Ainsley Harriott net worth: How much has the TV chef made throughout his career?


Ainsley Harriott has become well known for his cooking shows, such as Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook. Other TV shows include Something For The Weekend, Good Morning With Anne and Nick and Ainsley’s Big Cook Out. As well as this, his talents lie in comedy and singing. The 62-year-old formed the Calypso Twins with schoolfriend Paul Boross, releasing hit “World Party” in the early 1990s.He’s just launched his new ITV series Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen. So with a career spanning over almost 30 years, what is his net worth?

According to, Ainsley has a net worth of $4 million, which equates to just over £3.2 million.

He has managed to amass such wealth from multiple TV deals, and appearances.

He trained at Westminster Technical College and had an apprenticeship at Verrey’s restaurant in the West End.

From 1992 to 1996 he was the Resident chef on the television series Good Morning with Anne and Nick.

The celebrity chef then went on to present the TV series Ready Steak Cook from 1994 to 2010 and Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook from 1995 to 2000.

He also presented on the TV series Ready… Set… Cook! from 2000 to 2001 and City Hospital from 2005 to 2007.

In 2015 Harriott was a contestant on the reality television series Strictly Come Dancing, where he made it to week five.

Last year, it was revealed that each celebrity is given a standard £25,000 payment for signing up to the show, which rises if they manage to stay on the dance floor until the end of October.

As well as his TV shows and television appearances, Ainsley is also the author of several cook books.

He is the best-selling author, publishing twelve books as well as numerous others in conjunction with his television shows. Including foreign-language translations, he has sold over 2 million books worldwide.

The chef must have earned a considerable amount from his book deals.

Fellow TV chef Jamie Oliver’s eye-watering fortune was recently revealed.

According to Spear’s Magazine, it could be a seriously high figure.

The publication have claimed his current net worth stands at an estimated £240 million.

This figure compares to Gordon Ramsey’s net worth, which is said to be around £49 million.

Last year, Forbes released its estimation of the 52-year-old’s wealth.

The TV personality was the only chef to make it onto the latest Celebrity 100 – released by Forbes.


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