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Graham Elliot Net Worth - How Rich is the Chef?

Heisenberg Published On Thu Jun 25 2020   Modified On Thu Jun 25 2020
Graham Elliot Net Worth - How Rich is the Chef?

Grab all the details on the net worth of the American chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality Graham Elliot.

The chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality Graham Elliot is mostly known from the popular television programs 'Iron Chef' and 'Top Chef Masters' as a contestant. He was also the judge on the first six seasons of 'MasterChef,' and on its spinoff, 'MasterChef Junior.'

Outside of TV, Graham Elliot is a restaurateur. With a successful restaurant business, he is a three-time nominee for the James Beard Award. In 2004, he was named one of 'Best New Chefs' by Food & Wine magazine, and became the youngest chef in the United States to receive four stars from a major publication (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times).

Many people are eager to know how much wealth the successful chef and restaurateur holds at present, so we compiled some details on Graham Elliot's net worth.

Graham Elliot Net Worth - How Rich is the Chef?

According to an article by Celebrity Net Worth, Graham Elliot currently holds an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. The earnings from his restaurant business, involvement in cooking reality shows, and his profession as a chef contribute to his current fortune, almost the entire amount of it.

Graham Elliot currently holds an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Graham Elliot currently holds an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Source: Food Network

In 2004, Graham Elliot gained major fame after he was named to Food & Wine's 'Best New Chefs' list. At the time, he became the youngest chef in the States to receive four stars from a major publication (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times) before the age of 30. Also, he was the youngest Four Star Chef to be named in any city at the age of 27. The reputation earned him a spot on Crain's Chicago Business list of '40 Under Forty,' putting him in an elite club that included luminaries such as President Barack Obama. This way, Elliot also got an opportunity to cook on the President's 49th birthday.

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In May of 2008, Graham Elliot opened the first French casual fine dining restaurant in Chicago. In 2009, he appeared on the TV show 'Top Chef Masters,' where he cooked for The Heart and Stroke Foundation. He had become associated with the charity foundation as a result of his nephew's need for a heart transplant.

Elliot appeared in the premiere of the series 'MasterChef' in 2010 as one of the three judges. Again in 2013, he featured as a judge in the spinoff version of the show 'MasterChef Junior.' In 2016, he became a judge on 'Top Chef.'

Graham Elliot's Early Life

Graham Elliot was born in Seattle, Washington. He began working as a busboy and dishwasher when he was eighteen.

Graham Elliot was born in Seattle, Washington.

Graham Elliot was born in Seattle, Washington.
Source: Eater

Graham went on to attend culinary school at Johnson & Wales University and began working at five-star restaurants immediately after graduating. He began his career in culinary business at Mansion on Turtle Creek, a five-star restaurant in Texas. From there, he went on to The Jackson House Inn & Restaurant in Vermont, where he was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's 'Best New Chef's of 2004.'

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