Joe Bastianich’s Personal Life and Net Worth
Joseph Bastianich was born in Queens, New York, and learned to cook from his parents while working in their Italian restaurant. Joe used to wash dishes as a kid while learning the fundamentals of running a restaurant.
Bastianich joined with his mother, Lidia Bastianich, and colleague chef Mario Batali to form Batali & Bastianich Restaurant Group, a hugely successful business that controlled multiple popular restaurants throughout the world, after learning the ropes from his parents.
Bastianich’s increasing renown as one of Manhattan’s top restaurateurs landed him a seat as a judge on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, the show’s pint-sized offshoot.
Bastianich was aggressive and frightening, in contrast to his partner judge, Gordon Ramsay, who was supportive and looked for flavors and texture. He had an extremely high judging standard, especially when it came to the dish’s aesthetics and presentation, making him one of the most merciless judges.
Season after season, viewers have seen the stoic judge, but how much do they truly know about him?
Wife and Children of Joe Bastianich
In 1992, Deanna Damiano and Bastianich met through mutual friends. They were so smitten by each other that they moved in together after only three weeks of dating. In front of 450 guests, the couple married on February 19, 1995 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, New York City.
While Bastianich uses social media to give people a window into his life, his wife is a private person who avoids the spotlight. His wife works for the Associated Merchandising Corporation in New York as a designer of private-label handbags.
The couple is the parents of three children. Their oldest child, Olivia Bastianich, was born in 1998, after they had been married for three years. Their first son, Miles Bastianich, was born in the year 2000, and their youngest son, Ethan Bastianich, was born in the year 2002.
Despite his rigorous schedule, the famous chef has demonstrated that he can maintain a stable family life.
Joe Bastianich’s Salary
Bastianich has a number of restaurants under his belt, including Eataly, Del Posto, Becco, and Felidia. They have offices all across the country, especially in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as in Hong Kong, Milan, and Singapore.
When his parents split in 1997, the acclaimed chef inherited his father’s stakes in his parents’ restaurants, in addition to owning them. Joe owns three big wineries: Brandini, La Mozza, and Bastianich, in addition to the restaurant company.
Aside from that, he is a well-known culinary writer. He’s written a number of best-selling novels and memoirs. ‘Restaurant Man,’ his autobiography, was a big success, debuting on the New York Times bestseller list within a week of its publication.
But he isn’t just a chef. Bastianich made his acting debut in the 2015 film American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, in which he portrayed himself as a young woman named Grace who travels to Paris to learn how to create true French pastry.
Bastianich resurfaced as himself as he relocated to New York City for the premiere of a new project in Untraditional, an Italian television series. According to celebrity net worth, the versatile chef has collected $15 million for everything that he has accomplished thus far.