World’s Richest Chefs

By: The Sider Group

It is a surprising fact that even chefs make big money. There have been surveys conducted to learn how much the net worth of several top and well known chefs is across the globe. This list was released by Forbes, with the top ten celebrity chefs in terms of money.

As expected Rachael Ray, turned out to be the richest amongst all, with her day time TV shows, four shows on Food Network, magazine, and of course the Dunkin’ Donuts deal, all comprising to a huge total of $18 million. Next in the line is, the Oscar famous and a well known caterer named Wolfgang Puck who earns around $16 million preceding Gordon Ramsay who earns around $7.5 million.

However, owning a restaurant is definitely not the criteria of this list as, Ray doesn’t own one. This clearly states that having countless exposure and numerous endeavors one can pile up huge amount of money.

For example, Wolfgang Puck’s empire constitutes of 15 restaurants, a soup line available at grocery stores, an assortment of knives that are sold on Home Shopping, many restaurants and also successful television shows both in UK and in the US.

All of these famous chefs have had a great exposure through television that helped them get the fame they acquired but it is again interesting to note that the next to follow, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa (fourth), and Alain Duchess (fifth) had a very little to absolutely no TV exposure, but still both of these great men each own more than 15 restaurants all around the world.

Following is the list of the top ten celebrity chefs of today:

* Rachael Ray ($18 million)
* Wolfgang Puck ($16 million)
* Gordon Ramsay ($7.5 million)
* Nobuyuki Matsuhisa ($5 million)
* Alain Ducasse ($5 million)
* Paula Deen, (4.5 million)
* Mario Batali ($3 million)
* Tom Colicchio ($2 million)
* Bobby Flay ($1.5 million)
* Anthony Bourdain ($1.5 million)

From this you can easily see how different chefs have charted their careers in such a manner and have become the world’s most famous and rich chefs.

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