Buddy Valastro Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Bartolo Valastro Jr., simply known as Buddy Valastro, is a famous Italian-American entrepreneur, television personality, as well as a celebrity chef. Buddy Valastro is perhaps best known as the main star of the reality television series entitled “Cake Boss”. The show focuses on the business operated by Valastro and his siblings, as they run “Carlo’s Bake Shop”, where they combine their professional careers, as well as interpersonal relationships. The series first aired in 2009 and enjoyed a large success with an average audience of 2.3 million during its first season. Since then, “Carlo’s Bake Shop” has become a tourist attraction, as hundreds of people line-up to enter the bakery in order to try the famous cakes, which has in turn increased business for the shop, as well as tourism in the area.

Buddy Valastro Net Worth $10 Million

The popularity of “Cake Boss” inspired several spin-off series, namely “Next Great Baker” presented by Buddy Valastro, and “Kitchen Boss”, which is also hosted by Valastro. Valastro then went on to release several books related to the show, the first one being “Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia”, which was followed by “Baking with the Cake Boss”.

A famous celebrity chef, how rich is Buddy Valastro? According to sources, Buddy Valastro’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. With the money collected from the shows, Valastro was able to purchase several valuable assets. His most expensive asset is a house in New Jersey, the value of which exceeds $1.3 million.

Buddy Valastro was born in 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey. When he was 11 years old, Valastro started working at “Carlo’s Bake Shop”, a bakery owned by his father. Valastro’s father died in 1994 and as a result of this, Buddy became the owner of the bakery at the age of 17. It was in this bakery where Valastro launched his famous “Cake Boss” reality series. “Cake Boss” proved to be so popular that it opened many business opportunities for the Valastro family. “Carlo’s Bakery” expanded to 5 locations in New Jersey, that is in Hoboken, Ridgewood, Morristown, Westfield and Red Bank.

Considered to be among the 50 most influential people in Hudson’s County, Buddy Valastro went on to open other businesses as well. Currently, he is focused on running “Buddy V’s Events”, which is a company, co-owned with Jeffrey Spivack, that provides catering and event planning. In addition to this, Valastro is an owner of “Buddy V’s Ristorante”, his very first restaurant venture, located in Las Vegas. The restaurant enjoys a 4 star out of 5 rating, as well as a large attendance.

Buddy Valastro is a truly busy entrepreneur. As previously mentioned, Valastro is currently a host and main star of three cooking series. However, more recently, in 2013, he launched yet another television show called “Buddy’s Bakery Rescue”, also known as “Bakery Boss”, where Buddy tries to help “Friendly’s Bake Shop”, a bakery which is struggling with finances. The show has a similar format to that of “Kitchen Nightmares” run by Gordon Ramsey.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 3, 1977
Birth place: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Profession:Television Producer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Lisa Valastro (m. 2001)
Children:Sofia Valastro, Marco Valastro, Carlo Valastro, Buddy Valastro, Jr.
Parents:Buddy Valastro, Sr., Mary Valastro, Mary Valastro Pinto, Bartolo Valastro, Sr.
Siblings:Grace Faugno, Mary Sciarrone, Maddalena Castano, Lisa Gonzalez

Interesting Facts

1In Hoboken, NJ, filming Cake Boss (2009) and managing Carlo's Bakery. [September 2010]
2Buddy's wife, Lisa Valastro, gave birth to their fourth child on 2/14/11, the little boy was named Carlo Salvatore Valastro and he weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.
3He and Lisa have four children: Sofia Valastro (b. April 2003), Bartolo Buddy Valastro Jr. (b. September 2004) Marco Valastro (b. February 2007) and Carlo Salvatore Valastro (b. February 2011).
4Has four sisters: Grace Faugno, "Madeline" Maddalena Castano, Mary Sciarrone and Lisa Gonzalez.
5Lost his father in 1994, at the age of 17.
6Has three brothers-in-law, including Joseph Joey Faugno (Grace's husband), and "Chef Mario" Mauro Castano (Madeline's husband).
7Cousin of Frank Amato Jr. and Anthony Bellifemine.
8Son of Mary Valastro Picinich and Bartolo 'Buddy' Valastro Sr..
9Owner/baker of "Carlo's Bakery" in Hoboken, N.J.
10Is the third owner of Carlo's Bakery, the second being his father. The bakery is named after the original owner.
11Carlo's Bakery has been in his family since 1964.


1Makes amazing cakes




Cake Boss: Next Great Baker2010-2012TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Kitchen Boss2011TV Series producer - 40 episodes



Billie Bob Joe2015Cake Boss



Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest, It's Neil's Mom
Cake Boss2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Cake Boss / Himself / Himself - Buddy and Lisa's First Son / ...
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-host
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Good Morning America2011-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2014TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards2014Documentary shortHimself
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Cake Boss
Southern Fried Everything2014TV SeriesHimself - Baker, Carlos's City Hall Bake Shop
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Bakery Boss2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta2012TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2010-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Kitchen Boss2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2011TV SeriesHimself - Teddy's Fight Plan Partner
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Challenge2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart2005TV SeriesHimself

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