Christopher Kimball Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Christopher Kimball was born on the 5th June 1951, in Rye, New York State USA, and is a well known chef, television and radio personality, editor and publisher. He has launched, edited and published many popular cooking magazines, like “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country”. More, he is the host of television shows entitled with the same names as previously mentioned magazines. Undoubtedly, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the overall size of Christopher Kimball’s net worth. He has been active in the aforementioned industries since 1973.

How rich is the chef, publisher and TV/radio personality? It has been estimated that the outright size of Christopher Kimball net worth is as much as $20 million, as of the data given in mid-2016. Reportedly, he earns $1,190 per day, which works out at over $400,000 per year. Among a number of cars and other assets Kimball owns, is a luxury South End House valued at $2.6 million.

Christopher Kimball Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, Christopher grew up in Westchester County, New York State. After matriculation from Philips Exeter Academy he graduation from Columbia University with a degree in arts. Then he entered the publishing business alongside his stepbrother. Later, Christopher Kimball was offered a job at The Centre for Direct Marketing located in Westport, Connecticut. Meanwhile, he went on learning about cooking, as he was very passionate about food. Luckily, it has evolved into a very successful and profitable business; being 29, he decided to start Cook’s Magazine and nine years later, he sold the magazine, yet continued his career in publishing ventures. Another cooking magazine entitled Cook’s Illustrated has been founded and launched by Christopher Kimball in 1993. Following this, he has founded, published and edited many other cooking magazines, including Cook’s Country, America’s Test Kitchen among others. It should be noted that these have increased the total size of Christopher Kimball net worth considerably.

Moreover, he is the author of many cook books, such as “Fannie’s Last Supper”, “The Dessert Bible”, “Dear Charlie”, “The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook” as well as “The Cook’s Bible”. Additionally, he writes columns in the tabloid Tab Communications, and daily newspaper The New York Daily News.

Concerning his career in television and radio, they have also added huge sums to the wealth of Christopher Kimball, and obviously made him famous. Currently, he hosts cooking shows “Cook’s Country” (2008 – present) aired on the PBS channel, and “America’s Test Kitchen” (2001 – present) on WGBH. Kimball believes that everyone can cook, and he teaches ordinary people to do it. He was also been seen in television shows like “The Early Show”, “Weekend Today” and “This Old House”. Kimball hosts the radio show “America’s Test Kitchen Radio” aired on WGBH-FM, too, and is often heard on National Public Radio.

Finally, in the personal life of the chef, publisher and television/radio personality, he was married to Adrienne Kimball from 1987 to 2012. Afterwards, he started dating his assistant Melissa Lee Baldino, and the couple married in the summer of 2013. The family resides in Cambridge, MA.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 5, 1951
Birth place: Rye, New York State USA
Profession:Chef, television and radio personality, editor and publisher
Education:Philips Exeter Academy, Columbia University
Spouse:Adrienne Kimball (1987-2012), Melissa Lee Baldino (m. 2013-)
TV shows:“Cook's Country” (2008 – present), “America's Test Kitchen” (2001 – present), “The Early Show”, “Weekend Today”, “This Old House”, “America’s Test Kitchen Radio”
Books:"Cook’s Illustrated", "Cook’s Country", "America’s Test Kitchen", “Fannie's Last Supper”, “The Dessert Bible”, “Dear Charlie”, “The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook”, “The Cook's Bible”

Interesting Facts

1Is an author and chef.
2In 1984, founded the Who's Who of Cooking in America which was initiated to honor the leading American chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, food writers and food producers.
3Founded Cook's Magazine, a national magazine for cooking hobbyists, in 1980 and served as founder, publisher and editorial director through 1989. In 1993 he renamed the magazine Cook's Illustrated. He also founded Cook's Country Magazine.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle/Culinary HostAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)· Melissa Baldino (executive producer)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramCook's Country from America's Test Kitchen (2008)· Melissa Baldino (executive producer)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)· Melissa Baldino
· Geoffrey Drummond




The Culling2015special thanks



Rachael Ray2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen2008-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
America's Test Kitchen2006-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
This Old House2010-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host: America's Test Kitchen
The Early Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
A Moveable Feast with America's Favorite Chefs2009TV MovieHimself / host

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