Paula Deen is a well-known American celebrity chef who is also a television host and is the owner of the restaurants Paula Deen’s Creek House and The Lady & Sons restaurant. Deen has released many cookbooks in her career. She has appeared in a number of television shows and was the host of ‘Paula’s Home Cooking’ from 2002 to 2012. Now let’s have a close look on Paula Deen’s net worth in 2018.
Paula Deen Early Life
Paula Ann Hiers Deen was born on January 19, 1947, in Albany, Georgia to her parents Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. and Corrie A. Hiers. She has suffered from agoraphobia and panic attacks.
She learned cooking from her grandmother. She then used to make thousands of dumplings and pots of chicken.
In 2004, Paula Deen got married to tugboat captain Michael Groover. She was also married to Jimmy Deem and has got two children named Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen with him. They divorced in 1989.
She is also a philanthropist and supports the Bethesda Academy. She donates $1 of each ticket purchased to the organization. In 2013, she was involved in a lawsuit by Lisa Jackson alleging racial comments.
Paula Deen Career, Awards & Achievement
Paula Deen used to do catering business which used to get delivered by her sons Bobby and Jamie. Soon she founded the restaurant The Bag Lady. She founded it in 1991. In 1996, she founded the restaurant called The Lady & Sons. In 1999, the restaurant was named as the “International Meal of the Year” by USA Today.
She also used to own four casino buffets. She created her own dessert line in 2009 which was sold at Walmart and other outlets. Deen is also the co-owner of Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. She has sent an application to start Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. She is set to open two more restaurants in 2018.
Deen is also an author and released her first book in 1997. Following this, she has published two more books.
In 2002, she became the host of ‘Paula’s Home Cooking’. From 2006 to 2008, she hosted ‘Paula’s Party’. Following this, she became the host of ‘Paula’s Best Dishes’. In 2016, she became the host of ‘Positively Paula’. A year later, she hosted ‘Paula Deen’s Sweet Home Savannah’.
Her other television credits include ‘Chefography’, ‘Top Chef’, ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, and ‘MasterChef’. In 2015, Deen was a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. She made her film debut by appearing in the 2005 movie ‘Elizabethtown’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, Paula Deen was nominated in the People’s Choice Awards in the category of Favorite TV Chef. She has won the Gracie Allen Awards in 2008 for Outstanding Host – information or Entertainment. She is the winner of the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards for ‘Paula’s Home Cooking’. She has also received three nominations from the Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2010, she became the Grand Marshal of Tournament of Roses Parade.
Net Worth of Paula Deen
Paula Deen has an estimated net worth of more than $14 million. She inherited this fortune from her career as a successful chef. She has appeared in many television shows and has hosted many TV shows. She is the owner of many restaurants and is set to start two more restaurants in the following year. Her wealth also comes by releasing books and has also appeared in a film. She lives in a house worth $10 million. She also launched the lifestyle magazine ‘Cooking with Paula Deen’.
Paula Deen is considered one of the most popular celebrity chefs in the world. She has been successful in all her endeavors and has been active in her career for a long time. Deen has been assisted by both of her sons in her career. She has received many honors and has presided at the Rose Parade in 2011.