Who is Rachael Ray and what is her net worth 2018? Rachael Ray is a television personality who is the host of a television program called ‘Rachael Ray’. She is also an author, businesswoman, and celebrity cook. She has hosted other shows like ‘$40 a Day’, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travel’, and ’30 Minute Meals’. She has also appeared in other shows like ‘Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off’, ‘Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off’, and ‘Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day’. Ray has penned several cookbooks and has launched a magazine called ‘Every Day with Rachael Ray’. She has won many accolades and has also endorsed other products.
Rachael Ray was born on April 25, 1968, in Glens Falls, New York. She was born to parents James Claude Ray and Elsa Providenza Scuderi. She moved to Lake George, New York with her family when she was eight years old. Her mother used to manage restaurants in the Capital District of New York. In 1995, she moved to New York City. Ray was then employed at the candy counter of Macy’s Marketplace. She then moved to a speciality food store called Agata & Valentina. Following this, she became the manager of ‘The Sagamore’ in Lake George. This was followed by working at Cowan & Lobel in Albany.
In September 2005, Rachael Ray got married to John Cusimano. Her husband is the lead singer of the band called ‘The Cringe’. He is also lawyer and mixologist.
In 1999, Ray released her book entitled ‘30 Minute Meals’. In 2001, Rachael Ray became the host of Food Network’s ’30 Minute Meals’. The show successfully went on till 2012. In the same year, she released two books entitled ‘Comfort Foods’ and ‘Veggie Meals’. A year later, she started another show called ‘$40 a Day’. It continued till 2005, and after the show got over, she started another show ‘Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels’ which was similar to ‘$40 a Day’.
In 2006, she became the host of a daytime talk show called ‘Rachael Ray’. This was followed by another show called ‘Rachael’s Vacation’ also on the Food network. In 2005, she launched her magazine entitled ‘Every Day with Rachael Ray’ through Reader’s Digest. In October 2011, the magazine was acquired by Meredith Corporation. She went on to release many books in the 2000s and 2010s.
In 2006, she became Nabisco crackers’ spokesperson and has appeared in many of their commercials. Her pictures have also been in used in the boxes of the product. Her designs including coverlets, blankets, and sheets were launched by WestPoint Home in February 2007. She then became the executive producer of the Latin cooking show ‘Viva Daisy!’ which starred Daisy Martinez.
In 2012, she appeared in the reality series called ‘Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off’ along with Guy Fieri. She is also the celebrity endorser of ‘Dunkin’ Donuts’. In 2015, she appeared in the show ‘Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off’.
Rachael Ray has won the Daytime Emmy Awards three times in her career. Twice she won it for her show ‘Rachael Ray’ and one time for ’30 Minute Meals’. She has been named twice in the “100 Sexiest Women” by FHM-U.S. She has also appeared in “100 most influential people” list by Time magazine in 2006. In 2011, she won the People’s Choice Award in the category of ‘Favorite TV Cook’.
Rachael Ray Net Worth
Rachael Ray has authored several books in her career. She has also appeared in many television shows in her career. In doing so, she has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Rachael’ Ray’s net worth is an estimated $90 million. Part of this wealth also comes by venturing into other business.
In 2003, she posed for FHM, men’s magazine. She specialises in making burgers and has also written a book on it titled ‘The Book of Burger’. She has also introduced a pet food called “Nutrish” in 2008. Further, she has her own home collection of interior design. Her recipes were also available on AT&T phones.
Rachel Ray owns homes in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, and Lake Luzerne, New York. In 2006, she launched the nonprofit organisation ‘Yum-O!’ which is to empower family with healthy food and cooking.