Chip Wade - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Chip Wade
Profession: TV host, Designer
Best Known For: Wise Buys (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : September 20, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Darryl “Chip” Wade
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Georgia Institute of Technology
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 25, 2006
Wife's Name: Pauli Wade
Children: 3

Mac Wade (son)
Mara Wade (daughter)
JT (son)

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Chip Wade?

Chip Wade is a designer, TV show host, contractor by profession, and American by nationality. He is best known for hosting HGTV and DIY shows.

Chip Wade – Age, Parents, Siblings

Chip Wade was born on September 20, 1982, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Darryl “Chip” Wade. The details of his early life including the name of his mother, father, and siblings are yet to be shared with the public. He comes from a long line of experienced carpenters and wood craftsmen and he too began working with his father at a young age.

young Chip Wade (center) (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation from high school, Chip Wade went on to study at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2005. His ethnicity is not known.

Chip Wade – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Wade married his longtime girlfriend Pauli on Aug 25, 2006, after years of dating. With his wife, he has three children- sons Mac Wade (born Sept 2008), and JT (born Nov 2013), and daughter Mara Wade (born Aug 2011).

The couple seems to be very much happy and often shares moments of their day-to-day life on social media. Also, there are no rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce surrounding the pair. They currently reside in North Atlanta, raising their family.

Chip Wade with his wife and children (Image: Instagram- posted July 2020)

Chip Wade – Career

Early Days

While still an undergrad student, Wade also attended Co-op tech and worked full-time for two straight years. He started out as an electrical engineer and designed fighter aircraft. He eventually moved on with his true passion- construction and design. Chip Wade began work as a structural engineer for a custom home builder.

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While still holding the position of a structural engineer, Chip Wade was cast as a contractor on the TV show. His love for design, carpentry, landscaping, and renovation was a major factor that earned him the show.

In 2007 Chip Waderansitioned into media, showing his carpentry skills in HGTV’s Designed to Sell. He also works as a contractor, host as well as a designer for the Atlanta team. 

Since then he has appeared in HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, HGTV’s Wise Buys, Oprah, DIY, and CNN. 

Now Chip Wade is the founder and owner of Wade Works Creative LLC, a  design-build firm where he has clients all over the country.

Chip Wade (Image: HGTV)

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HGTV host

Chip Wade's fellow HGTV hosts include Tarek El Moussa, David BromstadMina Starsiak Hawk, Joanna Gaines, and Bryan Baeumler.

Chip Wade – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Wade are under review.

Chip Wade – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Chip Wade is followed by thousands of followers.

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