Jamie Oliver is an American-born restaurateur, executive chef and media personality who has an estimated net worth of over $400 million. He is known for his various appearances on television shows and restaurants courtesy of his English cuisine.
Oliver also has published numerous cookbooks and has acted in his television show by the name The Naked Chef which has various series which are The Naked Chef, Happy Days with The Naked Chef as well as Return of the Naked Chef.
Biography & Wiki
Jamie Oliver was born in 1975 on 27 May to Trevor and Sally Oliver who ran a restaurant. He was born in Clavering, Essex, England. Oliver has two siblings.
He and his siblings went to school at Newport Free Grammar School. After two GSCE qualifications in Art and Geology, he left school. At that time he was only sixteen.
He later attended Westminster Technical College which is currently known as Westminster Kingsway College. His next qualification was in home economics by the name City & Guilds National Vocation Qualifications (NVQ).
Oliver married Juliette Norton in July 2000. They have kids together namely Poppy, Daisy, Petal, Maurice and finally Rocket. The family resides in Clavering, Essex.
Oliver had a job as a pastry chef at Neal Street restaurant owned by Antonio Carluccio. This was his very fast job and where he gained experience with preparing Italian cuisine. His mentor was Gennaro Contaldo who he later hired to assist him to run his restaurant Jamie’s Italian.
His next step was working as a sous chef at The River Cafe in Fulham. In 1997, Jamie made an appearance in a documentary titled Christmas at the River Cafe. It was about the restaurant.
1999 was an even juicier. Oliver’s BBC show named The Naked Chef premiered. Additionally, his cookbook was the most preferred, and he was given an opportunity to prepare Prime Minister Tony Blair’s lunch at 10 Downing Street.
He abandoned the Naked Chef after three series and Jamie’s Kitchen debuted. He owns a holding company called Jamie Oliver Holdings Ltd.
Jamie’s Italian which is his first one was launched by Oliver in June 2008. It was located in Oxford, England. It currently has a collection of more than thirty restaurants.
He had opened a chain of cooking schools by the name Recipease in the UK, but as of 2015, they were all closed. Oliver is featured in advertisements, and he was once a host of Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals.
Awards & Achievements
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2003, Oliver was awarded the MBE. He was recognized as the most powerful and influential person in the UK as of July 2010. His efforts in tackling obesity among children were appreciated by Royal College of General Practitioners with an Honorary Fellowship.
Richtopia listed Oliver at position two in the list of 100nMost Influential British Entrepreneurs.
Net Worth of Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver has an estimated net worth of over $400 million as of 2017. His sources of income include commercials, cookbooks, his television shows and restaurants. One of his cookbooks was the most sold in the United Kingdom. He has appeared in several television shows too. The contract between Oliver and Sainsbury’s supermarket gave him £1.2 million per year. All the above has significantly contributed to his current net worth.
Jamie Oliver is a renowned chef. He owns a collection of more than thirty-five restaurants located in various parts of the world. Oliver also writes cookbooks and was in multiple advertisements. He has been a host and has also appeared in another television shows series. Jamie is also involved in charities as well as campaigns.