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Giada De Laurentiis Net Worth

Giada De laurentiis is an Italian-American celebrity chef. She is best recognized as the host of the Food Network’s show “Giada at Home”. Giada is also known as a contributor and guest co-host of NBC’s morning show “Today”. Giada De Laurentiis net worth is estimated at $30 million as of 2023.

Full Name Giada De Laurentiis
Birthday August 22, 1970
Birthplace Rome, Italy
Profession Celebrity chef
Ex-husband Todd Thompson
Net Worth $30 million

Career Highlights

  • She is popular for her show “Giada at Home”. She also features sometimes on NBC’s show “Today”.
  • Giada competed in the show “Iron Chef America” where she worked together with Bobby Flay. She has also done a show as a judge on “The Next Food Network Star”.
  • In 2014, she opened her first restaurant called “GIADA”. Four years later, she opened 2nd one called “GDL Italian”.

Early life

Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22 in the year 1970 in Rome, Italy. Her mother, Veronica De Laurentiis is an actress, and her dad, Alex De Benedetti is an actor and producer. Giada’s maternal grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis was a film producer. Her parents separated shortly after their marriage in February 1970. Following separation, she and her siblings shifted to Southern California.

Giada studied at Marymount High School. Following graduation, she started studying at the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from the University in 1996.

Giada De Laurentiis Net Worth & Career

Giada later gets enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu to become a pastry chef. Upon returning to U. S, she started serving as a professional chef at various restaurants in Los Angeles. She also had experience working as a food stylist. Giada immediately gets noticed by the Food Network after she styled a piece in Food & Wine Magazine in the year 2002.

Laurentiis was eventually offered a daytime cooking show by the Food Network. The daytime cooking show was named Everyday Italian and was premiered on April 5, 2003. At first, she was uncomfortable hosting the show by facing the camera. In fact, the Food Network received a mail where the network was accused of hiring a model/actress and making her look like a cook instead of hiring a real chef.

Giada came up with the new show titled “Behind the Bash” in October 2005. After two years in January 2007, she hosted the Food Network’s another show titled “Giada’s Weekend Getaways”. The show features Laurentiis traveling to a featured locale and visiting their favorite local culinary destinations.

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Giada competed in the cooking show “Iron Chef America” in November 2006 episode. In the show, she was partnered with Bobby Flay and both competed against Mario Batali and Rachael Ray. In the year 2007, she hosted the Food Network’s special show “Giada In Paradise”. That same year, she appeared as a guest judge on the 3rd season of “The Next Food Network Star”.

Giada received a Daytime Emmy Award for hosting the Food Network series “Giada Entertains” on June 26, 2020. Later she earned the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Host in July 2020. In addition to her hosting experience, she has provided the voice on the animated children’s show “Handy Manny’ in 2009. Likewise, she voiced the character of Gelata in “Pixie Hollow Bake Off” in 2014.

Laurentiis started her first restaurant, which was named GIADA in July 2014. Then in early 2018, she started her second restaurant named Pronto by Giada, which is considered a fast-casual dining restaurant. Giada opened another restaurant in the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore in May 2018. The restaurant was named the GDL Italian.

Personal Life

Giada De Laurentiis was married to a fashion designer, Todd Thompson on May 25, 2003. In December 2014, she mentioned through her website that she has separated with Todd the previous July. Giada further started she came up to the decision to end her marriage with Todd. Giada and Todd’s divorce was officially finalized on September 3, 2015. It is known that Giada has been in a romantic relationship with a TV producer, Shane Farley since November 2015.

Laurentiis has a daughter named Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson with her former husband, Todd. Her only daughter was born on March 29, 2008. Jade cooked box mac and cheese for her celebrity mom in honor of Mother’s Day in May 2022. On Friday, she revealed on her mom’s lifestyle and e-commerce platform, Giadyz that her mom is a great chef and she got to eat the best food ever.

Giada’s daughter, Jade had the role in her middle school production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda in March 2022. She came to a mutual agreement with her former husband, Todd that they would allow their daughter to start acting professionally after she turns 15 in 2023.

Giada De laurentiis Net Worth

Giada De Laurentiis’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $30 million as of 2023. She purchased a $6.9 million worth home in the Los Angeles-based Pacific Palisades neighborhood in March 2016. Giada later bought another house on a second Palisades in August 2019 which was reportedly worth $4.86 million.

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