Top 10 Richest Chefs In The World
We often relate celebrities to actors, actresses, and sports stars. But there are celebrity chefs too who are renown for their skills, and they make a good fortune in their profession. According to surveys, the average monthly salary of an executive chef is mostly between $4000 and $6000. These chefs have turned into brand factors, and they are no longer cooking in some kitchen. They have their restaurant chains, cookbooks, advertisements and high paid hit cookery shows. Here we are listing the top chefs after an analysis of their net worth.
- Bobby Flay – Net Worth $6 million
As any other chefs, Bobby Flay also has cookbooks, restaurants and TV shows bringing his profit. He had aspired to become a chef in his little age, and he had requested for an oven on his 8th birthday. At the age of 17, he dropped out from High School and started working in a restaurant in setting salads. His skill was recognized and was sent to French Culinary School by a sponsor. Currently, he is working with ten restaurants, some of his own and at others as executive chef. He is a member of the Culinary Half of Fame.
- Buddy Valastro – Net Worth $8 million
His reality show- Cake Boss has been the reason for his biggest success, and it has worked its charm on his business Carlo’s Bake Shop too. Carlo’s Bakery is his family business, and he took it over at the age of 17. After the success of the TV show, the immense popularity gained by the shop had led him to open two new branches in New York and New Jersey. He has currently three shows on TLC- Cake Boss, Kitchen Boss, and Next Great Baker.
- Giada De Laurentiis – Net Worth $15 million
Giada De Laurentiis would thank all her assets to her show on Food Network. He mother was an actress, and she turned her interests to cooking and food. She loved chocolates and wanted to become a pastry chef. She was working as a chef in LA, and she attained her first recognition from Food Network for food she had styled. In spite of the shows, she even has a catering business named GDL Foods.
- Julia Child – Net Worth $38 million
Julia Child is not just a top chef but is also a great author and television personality. She is considered to be one of the people who had brought in the taste of French cuisine to the Americans. She died in 2004 at the age of 91 and was extremely active by hosting over 15 culinary shows till 2000.
- Emeril Lagasse – Net Worth $50 million
Emeril, who has born in Massachusetts, was working in a bakery in his teenage and realized his love for cooking. He attained a graduation from culinary school and fame crept into his life after being the executive chef of Commander’s Palace. His list of awards is numerous including the James Bean Award. “Emeril’s” was the name of his first restaurant, and now he has several restaurants making millions in profit. He is even popular for his shows aired on Food Network and even makes guest appearances on other channels and shows. He has also written several cookbooks. His company “Emeril Empire” also has a good turnover of about 150 million dollars every year.
- Rachael Ray – Net Worth $75 million
There would be very fewer people who do not know Rachel Ray. With a favorite TV show in her name, she is one of the most popular celebrity chefs. In spite of the Rachael Ray show, she is also the host of several other shows like $40 a Day, Rachael Ray Tasty Travel, 30 Minute Meals and also the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray. She has won the Emmy Awards for her shows as the Best Outstanding Service Show and Best Outstanding Talk Show. The list of cookbooks is endless with most of them being popular sellers.
- Wolfgang Puck – Net Worth $75 million
Wolfgang Puck has his income source from his excellent culinary skills, acting and even business insight. He has the credit of being the official chef of Academy Awards. There are over twenty restaurants, cookbooks and TV shows that have made him a familiar name in the industry. He began his love for cooking by learning it from his mother, and his first interest was in making pastries. His first cookbook was released in 1981 which was a hit and then soon after he went on to open his first restaurant named Spago. It was ranked among the top restaurants in the US in 2014 and has held its place since then.
- Gordon Ramsay – Net Worth $175 Million
Gordon Ramsay has his income source from his restaurants and television show, and he is always in the limelight because of his short-tempered nature. His top television programs are Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hells Kitchen. One of his primary income sources is the three-star rated eatery in London which brings in approximately 80,000 Euros as profit each month. But in recent times, Gordon Ramsay Holdings company feel into deep debts, and the bank even sent out a unilateral notice against overdrafts to deposit as security, the documents of his house in London which is worth 3 million Euros.
- Jamie Oliver – Net Worth $400 Million
Jamie Oliver is a famous name, and he is truly a celebrity. In spite of being a chef and restaurateur, he is known for his extra activities. He appears in a popular cookery show, has his cookery books, and organizes vivid events. He has held training for aspiring young chefs, promotion of fresh and quick meals in the British Schools, and has had the Jamie effect rolling over the whole of UK. His Tv appearance with the Naked Chef TV show was a huge hit, and then his top restaurant Jamie’s Italian also rakes in enough profit. He has now expanded his restaurants from 17 to 27 in number. There are also profits pooling in from advertising and his Holdings company.
- Alan Wong- Net Worth $1.1 Billion
He is a chef and owns several restaurants. He is known throughout the world for the Hawaii Regional Cruise restaurant and several others in Hawaii. He was born in Tokyo and has his connection to Hawaii through his half Hawaiian father. He is a well-known chef and was the judge on the show Top Chef season one. He even holds the credit to have organized a Hawaiian luau at the American White House for President Obama as a part of the Congressional picnic. He has gained awards like the Chef of the Year in 2001 presented by Sante Magazine. Gourmet magazine also ranked his restaurant as the sixth top restaurant in America. Even earlier in 1996 he had gained the name of the James Bean best Chef in the Pacific Northwest.