KEY POINTS

  • Bobby Flay owns several restaurants across the country
  • Flay has several culinary TV shows on the Food Network
  • The celebrity chef bought a home in Los Angeles for $6.5 million

Mainly known for his shows on the Food Network, Bobby Flay is a renowned celebrity chef that continues to inspire American cuisine. Despite being a dropout, Flay is heralded among the most successful celebrity chefs in the world. Here's how much he's worth today.

Flay dropped out of high school at 17 years old. Speaking about his decision to leave school, the chef said he was "bored" and "wasn't interested at all" with school work. 

His kitchen experience began when he worked as a salad maker at Joe Allen in New York, a restaurant his father co-owned. Flay's ability to work around the kitchen impressed Allen himself that he offered to pay for his education at the French Culinary Institute, the Insider noted. He graduated from culinary school in 1984. 

Flay was then hired as a sous-chef at a New York restaurant. After just two weeks, he was promoted to head chef. He was only 20 years old. However, Flay left the position after a year, realizing he was not ready to lead a kitchen on his own.

Flay has since built a culinary empire and amassed impressive wealth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Flay's net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

The executive chef owns several distinct restaurants throughout the country, including Amalfi, Bobby Flay Steak, Gato and Bobby's Burger Palace. 

Aside from managing his restaurants, Flay has also hosted 16 shows on the Food Network. These include "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Bobby's Dinner Battle." He has also authored several culinary books.

In 2017, the celebrity chef put up his 3,200 square feet luxury duplex condo in Chelsea, Manhattan for sale, priced at $7 million. He later raised the property's price to $7.25 million, Variety reported. 

In 2019, he reportedly bought a property in Los Angeles worth $6.5 million, as per Architectural Digest.

Flay is a three-time James Beard Foundation awardee and a four-time Emmy Award winner.

bobby-flay Dean McDermott claimed a home-cooked meal could help Bobby Flay (pictured) win back Stephanie March. Photo: Reuters