What do Gordon Ramsey, Rachel Ray, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri and Todd English have in common?
First, they occupy similar territory on the Curmudgeon’s Scale of Celebu-irritants (In the Kathy Griffin/Kanye range, but significantly lower than a full Kardashian).
Second, they have very nice teeth.
Third, if you Google one of their names plus the word “merchandise” you get well over a million hits.
And, oh yeah, they make Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s top earning “chefs.”
Forbes’ Top Earning Chefs
1: Gordon Ramsay, $38 million
2: Rachael Ray, $25 million
3: Wolfgang Puck, $20 million
4: Paula Deen, $17 million
5: Mario Batali, $13 million
6: Alain Ducasse, $12 million
7: Todd English, $11 million
8: Nobu Matsuhisa, $10 million
9: Bobby Flay, $9 million
10: Guy Fieri, $8 million
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