Who hasn’t cozied up on the couch, turned on HGTV, and suddenly lost an entire afternoon? There’s something so soothing about watching other people buy houses, remodel, redecorate, and flip them. It can even start to feel like the HGTV hosts are our own personal friends, but how much do you really know about some of your favorite HGTV stars? We did some digging to discover what all the biggest names on HGTV were up to before they hit the big time, and we’ve ranked them by their estimated net worth. Keep reading, and what you learn about these popular HGTV stars will definitely surprise you.