Mario Batali, 57, is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality who is an expert on the history and culture of Italian cuisine.
Batali co-owns restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Singapore, Westport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut.Batali’s signature clothing style includes a fleece vest, shorts and orange Crocs.
He is also known as “Molto Mario”.
Mario Batali Net Worth 2019: $25 million
Mario Batali, the 57-year-old celebrity chef known for hosting “The Chew”, has a reported net worth of approximately $25 million. In addition to his television roles, Batali owns or operates over 20 restaurants worldwide. He co-owns restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Singapore, and Connecticut.
Batali was a sous chef at the Four Seasons Biltmore after previously working as a sous chef for the then Four Seasons Clift Hotel San Francisco.
In the early 1990’s Mario began working at the Italian restaurant Rocco’s before opening Pó in New York City in 1993.
Batali hosted Molto Mario on Food Network from 1996-2004.
The Mario Batali Foundation was founded in 2008 to ensure that all children are well read, well fed, and well-cared for.
In May 2013, Batali co-wrote an opinion article with chef Bill Telepan for the New York Daily News about fracking.
In December 2017, Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire after four different women accused Batali of inappropriate touching. ABC, where Batali has co-hosted the daytime show The Chew since 2011, asked the chef to step away from the show “while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our attention.”
It’s Batali. And it’s bad .
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) December 11, 2017
Though Mario Batali has stepped away from day-to-day operations but will still benefit from his popular restaurants for the foreseeable future.
Without filing charges The New York Police Department has closed its two investigations into sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali.