There’s never been a better time to be a celebrity chef. Everyone wants to sample a bit of fine dining, and the popularity of the Food Network means renowned chefs and their restaurants are as well-known as ever. The prices might be high and the lines might long, but those factors aren’t keeping customers away. Good food is big business, which is why these 20 celebrity chefs are worth a ton of money. We’ll count backwards ending with the richest chef, and you just might be shocked by who’s No. 1.
20. Michael Symon
- Net worth: $4 million
This restaurateur, TV show host, Iron Chef America participant, and cookbook author starts our list with a net worth of $4 million. The Cleveland-based chef owns several restaurants, including B-Spot, where you can get one of the best burgers in the country.
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