Cherie Barber is a self-made multi-millionaire, full-time professional renovator, regular TV renovator and highly sought-after Australian public speaker. Born in an average working class family, Cherie grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs and was removed from school at the end of Year 10 to help her family make ends meet financially.
Cherie’s love of renovating stems from her childhood, where as a young child, she would spend hours sitting next to her dad on his earthmoving tractor. In 1991, aged 22, Cherie bought her first low budget, unrenovated property and cosmetically flipped it for a profit. During her twenties, she bought project number 2, a structural renovation which she completed whilst residing in the property and working full-time in marketing.
In 2002, Cherie quit her full-time job after completing her first professional renovation which saw her earn more money on the weekends renovating than her full-time employment.