There is an incredible involvement of money in the food industry, our most favourite chefs are no more ‘just’ chefs. In-fact, the industry has risen so dramatically after shows like MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares that these rich chefs have bcome celebrities now with each one having at-least one show on television.
Moreover, chefs also earn great amount of money by selling their recipe books, product lines and of-course television rights. Because of their business, they are cooking less and busy in appearing on talk shows, filming cooking shows and joining celebrity parties.
Now cooking brands have also start hiring chefs as their brand ambassadors. This is the reason why the worth of our most favourite chefs have greatly increased. So today we are going to have a look of Ten most richest Chefs in 2018.
Anthony Bourdain is one of the most famous chefs around the world, he is being the best selling author of cookbooks and an Emmy winning television star.
He is also part of Travel Channel’s show “No reservation”. The show was later telecasted on Discovery Channel and the Living Channel. Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as the master chef in many restaurants including Brasserie Les Halles.
In the year of 2000, Bourdain cookbook “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures Halles Underbelly“, started off his career as a celebrity, this book was also the best seller after which he began hosting “No Reservation” in 2005 and joined CNN in 2013 where he hosts “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.“. Anthony Bourdain’s net worth is $6 million.
Ana Quincoces, the good looking chef from Miami is an American chef, who was inspired by her mother to become a chef when she was helping her in their home kitchen.
Ana has authored several books including her famous cookbook, “Cuban Chicks Can Cook” which represents her Cuban heritage. Her book managed to catch many eye balls, and led her to appear in newspapers, television shows and magazines from where her popularity start boosting.
Her second book, “Sabor! A Passion For Cuban Cuisine” was also a best seller. Her third book is also in publication process — Ana is also the spokesperson of IMUSA which is the most popular Cuban cookware brand. Ana Quincoces estimated net worth is at-least $8 million dollars.
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The owner of The Lady & Sons Restaurant, Paula Deen is one of the most famous chefs in the world. She stands on seventh spot in my list of most richest chefs.
She has published fourteen cookbooks — she started off her business from her own home kitchen, but quickly she noticed the need of expansion in her kitchen due to vast amount of orders, so she shifted into her new restaurant called “Lady”.
In 1996, she expanded her business by opening up a new restaurant, “Lady & Sons” with her boys. This restaurant turned to be a great investment for them and they earned huge success. Paula Deen continued to expand her restaurant chain as she opened a new restaurant “The Paula Deen Buffet” in 2008.
She had tried so many desert recipes that in 2009 she had her own dessert collection that was being sold in Walmart stores. She self-published two cookbooks, “The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cooking” and then the next edition “The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cooking 2”.
She has appeared on QVC and The Oprah Winfrey Show — Deen has also hosted her own cooking show on the Food network called “Paula’s Home Cooking”. She has hosted several other cooking shows too.
She also launched a channel The Paula Deen Channel on ROKU. Paula Deen’s estimated net worth is $16 million.
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Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, born on September 19, 1960. He is a writer, restaurateur, media personality and chef. He is an expert of the history and culture of Italian cuisine.
Batali owns many restaurants in the Net York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore — Westport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut in partnership with his partners.
He also holds the privilege of being the first Italian restaurant who got 4 star review from New York Times in more than 40 years. Marion Batali’s estimated net worth is $25 million.
Ina Rosenberg Garten is also an American author born in February 2, 1948. He is an author, host of Food Network program Barefoot Contessa and a former staff member of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Ina is recognized for inventing new recipes by using fresh ingredients and time-saving tips — she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and Patricia Wells for her efforts for good food and home entertainment.
He has also earned great amount of money from her best-seller books, Ina Garten’s net worth is $44 million.
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Emeril John Lagasse is an American celebrity chef, television anchor, restaurateur and author of many cookbooks. He has won many awards in his life including the James Beard Award.
Emeril is known for his most delicious cuisines Creole and Cajun cuisine — he is also known for his own developed recipe “New Orleans” style. However, he is best known for his appearances in cooking TV shows including his famous shows, Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril.
Lagasse’s portfolio of media, restaurants and products generate an estimated $150 million annually in revenue. Although, Emeril Lagasse’s net worth is $50 million in existence.
Rachael Ray is an American chef, businesswoman, television celebrity, author and show host. She hosts “Rachael Ray”, a daily talk and life style show — she also work with few other Food network’s series including, 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels and $40 a Day.
Previously, she also hosted the Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day and Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-off and Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-off.
Ray has also written many cookbooks about tips to cook food quickly as her career is based on simple recipes that should not take more than 30 minutes to be cooked.
She also launched a magazine, “Every Day With Rachel Ray” in 2006 which was based on routine food recipes. Her personality also has a charming effect on her shows, that is why she has won three Daytime Emmy Awards. Rachael Ray’s net worth is $75 million.
Wolfgang Puck is one of the most reputed chefs in the world. He is a restaurant owner, writer, actor and chef, born in Austria on July 8, 1949. He had a cooking background as her mother was a pastry chef from whom he learned cooking.
He owns a restaurant chain and many of his restaurants are featured in the Top 40 Restaurants list since 2004 — he owns twenty dining restaurants, catering services and other food and lifestyle related franchises. Wolfgang Puck’s net worth is approximately $75 million.
Gordon Ramsay, my favourite chef — best known for abusing on cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and MasterChef. He is a Scottish-born British chef and owner of his restaurant chain.
His restaurants have won many awards and accolades including 16 Michelin stars in total and currently he holds 9 — his signature restaurant is “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay” which is situated in Chelsea, London.
In 2015, He was also ranked 21st highest earning celebrity in the world by Forbes as he had earned $60 million for the previous 12 months at that time. Gordon Ramsay’s net worth is $170 million approximately.
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Jamie Oliver — Most Richest Chef
Jamie Oliver is probably the richest and the most youngest chef on this list. He was born in 1975, he is a television personality, chef and restaurateur. He is best known for his cooking TV shows. He has also penned many cookbooks and he is working on a global campaign for better food education called “Feed me Better”.
He started the campaign in 2005, the campaign aim is to help British children have healthier food choices, and to terminate junk food from their routine diet.
He has also worked in many cooking shows including, The Naked Chef — then he started working on a new cooking show called “Return to Jamie’s Kitchen”. Jamie Oliver’s net worth is $400 million.