The restaurant industry has brought a huge fortune to many professional chefs. Mario Batali is not an exception. Get to know more about celebrity chef Mario Batali’s net worth as of 2020 in this article.
Who is Mario Batali?
Mario Batali is a professional chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and television star. He is famous for past television shows such as Molto Mario, Mario eats Italy, and The Chew. Sadly, he has been in the negative limelight in the past few years over sexual harassment accusations.
According to reviews on a restaurant review site known as Eater in 2017, Mario Batali sexually harassed several women by grabbing intimate parts of their body at the restaurant ‘The Spotted Big.’ He is, therefore, on a break from the restaurant industry for an unknown period.
Mario Batali is also known for being the founder of the Mario Batali Foundation aimed at helping needy kids. He is also part of the Lunchbox Fund and David Lynch Foundation.
Mario Batali Restaurants.
Mario Batali’s first restaurant was PO, opened in 1993 in Manhattan. 6 years later, he opened a restaurant known as Babbo.
Later on, Mario Batali and his chef friend Joe Bastianich opened the Batali & Bastianich hospitality group, which is a group of 26 restaurants. After the sexual harassment scandal, Mario Batali gave up all his restaurants. His shares in the Batali & Bastianich hospitality group were bought by Joe Bastianich and his brother in 2019. The group will soon change its name.
Mario Batali net Worth.
Mario Batali has made a huge fortune from restaurants, cookbooks, and television appearances. As of 2020, Mario Batali’s net worth is $25 million. He was one of the highest-paid chefs in the restaurant industry during his active years.
Mario Batali was trained by the famous chef Marco Pierre White for three years. He started his career as a restaurateur in 1998. Mario’s first restaurant was Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. The restaurant was very successful. James beard foundation ranked it the best restaurant in 1998.
Due to the great success of the restaurant, Mario Batali decided to open up several other restaurants which have become very successful over the years.
Caption: Mario Batali first TV show, Molto Mario
Looking at his Television career, Mario first appeared on TV in 1996. He hosted the show ‘Molto Mario’ on the Food network from 1996-2004. From 2001-2003, Mario hosted the show ‘Mario eats Italy.’
From 2011 to 2017, Mario Batali featured on Iron Chef America, Brewmasters, Good morning America, and The View. Interestingly, Chef Mario featured on films like As Cool as I am in 2013 and Bitter Feast in 2010.
Mario Batali’s cookbooks have greatly boosted his net worth. His first book was ‘Simple Italian food: Recipes from my two villages’ in 1998, followed by several other books like ‘Holiday Food,’ ‘The Bobbo cookbook,’ ‘Molto Italiano: 327 simple Italian Recipes’, ‘Simple Family Meals from my home to yours’ and ‘Big American Cookbook.’