Bobby Flay net worth and salary: Bobby Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, radio host, and reality television personality who has a net worth of $16 million. Bobby Flay was born December 10, 1964 in New York City, New York and grew up on the affluent Upper East Side of Manhattan. He dropped out of high school at age 17 and took a job making salads at Joe Allen Restaurant in New York's Theatre District. Flay dropped out of high school at age 17. Joe Allen was impressed by Flay's natural ability and agreed to pay his tuition at the French Culinary Institute. Flay is the owner and executive chef of 10 restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, New York City, and in the Bahamas (Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau); Bar American in New York City and Uncasville, Connecticut; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Bobby's Burger Palace in Lake Grove, New York, Paramus, New Jersey, Eatontown, New Jersey, Uncasville, Connecticut, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has appeared on 13 Food Network television programs and is the author of 12 popular cookbooks to date. Flay has been married three times. He has been married to actress Stephanie March since 2005. Bobby Flay is one of the richest and most famous celebrity chefs in the world today.