Todd Chrisley Bio

Todd Chrisley is a self-made millionaire who has made money through real estate [1]. I first heard of his name when he came into the spotlight following accusations of tax fraud and realized that he had his own reality television series, Chrisley Knows Best. (not usually something I would watch, but I had to check it out, of course)

The show follows the life of Todd and his family and the wealthy lifestyle they lead; they have been predicted by viewers as being the next Kardashians.

Todd claims to be a “Patriarch of Perfection,” [2] but what got him to where he is today? I’ve been digging around Todd’s life on and off screen to find out all the juiciest gossip about his lavish lifestyle and the scandal surrounding him regarding fraud. [3]

So, let’s find out all we can learn about the life of Todd Chrisley, and when you’re done here, head over and have a look at our Shaunie O’Neal Bio and find out about her life in reality TV.

Todd Chrisley Bio Facts

Full Name: Michael Todd Chrisley
Birth Date: 6th April 1969
Birth Place: Georgia
Nick Name: Todd
Nationality: American
Siblings: Brothers, Randy and Derek
Children: Five children. Daughters Lindsey and Savannah, and Sons, Chase Kyle and Grayson
Partner / Spouse: Julie Chrisley
Profession: Reality TV star and Real Estate Mongul
Salary: Unknown
Net Worth: Negative $5 million
Social Media: #chrisley hashtag on Instagram • Photos and videosTodd Chrisley | FacebookTodd Chrisley (@toddchrisley) / Twitter
Companies Associated With: Todd Chrisley Productions, Chrisley Knows Best, Chrisley Confessions, Growing up with Chrisley, Chrisley Asset Management
Last Updated: August 2022

Todd Chrisley Key Facts Summary

Teresa and Todd
Teresa Terry and Todd Chrisley
  • Chris is the star of his reality series, Chrisley Knows Best.
  • Chrisley has been married once before to Teresa Terry.
  • Chrisley has 5 children, two with his first wife and three with his current wife. [4]
  • His wife Julie has a passion for cooking and has her own show called What’s Cooking with Julie.
  • Todd and Chrisley have full custody of their grandchild, Chloe, their son Kyle’s daughter.
  • Todd’s brother Derrek sadly passed away when he was just four months old in 1971.
  • His other brother Randy also got into the world of real estate business but in comparison to his brother, he wasn’t quite as successful. Randy was diagnosed with cancer but later made a full recovery.
  • Randy has never appeared on Todd’s shows, though it is believed they are still very close. [5]
  • Chrisley Knows Best was initially filmed in Roswell and then Alpharetta, both close to Atlanta.

Todd Chrisley Birthplace and Early Life

Todd was born to his mother Faye Chrisley, and father Gene Raymond Chrisley, on April the 6th, 1969. The family led quite a humbling life, and his parents were extremely hard-working, middle-class people with simple standards. They were the ones who taught Todd about good work ethic and gave him a strong vision, as well as a mission and values in his younger life.

His father was part of the US Army and fought for his country during the Korean War. Sadly, Gene passed away after battling cancer in 2012. [6]

His mother worked in a textile mill, and when the boys were younger, she would work up to 60 hours a week to try and make ends meet. Nowadays, it’s clear that Faye is a rather intriguing character. She loves to drink and gamble and occasionally says she would like to ride a motorcycle.

Todd seems to spend quite a lot of time making sure that his mother doesn’t come in harm’s way and keeps her out of trouble, but I don’t know if this was the case when he was growing up or whether this is something that has occurred as she’s gotten older, or since the passing of her husband. I believe she has also recently been diagnosed with cancer, which I imagine is even more of a strain on the family’s relationship. [7]

Todd Chrisley Early Business Success

Todd made a good chunk of his wealth by getting into the real-estate business. In fact, 95% of his money now is down to his success as a real-estate mogul. If this is something that interests you, you should take a look at how Zillow makes money in global real estate.

This isn’t what most people recognize him for, though. Of course, he is probably most well-known for being the centerpiece of his reality TV show, Chrisley Knows Best.

The show started on March the 11th, 2014, and continued for 9 seasons, the latest being aired in 2021.

It follows the life of Chrisley and his family and received mixed reviews during the first two seasons. One review said it was the “best family reality TV series since Here Comes Baby Boo” and was compared to the hit reality series’ The Osbournes. At one time, people thought it may become the next Kardashians.

In 2015, Todd started to develop a talk show focusing on the lives of himself and his daughter Savannah. [8] Savanna later did another show with her brother Chase which involved them taking a road trip to Los Angeles. The point was to prove their independence despite their wealth. Altogether there were 3 seasons of the show called Growing Up Chrisley.

In 2016, the Chrisley Knows Best show was nominated for Best Unstructured Reality TV Series at the 22nd Critics Choice Awards, but didn’t win.

Things jolted to a stop for Chrisey in 2019 when he and his wife were investigated by the Georgia Dept of Revenue after being charged with fraud and tax evasion, which I will go into more detail about below.

Todd Chrisley Videos

Check out some of the trailers from the TV show that made him so famous and what has been said about his criminal charges.

A reality series that follows the lives of a multimillionaire real estate mogul and his family; watch the problems and dramas that unravel from their flamboyant lives. Available on hayu.

A game is played among the Chrisleys to determine which family members are the most likely to misbehave.

The following day after being charged with tax fraud, Todd and Julie speak about their experiences inside and outside the courtroom.

Todd Chrisley Business Failures

It has been a bumpy ride for Todd and his family regarding finances and criminal actions. The first started over 10 years ago when he filed a petition for Chapter twelve bankruptcy protection after accumulating almost $50 million in debt due to a failed real-estate investment. He was lucky enough in this instance that his wife Julie had a bit of money behind her and managed to pull them out of the woods.

Things got a bit more severe in 2019 when the Georgia Dept of Revenue charged Todd for bank fraud and tax evasion. It turned out that they had been giving the bank false documents to take out loans that were funding their lavish lifestyles. The couple handed themselves in and were forced to pay $100,000.

Even though they had settled their case with the department of revenue, it was later revealed that there was even more to it, and more fraudulent activity had taken place, an action which was that of a federal level.

The trial began in May this year (2022) and ended in June. They were charged with convictions that could lead to spending the next 30 years in prison. This is still ongoing, and their sentencing date has not yet been revealed.

Todd Chrisley Family

First Marriage and Children

Todd was married to his first wife, the pair were high school sweethearts, and they married in 1990. They had two children, Lindsie and Kyle, and divorced in 1996. The divorce came after Teresa had accused her husband of being abusive towards her; he denied all of the accusations.

It wasn’t long before Todd was re-married, the same year, in fact. He married his now wife Julie Chrisley in May of that year.

Current Wife

What's Cooking With Julie Chrisley
What’s Cooking With Julie Chrisley

Julie has a net worth of $3 million and has a spin-off show called What’s Cooking With Julie Chrisley, where she shows off her passion and skills in the kitchen.

They have three children together, Savannah, Chase, and Grayson, and having sole custody of Kyle’s daughter, Chloe.

An Overview on Chrisley Children

It is pretty clear Todd is very strict when it comes to parenting his kids. He always keeps a close eye on everything they do at all times. He has even admitted to putting tracking devices on all of their cars so he can see where they are.

Because Todd’s children are such a big part of his wealth and success on their TV show, I thought I would take a look into each of them to give you a brief about the lives of the Chrisley kids.


Linde is the oldest child of Todd Chrisley, and no longer has any contact with her father. Her relationship with Will Campbell began in 2009, and they eloped, much to their parents’ dissatisfaction . They had a pretty bumpy marriage, which nearly ended in divorce on two occasions, and on the third separation, they divided all of their assets and finally divorced in 2021. They shared a son together, whose name is Jackson.


With his first wife, Teresa, Savannah is the second daughter that Todd had. She is known as the rose in the family because she has won awards in beauty contests and also won in the Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition.

She is very close with her younger brother Chase and took part in a spin-off show with him where the siblings traveled to Los Angeles.

Savannah also launched her own beauty brand called Sassy by Savannah, which sells various beauty products such as hair accessories and perfume.

At one point, she was dating professional hockey player Nic Kerdiles; they are no longer together but remain good friends.

She aims to be an inspiration to young women and is an advocate for women’s empowerment.


Chase is the eldest child of Todd and Julie and has a very close relationship with his sister savannah.

He launched a career in acting in Los Angeles but later returned to Nashville.

He has had high-profile romantic partners, such as Kayla Puzaz and Emmy Medders. Chase was planning on proposing to Emmy, but after checking out their social media, it appears they are no longer an item.


Kyle was always classed as the black sheep of the family and had a complex relationship with them, although it seems that he has recently rebuilt a relationship with his father.

He has had many struggles, such as drug addiction and bipolar, which meant that he was never really included in the family TV show. I think he actually only appeared once.

He has a daughter named Chloe, whom he could not take off, meaning that Todd and Julie took full custody of their grandchild. Kyle accused Todd of using Chloe to boost ratings.

In 2019, Kyle was taken to hospital after an attempted suicide; Kyle blamed it on the medication he was taking at the time, but now he seems to be doing much better.


The youngest of the bunch, Grayson, is the young entrepreneur of the family. He launched his own sneaker company, which Todd supported by purchasing his products. But as time went on, Grayson believed that his father’s fraudulent reputation was affecting the success of his business.

Todd Chrisley Net Worth and Career Earnings

Chrisley Knows Best

Most of Todd’s wealth comes from his real estate success, but he also has other forms of income.

He makes a lot of money from his reality TV show, Chrisley Knows Best, and the merchandise surrounding it. He also has a production company called “Todd Chrisley Productions.”

As well as the original show, many spin-offs make him a steady income too. Such as According to Chrisley, What’s Cooking with Julie Chrisley, and Chrisley Confessions.

Things started to look bleak financially, however, after a series of fraudulent activities led him to file for bankruptcy. His net worth is currently minus $5 million.

Todd Chrisley Real Estate Holdings

Of course, things are looking bleak for Todd, and any holdings he has may not be his for much longer, but let’s look at what he did have before his world came crumbling down.

In 2019, his wife Julie bought an upmarket home in Brentwood, for which she paid $3,375,000 from former famous hockey player Mike Ribeiro. The couple renovated the house before trying to sell it for $4.75 million. It was on the market for a year but never sold, and as far as we know, Julie still owns the home, which is 12,753 square feet set within an acre of land.

It has a form dining room, handmade wallpaper, a wine cellar, a sports court, a recreational space, a wood-paneled office with an ornate ceiling, and a patio with a large barbeque and fireplace leisure area with a spa and pool.

They purchased a quaint home in Belle Meade for $1.6 million, which features a living room with french doors, an open plan kitchen, a wet bar, and two fireplaces; it sits on half an acre of grounds.

In 2006, Todd bought a 16-acre estate in Atlanta, which he paid $9 million for; it is believed that this property had 8 bedrooms. I think he lost this property around 2012.

They also had a 9-bedroom home in Roswell, which was in a gated community and offered a beautiful landscape, a heated saltwater pool, a terrace with a fireplace, a hot tub, and a playground. The property was sold in 2014 for $1.2 billion.

They leased property in Suwannee in 2014 as a backdrop for their TV shows; it sits on the sixth hole of the River Golf Club and features teak flooring, an office, grand fireplaces, a dining room, dual closets, and views across the golf course. The lease on this home was a whopping $8,000 a month.

Their last home was a 4 bedroom property in Alpharetta, which was passed down to Todd by his mother. The property was sold in 2017 for $540,000

If you want to see others who have amazing homes amongst their assets, you should check out this Elon Musk bio.

Todd Chrisley Quotes

Todd Chrisley

Here are a couple of things that Todd has had to say about meeting his second wife and other subjects.

“We’d never dealt with racism, we learned that it’s a very prevalent situation in this country. We’ve learned, unfortunately, the hard way, with negative things that were said on social media.”

“The moment she walked into the room, it was the only time before and since, that anything had taken my breath away, other than when I walked past a mirror.”

“In order for it to disappoint me, that would mean that I would have disagree with someone being gay”

“I don’t believe that’s a choice you make, I think you are the way that god has made you”

Todd Chrisley Bio FAQs

Question: Is Todd Chrisley Gay?

Answer: Many people presume that Todd is homosexual because of his camp demeanor and flamboyant persona, probably because of his fashion taste. Still, the answer is no, though he has openly admitted that he finds it flattering when people think he is gay.

Question: Has Todd Chrisley Had Plastic Surgery?

Answer: Todd has admitted that he uses botox regularly to keep himself looking youthful but has said that he’s not had any plastic surgery.

Question: Is Todd Chrisley Going To Prison?

Answer: This has not yet been confirmed, there is no date set for sentencing, but he and his wife Julie could be looking at up to 30 years behind bars.

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