Todd Chrisley has been in the real estate market for a long time. Over the years, Todd has not only accumulated money from real estate but has also accumulated a considerable amount of fame, to the point where he produced and starred in a TV show under his name. Chrisley Knows Best began airing on the USA Network on the 11th of March 2014 and is centered around the daily life of the Chrisley household. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Todd Chrisley. And, those wondering what caused him charges from authority and a feud with a revenue investigator herself, we got you covered.
Who is Todd Chrisley?
A man attributed with many traits, Todd Chrisley is a real estate investor, a television personality, a podcast host, social media influencer, an actor, and a producer. He rose to fame following his appearance on the reality television show Chrisley Knows Best.
Born as Michael Todd Chrisley in Georgia, United States, Chrisley is American by nationality, and if ethnicity is concerned the family tree traces him to European origin of German descent. Todd was born under the Aries zodiac, the first astrological sign.
Michael Todd Chrisley
April 6, 1969
Georgia, United States
Todd Chrisley was born on April 6, 1969, to Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley. Born and raised in Georgia, Todd spent much of his early life with his brothers Derrick Chrisley and Randy Chrisley. Little is known about Todd’s early life and the reality star is not too keen on sharing them. His educational background remains a complete mystery and while he should have graduated high school, there are no details of a college degree.
Todd is a real estate investor and entrepreneur who has his hands in several businesses. While Todd is certainly rich, there are very few details that explain his source of money. Todd first rose to fame as the lead star of the reality TV series, “Chrisley Knows Best.” He is known for spending recklessly and is quite the character in his house. His eccentric behavior comes off as irritating and controlling too many fans and a few of his family members.
Todd’s television credentials go well beyond acting as he has been executive producer for different episodes of Chrisley Know Best and its spin-off such as Chrisley Knows Thanksgiving, Growing Up Chrisley, and According to Chrisley. Setting his foot away from the reality television world for once, Todd made his movie debut in the 2016 movie Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens. Over the years, Todd has seen his fame grow and been asked to join red carpets, talk shows, and interview programs. He was also called by Steve Harvey to join him in 11 episodes from 2014 to 2016 and was a panelist for some episodes. Todd has made guest appearances on different reality TV shows. In 2017, Todd performed as the presenter for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Marriage and Children:
Todd doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to his children. He first tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Teresa Terry. The pair met during their time in high school and went on to have two children, Kyle Chrisley and Lindsey Chrisley. The pair did not have the best of married life and filed for divorce in November of 1994. The divorce was finalized in 1996 and Todd soon married his current wife, Julie.
While Todd has tried hard to erase the existence of Teresa from his life, Teresa revealed that Todd physically abused her. She even filed a case against Todd stating that he battered her while she was driving to the point where she had to pull over and run away. But the case was later dropped and Teresa moved on with her new partner.
Todd married Julie Chrisley on 25 May 1966, and the pair gave birth to three children, Chase, Savannah, and Grayson. While Todd is particularly close to Julie and their three children, he doesn’t share the best of relationship with Kyle and Lindsey.
Filing for bankruptcy:
A self-made millionaire, Todd has not been always able to keep up with his millionaire status. Todd has filed for bankruptcy twice. The first time he filed for bankruptcy was in 2012, when he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy showing $4.2 million in assets and $49.4 million in debts. Following the announcement, Todd’s attorney spoke to the media,
“He guaranteed a real estate development loan and it failed. He was on the hook for $30 million. If he hadn’t had that happen, he would have been fine, financially.”
After filing for personal bankruptcy in 2012, Todd filed for corporate bankruptcy in 2013. However, the bankruptcy was settled in 2015 and Todd had to pay a small sum of $150,000.
Ongoing Legal Battle:
In 2019, Todd, Julie, and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, were charged by Georgia Northern District for bank and wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud, and tax evasion. According to prosecutors claim, Todd defrauded the bank to get Millions in loans. If we get into details from the indictment, Todd made one of his bank accounts look like it had $ 4 million when actually he did not even have a bank account. In June 2022, Todd and Julie were found guilty of the charges. However, the couple filed a joint motion for a new trial, claiming a witness lied during their spring trial.
Former Georgia Department of Revenue investigator Amy Doherty-Heinze has filed a lawsuit against Todd for the second time. The first was back in June 2021 saying he accused “her of a multitude of crimes and wrongdoing” on his social media sites and podcast while she was investigating him four years prior. Todd has not retracted or settled the first defamation suit and found himself in more defamation lawsuits. Amy Doherty-Heinze followed with a second defamation lawsuit in September 2022 for continuing to spread lies against her.
In a Chrisley Confession podcast aired in September 2021, Doherty-Heinze claimed she Todd “maliciously” accused her of breaking laws during the investigation, mentioning her twice by name, calling for her to be prosecuted, and making her out to be corrupt and dishonest.
Todd Chrisley has a net worth of $1.5 Million according to celebritynetworth.com. However, the wealth valuation is far lower than expected it should have been somewhere between $5 to $10 Million.