Singing, acting, creating illusions, and performing magic are just a few of the talents that Jonathan Scott possesses. However, this Canadian hottie is most popular for his expertise in home improvement and remodeling. Together with his brother, Drew, he has set up a thriving real estate company.
More so, the brothers have been able to parlay their real estate expertise into a popular reality TV series known as Property Brothers. As of now, Jonathan Scott and his brother rank amongst the most popular stars on HGTV and this has turned them into Hollywood celebrities.
He Leveraged on His Passion for Home Improvement to Amass Wealth
Jonathan Scott first became involved in home improvement when he was a child. His dad often paid him and his twin to carry out minor repairs around the house and they became quite good at it. Upon graduating from secondary school, Scott initially pursued a business management degree at the University of Calgary, and while in college, he teamed up with his brother to buy a rundown home which they renovated and subsequently rented out at a profit. The brothers continued this lucrative business and Scott eventually decided to study construction and design.
He transferred to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and subsequently obtained a contractor’s license while his brother obtained a real estate license. Armed with the necessary qualifications for the trade, the two brothers set up their own real estate company, Scott Real Estate Inc., in 2004. The company was quite successful and after four years, the brothers opened another branch in Las Vegas. Scott and his brother continued their amazing feat in America and it wasn’t long before the networks came calling.
He Began to Earn Substantial Sums from the TV Series, Property Brothers
Jonathan Scott and his twin brother debuted on their first reality TV series, Property Brothers, in 2011. The series follows the duo as they scout, negotiate, purchase and renovate rundown houses on behalf of clients. Since its debut, Property Brothers have consistently ranked amongst the best home improvement shows in the world. It has also received several awards and is one of the highest-rated shows on HGTV.
The success of the show has led to other spin-offs and specials such as Buying and Selling, Brother v Brother, Property Brothers: At Home, Brothers Take New Orleans, A Very Brady Renovation, and Property Brothers: Forever Home.
Jonathan Scott Makes Extra Money from the Entertainment Company, The Scott Brothers Global
The Scott brothers joined forces to launch the entertainment company, The Scott Brothers Global in March 2017. Under the umbrella of this empire, they have been able to handle several other projects which cut across, music, film production, web series to hosting the popular radio talk show, Off Topics With The Scott Brothers. They also went on to purchase the IP rights of their popular TV show, Property Brothers from Cineflix in order to air it via their entertainment company.
It is also known that the brothers run a furniture brand, Scott Living which started off as an outdoor furniture brand but has expanded to include indoor too. They are known to sell their products through various dealers which include the likes of Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, and Costco among several others.
He is also an Accomplished Writer
The multifaceted realtor is also a prolific writer who has a couple of published books to his credit. The first of his publication dates back to 2015 when he penned down ‘Dream Home’ in collaboration with his brother, Drew Scott. The book which was released the next year on April 4th, 2016 debuted at number 9 on The New York Times Best Seller under the category, Advice/How-to Books, and on the Wall Street Journal Best-Selling books for nonfiction, it was listed at number 3.
The twins went on to release a second book in 2017 entitled, ‘It Takes Two: Our Story’ The next year, Jonathan and Drew also released ‘Builder Brothers: Big Plans’ via the publishers, HarperCollins on October 2nd, 2018, and a sequel of it, ‘Builder Brothers: Better Together, was slated for Fall of 2019.
The TV Star has a Whooping $100 Million Net Worth!
Thanks to the numerous endeavors Jonathan Scott alongside his brothers have been involved in, they have been able to generate huge income. Back in 2016, the Scott brothers generated up to $100 million from their company as revenue, and with the expansion of their ventures in the coming years, their business raked in up to $500 million as of 2018.
On his own part, Jonathan is estimated to sit on a current net worth of $100 million. It is known that he spends a good chunk of his resources in real estate which is evident from the recent purchase of a $9.5 million house in Los Angeles. More so, he is an avid philanthropist who has supported organizations like St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. He has also traveled with his brothers to the slums of India as they advocate for No Child For Sale amongst several other endeavors.
Jonathan went Through a Heart Breaking Divorce in 2010
Way before the fame and the fortune came, Jonathan Scott was married to a lady named Kelsey Ully. He met her when he was working as a flight attendant and they started dating in 2002. They were together for five years before tying the knot in Canada in July 2007.
The couple subsequently moved to Las Vegas where Kelsey got a job in a club. Scott, on the other hand, concentrated on building his company and his TV shows. Sadly, the demands of their jobs later put a strain on the couple’s relationship and they called it quits in 2010. Scott has since revealed that the divorce left him depressed but his twin, Drew helped him through those dark times.
The TV show host Dated LA Dancer, Kristen Ratatori
The talented dancer is notable for working in numerous big shows which include Fantasy and Bite. Kristen has even performed with celebrities like Kesha, Taylor Swift, and Sisgo. With regards to Jonathan’s dalliance with this stunning lady, it is widely believed they had been in a relationship before he ended his marriage with Ully.
However, their relationship did not last long contrary to many speculations. Ratatori who claimed she supported them financially during their time together as Scott’s finances were channeled mainly towards the divorce procedures, felt Jonathan was no longer interested in her. More so, he opened up to her about seeing other ladies apart from her at that time.
Jonathan Moved on to Jacinta Kuznetsov
The reality TV star found love again in 2015, this time with the beautiful Jacinta Kuznetsov. He first saw Kuznetsov at a charity event and subsequently chatted her up on Instagram. She agreed to go a date with him and they soon commenced a relationship. Scott and Kuznetsov would go on to enjoy a blissful and enviable relationship for three years.
They even moved in together and Kuznetsov regularly appeared on her man’s reality TV series. There were also talks of weddings and babies but the couple sadly broke up in March 2018. Not too long after the split, Scott revealed that he is very much open to finding love again as that is the most important thing in life. He also disclosed that he would love to have kids before the age of 45 and that he is willing to go the adoption route to make it happen.
His Quest for Love led Him to Popular Actress, Zooey Deschanel
The TV host is currently having a great time with his current partner, Zooey Deschanel whom he met sometime in August 2019 while filming for Carpool Karaoke. The Deschanel sisters were matched against the Scott Brothers and the four instantly started to bond. Both Zoey and Jonathan took to their Instagram pages to showcase their newfound friendship.
Over a couple of months, this relationship blossomed into a serious romance which was also made official when Zooey finalized her divorce in September 2019. Since then the pair have been to inseparable and they don’t fail to share their wonderful times together with their fans on social media.