Marco Pierre White Net Worth $40 Million
Marco Pierre White (born 11 December 1961) is a British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, and the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene.
In 1994, at age 32, White became the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. He has trained notable chefs Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone, and Shannon Bennett.
In September 2007, White was the Head Chef in ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen television series. At one point during the series, controversy ensued when White said, “I don’t think it was a pikey’s picnic tonight.” The remark prompted criticism from the Commission for Racial Equality. However, the show was defended by an ITV spokesman, who indicated that warnings about its content were given before transmission and that White’s comment had been challenged by one of the contestants, Lee Ryan. The book accompanying the show, Marco Pierre White in Hell’s Kitchen, was published on 23 August 2007 by Ebury Press.
White returned to ITV‘s screens to present the 4th series of Hell’s Kitchen in 2009. White presented Hell’s Kitchen Australia for the Seven Network which aired in 2017. Following comments made by Masterchef judge Matt Preston about White’s son’s spending $500,000 of his father’s money on drugs and prostitution, White joined this rival program in retaliation.