Mario Batali Net Worth
Mario Batali net worth and salary: Mario Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality who has a net worth of $25 million. At one time, Mario Batali ran a restaurant empire featuring several cookbooks, thriving restaurants, a line of food products and countless appearances on television and in print. Raised in Seattle, he initially followed a path far away from the restaurant world. he studied Spanish, theater and Economics at Rutgers University. He worked dish washing jobs and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in London. He dropped out of the Le Cordon Bleu and eventually landed an apprenticeship with legendary London chef Marco Pierre White. He also spent three intense years studying in the Northern Italian village of Borgo Capanne. Upon his return to the United States Mario worked a series of jobs before eventually seeing his career blossom with the restaurant Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. His star continued to rise with eateries including Lupa Osteria Romana, Esca, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Casa Mono, Bar Jamon, the first-ever four star Italian Del Posto, as well as Eataly. He soon expanded westward and internationally. At the peak of his empire, Mario and his partner Joe Bastianich, managed 16 restaurants from New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Singapore and Hong Kong. He won multiple James Beard awards in addition to numerous other accolades.
In 2017 Mario came under pressure to resign from his restaurant group amid a series of shocking sexual harassment allegations. He ultimately stepped down and in March 2019 sold off his stake in the group that was formerly known as Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group. The settlement terms were not disclosed.