Friday, August 15, 2008

Top Earning Chefs - Excuuuuuse ME, But Where Is Emeril?

Here’s the somewhat debatable list of top earning chefs from Forbes, although let’s note that RR herself doesn’t use that word to describe what she does. I think some of these figures have been low-balled. I would have thought Mario Batali is further up the list and Paula and Bobby too. AND where is Emeril? Remember, though, this is what Forbes says they earn in a year, not their total fortunes.

1. Rachael Ray
$18 million
2. Wolfgang Puck
$16 million
3. Gordon Ramsey
$7.5 million
4. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
$5 million
5. Alain Ducasse
$5 million
6. Paula Deen
$4.5 million
7. Mario Batali
$3 million
8. Tom Colicchio
$2 million
9. Bobby Flay
$1.5 million
10. Anthony Bourdain
$1.5 million


Emiline said...

Yeah, where is Emeril?

I agree with you - I think Mario should be higher up on the list. Even Bobby Flay. He seems to be hotter than ever.

Sue said...

Emeril's absence is a mystery. And if this were a chef hotness list, Tyler would have to be on there...and Jamie.