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Who Do You Think Is The Richest Chef Of All Time? Here Is The List Of Top Ten Chefs Who Is Running For The Category

Published Wed Dec 04 2019 By Krizana
Who Do You Think Is The Richest Chef Of All Time? Here Is The List Of Top Ten Chefs Who Is Running For The Category

People whose stomach dominates their minds and hearts are definitely obsessed with foods. When talking about foods and ways of preparation, how can you forget about chefs? Just remember the way they drive the craze of food and dominate the culinary world.  

In the growing lists of chefs, who has managed to grab the first spot? Anthony Bourdain was one of the wealthiest chefs in the world, now, after he passed in 2018, who is going to take over him? Scroll down to know the wealthiest chefs from around the globe:     

James Oliver

British chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver won the hearts of millions through his approachable cuisine. He has appeared on many television shows and also opened many restaurants.  

James Oliver tops the list of richest chef in the world

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As of 2019, Jamie Oliver’s net worth is $300 million and is now one of the biggest draws on the television. He sold almost 40 million cookbooks that inspired the globe to change their eating habits. Sadly, in May 2019, his restaurant crumbled, causing millions of dollars in debt. However, it did not affect his worth.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is the legendary and famous name in the cooking world-renowned for being the judge in the shows like Hotell Hell, Masterchef US, Hell’s Kitchen, and Kitchen Nightmares. As of 2019, his net worth is $190 million.

Gordon is the proud owner of 35 restaurants, and the restaurants' line is the primary source of his income. He collected around $40 million only from the restaurants. 

Gordon Ramsay owns 35 restaurants and has a worth of $190 million


The 53 years old chef owns $6.5 million worth house in Los Angeles that spreads up to 5000 square feet. His car collection includes Ferrari LAferrari Aperta that worth $1 million, Ferrari F12 costing $300 thousand, Ferrari 488 of $300 thousand, Ferrari 458 of $230 thousand, Bentley Continental GT of $225 thousand, Ferrari California T of $200 thousand, and others. 

Nobu Matsuhisa

Japanese chef and restaurant Nobu Matsuhisa, whose full name is Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, is widely known for his fusion over the traditional Japanese dishes. Black cod in miso is his signature dish.

Nobu owns numerous restaurants in several countries. Besides restaurants, he has appeared in three movies. As of 2019, Nobu Matsuhisa’s net worth is $200 million. He owns Matsuhisa restaurants and Nobu hospitality.  

Thomas Keller

With excellent culinary, Thomas Keller is the first-ever American chef who got awarded simultaneous three stars Michelin ratings for his restaurants, Per Se and The French Laundry. As of 2019, his worth is $130 million.

The multi-millionaire chef owns a ranch mansion in Napa, California. He bought the house back in 2016 for the worth of $1.9 million. The house spreads to 2060 square feet and consists of four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. 

Thomas Keller's worth is $130 million


Thomas is the proud owner of BMW i8, which costs around $135, 925.

Wolfgang Puck 

Austrian-American chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is regarded to be one of the richest chefs in the world who currently owns $90 million worth. All thanks to his over 20 restaurants across the city that pushed his net worth at another level.  

Wolfgang earns an annual salary of $20 million only from his culinary ventures.  

He currently lives in the Mediterranean mansion in Bel Air, which spreads up to 12, 269 square feet. He bought the villa in October 2013 for the worth of $14 million. Anthony Pritzker sold the house to them.

In August 2015, Wolfgang kept his Beverly mansion on sale for $8.495 million, which he purchased previously in June 2003, paying $3.675 million. 

Rachael Ray

American celebrity chef, television personality, author, and businesswoman Rachael Ray, who started her professional cooking career in 1995, has collected worth of $60 million. His marvelous work in the food industry, like hosting and organizations, is the primary source of income.  

The 51 years old chef once kept her mansion of Tuckahoe hamlet of Southampton on sale, asking $4.69 million in April 2018. The estate lays in 3,000 square feet, which features three bathrooms and three bedrooms. 

Now, Rachael resides in Lake Luzerne, New York City.

Emeril Lagasse

American chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and television personality Emeril Lagasse is Daytime Emmy Awards winner. The hardworking chef owns numerous restaurants and collects a hefty amount of money from his cookbooks.  

As of 2019, Emeril Lagasse’s worth is $70 million. From his television career, restaurants, and cookbooks, he made $15 million as annual revenue. He earned $9 million in 2005, $10 million in 2006, and $9 million in the upcoming year.

Emeril Lagasse is Daytime Emmy Awards winner

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The 60 years old chef kept his New York house on sale for $15 million but later dropped to $13.5 million. He owns a Subaru Legacy that costs $27 thousand. 

David Chang

American restaurateur, television personality, and author David Chang is all on the path to becoming one of the wealthiest chefs in the world. He has a worth of $60 million. His restaurants, books, and appearances in the television show are the primary source of income.

The 42 years old author resides in New York City. As per Zillow, the median home price of the area is $668, 500. He is the proud owner of numerous restaurants like Momofuku Noddle Bar, Momofuku Nishi, Nikai, Momofuku Milk Bar, Daisho, and Shoto. 

Jose Andres

Spanish American celebrity chef Jose Andres, who is the founder of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen, has devoted his life to providing a meal to cure people suffering from natural disasters.

Jose Andres is the founder of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen

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Owning numerous restaurants all over Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington, New York, Orlando, and Frisco, Jose has made to the list of wealthiest chefs around the globe with the net worth of $50 million.

Jose lives in Bethesda, Maryland, a mansion that he purchased back in 2006 for the worth of $2.675 million.

Ina Garten

American chef, author, and television personality Ina Garten came into the spotlight for being the host of Food Network’ Barefoto Contessa and author of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.  

Being television personality and his eleven best-selling cookbooks, the 71 years old has managed to collect a high figure of net worth. As of 2019, her worth is $50 million. Her husband, Jeffrey Garten, owns $100 million.  

Ina lives in East Hampton apartment that features two-bedroom and three bathrooms that she purchased for $4.65 million. The former editor in chief of Travel + Leisure Nancy Novogrod sold the condo to her. Do you know, she added $15 thousand worth stove to her kitchen? Impressive!!!