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Guy Fieri Net Worth: $25M
Who Is Guy Fieri?
Guy Fieri is an American chef and Tv personality who has a net worth of $25M.
He has managed to build his net worth by being one of The Food Network’s most popular characters.
The Early Years
Fieri was born Guy Ramsay Ferry on January 22, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Penelope Anne and Lewis James Ferry.
He grew up in Ferndale in rural Humboldt County, California. During high school, he was a foreign exchange student in France, where he developed his interest in food and cooking.
Fieri began his association with food in grade school in Ferndale, by selling pretzels from his “Awesome Pretzel” cart and washing dishes to finance his trip to France to study.
On his return to the United States, he worked at the restaurant at the Red Lion Inn in Eureka, California, until he went to Las Vegas for college.
Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990.
Soon after graduation, he went to work for Stouffer’s, as manager of a Long Beach, California, restaurant called Parker’s Lighthouse.
After three years in southern California, he became district manager of Louise’s Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants.
It was only a matter of time before Fieri opened a restaurant of his own.
He and Steve Gruber set up shop in Santa Rosa, California in 1996, opening a place called Johnny Garlic’s.
The food was good enough for the franchise to expand to many other locations in California, and Fieri has continued to be active in the restaurant business even after finding Food Network stardom in the early 2000s.
In 2011, Fieri partnered with Carnival Cruise lines to create Guy’s Burger Joint to sell Fieri’s burgers fleet-wide. As of October 2017, there were 19 restaurants on Carnival’s cruise ships, including some serving beer-and-BBQ, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse.
In 2012, Guy capitalized on his celebrity by opening up Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar in New York City.
Fieri’s personal brand might have been popular with the public, but the restaurant was also the subject of 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.
In April 2014, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar opened in Las Vegas. In 2015, Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen & Bar opened in Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino.
In 2018, Fieri collaborated with Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl to open fast-food chicken sandwich shop Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.
Guy Fieri’s loud fashion sense and humorous personality made him a natural fit for TV stardom, especially in a cable TV climate that was constantly churning out more and more food-related programming.
His big break in this area came courtesy of the second season of The Next Food Network Star in 2006, which he won handily.
Soon after, Guy’s first Food Network show Guy’s Big Bite premiered in June 2006 and went on to air over 190 episodes across 13 seasons, the last episode having aired in 2016.
But it was his next show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives which premiered a year later that has since gone on to be one of the most popular shows on the Food Network and a true pop culture phenomenon.
Despite a very busy schedule from owning restaurant franchises and appearing on Food Network day and night, Guy has also worked on TV in non-food-related capacities.
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 advertising, promoting brands like TGI Friday’s, Aflac, and a California auto parts brand called Flowmaster.
In January 2012, Fieri was one of the two team captains (along with Rachael Ray) in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.
A second season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off began airing on Food Network on January 6, 2013.
A chef challenge show, Guy’s Grocery Games, started on October 27, 2013, on the Food Network. It features four cooks who battle through three rounds, and are judged by three judges.
His latest series, Guy’s Family Road Trip, was chosen as the 2017 lead-out show from season 13 of Food Network Star. It previewed on August 13 of that year.
Top 5 Guy Fieri Quotes
Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience. – Guy Fieri
That’s the definition of stupid in Flavortown. Stupid in a good way. – Guy Fieri
I wake up in the morning thinking about food. – Guy Fieri
There are three people you need in life: an accountant, a fishmonger, and a bail bondsman. – Guy Fieri
Look, the fame rocket is only on the upward trajectory for a limited time. – Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri is an American chef and TV personality and his net worth stands at $25M.
He is most well known for starring on The Food Network and being a colourful personality.
As of 2021, Guy Fieri’s net worth is $25M.
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