Gordon Ramsay Named Highest Earning Chef in U.S.

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  • Chef Gordon Ramsay has been named the U.S’s highest earning chef by grossing an estimated $38 million this year.

    Ramsay, who owns 24 restaurants worldwide, has several cookbooks and received 11 Michelin medals for his work. He is also known as the tongue-lashing expert featured on cooking shows like Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen.

    "They are very diversified," said Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com. "There is nobody who just has restaurants. TV is a huge factor in making this list because they make so much more money from television than they can from their restaurants."

    The food extraordinaire out grossed Rachel Ray and Wolfgang Puck who took second and third place with earnings of $20 million and $25 million respectively. 

    Paula Dean, known for her southern-inspired cuisines and Mario Batali, the owner of several restaurants and the star of ABC’s The Chew also made the top five. Dean earned $17 million while Batali grossed $13 million.

    Forbes’ lists also highlighted restaurants that made big money this year.

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