Alton Brown is the host and commentator of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. The 53-year-old LA native has been a part of the show since 2013, and is involved in other series’ as well, like Iron Chef America, Feasting on Asphalt, Feasting on Waves, and Cutthroat. So, how much money does the television personality make?
Read on to find out.
1. His Net Worth Is $13 Million
Alton Brown is an actor, celebrity chef, and television personality who has a reported net worth of $13 million. He has also written several books about food and cooking, and was a contributor to the 2005 cookbook, ‘Food Network Favorites: Recipes from Our All-Star Chefs’.
Brown was born in LA in 1961, and spent a majority of his childhood in Georgia.
2. He Was a Cinematographer For R.E.M’s ‘The One I Love’
Though Brown spends a lot of time in front of the camera, his interests lie behind the camera, as well. He was a cinematographer for a myriad of music videos, including R.E.M.’s ‘The One I Love’.
3. He’s Done Commercials for General Electric and Dannon
Brown also has a career as an actor– he has been featured in commercials like General Electric, Dannon, Welch’s, Shun knives, and Heifer International. He guest starred on Spongebob SquarePants in 2008 as Nicholas Withers on the episode titled, ‘House Fancy’, and in the Kung Fu Panda DVD feature, ‘Mr. Ping’s Noodle House’. In 2013, he started his own podcast called Alton Browncast.
Apart from Cutthroat Kitchen, Brown served as a mentor on Seasons 8 and 9 of The Next Food Network Star. He also hosted Thanksgiving Live! from 2010-2013.
4. He Was Named ‘Cooking Teacher of the Year’ in 2004
Brown graduated from New England Culinary Institute in 1997. In 2004, he was named ‘Cooking Teacher of the Year’. Seven years later, he won the James Beard Foundation’s award for Best TV Food Personality. When he was the guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies in November 2007, he selected the films What’s Up, Tiger Lily, Closely Watched Trains, Point Blank, and Blowup.
The cook’s father, Alton Brown Sr., was a media executive and the owner of WRWH radio station.
5. He Starred in ‘Good Eats’
As a boy and young man, Brown wasn’t satisfied with the quality of cooking shows that he’d seen on tv– he, therefore, set out to create his own.
Between 1998 and 2012, he starred in what was originally PBS’s show, ‘Good Eats’. The show ended up being picked up by the Food Network, and won a Peabody Award in 2006. In 2011, he announced that the show was coming to an end, and the final episode aired on February 10, 2012.