Welcome to Humor Nation. Sometimes artistic food, celebrity chefs across the globe are also minting millions of dollars, apart from rustling up mouthwatering. In the past few years, many cooking tv shows have become very popular. MasterChef, kitchen nightmares, The Great British Bake-off are some of the most popular culinary-themed tv shows.
So here is the list of 10 richest chefs in the world who cooked their way to millions.
1. Anthony Bourdain
Anthony was born in NewYork in 1956 and was an American celebrity chef, author and travel documentarian. He dropped out of college and started working in some Massachusetts seafood restaurants. He decided to pursue his career in the kitchen so he later graduated from the culinary institute of America. Anthony ran many kitchens in New York City and in 1998 he took the head chef position at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan and his estimated net worth was $6 million and unfortunately, he died in June 2018.
2. Ana Quincoces
Ana left her legal career at the age of 20 to pursue her passion for cooking. In the US culinary competition Food Network Star 2016, she was the finalist. Along with the chef, Ana is an author also she wrote the best selling cookbook Cuban Chicks Can Cook and her estimated net worth is $8 million.
3. Paula Deen
Paula is an American tv personality and cooking show host. She struggled a lot and had done many jobs before starting a catering delivery service in 1989. She opened her first restaurant in 1991, and in 1996 she established the famous The Lady and Sons in downtown Savannah and currently she is running 5 restaurants under her own name and has her own name in streaming platform Roku and in 2013 she had alleged lawsuit and had been told that her recipes are unhealthy and her estimated net worth is $14 million.
4. Mario Batali
Mario is an American Chef, writer, restauranteur, and media personality. He owned restaurants in many cities and he was also known for his appearance on the Food Network on shows such as Molto Mario and Iron Chef America. In 2012 he had a lawsuit filed against him by former employees, and he was fired for his presenting role on the Food Network in late 2017 after allegations of misconduct and after that, he takes a leave from his management company but he still has a high net worth of $25 million.
5. Ina Garten
Ina is an American author and host of the Food Network program and former staff member of the white house and she also writes a policy paper on Nuclear energy in the ’70s. In 1974 she purchased the Barefoot Contessa food store in upscale New York City which closed in 2004. Her average net worth is $50 million.
6. Emeril Lagasse
Emeril is an American TV personality, celebrity chef, restauranteur, and author. He graduated from the world famous Johnson & Wales culinary school. In 1985 he becomes the executive chef of the commander’s palace in New Orleans and now he is a chef of 13 establishments across the US and his dishes were also selected by NASA to be a part of the menu on the International Space Station in 2006. His average net worth is $70 million.
7. Rachael Rael
Rachael is an American TV personality, celebrity chef, author, and businesswomen. Earlier she was teaching a small cookery course in her hometown of Albany that how to cook delicious food in 30 minutes. The course was noticed by a local TV network and after the publication of her first book she signed the first food contract and she has won 3 Emmy Awards for her television shows and published nearly 30 cookbooks. Her estimated average net worth is $75 million.
8. Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang is an Austrian-born American chef, restaurateur, and actor. In 1982 he opened the critically acclaimed and wildly successful Spago restaurant in Los Angeles. Puck owns and manages Wolfgang Puck companies and had countless TV appearances and cookbooks and he also runs the dinner service at the very famous Oscars ceremony. He won a Daytime Emmy award for his flagship show and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. His average net worth is $75 million.
9. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon is a famous TV personality, author, British chef, and a former footballer. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin Stars in total and most of his exposure come through his TV work. He loved by everyone for his TV show Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen and The F Word. He is also active in a wide range of charity endeavors. His estimated net worth is 118 million.
10. Jamie Oliver
Jamie is a British chef and restauranteur and he started as a pastry chef and is the highest paid chef in the world. While filming his own TV series while working as a sous chef in London he was approached by BBC. Jamie also secured several lucrative advertising deals, including the estimated $1,5 million-a-year he was paid by Sainsbury’s up until 2011. His average net worth $235 million.