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Joe Bastianich Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Joseph Bastianich was born on 17 September 1968, in Astoria, New York City USA of Italian ancestry, and is a famous cook, television personality and the writer of cooking books. What is more, Joe is also known as being a judge on such shows as “Master Chef Junior”, “Master Chef Italia” and “Master Chef”. Joe’s career as a professional cook and television personality began in the early 1990s, and has gained him a lot of acclaim and considerable wealth.
So how rich is Joe Bastianich? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources estimate that Bastianich’s net worth is over $15 million, and it is probably not the end of growth, as Joe very often appears on television, continues writing cooking books, and still does many things related to his career as a professional cook.
Joe Bastianich Net Worth $15 Million
Joe was educated at Fordham Preparatory school, and then Boston College where he studied finance, and although he was used to the restaurant industry as his parents were involved in this business, he worked as a bond trader in Wall Street before giving it away and becoming a part of his parents restaurant business; this is when Bastianich’s career as a cook began. In 1993, with the help of parents Joe was able to open his first restaurant,called Becco. As it was very successful and added a lot of money to Joe Bastianich’s net worth, they decided to open even more restaurants. However, Joe’s parents divorced and Bastianich started to search for other partners to open restaurants with them, one of whom was Mario Batali, who helped Joe open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, which was soon acclaimed by The New York Times, gaining three stars positively effecting Joe Bastianich’s net worth considerably. The success of their first restaurant encouraged them to swiftly open seven more restaurants, which are the main sources of Joe’s net worth, and his popularity among others in this industry. However, today Joe and associates are the owners and operators of over 30 restaurants including in Singapore. Additionally, in 2010 Joe got together with Italian businessman Oscar Farinetti, and set up Eataly, an artisanal food and wine market in New York, and then Chicago followed in 2013. All have been successful and have contributed consistently to Joe’s continued rising net worth.
In addition to Bastianich’s direct involvement in the restaurant industry, he also writes cook books. Joe is a co-author of such books as “Vino Italiano Buying Guide” and “Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy”, which added to Joe’s net worth and helped him to be acclaimed as an Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional. Another book that was written by Bastianich is his memoir, entitled “Restaurant Man”, which also became popular and further added to Joe Bastianich’s net worth.
In addition to TV shows previously mentioned, Joe has also appeared in the CNBC reality TV show “Restaurant Startup”, and in 2015 in the fictional “An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success”. Most recently, Joe co-hosted the first version of “Top Gear Italia” – all added to his net worth.
In his personal life, Joe married Deanna in 1995, and they now live in Connecticut with their three children. During his free time Joe enjoys participating in triathlons and marathons, and even participated in 2011 Ironman World Championship.