Guy Fieri net worth and salary: Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, television personality, and game show host who has a net worth of $25 million. He’s earned this fortune through his work as one of The Food Network’s most popular personalities, as well as his own personally branded line of restaurants, sauces and other merchandise.
Personal Life: Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio but grew up in a rural area of Northern California called Ferndale in Humboldt County. He has said his interest in food began in earnest as a high school student, when a stint abroad in France stretched his imagination to the possibility of food.
Face to Face: Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio.
But Fieri’s food career actually began even earlier, when a very young Fieri made extra money by operating an “Awesome Bretzel” roadside cart. Eventually, after graduating from the University of Nevada, Fieri got his first real restaurant job at Parker’s Lighthouse, a Long Beach restaurant that hired him as a manager. He quickly found a knack for the business and went on to manage six restaurants at Louise’s Trattoria.
It was only a matter of time before Fieri opened his own restaurant. He and Steve Gruber settled in Santa Rosa, California in 1996 and opened a place called Johnny Garlic’s. The food was so good that the franchise expanded to many other places in California, and Fieri remains active in the restaurant business even after he rose to Food Network fame in the early 2000s. In 2012, Guy capitalized on his fame by opening Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar in New York City. Fieri’s personal brand may have been popular with audiences, but the restaurant was also the subject of what is probably the most infamous restaurant review of all time, by Pete Wells of The New York Times.In any case, the restaurant closed in 2017.
Fieri has subsequently had more success with other restaurants, such as Guy’s Burger Joint, found on Carnival cruise ships, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar in Las Vegas, and Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. Then in 2018, Fieri collaborated with Robert Earl (the man behind the Planet Hollywood franchise) to create the Chicken Guy! to open at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida.
Personal Life: Guy Fieri’s keen fashion sense and humorous personality made him a natural TV star, especially in a cable television climate that was constantly airing more and more food-related programs. His big break in this field came thanks to the second season of The Next Food Network Star in 2006, which he won with ease. Shortly thereafter, Guy’s first Food Network show , Guy’s Big Bite , premiered in June 2006 and aired over 13 seasons with over 190 episodes, with the last episode airing in 2016. But it was his next show , Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which premiered a year later and has since become one of the most popular shows on the Food Network and a true pop culture phenomenon.
Fieri remains a regular fixture on The Food Network, putting out a variety of series and specials on the channel. In 2008, he and Unwrapped host Marc Summers co- hosted Ultimate Recipe Showdown , which ran for three seasons. Later that same year, Guy experimented with a live studio audience format in Guy Off The Hook , but the series was canceled shortly thereafter while the set was reused for another special titled Guy’s Family Feast , which aired live on Thanksgiving 2008 . In 2012, he competed against fellow Food Network star Rachael Ray in Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cookoff . Guy’s Grocery Gamescontinued into 2013, and in 2017 it premiered another Food Network series, Guy’s Family Road Trip. He has also appeared on many other Food Network shows including Dinner: Impossible , Paula’s Party, Ace of Cakes , and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
Despite a very busy schedule resulting from owning restaurant franchises and appearing day and night on the Food Network, Guy has also worked in non-food-related roles on television. In 2009, Guy made his mainstream game show host debut as the host of Minute to Win It , which ran for a total of two seasons. He’s also done his fair share of TV commercials, promoting brands like TGI Friday’s, Aflac, and a California auto parts brand called Flowmaster.
Fieri has used his personal brand in a variety of ways. In 2009, he toured the country with other Food Network personalities for the Guy Fieri Roadshow and appeared at many other events, such as the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festivaland the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, both in 2012. At the latter event, he made headlines for celebrating 101 gay marriages, a duty he repeated at celebrity chef Art Smith’s Miami Beach wedding in 2015 repeated. Having founded Hunt & Ryde, his own wine label, he is also part of the select brotherhood of celebrities who own their own vineyards. He owes his name to his two sons – Hunter and Ryder.
Guy’s surname Fieri was adopted by Guy in homage to his Giuseppe Fieri. Sometime in the mid ’90s he changed it back from the angry spelling of the name Ferry. Guy and his wife Lori have been married since 1995. They have two sons (the aforementioned Hunter and Ryder). They live in Northern California and collect vintage cars as a side hobby.
|Birth date:||January 22, 1968 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5ft 10in (1.78m)|
|Job:||TV Chef, Chef, TV Personality, Restaurateur, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|