Guy Fieri’s Net Worth Is Just as Impressive as the Dishes He Serves Up

The mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, is the highest-paid cable TV chef in the world. What's Guy Fieri's net worth? Here's what we know.

Danielle Letenyei - Author

Mar. 31 2023, Updated 4:17 p.m. ET

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The mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, is one of the highest-paid cable TV chefs in the world. His net worth in 2023 places him in close range to other wealthy celebrity chefs like Rachael Ray and Wolfgang Puck, although he's still quite a few million shy from reaching Gordon Ramsay.

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Much of Fieri's net worth is tied to the three-year, $80 million contract he signed with The Food Network in 2021, to continue hosting Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. During the three years Fieri's contract is active, he'll earn a salary of about $27 million per year!

What to know more about Fieri's net worth and how he got became a foodie? You'll have to keep reading!

Guy Ramsay Fieri

Restaurateur/Celebrity Chef

Net worth: $70 million

Although Guy Fieiri will eat just about anything placed in front of him, one thing he refuses to eat is eggs. During an interview with My Recipes, Fieri explained why he won’t eat the food many confuse with dairy products. Fieri says that after opening an egg with a chicken still inside and his run-in with a bad hard-boiled egg, he has been turned off of them ever since.

Birthdate: Jan. 22, 1968

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Education: Attended American River College and the College of the Redwoods

Earned a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Spouse: Lori Brisson (1995–present)

Kids: 2

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How much is Guy Fieri worth in 2023?

Guy Fieri
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Prior to signing the $80 million contract in 2021, Fieri's previous 2018 contract with the Food Network was $30 million (for three years). Not only did the renewal provide Fieri with a higher salary, but it also gave his net worth quite a boost. As of March 2023, Fieri's net worth was $70 million, the same as Emeril Lagasse's net worth, Celebrity Net Worth reports.

It seems only fitting that Fieri received a raise seeing that his show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, brought in over $230 million in ad revenue for the Food Network in 2020, Forbes reported.

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Guy Fieri didn't attend culinary school, but he did graduate college.

Did Guy Fieri go to culinary school?

Fieri got his start in the food business selling soft pretzels from a bicycle cart when he was just 10 years old. His father helped him build the cart, which he called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart.” The money he earned through the pretzel business was enough for cooking classes in Chantilly, France.

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Although Fieri didn't attend culinary school, he did get his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the Unversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). After that, he opened his first restaurant in 1996 in northern California.

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Since then, he and his company, Knuckle Sandwich, LLC, have created a food and beverage empire that includes Flavortown Hot Spots such as: 

  • Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar

  • Guy’s Chophouse  

  • El Burro Borracho

  • Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint 

  • Guy’s Burger Joint 

  • Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que 

  • Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse

  • Flavortown Kitchen

  • Chicken Guy!

  • Downtown Flavortown

  • Guy’s Tequila Cocina

  • Guy’s Dive & Taco Joint

  • Guy’s Highball Lounge

  • Guy’s Pizza Parlor

  • Guy’s Sandwich Joint 

  • Guy’s Trash Can Nachos

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Fieri also has his hands in the beverage industry with his Hunt & Ryde Winery, which is named after his sons Hunter and Ryder. Fieri partners with winemaker Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards, according to the winery website.  

He also partnered with rock musician Sammy Haggar and master distiller Juan Eduardo Nuñez for the Santo-brand tequila and other spirits.

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Sammy Haggar and Guy Fieri
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Sammy Haggar and Guy Fieri

Is Guy Fieri the highest-paid host on the Food Network?

Fieri got his start on The Food Network when he appeared as a contestant on the show Next Food Network Star in 2006. After winning the show’s second season, Fieri was given his first show on the Food Network, Guy’s Big Bite.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives premiered in 2007. Since then, Fieri has appeared in many shows, including Guy’s Grocery Games, which premiered in 2013.

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With his new contract, Fieri now earns more than other celebrity chefs like Ramsay and Lagasse, Forbes reports.

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Does Guy Fieri donate to the community?

Fieri might be a millionaire now, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots in the restaurant industry, which has taken quite a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To help his restaurant family out, Fieri provided $300,000 in grants to existing and aspiring restaurant owners, CNBC reports. The grants are offered in partnership with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation and the California Restaurant Association.

“I’ve been very blessed. That’s why I try to turn my time and attention to helping others and raising that money and raising some awareness,” Fieri told CNBC

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