Guy Fieri is a restaurateur, author, television personality, and game show host. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television series on the Food Network.
By mid-2010, the Food Network had made Fieri the “face of the network.” In 2010, the New York Times reported that Fieri brought an “element of rowdy, mass-market culture to American food television,” and that his “prime-time shows attract more male viewers than any others on the network.”
Although Guy Fieri has no formal training as a chef, he sold pretzels at local community events during high school and then managed and owned restaurants. Fieri attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management in 1990. After graduation, he went to work for Stouffer’s, developing restaurant concepts in Southern California and managing their flagship restaurant in Long Beach, California. After three years in southern California, he became District Manager of Louise’s Trattoria, managing six locations along with recruiting and training for the restaurants.
In the fall of 1996, Guy Fieri and business partner Steve Gruber opened Johnny Garlic’s, a California Pasta Grill in Santa Rosa, California. A second location opened in Windsor in 1999, a third in Petaluma in 2000 or 2001 (since closed), and a fourth in Roseville in late 2008. Subsequently they developed Tex Wasabi’s (barbecue and sushi) in 2003 in Santa Rosa, adding a second location in Sacramento’s Arden-Arcade area in 2007. An additional Johnny Garlic’s was opened in Dublin, California, in 2011. His first New York City restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, opened to a scathing New York Times review in 2012.
How Guy Fieri Made His Money – Television
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million
Birthday: January 22, 1968