Who is Josh Flagg?
Joshua Daniel Flagg was born on 20 August 1985, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is best known as an author, real estate agent and a television personality who was an original cast member of the show ‘’Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’’, broadcast on the Bravo television network. The series follows young Los Angeles-based real estate agents who sell high end homes in that area. Besides that, Flagg has been featured on ‘’Today Show’’ on NBC and ‘’Good Morning America’’ on ABC, which has allowed him further exposure in the media.
Josh Flagg Ethnicity
Josh Flagg is white and is of American, Jewish and Romanian ancestry.
Josh Flagg Net Worth
So just how rich is Josh Flagg as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this author and television personality has net worth of over $25 million, being accumulated from his career in the mentioned fields.
Early Life and Education
Flagg spent his formative years in Los Angeles with his family, mother Cindy Flagg nee Platt and father Michael Flagg. His grandfather was the philanthropist and Jewish leader Herman Platt, and his great-grandfather was Benjamin Platt, the owner of the Platt Music Corporation chain of stores. When it comes to his father’s side of the family, Josh is the grandson of the Romanian fashion executive, Edith Flagg. He was a student of the private Brentwood School, in a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Additionally, he attended Beverly Hills High School, and matriculated in 2004.
Josh Flagg’s Rise to Fame and Career
Josh’s career began when he was 18, when he started working as a real estate agent. While still attending high school, he made residential sales in neighborhoods such as Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Additionally, he has been an agent for estates such as Dorothy Chandler Estate located in Hancock Park and Mery Griffin’s Bel Air estate. He has also sold houses to celebrities such as Shonda Rhymes, Tom Ford, Steve Aoki and Adam Levine. As of 2009, he began working for Keller Williams Westside, based in Los Angeles, where he established Josh Flagg Estates. As Forbes states it, Josh has sold more than $1 billion worth of property throughout his career. As of 2006, he was picked with Chad Rogers and Madison Hildebrand for a reality television series, which would follow their careers. The series entitled ‘’Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’’ eventually aired on Bravo in August 2006, and the series kept its original cast throughout the first four seasons. In the following season, a new member named Josh Altman joined the cast, and after the sixth season of the show Hildebrand left it, which made Flagg the only remaining member of the original cast. Flagg and Altman were later on joined by David Parnes and James Harris for the seventh season. The tenth season of the series aired in 2017, with the mentioned cast remaining in it, and being accompanied by Tracy Maltas.
Other Jobs and HobbiesAged 14, Flagg began writing a book about Edith Flagg, his paternal grandmother, and the book was eventually published in 2009 under the title ‘’A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me’’. The money from sales of the book goes to the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, as his grandmother was a Holocaust Survivor. It is safe to say that the two of them were very close, as he was her only grandchild. Josh then wrote another book and published it under the title ‘’Million Dollar Agent: Brokering the Dream’’ in 2011., which is an autobiography covering the time from his formative years through growing up to become one of the best real estate agents in the city of Los Angeles. As of 2012, he created a smartphone app called ‘’Star Maps’’, a directory of hundreds of properties that belong to celebrities in the Los Angeles area, and which uses GPS to direct tourists and users to well-known estates of famous people. It was presented in the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in 2013.
Personal Life and Relationship Status
When it comes to Flagg’s love life, he is openly gay and is married to Bobby Boyd, whom he proposed to in July 2016 in the Four Seasons Hotel George V. The couple went on to get married in September 2017 at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Josh resides in Los Angeles, and in 2013, he bought an estate near the Sunset Strip from David Katzenberg, which he sold in 2015, and in the same year purchased the estate of Michael Filerman, located near Paul McCartney’s home.
— Josh Flagg (@JoshFlagg1) March 30, 2016
Flagg on Social Media
Josh Flagg is active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram, and is followed by 114,000 people on the former and 318,000 on the latter. He often posts photos of himself and his spouse on his social media sites.