You don’t need to go to a culinary school to become a renowned chef. Take Guy Fieri; for instance, he only majored in hotel management while in college and currently has several shows on the Food Network.
Above everything else, the Emmy Award-winning presenter is also a restaurateur, author, and collector of muscle cars. That said, here’s everything we have on Guy Fieri’s net worth, and personal life with his wife, Lori Fieri.
Guy Fieri Net Worth.
Many would say that Guy Fieri’s net worth culminated from his chain of restaurants. However, he would say, it all started at the age of ten when he sold soft pretzels from his stand, The Awesome Pretzel.
At the time, his main aim was to finance his oversees foreign exchange student program in France, which took him six years. Little did he know that his life would change following his stay there.
On coming back to America, Guy Fieri worked a few restaurant jobs and finally made yet another bold move – starting a restaurant. The project was a partnership with his close friend, Steve Gruber, in the year 1996. With time, the business expanded with more branches set up in different cities.
Come 2006, he finally dabbled his hand in showbusiness by auditioning for the second season of The Next Food Network Star.
Guy Fieri not only won the competition but also got to host his show, Guy’s Big Bite. Subsequently, the opportunity gave rise to many shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Dinner Impossible, Guy Off the Hook, Recipe Showdown, and many more.
Other projects that also contributed heavily to Guy Fieri’sfwife net worth include advertisements, promotions, and commercials. Speaking of selling, the television star has a vineyard and produces wine under the label Hunt & Ryde.
By 2018, Forbes had already listed Guy Fierri’s net worth at approximately $8 million with an annual salary of $100,000. But why stop there?
The TV host opened up an online store called Flavor Town, where he pawns off merchandise in the clothing niche. Taking all these sources into account, Guy Fierri’s net worth currently racks up to $25 million according to reputable online sources.
He is married to wife Lori Fieri.
According to Guy Fieri’s Wiki bio, he met his wife at a restaurant in Long Beach, California, and supposedly fell in love with her. However, that’s only a fraction of the story.
Back in 1993, Lori Fieri was on a road trip across the country and decided to pay one of her friends a visit in Long Beach, California. It just so happens that the friend in question had just been laid off coincidentally by management at Guy Fieri’s restaurant.
Lori, who so upset at the time, gave Guy a piece of her mind when he asked them both to leave the premises. The TV star was already smitten despite the harsh words Lori was spitting.
Thus, to calm the situation, he allowed them to stay on the condition that they keep a low profile. Their friendship blossomed into love, and ultimately a marriage ensued in 1995.
Guy Fieri’s wife loves putting on flamboyant and colorful hats. She has often appeared beside her husband on television and specials including, Guy’s Family Road Trip. This year will mark their 25th anniversary together with no hicks or marriage ending rumors.
Who is Lori Fieri?
Lori Fieri is more than just Guy Fieri’s wife. She was born in the year 1973, which makes her 47 years old. Though she currently resides in Santa Rosa with her family, Lori grew up in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Her parents weren’t that rich but were able to provide her with a decent education within the local schools. As such, she grew up wanting more and led an adventurous lifestyle during her youth.
Professionally, Lori Fieri hasn’t given out any leads on her career. However, she is just as passionate about food as her husband. Much of her time is spent in support of her husband’s endeavors.
They have two sons.
Shortly after their marriage, Guy and Lori Fieri welcomed a son named Hunter Fieri. His son was born right around the same time that Fieri opened up his first restaurant.
Growing up alongside his dad, Hunter was torn between a career in cross country racing and becoming a restaurateur. However, he finally settled on the latter and graduated from the University of Nevada in 2019.
On the other hand, his much younger sibling doesn’t share the same interests. Instead, he loves surfing. Ryder Fieri is currently 14 years old, born on December 31st, 2005. Additionally, the Food Network star is also the guardian to his late sister Morgan’s son, Jules.
The family has called Santa Rosa, their home for 15 years now. Guy wanted a rustic home while Lori longed for a modern finish. As a result, he found a way to satisfy both their need by buying a home with much-needed remodeling. Together, they tore it down to its flooring and expanded the space in massive remodeling efforts.
The house now boasts of a 900 square foot kitchen that he likes to call his office. It was formerly a patio once. The home also has a playland, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms to house all their family members.
For a chef, Guy Fieri collects more than just cookbooks, recipes and spices. His love for cars is insatiable. The father of two owns a fleet of over 30 vehicles which includes, the 1976 Jeep CJ-5, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, and the 1968 Pontiac Firebird. Others include a yellow Aston Martin and a Lamborghini that was once stolen but recovered in 2012
Any businessman would tell you that a significant investment knows no borders. However, Guy Fieri will ask you, why stop at land, when you can take your business to the sea?
He currently has restaurants in over 20 cities in the world found in different continents. Others are only accessible on lavish cruise ships.
The most popular restaurants include Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar joins, El Burro Borracho, Chophouse, Bar-B-Que Joint, Smokehouse, Pig & Anchor, Sammich Joint, Burger Joint, and Chicken Guy!
Social Media Activities.
With the recent events coming into play, the TV star used his influence to raise more than $20 million for restaurant workers. Otherwise, he also remains active on other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with millions of followers.