Todd Chrisley is the star of Chrisley Knows Best. Of course the show is about the whole Chrisley family, but it's no coincidence that the title is a nod to the TV show Father Knows Best (which aired from1954 to 1963). As the family patriarch, Todd rules with a golden fist, offers fatherly advice in the form of clever jibes, and believes he he has all the answers.
Born in Georgia and raised in Westminster, South Carolina, Todd has been married to his wife Julie for almost 18 years and they've raised their five children in Atlanta suburbs.
The successful entrepreneur earned (and, according to an outstanding bankruptcy case), lost millions in real estate and other ventures. Still, he is reportedly worth between $4-5 million today and clearly believes he owes that to his micromanaging involvement.
So it is probably no surprise that he deals with his family much the same way. He calls himself a “patriarch of perfection,” and is a brutally honest proponent of "tough love" parenting who tries to control every move his family makes and every dollar they spend.
To demonstrate his omnipotence, Todd frequently tells his kids, "I've already been there, done that, and got the tee-shirt.”