Rachael Ray knows cooking and branding and everything in between these two. She has been a household name for almost two full decades now. Married more than 10 years and mother of two children, Rachael has it all and she is managing all she has with much grace.
Rachael's hands are fuller than we can even imagine with her family, cooking shows, cookbooks, and charity. But this super chef is a TV personality, businesswoman, celebrity cook, and author all at once. And she has had a very successful career as of 2016.
Image: Rachael Ray with her pet dog
Rachael Ray, 48, had an estimated net worth of $18 million in 2008. This figure increased to $25 million four years later. She was featured as one of the wealthiest chefs that year in Forbes. She was only a step behind Gordon Ramsay that year in terms of net worth among celebrity chefs.
She started her talk show from 2007. And since then, her income is said to have ranged from $15 million to $30 million. Her salary has also been on the rise.
As of 2016, Rachael is said to have an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Rachael's show '30 minute meals' won 'Daytime Emmy Awards' in 2006 for the best outstanding service show. She was even nominated for the Best Outstanding service Host the same year for the Daytime Emmy.
For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, she won the Daytime Emmy for The Best Outstanding Talk show for her show 'Rachael Ray'. She has been nominated for the best Talk show host for five consecutive years since 2009 for her hosting in her show 'Rachael Ray'.
Her books have been very popular among the readers and the critics too. They were New York Times bestsellers.
It is not only her works that have been awarded and recognized. Rachael herself had been named #92 on 'FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women' in 2004. And this rank rose up to #71 in 2006.
In 2009, she was named the 79th most powerful celebrity by Forbes.
Rachael proved that to become a wealthy and renowned chef, one doesn't need to own a restaurant. She has been doing better than most without one. And since she earns a seven digit figure, she spends much of it in charitable causes.
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