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Patrick “Pat” Neely was born on the 20th July 1964, in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is a restaurateur and chef, who owns Neely’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, but is better known through being a television personality, hosting “Road Tasted With The Neelys”, and “Down Home With The Neelys”; both on the Food Network channel. He is also known as an author of a cookbook. His career has been active since 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich Pat Neely is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Pat’s net worth is currently over $1.5 million, which has been accumulated not only through his owning a restaurant, but also through his successful career as a television personality, who has appeared in a number of TV shows about food. Another source is coming from selling his cookbook. Additional to all of these, he has also appeared in several food commercials, which have also increased his wealth.
Pat Neely Net Worth $1.5 Million
Pat Neely spent a part of his childhood in his hometown of Detroit, and then in Memphis, when his family relocated there; he has three brothers. Neely`s has been active in the food industry since 1988 when he and his brothers opened a barbecue restaurant located in Memphis. They were aided by their uncle, who was already in the food business, owning Jim Neely’s Interstate Bar-B-Que. Little by little Pat`s career began to improve which led to four Bar-B-Que restaurants, two in Nashville and two in Memphis, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
However, he ventured solo eventually, and opened the restaurant Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, although in collaboration with Abraham Merchant, which also added a lot to his net worth. Most recently Pat has been featured on the Food Network channel in several shows, including “Road Tasted with the Neelys” (2008), along with his ex-wife Gina, and “Down Home with the Neelys” (2008-2014), also with his ex-wife, adding a substantial amount to his net worth. Furthermore he has appeared in several other shows as guest and contestant, including “Best Thing I Ever Ate” (2010), “Food Network Star” (2011), “The Talk” (2011-2014), and most recently “Guy’s Grocery Games” (2015), which have also contributed to his net worth.
In addition, Pat and Gina have also written a book, entitled “Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook” in 2009, the sales of which also added to the size of his net worth. Thanks to his accomplishments, Pat was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Memphis Restaurant Association in 2007.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Pat Neely was married to his high school sweetheart Gina Neely from 1994; the couple has two daughters – one of them is from Gina’s previous marriage, but Pat adopted her. According to sources, they filed for divorce in 2014. In spare time, Pat is known for his charity work, as he is a member of The Dreamers Club for the National Civil Rights Museum.