Giada De Laurentiis is an American television personality, who is popular for hosting the show ‘Giada at Home’ on the Food Network. She has also appeared frequently on ‘Today’ on NBC. She is the founder of ‘GDL Foods’ which is a catering business. In 2012, De Laurentiis was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Keep reading to know more about Giada De Laurentiis’s net worth in 2018.
Giada De Laurentiis Early Life
Giada Pamela De Laurentiis was born to Alex De Benedetti and Veronica De Laurentiis on August 22, 1970, in Rome, Italy.
She used to spend a lot of time in the restaurant of her grandfather right from her early childhood. She graduated from Marymount High School, and later earned her BA degree in social anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
De Laurentiis has also studied at Paris’s Le Cordon Bleu to become a pastry chef.
In 2003, Giada De Laurentiis got married to fashion designer Todd Thompson. They have a child named Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson born in March 2008. The couple separated in 2014, and their divorce was finalized in September 2015.
Giada De Laurentiis Career, Awards & Achievement
Giada De Laurentiis started her career by working as a professional chef in many restaurants in Los Angeles including ‘Spago’. She later worked as a food stylist and has styled for the Food & Wine Magazine.
In 2003, she began the cooking show called ‘Everyday Italian’ on the Food Network. In 2006, she became the host of ‘Behind the Bash’. Soon she became the host of ‘Giada’s Weekend Getaways’. She has also made several appearances in ‘The Next Food Network Star’ as a guest judge. In 2008, her show ‘Giada at Home’ got premiered.
De Laurentiis has got her own restaurant, which is named as “GIADA” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The restaurant offers everything from outdoor patio to lounge and dining room with Italian cuisine and many other options.
Apart from being a chef and TV personality, Giada De Laurentiis is also a writer and has penned many books including ‘Giada’s Family Dinners’, ‘Giada at Home’, ‘Weeknights with Giada’, and ‘Happy Cooking’.
She has also launched many ranges of products for Target. Her products include utensils, pans, pots, cooking tools, and even food items like pasta and sauces.
In 2014, she lent her voice in ‘Pixie Hollow Bake Off’ and has also voiced as “Paulette” in the animated show’ Handy Manny’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2012, Giada De Laurentiis won the Gracie Awards for Outstanding Host for her show Giada at Home. She has won the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Lifestyle Host and has received two other Emmy nominations. She has also been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis has an estimated net worth of more than $24 million. This fortune comes from her career as a television presenter and also as a chef. She has also launched an Italian gourmet line with Barilla Group. Two of her books have appeared on the top position in the list of The New York Times Best Seller.
Giada De Laurentiis is considered one of the most popular chefs cum television personality in the world. She has hosted many shows in her career and is also confused to be an actress or model. In 2010, De Laurentiis appeared on the list of “Sexiest Moms Alive” by CafeMom. She continues to mesmerize with her talent and charming personality and has attended several events including the National Book Fair. Her show ‘Giada at Home’ ran from 2008 till 2015 on the Food Network.