Top 20 Chef celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chef celebrities [Updated January 30, 2023].

1. Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver net worth 2020
Jamie Oliver was born on May 27, 1975 in Clavering, England.
He was mentioned in the South Park episode, "Medicinal Fried Chicken," and later appeared in the episode, "Crème Fraiche." 

Net Worth 2020: $300 Million

2. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay net worth 2020
Gordon Ramsay was born on November 8, 1966 in Johnstone, Scotland.
He left his commis chef position at Wroxton House Hotel in the 1980s after having an affair with the owner's wife.

Net Worth 2020: $220 Million


Salary 2020: $60 Million Per Year


Salary Highlights: Gordon Ramsay's salary per episode is $225,000.  He typically earns around $45 million per year from his media and restaurant empire. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Gordon earned north of $60 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019 he earned $65 million. In mid-July 2019 Gordon sold a 50% stake in his North American holding company to Lion Capital. Lion plans to spend $100 million launching 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in the United States between 2020 and 2025.

3. Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray net worth 2020
Rachael Ray was born on August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, United States.
She credits her ability to whip up a meal in thirty minutes to her job at the gourmet market Cowan and Lobel in Albany.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million


Salary 2020: $25 Million

4. Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck net worth 2020
Wolfgang Puck was born on July 8, 1949 in Austria.
He has been called The Greatest Chef in the World.

Net Worth 2020: $90 Million

5. Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse net worth 2020
Emeril Lagasse was born on October 15, 1959 in Fall River, United States.
He is best known as a Food Network chef and television personality and hosted Emeril Live.

Net Worth 2020: $70 Million

6. Ina Garten

Ina Garten net worth 2020
Ina Garten was born on February 2, 1948 in Brooklyn, United States.
She worked as a culinary columnist for Martha Stewart Living.

Net Worth 2020: $60 Million

7. Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay net worth 2020
Bobby Flay was born on December 10, 1964 in New York City, United States.
He competed against Masaharu Morimoto in two Iron Chef competitions in the early 2000s. He lost the first battle, then won the rematch.

Net Worth 2020: $60 Million

8. David Chang

David Chang net worth 2020
David Chang was born on August 5, 1977 in United States.

Famous as a chef of New American cuisine, Chang founded the Momofuku restaurant group and opened Michelin star-rated restaurants in New York, U.S.A.; Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada. David Chang is also known for his appearances on Top Chef: All Stars, MasterChef Australia, and The Mind of a Chef.

David Chang's first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, opened in New York's East Village in 2004.

Net Worth 2020: $60 Million

9. Julia Child

Julia Child net worth 2020
Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, United States.
She studied at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and also learned directly under master chefs such as Max Bugnard.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

10. Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond net worth 2020
Ree Drummond was born on January 6, 1969 in Bartlesville, United States.
Her children's book, Charlie the Ranch Dog, was published in 2011.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

11. Jose Andres

Jose Andres net worth 2020
Jose Andres was born on July 13, 1969 in Spain.
In 2012, he became the head of Spanish studies at the International Culinary Center. He also taught courses at both Harvard University and George Washington University.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

12. Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White net worth 2020
Marco Pierre White was born on December 11, 1961 in Leeds, England.
He has worked with Mario Batali.

Net Worth 2020: $40 Million

13. Delia Smith

Delia Smith net worth 2020
Delia Smith was born on June 18, 1941 in Woking, England.
She presented and guest-starred on several UK culinary programs, including How to Cook, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and Breakfast.

Net Worth 2020: $36 Million

14. Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless net worth 2020
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Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

15. Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis net worth 2020
Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy.
In 2006, she began hosting the show Behind the Bash.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

16. Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri net worth 2020
Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, United States.
He became known for driving his red Camaro across America for his show Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, which takes viewers on a tour of America's less-celebrated restaurants.

Net Worth 2020: $25 Million

17. Mario Batali

Mario Batali net worth 2020
Mario Batali was born on September 19, 1960 in Seattle, United States.
He inspired the character Bario Matalli in the video game World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Net Worth 2020: $25 Million

18. Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin net worth 2020
Jacques Pepin was born on December 18, 1935 in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
He worked as a columnist for Food & Wine magazine.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

19. Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee net worth 2020
Sandra Lee was born on July 3, 1966 in Los Angeles, United States.
She hosted two Food Network programs: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and Sandra's Money Saving Meals.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

20. Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball net worth 2020
Christopher Kimball was born on June 5, 1951 in United States.
He launched his first culinary publication, Cook’s Magazine, in 1980.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million