Robert Joseph “Bob” Vila was born on the 20th June 1946, in Miami, Florida USA, of Cuban and American ancestry. He is a moderator of home improvement, who became famous for his participation in the home improvement television shows “This Old House” (1979-1988), “Bob Vila’s Home Again” (1990–2005) as well as “Bob Vila” (2005–2007). Moreover, he has released a number of books related to home improvement. He has been active in home improvement since the early ’70s, and the entertainment industry since 1979.
How rich is the moderator of home improvement shows? Authoritative sources estimated that the overall size of Bob Vila net worth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Participation in home improvement television shows is the main source of Vila net worth.
Bob Vila Net Worth $25 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Miami, and was educated at Miami Jackson High School. Afterwards, Vila graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 1969. From 1971 to 1973, he served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, in Panama.
Concerning his permanent career, everything started with the restoration of his own Victorian Italian house located in Newton, Massachusetts. After doing this job perfectly, Vila won the award for Heritage House of 1978 given by the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. Then, he was appointed as a presenter of the television show “This Old House”, in which he worked from 1979 to 1989, when he left the show reportedly because of a looming conflict of interest with outside commercial endorsements – his position was taken over by Steve Thomas. After leaving, Vila became the spokesman of a chain of department stores Sears. Later, he moderated the home improvement television show “Bob Vila’s Home Again” (1990 – 2005), which was later renamed to “Bob Vila” (2005 – 2007). During the above mentioned shows, Bob Vila visited the sites of various constructions and restorations, giving advice on the best possible ways to complete the ongoing projects. His net worth grew steadily during all these ventures.
Meanwhile, he participated in the building restoration and historic preservation series “Restore America” (1999 – 2000), but Vila has also released a number of books, including a five-part book series called “Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes of America” (1993 – 1994). Other popular books written by Vila are “This Old House: Restoring, Rehabilitating, and Renovating” (1980) and “Bob Vila’s Guide to Buying Your Dream House” (1990). These have also improved his net worth.
Further on TV channels, Vila has landed several appearances in episodes of the fictional home improvement show “Tool Time”. In a small supporting role, he also joined the comedy “Hot Shots! Part Deux” (1993). Currently, Bob Vila might be seen on the television show “Home Shopping Network”, in which he sells the tools made under the Bob Vila brand. To cut the long story short, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Bob Vila’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the moderator of home improvement, he has been married to Diana Barrett since 1975, and the family has three children.
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