This is How Much Giada De Laurentiis is Really Worth

published May 6, 2024
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Giada De Laurentiis has been gracing our television screens for years. As the queen of Italian cooking, she gained recognition hosting shows on the Food Network and teaching viewers how to properly cook (and pronounce) the staple Italian dishes she grew up with. Since leaving the Food Network in February 2023, De Laurentiis now runs her own website called Giadzy, has a gig with Amazon Studios, has authored numerous cookbooks, and has her own line of pasta among other businesses. So naturally we were curious about her net worth. Here are a few fun facts about Giada De Laurentiis and how she rose to fame.

What is Giada De Laurentiis’ Net Worth? 

Her net worth was estimated to be $30 million as of 2024, according to Parade. The majority of the money is from her cooking shows on the Food Network, and the rest is from her businesses, restaurants, cookbooks, cameos, and brand partnerships.  

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She first grew interested in food on her grandfather’s movie set. 

She comes from a family in the film industry. Her mother was an actress, her father was an actor and producer, and her grandfather was a filmmaker. She first realized she had a passion for food while working the catering truck on the set of one of the movies her grandfather produced. It was the only aspect of the business that she liked.  

She got her culinary training in Paris. 

She studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to pursue her passion for cooking and strengthen her culinary skills. After returning to the U.S., she worked as a pastry chef at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Spago. She also created her own catering company based in Los Angeles (where she grew up) called GDL Foods. 

She was recognized for her food styling. 

After Spago, she started working as a food stylist. She got the attention of Food Network after doing the styling for a piece in Food & Wine Magazine in 2002.

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She gained her following from Food Network. 

She gained her massive following from the shows she hosted on the Food Network, becoming one of their most popular TV personalities. Her first show, Everyday Italian, launched in 2003, was where she originally brought her Italian cooking expertise to the masses. She has since appeared on a multitude of other specials and spin-offs on the Food Network including Giada at Home, Bobby and Giada in Italy, Iron Chef America, and Giada on the Beach. She also served as a judge on Food Network Star for many years. Giada has won two Emmys for Outstanding Host: one for Everyday Italian in 2008 and the other for Giada Entertains in 2020.