Most Influential People2019

Joanna and Chip Gaines

By Tim Tebow
Chip and Joanna Gaines, owners of Magnolia and stars of TV show 'Fixer Upper'► Watch
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Joanna and Chip Gaines are two incredible people with incredible hearts. Through remarkably hard work, Jo and Chip have created a platform to be able to impact lives with extreme generosity—first with their HGTV show, Fixer Upper, and soon with their own TV network.

On Fixer Upper, when I helped Jo and Chip build an accessible home for a family with two children in wheelchairs, I saw firsthand the genuine passion they have for making a difference in people’s lives. (I also learned that Chip is just as competitive as I am, and that Jo is ready to tackle any problems that arise.) They are also grounded in a strong faith, which keeps them focused on what truly matters in life. People matter. Loving people matters. And Jo and Chip are amazing at loving people.

Tebow, a former NFL quarterback, now plays professional baseball