Mike Holmes Net Worth 2021 | Ex-Wife (Alexandra Lorex), Girlfriend (Anna Zappia), Biography

Mike Holmes, dubbed “Canada’s most trusted contractor,” is a television host, professional contractor, and author, who is best known as a producer for the TV series ”Holmes and Holmes,” ”Holmes Inspection” and ”Holmes on Homes.”

Biography

He was born on August 3, 1963, in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada as Michael James Holmes.

His father was a plumber who worked with General Motors as an engineer. ”In my eyes, he was Superman,” Holmes said.

Mike began his work in construction at the age of 12.

In January 2002, he founded The Holmes Group.

From 2003 to 2009, Holmes served as the executive producer and host of the television series ”Holmes on Homes.”

In 2007, The Holmes Foundation started the Make It Right Scholarships and Bursaries.

In 2008, he served as a judge in 13 episodes of Handyman Superstar Challenge, a TV game show that seeks to find the best handyman in Canada.

Also in 2008, Holmes was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the British Columbia Institute of Technology. ”We are pleased to award him with this degree, as he sets a positive example not only for our trades students, but for all members of the BCIT community,” said Dr. Verna Magee-Shepherd.

From 2009 to 2012, Mike served as a host of Holmes Inspection, a home renovation series shot in the Greater Toronto area.

In 2012, Mike received Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Also in 2012, Holmes created a certification program called Holmes Approved Homes. In addition, Mike was a judge on Canada’s Handyman Challenge.

Mike Holmes Net Worth
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At the end of 2013, he was appointed Patron of The Royal Canadian Regiment.

In May 2014, Holmes published a book titled – ”The Holmes Manual.” In the book, he provides solutions for the everyday problems of homeowners. ”Everyone stops me at the airport [and says] ‘Can I ask you a question?’”, Mike explained how he got the idea for writing the book. ”And it just seemed to make sense, being the fifth book, let’s do a manual.”

In June 2014, The Holmes Group sued Gem Equities to obtain $234k after Gem Equities failed to pay The Holmes Group for services conducted for a residential development at the Fort Rouge Yards.

In December 2014, Holmes was sued by his former chief executive officer for $3.1 million for alleged breach of contract.

In 2016, Mike was the host of the television series ”Holmes Buy It Right.”

In 2018, Mike created ”Holmes: The Next Generation,” and ”Holmes Makes it Right: Retooled” in 2019.

Wife

Mike Holmes married Alexandra Lorex in 1982. They later divorced.

Girlfriend

Holmes is currently dating Anna Zappia.

Mike Holmes Net Worth with his girlfriend Anna Zappia
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Children

Holmes has three children with Alexandra Lorex, named Mike Holmes Jr., Amanda, and Sherry.

”All my kids know how to be good people, and their ability to handle life,” Mike said for Ottawa Citizen. He added: ”They’re also in the trades and damn good at it.”

Height  

6′ 1″ (1.85 m)

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Quotes

”A seemingly small job like adding a garden can mess up your property’s grading in such a way that suddenly you start seeing water in the basement.”

”Time. It waits for no one, it’s always of the essence, and, oh yes, it flies.”

”Anything we can do to reduce our water usage, and shorten our reliance on the dryer (which uses lots of energy) is a good thing in my books.”

”Electricity is something I never mess with on my own.”

”A person is a pro for a reason. They have the right skills. They have experience.”

”Every kid is different, so when it comes to designing a proper playroom, base it on what your kids will typically be doing.”

Trivia

He was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Christine Cushing Live, Canada A.M., Canada for Haiti, The Hour, and Home Free. 

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Mike Holmes – Net Worth

Holmes earned most of his wealth from serving as the president of The Holmes Group, a conglomerate of companies.

In addition, Holmes produced the following TV series – Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes It Right, Home Free, Holmes Buy It Right, Holmes and Holmes, and Holmes Makes It Right: Retooled.

Mike also published several books, including – The Holmes Manual, Make It Right Attics And Basements, and The Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home. Therefore, professional contractor Mike Holmes has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

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