Giada De Laurentiis Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Giada De Laurentiis Net Worth

Giada De Laurentiis has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Giada De Laurentiis is a chef who is known for her cooking shows, including ‘Everyday Italian’ and ‘Giada at Home.’ She earns most of her income from her books and television shows. 

Giada De Laurentiis, the granddaughter of famed producer Dino De Laurentiis, was born in Italy and moved to the United States when she was seven years old. De Laurentiis studied at Le Cordon Bleu after inheriting a passion for cooking. Before landing her first cooking show, Everyday Italian, she worked as a caterer. She is now a best-selling author as well as a well-known culinary personality.

To calculate the net worth of Giada De Laurentiis, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Giada De Laurentiis
Net Worth: $30 Million
Monthly Salary: $700 Thousand+
Annual Income: $10 Million
Source of Wealth: Chef, Author, Presenter, Actor, Television producer

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Early Years

Giada De Laurentiis is from a showbiz family. Her mother is an actress named Veronica De Laurentiis, and her father is an actor and producer named Alex De Benedetti. Dino De Laurentiis, her grandfather, was a well-known film producer, and Silvana Mangano, her grandmother, was a well-known Italian movie star.

De Laurentiis moved to the United States when he was seven years old. She and her family moved to Los Angeles shortly after. De Laurentiis did not have a warm welcome in her new country. She later explained that she “didn’t speak a word of English, so the kids at school tormented me.” “The names they called me were horrifying, and the teachers did nothing to stop it.”

De Laurentiis found solace in her family and their shared love of food. Her great-grandfather sold pasta in Italy, and her family ate lunch at her grandfather’s house nearly every Sunday. De Laurentiis assisted in the preparation of the meal, occasionally handling the dessert course for the gathering. She also frequently went to her grandfather’s restaurant, DDL Foodshow.

Career Beginnings

De Laurentiis earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UCLA in 1996. But she eventually decided to return to the kitchen and follow her heart. De Laurentiis moved to Paris to study at the renowned cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. She then relocated to Los Angeles and worked for two prestigious restaurants: the Ritz Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago.

De Laurentiis struck out on her own, establishing GDL Foods, a catering company. She landed some well-known clients, including director Ron Howard, and built a successful business. De Laurentiis also worked as a food stylist on the side.

She was asked to write about her family’s Sunday meal traditions by a friend at Food & Wine magazine. The article served as a springboard for a new career. When a Food Network executive saw De Laurentiis’ piece, she quickly developed her own series for the network.

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Television and Books

De Laurentiis made her television debut in 2003 as the host of Everyday Italian, a half-hour cooking show. The naturally shy chef admits it took some time for her to feel at ease in front of the cameras. De Laurentiis, who is petite, warm, and friendly, quickly became a Food Network fan favorite. The series’ companion cookbook, released in 2005, was also a success.

De Laurentiis’ best-sellers include Giada’s Family Dinners in 2006 and Everyday Pasta: Favorite Pasta Recipes for Every Occasion in 2007. In 2007, she debuted Giada’s Weekend Getaways, a new food-and-travel themed show on the Food Network that aired for several years.

De Laurentiis has branched out, serving as a mentor and judge on the Next Food Network Star television competition with Bobby Flay. During the 2006 Olympics, she also worked as a correspondent for the Today show. De Laurentiis has been a regular contributor and co-host on the show since then.

In 2010, De Laurentiis debuted a new cooking show called Giada at Home, as well as a cookbook with the same name. Both the program and the cookbook have been hugely successful. The following year, De Laurentiis partnered with Target to sell her own line of food and kitchen tools.

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Personal Life

In 2003, De Laurentiis married Todd Thompson, an Anthropologie designer. De Laurentiis had been dating since he was 19 years old. Jade, the couple’s daughter, was born in 2008. The couple divorced in December 2014. On her Facebook page, the chef announced their divorce: “Todd and I have decided to divorce after an amicable separation since July. Although we are saddened by our decision to separate, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family’s happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths. Todd and I have a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of wonderful memories that we both cherish above all else. We are grateful to our friends and family for their support during this difficult time.”

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