|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Real Name:||Giada Pamela De Laurentiis|
|Born:||August 22, 1970|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Height:||5ft & 2in / 1.57m|
|Astrological Sign:||Leo ♌|
|Home Town:||Rome, Italy|
|Most Famous For:||Food Network Host|
No list of celebrity chefs would be complete without the lovely Giada De Laurentiis. From her first show on the food network, America has been fascinated by the wispy gourmet chef. As she continues to entertain and teach us about how to eat better food at home, her shows and book sales have made her a very wealthy woman.
De Laurentiis’ Net Worth
De Laurentiis has been steadily rising in popularity since her first show on the Food Network. For several seasons, she judged «Food Network Star» with fellow chef, Bobby Flay. De Laurentiis has also created a line of kitchen tools for Target. Her latest show, «Giada at Home», shows the celebrity chef preparing food for family and friends. She was even listed as one of the sexiest moms alive by «CafeMom». With so many different enterprises, it is no wonder that she has accumulated wealth. As of 2020, Giada De Laurentiis has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Giada De Laurentiis’ Early Life
The famous Italian American culinary celebrity was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy. She moved to Southern California, where she would make her home. Her life in the food industry began early. As a child, she spent lots of time in her grandfather’s restaurant. These early years undoubtedly ingrained a love of food and making people happy with it in young De Laurentiis.
After she graduated from Marymount High School, De Laurentiis earned a bachelor’s degree in 1996 from the University of California, Los Angeles in social anthropology. It wasn’t until later that she would pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Building Her Career
After completing her education at Le Cordon Bleu, De Laurentiis started her career in food in various Los Angeles kitchens, including the famous Spago. She grabbed a position as a food stylist, which attracted a lot of attention. The Food Network soon came calling, and her cooking show, «Everyday Italian» made its debut in 2003. The cooking show introduced De Laurentiis into homes all across America, and she even won a Daytime Emmy for her show.
Things moved quickly in De Laurentiis’ career. In 2006, she hosted the show, «Behind the Bash». The next year she hosted «Giada’s Weekend Getaways», and in 2008, she partnered with Barilla to create a signature line of gourmet food. In addition, she has authored several books, like Giada’s Family Dinners and Everyday Pasta.
The diminutive chef isn’t the first celebrity in the family. Her maternal grandfather was director Dino De Laurentiis, a legend in the filmmaking industry. He was also a legendary food lover. She was married to Todd Thompson, fashion designer, in 2003. Five years later, in March 2008, they welcomed their daughter, Jade Marie, into the world.
However, as with many marriages today, the marriage between De Laurentiis and Thompson was not meant to last forever. She was divorced from Thompson in September 2015, after separating the previous year. One huge difference in this divorce is that it lacked the bitter press of many celebrity divorces. De Laurentiis turned over their $3 million mansion in Los Angeles to Thompson, along with around $300,000 in furniture and art. Thompsons also earns a portion of book and television royalties from De Laurentiis’ work during the marriage. She is now in a relationship with boyfriend, Shane Farley, he writer and producer for various shows, including Steve Harvey’s talk show.
Giada’s Luxurious Homes
De Laurentiis bought a home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, California in 2016 for $6.9 million. This contemporary mansion along the sea offers three stories full of features. It features a De Laurentiis must, as well. The huge kitchen gives the chef plenty of counter room to work on.
After that home purchase, De Laurentiis purchased another home in the same neighborhood for $4.86 million. This time it was a midcentury cottage. The delightful bungalow has 3,610 square feet of space. It has five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms. The .31-acre gated property features a two-car garage, half-court basketball court, and additional parking for three more luxury cars. De Laurentiis can relax in her swimming pool, spa, and fountain, which is near the charming guesthouse.
Her Favorite Vacations
De Laurentiis has traveled extensively for her shows on the Food Network. Her second trip to Venice was during the shooting of a food travel special on Italy. During the shooting, she traveled from Venice to Rome, sampling the food from every city in between.
Among her favorite vacation spots are family- oriented cities, such as Capri, where the family went often, and Rome, where her mother lives. Since she has had a child of her own, she enjoys renting a house in the Hamptons with her each summer.