Ted Allen Net Worth

March 6, 2023
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Edward R. Allen was born on the 20th May 1965, in Columbus, Ohio USA, and is a journalist and television host, probably best recognized for winning an Emmy Award for the hit TV prime-time competition series “Chopped”. He is also known as the author of five books and two cook books. His career has been active since the mid-1990s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ted Allen is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ted’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source of his wealth is coming from the sales of his books.

Ted Allen Net Worth $5 Million

Ted Allen spent his childhood in Carmel, Indiana, where he attended Carmel High School. Upon matriculation in 1983, he enrolled at Purdue University to study Psychology, graduating in 1987. Later, he continued his education and enrolled at Krannert Graduate School of Management, but quit to work as a copy editor at the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal & Courier, however, he eventually completed his MA degree in Journalism at the Science and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University, then relocated to Chicago, Illinois to further pursue his career.

Initially, Ted was hired as a reporter by Lerner Newspapers, in which he worked in restaurant critiques, alongside Leah A. Zeldes and Barry Rice. In no time, he got a job as a freelancer and senior editor at the Chicago magazine, for which he wrote about the culinary world. In 1997, Ted became a contributing editor and columnist at Esquire, writing “Things A Man Should Know”. Parallel with that, he also worked for Food & Wine, GQ, and Bon Appetit, all of which marked an increase in his net worth. In 2001, he became one of the finalists for the National Magazine Award for his story about male breast cancer in Esquire.

Ted’s career reached a whole new level in 2003, when he was selected to appear as one of the cast members in the TV series “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”, which earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. After that, he appeared as a guest judge in the TV show “Iron Chef America: Battle Of The Masters”, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. In 2007, he was hired as the host of the documentary “Uncorked: Wine Made Simple”, as well as the judge in the TV show “Top Chef”. In the following year, he moved from Bravo to the Food Network in order to become the host of “Food Detectives” and “Chopped”, for which he won the 2012 James Beard Foundation Award, considerably increasing his popularity.

To speak further about his career on the screen, Ted has also appeared in other TV shows, including “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, “The Next Food Network Star”, “America’s Best Cook”, and “Chopped Junior”, all of which contributed to an increase in his net worth.

Additionally, Ted is also known for being the author of five books and two cook books. His first book, entitled “Esquire’s Things A Man Should Know About Style”, was published in 1999, after which he wrote three sequels. In 2005, he published his debut cook book “The Food You Want To Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes”, and most recently, his second cook book, entitled “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes And Discoveries For Passionate Cooks”, was released in 2014. All of these books contributed to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Ted Allen is openly gay, and is married to interior designer Barry Rice. Their current residence is in Brooklyn, New York City.

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