David Bromstad is a television personality famous for hosting a number of HGTV shows, including My Lottery Dream Home, Beach Flip, and Color Splash. He initially rose to fame as a designer and was the first winner of HGTV Design Star. As of 2023, David Bromstad has a net worth of $4 million.
Hailing from Cokato, Minnesota, David Reed Bromstad was born on August 17, 1973. He is the youngest of four kids and was raised by Richard Bromstad and Diane Krueger. Their family is of German, Norwegian, and Swedish descent.
As a child, he was always fascinated with art, and Walt Disney was his inspiration. Because of this, his dream was to become an animator for The Walt Disney Company.
After graduating from Wayzata High School, he went to Sarasota, Florida. There, he attended the Ringling College of Art and Design, a university where Disney recruits many of its artists.
While in college, David realized that he wasn’t into animation as much as he thought. Despite this, he secured a job at his dream company after graduating with an art degree.
At Disney, he moved between different departments and the young artist eventually settled into the sculpting department. However, when the 9/11 tragedy happened, Disney suffered from financial issues.
As a result Bromstad lost his job and worked several jobs to make ends meet. In 2006, he launched a design company, Bromstad Studio. He begain giving interior design consultations, designing furniture, and selling wallpapers.
Based on advice from a friend, he moved to Miami Beach and applied for the debut season of HGTV’s Design Star. It was a competition show, searching for the next HGTV host and David Bromstad was the first winner of the series.
David became a recurring guest on Design Star and was chosen as the host of Design Star All-Stars in 2012. Bromstad went on to become a fan favorite on various HGTV shows.
His most successful project is hosting My Lottery Dream Home, where he helps lottery winners use their earnings to build a home. The show began airing in 2015, and it’s currently in its 15th season.
Net Worth and Earnings
Bromstad first made his fortune by bagging the HGTV Design Star’s grand prize of $250,000. Now, as the host of My Lottery Dream Home, he reportedly earns $500,000 per year. He receives an additional $30,000 from other television appearances.
However, media appearances are not his only income source. There’s his salary as the owner of Bromstad Studio. David also invests in real estate, which is fitting for a designer like him. All of these ventures give him an estimated net worth of $4 million.
David Bromstad is openly gay. He is also a tattoo lover, and many of his tats express gay pride. He was once in a relationship with Jeffrey Glasko for eight years. The television host is single today and living a happy life at his home in Orlando, Florida.