Top 8 Richest Chefs Who Earned it All With Their Cooking Skills

“A recipe has no soul, you as a cook must bring the soul to the recipe”

Food can be very transformational and it can be more than just a dish. Cooking is considered as fervor by most individuals around the world. The obsession of cooking developed most businesses around the world as cooks transformed their eatery magic into a business by establishing restaurants, cookbooks, advertisements, cookery shows and fast food chains. Food in itself is a culture and will continue to be a huge part of every area around the world until the day we are wiped off of this earth.


Jamie Oliver

A well-known British chef and a host of several cooking shows, Jamie Oliver showcased healthier food throughout his career. Oliver has carved out his own distinct place in the culinary world with 100% natural ingredients.  His own recipe books and television shows brought an immense success throughout the UK. Oliver was awarded with an MBE and his popular food show is called the “Food Revolution”. All this popularity came to him through the hard work and magical taste that he serves in cooking. The successful English chef holds net worth around $400 million and stands on the top most position.

 Paul Bocuse

This legend will be remembered by the food he served and the taste buds that savor the flavor till the end. He used to train students to become the chefs around the world and was labeled as a ‘King of Culinary’. He has been a cooking symbol for the contemporary French food and was a standout amongst other culinary experts to be subsidiary with Nouvelle Cuisine and called as the ‘Father of Culinary Art’ around France with the net worth estimated around $185 million.

Gordon James Ramsay

A high profiled English chef Gordon Ramsay an cooking expert in the culinary world. He was renowned for his extraordinary skill for food that made him stand out from the others. He wanted to be a footballer but destiny plotted diversely for this cooking wizard who turned into a gourmet expert. His style was to go beyond cooking techniques to give the most flavorful nourishments to his customers. He hosted many shows on the screen such as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare, Hell's Kitchen, and Masterchef USA these all shows grated him a huge success. He cooked his own way and got second into the rundown with the net worth $175 million.


Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse, a French-Portuguese American restaurateur and the culinary specialist proprietor of various prestigious eateries around U.S. His passion for food was ignited as a young boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Massachusetts, where he spent time in the kitchen with his mother. In short, he was called as a multitasking man as he worked as an author, a television star, and percussionist. Every eatery cuisine was appraised and given high rate in the culinary world. Emeril is famous for his Creole and Cajun Cooking procedure and makes around $150 million every year.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck was an American-Australian gourmet expert who standout among the most gaining culinary experts on earth. He transformed the taste of American Cooking through Asian, French and Californian strategies and different premium quality ingredients from foods everywhere throughout the world. Wolfgang changed the way Americans cook and eats by combining classic French techniques with California and Asian influences as well as the freshest and finest ingredients. As a child he began to practice and learned various recipes along with his mother. Through practical work he developed as a writer, restaurateur, and businessman. His eatery has been highlighted as among the best 40 around the U.S with the net worth of $75+ Million.

Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White, a British star chef, restaurateur and also a television figure made him as a  prominent figure and titled as the Godfather of contemporary cooking. He was named as the first superstar gourmet expert. White received three Michelin stars at the time he was 33. He turned into a judge on the prominent cooking show, "The Master Chef Australia: Professionals". He has more than 35 restaurants across the UK under five different brands. Except for cooking, White’s earned through his writing with his influential cookbook ‘White Heat’ that changed the panorama of British cooking. He changed the way the world looked upon British food through his innovative approach and ‘magical’ touch with a total net worth $40 million.

Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller, an American cook, a recipe book author and a restaurateur. Keller was unable to get proper culinary methods from any institution so he obtained the information relating to food by doing work in various eateries. He was the person who possessed the French Laundry in Napa Valley and received honor for the 'Best Californian Chef' in 1997 for his brilliant work just like a gourmet expert. He inspired the taste buds of many individuals and earned a net worth of $30 million.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was an American gourmet specialist and additionally an official boss cook of Brasserie Les Halles in New York who dropped out of college and decided to pursue his career as a chef. Bourdain began his career as being a dishwasher and later was turned into a line cook after that became a sous gourmet specialist and finally a culinary expert. Moreover, he had the excellence in writing fictional and non-fictional books. He wrote the book "Kitchen classified: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly", through which he gained a lot of reverence for sustenance. Further, he participated in cooking shows that reflected his passion for cooking.  In this way he's among the best on earth with the net worth around $6 Million.

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