Guy Fieri is television celebrity and chef who also has several other ventures through which he has earned his wealth. His current net worth is estimated at $8.5 million. He takes his culinary influences from his Italian and Irish ancestry as well as from time spent taking in the culinary environment of France.
Guy was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1968. He grew up in a rural area of Northern California called Ferndale. His birth name was Guy Ramsay Ferry but he later changed his surname back to that of his Italian grandfather, Guiseppe Fieri. He first became interested in the food world as a high school student where he went to France in a foreign exchange program. Fieri was married in 1995 to his wife Lori. They have two sons, Ryder and Hunter. The family currently resides in Northern California.
Guy Fieri has a long list of culinary and professional achievements. He first appeared on the Food Network on season two of The Next Food Network Star. After winning that season he has earned much of his money working on various shows on the Food Network including:
- Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
- Guy’s Grocery Games
- Rachael vs Guy Celebrity Cook-Off
- Guy’s Big Bite
He has also appeared on other Food Network shows with celebrities like Paula Deen and Robert Irvine. Guy owns various restaurants throughout the United States. He has several in his home state of California including Tex Wasabi and Johnny Garlic’s. He also has restaurants in Las Vegas and New York City. He has written several cookbooks as well.
When Guy has time off from his many road trips for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and his other filming obligations he likes to spend his time collecting classic cars. He also makes appearances at many food and wine festivals throughout the United States and often films seasonal and holiday specials for the Food Network.