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 running in the seventh season as of 2018. He also started hosting other HGTV shows like Carol Duvall.

They also own 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 $115K and selling it for the $34K. 

Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa 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. 

Tarek El Moussa's Net Worth, Salary

Tarek and his ex-wife Christina El Moussa’s net worth was $4 million while they were married to each other. El Moussa’s accountant is the only to known for sure, it would be safe to bet that he still earns a hefty amount of money after the divorce.

In 2008, they entered into the housing market and hired an apartment for $700 per month to stay afloat. They also made $100K per episode.

Tarek purchased a 300-square-foot home for $2.28 million and rebranded his realtor business Tarek & Associates, according to Realtor.com, where he continues to buy properties and flip them. As of 2018, his net worth is $6 million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth. He also has a private lavishes Yacht. El Moussa also has several lavishes cars including:

  • Toyota 4Runner
  • 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • Lamborghini

Tarek El Moussa's Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Divorce

He married Christina El Moussa, his HGTV show Flip or Flip partner, in 2009. They have two children together; Taylor El Moussa and Brayden El Moussa. 

They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Taylor El Moussa on  22 December 2010. When she was 5, they gave a birth to their second child, a son named Brayden El Moussa. 

CAPTION: Tarek El Moussa with his ex-wife Christina El Moussa and their children SOURCE: People

In December 2016, Tarek filed for divorce from his wife, Christina El Moussa. They still appear together on the show. Christina filed for divorce in January 2017, six months after her husband filed divorce.

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



They finalized their divorce one year later in January 2018. Even after a divorce, they agreed to work together and said that they could not end their professional relationships. 

Christina later dated Gary Anderson for few months and then she dated Nate Thompson. She also dated Doug Spedding for sometimes.  As of 2018, she is dating  English TV presenter Ant Anstead. 

Tarek El Moussa was also allegedly dating his kids' nanny, Alyssa Logan. But, he denied the rumor in an interview. Tarek El Moussa is living a single father life. He resides in California with his son and daughter. 

Cancer Survivor

Tarek El Moussa is a cancer survivor. 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.  

Tarek is active on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter. He has a huge number of fan followers on his social accounts. Here are the interesting facts about Tarek El Moussa, you should know.