Whether hosting, competing, or judging, appearing on a Food Network show has a lot of perks. You get to do what you love while sampling some of the best food in the world. You get awarded amazing opportunities like authoring a cookbook or snagging an endorsement deal. And then there’s the money. These chefs have found fame, but what about their fortunes? Check out how much your favorite celebrity chefs and Food Network stars are worth. It might make you reconsider going to culinary school.
Alton Brown — $13 Million
Quirky, science-loving and sometimes just plain evil, chef Alton Brown has grown his fortune over his long career on the Food Network. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute in 1997, he starred in his show Good Eats just one year later.
Good Eats ended after 14 highly successful seasons but that didn’t mean Brown disappeared off our screens. Since then, he’s kept the money rolling in with hosting gigs on Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, and with the sales of numerous cookbooks.