A Celebrity Chef, Michelin Star holder, enfant terrible and a well-known TV personality, Marco Pierre White has all these titles to his credit. A British national, Marco Pierre White has a net worth of $45 million US dollars. He is the youngest chef to have received three Michelin stars at the age of 33. He was also the first British Chef to receive this honor. Chef greats like Curtis stone Gordon Ramsay, Shannon Bennett and Mario Batali have trained under him.
Marco Pierre White Biography
Marco Pierre White is known popularly as the Godfather of modern cooking. He was born in Leeds, England, on December 11, 1961. He came from a family of chefs; his grandfather, father and brothers were in the same industry. He left his home town at a tender age of 16 with few clothes, books and £7.36 in his pocket to try his fortune, outside familiar territory.
White married thrice. Alex McArthur was his first wife who begot him a daughter Letitia.
He married Lisa Butcher in 1992 at Brompton Oratory and the wedding coverage rights were sold to Hello! Magazine at an exorbitant rate.
The third marriage took place in 2000. The bride was Matilde, the bartender at The Canteen. They were blessed with a daughter and two sons. The couple later separated.
As a Chef Marco joined as a Kitchen apprentice at Hotel St.Geroge. Next, he joined Box tree in Ilkley in Yorkshire. He successfully continued to climb the rungs of his career at Le Gavroche in London as a Commis under Micheal Roux and Albert. He also trained under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford, Pierre Koffman at La Tante Clarie and Chez Nico at Ninety park lane.
By the time he was 24 years, he was the share holder and head chef at the affluent Harveys. Here he earned 2 Michelin stars. He was the Chef Patron at The Restaurant Marco Pierre White. Finally, he moved to Oak Room, Le Meridien at Piccadilly.
He worked for 17 years as a chef and took retirement at this stage. He later collaborated with Jimmy Lahoud and started White StarLine Ltd to start a career as a Restaurateur. This partnership worked until the year 2007.
He jointly opened MPW Steak & Alehouse at Square Mile, London with James Robertson in the year 2008.
White’s TV career started off in 2007 in ITV’s Hell’ Kitchen television series as a Head Chef.
White was a judge at Master Chef Australia in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the principal judge in MasterChef Australia: The Professionals 2013.
He also appeared in Big Brother in 2011 to set a cooking task.
White himself set up a new show called Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wards for Channel 5.
He also took part in MasterChef South Africa and MasterChef New Zeland.
Marco Pierre White his first Michelin star at Harveys, in the year 1987 at the age of 25 years. He received the next Michelin star in the year next year. He received the third Michelin star as the chief patron of The Restaurant Marco Pierre White. He was the youngest chef, at 33 years to receive 3 Michelin stars.
Marco has published many books that include White Heat, White slave, The Devil in the Kitchen and Wild food from Land and Sea.
How much is Marco Pierre White Net Worth in 2017
Marco Pierce White is a major stakeholder of London Steakhouse Co. Marco Pierre White – Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Chelsea and Marcos’ New York Italian are franchised to third parties all around the United Kingdom. As of 2017, The net worth of Marco Pierre White is $45 million US dollars which is arrived at from his stakes in above restaurants and various TV appearances.
Marco Pierre White earned a lot of fame at a young age. He worked up his profession and achieved a lot. But he felt he was unduly criticized and hence gave up his Michelin stars in 1999. He was sometimes called the rudest chef for his behavior. He is also called the Godfather of Modern cooking due to his achievements.