Mario Batali net worth: Mario Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality who has a net worth of $25 million. Mario Batali runs a restaurant empire featuring several cookbooks, a line of food products, and countless appearances on television and in print. Mario made his way from a dishwasher to one of the most recognizable chefs in America. Along with his partner Joe Bastianich, Batali created a culinary empire that spans from New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Singapore and Hong Kong. Raised in Seattle, he started his education far from the kitchen, studying Spanish Language, Theatre and Economics at Rutgers University. While he took his first culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Batali quit the course almost immediately, due to lack of interest. The truth is Batali was interested, in more advanced culinary techniques that will seriously make a mark in the American market. The skills and knowledge he had in mind, he acquired as an apprentice of London's legendary Chef Marco Pierre White, accompanied with three years of intense culinary training in the diminutive Northern Italian village of Borgo Capanne. A trained and inspired chef as he was, Batali got back to the United States along with his eagerness to plant his feet firmly in the realm of Italian cuisine. His career truly blossomed in New York City, first with acclaimed Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, followed by a constellation of equally distinctive restaurants, including Lupa Osteria Romana, Esca, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Casa Mono, Bar Jamon, the first-ever four star Italian Del Posto, as well as, most recently, Eataly. Then came the West Coast and eventually happened the international expansion. With all of his James Beard awards, scores of cookbooks, and television shows, worldwide fame was simply inevitable. Apart from his three-decade hard work, Batali also founded the Mario Batali Foundation in 2008, to feed, protect, educate impoverished children.