Name: Guy Ramsay Ferry
Born: January 22, 1968
Occupation: Restaurateur, cook, television personality and author
Guy Fieri was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 22, 1968. He is the son of Lewis James Ferry and Penny Anne Price. Guy would change his surname from Ferry to Fieri in order to honor his immigrant great-grandfather.
He attended the University of Nevada, where he studied hotel management and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. Guy obtained his knowledge in food when he was a foreign exchange student in France during his years in high school. This is where he developed his avid interest in the culinary world.
In 1995, Guy married his longtime girlfriend, Lori. They have two children: Hunter and Ryder. The family presently resides in Santa Rosa, California.
Guy actually started his food career when he was a child in Ferndale, California. He sold pretzels from his cart called Awesome Pretzel. He also worked in restaurants to wash dishes in order to save enough money for his trip to France. When he returned to the United States, Guy was employed at the Red Lion Inn in Eureka, California. He would later be employed at Stouffer’s to design and develop restaurant concepts in Southern California – Guy also managed the company’s flagship restaurant in Long Beach. Soon, he became the district manager of Louise’s Trattoria. He eventually opened up several successful restaurants in California and New York.
In 2006, Guy was victorious in the second season of “The Next Food Network Star.” His reward was having his own six-episode cooking show on the Food Network called “Guy’s Big Bite.” Due to the success of this show, he was given a second series called “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in April 2007. In 2008, Guy’s third series called “Guy Off the Hook” debuted. He would become one of the leading personalities on the Food Network as he appeared on various other network shows, like “Paula’s Party” and “Dinner: Impossible.”
Guy briefly branched out from the culinary TV world. In late 2009, NBC hired Guy to host the new game show “Minute to Win It.” It lasted two seasons, and NBC confirmed that it would not renew the game show for a third season because of low ratings and high production costs. Also, in 2011, Guy launched his own line of Fieri’s burgers in partnership with Carnival Cruise.
He eventually became affiliated with several brands, including Flowmaster, T.G.I. Friday’s and Aflac. Guy has published four books: “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives: An All-American Road Trip … with Recipes!,” “More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Another Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America’s Finest and Funkiest,” “Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It” and “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds of Flavortown.”
Guy is an avid car collector as he owns a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, a 1976 Jeep CJ-5 and others.
We estimate that Guy Fieri’s net worth is $9 million (2016).
So how much is $9 million really?
$9 million can help you launch your own restaurant in sunny Southern California or in the heart of New York City. $9 million can also help you purchase vintage automobiles.