Highest Paid Celebrity Chefs

Who's cashing in the biggest on culinary skills
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Aug 13, 2008 12:39 PM CDT
Highest Paid Celebrity Chefs
World-renown chef Wolfgang Puck pulls in about $16 million a year.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Rachael Ray may not be a classically trained chef, but her cooking prowess has made her a wealthy woman nonetheless, reports Forbes. Thanks to four Food Network programs, a talk show, and a self-titled magazine, she's the highest-paid celebrity chef, pulling in $18 million a year. Here are 9 others who bake up plenty of bread:

  1. Wolfgang Puck: $16 million

  1. Gordon Ramsay: $7.5 million
  2. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa: $5 million
  3. Alain Ducasse: $5 million
  4. Paula Deen: $4.5 million
  5. Mario Batali: $3 million
  6. Tom Colicchio: $2 million
  7. Bobby Flay: $1.5 million
  8. Anthony Bourdain: $1.5 million

(Read more chef stories.)

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