Buddy Valastro is a celebrity chef, a reality television personality, and entrepreneur from America. He is best known as the host of the popular reality television show “Cake Boss” which airs on the TLC network. Valastro has also starred in many other television series including Buddy’s Bakery Rescue, Kitchen Boss, and The Next Great Baker. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Buddy Valastro in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Buddy Valastro was born on March 3, 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey to his parents Mary W. Tubito and Valastro, Sr. He spent most of his childhood days in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
His father was from Italy, and his mother was the daughter of an Italian-American immigrant who shifted to New Jersey when she was just six years old.
Valastro has four sisters: Maddalena, Grace, Lisa, and Mary. At the age of eleven, he began working at his father’s bakery shop, “Carlo’s Bakery”.
Buddy Valastro married his wife Lisa in the year 2001. Together they are the parents of four children.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Buddy Valastro started his career very early when he began assisting his father at his bakery shop. Later in 1994, after the death of his father, he succeeded him as the new owner of the shop.
Through his utmost hard work and dedication, he has been able to fulfill his father’s dream of making his shop the most successful bakery venture in the entire United States.
In 2009, he was approached to star in the reality television series “Cake Boss”. The show first premiered on April 2009 on the TLC network.
Valastro opened more than 17 new bakeries due to the popularity of the series. His bakery is situated in most of the states including New Jersey, Philadelphia, Westbury, Orlando, New York, Las Vegas and many more.
In 2014, Valastro founded an event planning company known as “Buddy V’s Events” which specializes in organizing almost everything from corporate to family gatherings.
He is also the brand ambassador of a zero- and lower-calorie sweetener product.
Valastro partnered with the pet treat manufacturing company known as “The Pound Bakery” to relaunch a new line of pet treats.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Buddy Valastro has an estimated net worth of more than $12.5 million. This huge wealth is the result of his illustrious career as a celebrity chef and owner of “Carlo’s Bakery”.
He has starred in many commercially successful television shows including Food Network Challenge, Cake Boss, Next Great Baker, Kitchen Boss, The Apprentice, Battle of the Cooks, Bakers vs. Fakers and many more. Valastro has also produced many television series including Next Great Baker, Batalha dos Confeiteiros, Cooks vs. Cons and others.
He also founded the “Buddy Valastro Foods” which is a line of Italian Biscotti cookies and ready-to-use fondant.
Buddy Valastro is considered one of the most renowned celebrity chef and reality television personalities in the United States. He was included in the list of “50 most influential people” in the city of Hudson by the Hudson Reporter.