Estimated Net Worth: $5 million
As Seen On: After Hours with Daniel
Daniel Boulud is a French Born chef and restauranteur, with exquisite restaurants scattered all over the world. He was born in Lyon, France and was raised on a frame, and was exposed at a very young age to the beauty and fascinating world of food, farming, and culinary. Best Culinary Apprentice, a French competition was where he first got his recognition. He was only 15 at the time.
In 1993, Daniel Boulud opened his restaurant Daniel, which he is best known for. Daniel (the restaurant) has two Michlene starts and has been rated as one of the best restaurants in the world. Up until a few years ago, he hosted After Hours with Daniel, which looked deep into the lives of the late-night chef dinners and where they unwind at the end of a long day.
Estimated Net Worth: $16 million
Restaurant: Maude, Gwen
As Seen On: Top Chef Masters and more
Curtis Stone was born in Australia in 1975. he got his start in the culinary world as a cook at a restaurant a the Savoy Hotel in Melbourne. At the age of 21, he left and went to travel in Europe. He ended up working for chef Marco Pierre White at The Grill Room at Café Royal in London.
After gaining experience in the field, Stone turned to TV, where he became very successful. We're not saying it's because of his surfer-dude look or charming accent, but those obviously didn't hurt. He has hosted and starred in several cooking shows. One of those shows is Top Chef Masters, which has granted him a salary of 20,000 dollars per episode.
Estimated Net Worth: $15 million
As Seen On: The Great British Bake Off and more
With a name like Paul Hollywood, you simply can't afford to be less than glamorous. Most people know him as a judge on The Great British Bake Off since 2010. He was exposed to baking from a young age working at his father's bakery and soon turned it into a career as the head baker in different hotels around the world.
Hollywood's on-screen career includes an incredible number of TV shows both in England and in the US, most of which focus on baking rather than cooking. He has also released several books to teach the world how to bake as well as he does. Go pick one up and make yourself some bread.
Estimated Net Worth: $36 million
As Seen On: Delia Smith's Cookery Course
Delia Smith is best known for her TV show, Delia Smith's Cookery Course; which gave the ability for those less experienced in the kitchen, find their inner voice between the pots and pans. She turned the most basic dishes accessible and approachable and influenced many over the years.
She started her culinary career as a dishwasher in a Paddington (London) restaurant, planning to work her way up, hoping to take part in food preparation. She obviously hoped really well, as today she is a supermarket commercial superstar (alongside Heston Blumenthal), and is a guru when it comes to online recipes. She retired from TV shows altogether but the reruns of her shoes will never be outdated.
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million
Restaurant: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
As Seen On: N/A
We only stated his leading restaurant, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (three stars), but Alain Ducasse has, in addition, 34 more restaurants, each better than the other. He was educated on a small farm in the French countryside and was swept into the restaurant world at the age of 16. Only Gordon Ramsay and Joel Robuchon outnumber him when it comes to the total of Micheline stars they each have.
With so many restaurants to his name, Alain doesn't have too much spare time. He is not the kind of chef to host or judge a TV show (or competition) and invests in maintaining the high and exclusive reputation he has.