Mario Batali: Batali sits on a culinary empire with Italian traditions, that spans from in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas to Singapore. Among his accolades, he was "Man of the Year" in the chef category by GQ Magazine way back in 1999. And then in 2001 he took home the D'Artagnan Cervena "Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America," which is a prestigious food industry lifetime achievement award. Mario has authored nine cookbooks to date.
Total earnings: $13 million
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