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Vern Yip is an American interior designer from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for being one of the panel of judges on HGTV’s “Design Star”. As of 2018, Vern Yip net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
Vern was born on June 27, 1968 in Hong Kong but was raised in United States. He went to high school in Northern Virginia at McLean High School. He earned double degrees in Chemistry and Economics at high school and decided to join pre-medicine program hoping to be a doctor. However, Vern changed his mind and decided to switch his in the architecture field instead.
Vern then went to Georgia Institute of Technology and received masters in management and architecture. Yip now owns a design company in Atlanta which won him the Southeast designer of the year.
Regarding his television career, he has appeared several times on TLC’s “Trading Spaces”. He was known for frequently including silk, candles and flowers in the rooms he designed. He is also one of the panel of judges on HGTV’s “Designer Star”. He has also hosted four seasons of popular show “Deserving Design”.
Besides working as an interior designer, he is also active on charitable work. He is involved in volunteering activities including doing design work for New York City’s 2009 Snowflake Ball, a fundraiser for UNICEF.
Regarding his personal life, he is married to Craig Koch. They have two children; one son named Gavin Joshua Mannox who was born by surrogate in 2010 and a daughter named Vera Lillian Beatrix who was also born via surrogate in 2011.