Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud

How Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud made £3million in just one year 

Find out about the TV presenter's lucrative investments ...

Eve Crosbie

Kevin McCloud has fronted Channel 4's Grand Designs since it began back in 1999, so it's perhaps unsurprising that the host has become the go-to man for all property advice over the years.

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Not only has the role turned Kevin into a household name, but his television work and related property investments have proved extremely lucrative. Keep reading to find out how the savvy presenter managed to pocket £3million in just one year...

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Alongside hosting the popular Channel 4 property programme, Kevin owns his own architectural company, called MCC3 Ltd. In 2019, the business reportedly took home profits of just under £846,000 and handed over an eye-watering £607,269 in tax - meaning that the TV star's taxable earnings were around five times that number. In short, Kevin's company made £3million that year alone.

In comparison, the year before Kevin's company handed over £288,984 to the taxman, which is over £300,000 less. It is not known what the company made in 2020 and whether the coronavirus pandemic affected his earnings at all. 

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Kevin, who studied art and architecture at Cambridge, began his television career in the late nineties, appearing on the BBC Two show Homefront alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Diarmuid Gavin. He was frequently on the show as a guest presenter, offering his top tips when it comes to home renovations and DIY.

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Kevin McCloud has fronted Grand Designs since 1999

The 61-year-old then went on to present Grand Designs, which is now in its twentieth series, proving its popularity still remains to this day. Kevin has also presented a string of other property shows over the years, thanks to his popularity on the hit Channel 4 design show, and he has penned several best-selling interior design books. These days, he can also command up to £25,000 to speak at corporate or private events. 

Away from his TV and design work, Kevin is a proud dad-of-four, two of whom he shares with his ex-wife Suzanna. Kevin and Suzanna split in 2019. At the time, a spokesperson told The Daily Mail: "I can confirm that, sadly, Kevin and Suzanna separated. We won't be making any further comment." The pair have kept their separation out of the spotlight since.

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