Padma Lakshmi Net Worth

June 8, 2023
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Padma Parvati Lakshmi, usually named Padma Lakshmi, is a popular personality in the entertainment industry. According to the latest estimations, the net worth of Padma Lakshmi has reached the sum of 20 million dollars, making her one of the multi-millionaires in the industry. No wonder Padma’s earned such a net worth, as her salary has been stated to reach 50 thousand dollars per episode, as she is a popular television host and actress. As a host Padma Lakshmi was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, and her show has also won an Emmy Award.


Padma Lakshmi Net Worth $20 Million


Lakshmi has added much to her net worth as an author of cookbooks. Her first book titled ‘Easy Exotic’ won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award as the Best First Book in 1999. In addition to this, Padma Lakshmi has increased her net worth by modelling, too.

Padma Parvati Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her parents divorced when Padma was only year old and Padma moved to live in the United States. She was taught in Workman High School, in California. In 1992 Padma graduated with a bachelor degree with honours from Clack University, which is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Padma speaks Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Tamil and English. Padma has been accumulating her net worth since 1989, when she took-up a suggestion to try a modelling career. Lakshmi has been working for such first rate designers as Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani and Emanuel Ungaro. She was on the cover of such popular magazines as Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Industry Magazine, Avenue, Asian Woman, L’Officiel India, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Vogue India and RedBook.

Since 1995, Lakshmi has added much to her net worth by appearing on television and in films. Padma has appeared in the documentary films ‘Unzipped’ (1995) directed by Douglas Keeve and ‘Planet Food’ (2000). Moreover, she appeared in the television series ‘Domenica In’ (1997), ‘Il Figlio di Sandokan’ (1998), ‘Caraibi – Pirates: Blood Brothers’ (1999), ‘Linda e il brigadier ep: “Il fratello di Linda”’ (2000), ‘Melting Pot: Padma’s Passport’ (2001), ‘The Ten Commandments’ (2006), ‘Sharpe’ (2006), ‘Top Chef’ (since 2006 up to date) and ‘30 Rock’ (2009).

Furthermore, Padma Lakshmi has increased her net worth by appearing in the following films: ‘Glitter’ (2001) directed by Vondie Curtis Hall, ‘Boom’ (2003) directed by Kaizad Gustad and ‘The Mistress of Spices’ (2005) directed by Paul Mayeda Berges. She hosted ‘Padma’s Passport’ culinary show and ‘Planet Food’ on the Food Network. She has released two culinary books ‘Easy Exotic’ and ‘Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet’.

Padma Lakshmi has also had a column in Vogue magazine, and has released her own jewellery line named ‘Padma’ in 2009.

Padma Lakshmi has been married only once. The novelist, Salman Rushdie, married Padma in 2004. Her husband was twenty-three years senior. However, the couple divorced in 2007. Padma had been dating Theodore J. Forstmann, the ex-fiance of Princess Diana, but he died in 2011. Lakshmi has one daughter, named Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell whose father is Adam Dell.

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