Who is Ree Drummond and what is her net worth 2018? Ree Drummond is a blogger, food writer, television personality, and author. She is popular for a blog called ‘The Popular Woman’. She has appeared in shows like ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’, Good Morning America’, ‘The Chew’, ‘The View’, and ‘Today Show’. She has published many cook books in her career. She has been named ‘Weblog of the Year’ three times at the Annual Weblog Awards. In 2010, Forbes listed her in the ’25 Web Celebrities’. She was one of the only four included in the list. Drummond is also the creator of TastyKitchen.com.
Ann Marie “Ree” Drummond was born on January 6, 1969, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was born to parents William Dale Smith and Gerre Schwert. She has three other siblings named Doug, Mike, and Betsy. Her father is an orthopedic surgeon and her brother Mike is a disabled. She was given the nickname of ‘Ree’ in her hometown. Her parents are divorced and his father later got married to Patsy.
In 1987, she completed her graduation from Bartlesville High School. She then left Oklahoma and went to Los Angeles in California. Drummond enrolled at the University of Southern California and graduated in 1991. In the beginning, she studied journalism but later switched to gerontology. Initially, she wanted to attend a law school in Chicago but changed her plans.
In September 1996, Ree Drummond got married to Ladd Drummond. The couple has four children named Todd, Bryce, Paige, and Alex.
In May 2006, Ree Drummond started blogging. In October of the same month, she had her domain called thepioneerwoman.com. Her blog ‘The Pioneer Woman’ was previously called ‘Confessions of a Pioneer Woman’. She is popular for writing topics about homeschooling and ranch life. She has also got cooking instructions with attached photographs.
It also included stories about her country living, her husband, and her family. In September 2009, the web traffic of her blogs was 13 million page views in a month. It had 23.3 million page views until May 2011. Her blog includes descriptive recipes with high-quality pictures.
In 2008, she started a contest in her blog to share their recipes. It got over 5000 recipes in a day. A year later, Drummond launched TastyKitchen.com which was a free online community website. It became a favorite for food bloggers and used to link the recipes to their own websites. It thus leads to having more viewership. Her first cookbook was published in October 2009.
In 2011, she released a children’s book called ‘Charlie the Ranch Dog’. Her second cookbook became a No.1 New York Times Bestseller. In April 2014, she released another book for children and was illustrated by Diane deGoat. In 2010, Drummond made her TV debut by appearing in ‘Throwdown! With Bobby Flay’ on the ‘Food Network’. A year later, ‘The Pioneer Woman’ was premiered on the Food Network.
Ree Drummond has won two awards at the Eighth Annual Weblog Awards. In 2009, she won three Annual Weblog Awards out of 6 nominations. A year later, she again won three Annual Weblog Awards. In 2009, her blog ‘Confessions of a Pioneer Woman’ was featured in the “25 Best Blogs” of the world by TIME Magazine.
Ree Drummond Net Worth
Ree Drummond found considerable success with her blogs and have written many books in her career. She has become a web star and also won numerous accolades. By doing so, she has gone on to inherit good wealth for herself. Ree Drummond’s net worth is an estimated $10 million. She owes this wealth to the success of her blog and also by appearing in various TV shows. She has also given the rights of her book ‘From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels’ to Columbia Pictures where Reese Whitherspoon will be the lead cast. She has defeated Bobby Flay in a cooking contest in his own show.
Ree Drummond’s cooking explanation with pictures has got her millions of followers on her blog page. In 2016, she opened the restaurant and retail store called ‘The Mercantile’. She currently lives in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with her family. Her husband is a member of the Osage County cattle ranching family.