Cat Cora net worth: Cat Cora is an American professional chef and television personality who has a net worth of $4.5 million. Cat Cora has earned her net worth from her featured role as an "Iron Chef" and various other endorsements and book deals. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised in a Greek community. Both her father and grandfather were restaurant owners. Some influences for her style of cooking include greats like Julia Child, Barbara Tropp, M.F.K., and Fisher. Her cooking is a unique blend from both her Greek and southern roots.