Mike Holmes is a Canadian TV personality and a contractor. He is well-known for his TV show appearances as a host. He has hosted several shows such as Holmes on Homes, Holmes in New Orleans, Best of Holmes on Homes, and Holmes Inspection. He is also renowned for his expertise in home improvement, which has translated into his success on related TV shows. His impressive success has made him very wealthy too. Mike’s estimated net worth is over $30 million. Holmes has also ventured into writing books, publishing some bestsellers. His best-selling book is titled Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor. He also manages Grand Productions & The Gersh Agency, Inc. He is among the 10 best-paid television stars in the world.
Mike Holmes lives in Georgetown, in his home that’s located in a rural community. His home covers about 2,000 square feet, which were built in the 70s. The house has been renovated and is surrounded by plenty of greenery and cinderblock walls. He is also an owner of some classic as well as luxury cars. He owns a pair of 1932-style Ford roadsters. His car collection includes a Range Rover, Kawasaki Vulcan, two BRP Spyders, a 1985 Yamaha V-Max, and a Boss 302 Mustang. The Range Rover Autobiography Edition is his favorite among the impressive collection. His father’s name is James Holmes, and his mother’s name is Shirley Holmes. He has two daughters Amanda and Sherry. He also has a son named Mike Holmes Jr.
Mike Holmes Early Life, Family, and Marriage
Mike Holmes was born on August 3, 1963, in Halton Hills, Canada. At the early age of 19, he married his childhood girlfriend, Alexandra Lorex. In 1984, the couple had their first child, a daughter they named Amanda. Three years later, they welcomed their second child, another daughter named Sherry. In 1989, their son Mike Jr. was born. Holmes would go on to found his contracting company in 1982, the same year he married Alexandra. His business took off, and he became quite successful. However, things took a plummet when the 1990s economic recession arrived. The highly skilled contractor faced challenging economic difficulties drying these hard times. Consequently, his company had to file for bankruptcy, and he shut down his business. These economic problems transferred into his marriage and family life.
Tragedies and Rebuilding Himself
The problems didn’t end there, though. After the economic difficulties led to his separation from his wife, he faced a tragedy. Just a month after the separation, his father passed away. These were some of the hardest blows he faced, but with time, he started building and collecting himself. He restarted from scratch and found both love and success. He found love again, in a beautiful lady by the name of Anna Zappia. Mike has been in a living relationship with Anna since 2000. They’ve not moved on to marriage yet, despite being together for over 20 years. However, Mike has referred to Anna as his wife multiple times in media and interviews.
Career and Recognition
In 2006, he founded The Holmes Foundation to encourage young people to venture into building. In 2007, Canada’s House of Commons honored Mike for his promotion of skilled trades and advocating improved building standards. He is an enterprise as well as an author of a couple of successful books. His top bestseller is Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor. Number two is Holmes Inspection: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home. He has also written a newspaper column. Later on, he created his own television production company, Make It Right Productions. His work, both in building and TV, has won him many coveted awards.
Who is Mike Holmes Dating Right Now?
Mike Holmes is dating his girlfriend of over 20 years, Anna Zappia. They’ve been together since 2000 and going strong as ever. Anna Zappia is a model and is mostly known for her boyfriend, Mike. Much information about Anna Zappia is not publicly available. If the duration of their relationship is any indication, they make for a pretty strong couple.