Mario Batali, who is an American chef, restaurateur, writer, and media personality, is experiencing a downfall in his glooming career after many women came forward to accuse him of the sexual assault allegations. Know Mario Batali’s Net Worth.
The 59 years old earned a huge name and fame with his marvelous work, but now he is facing and dealing with the allegation. Meet his wife Susi Cahn and their kids.
Mario Batali’s Age and Wiki.
Mario Batali was born on 19th September 1960. He is 59 years old, as of now (January 2020). He was born in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America. The name of his parents is father Armandino Batali and mother Marilyn LaFramboise. He has a sibling-brother, Dana Batali, who was the director of Pixar RenderMan development.
Mario is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity as his mother is French-Canadian and his father belongs to the Italian descent. His parents founded Seattle’s Salumi restaurant in 2006, which encouraged him to pursue his career in culinary arts.
Mario studied at Rutgers University, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, when he was working at Stuff Yer Face as a cook.
Mario Batali’s Professional Career
As per reports, Mario started his culinary career at Stuff Yer Face, working as a cook. He then became a sous chef for Clift Hotel. He even has worked with Jeremiah Tower’s chef at his San Francisco restaurant named Stars.
In 1966, Mario made his television debut appearing in the Food Network’ show, Molto Mario. He came into the spotlight because of the show.
Mario’s television and movie credits include;
- Mario Eats Italy as a host
- Worth It
- The Simpsons
- Good Morning America
- Bitter Feast
- The Untitled Action Bronson Show
- The Chew
- The Daily Show
- Anthony Bourdain
- No Reservation
- Faces of America
and many others.
Back in 1998, he, along with Joe Bastianich and Linda Bastianich, formed B&B Hospitality Group.
Now, after his sexual allegations flashed in the media, the Bastianich family and his other partners have bought his stake and regrouped.
Batali and the Bastianichs hold dozens of restaurants in the United States, HongKong, Singapore, and Italy.
Mario Batali’s Net Worth.
Aa line of food products, thriving restaurants, several cookbooks, and numerous appearances in the television, has definitely helped Mario Batali earned a hefty amount of money. He was previously engaged in a series of professions before his career blossomed with the restaurant, Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca.
While talking about Mario Batali’s net worth in 2020, his worth is around $25 million. His culinary ventures, countless appearances in the television, and restaurants are the primary sources of income.
Back in 2012, Forbes reported that his worth was $13 million. He was the fifth-richest chef on that year. In the same year, he and his fellows’ group, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s annual revenue was $250 million from their 30 restaurants worldwide.
Do you know Mario got $1 million in advance to write the cookbook, Molto Italiano, in 2005?
Mario Batali is Married to Susi Cahn.
The celebrity chef is a married man and is married to his long-term girlfriend turned wife Susi Cahn for a long time. The pair tied the knot in 1994 and has been inseparable since then.
It was Susi who lend him money to open his first restaurant, Po, in 1993 in Manhattan. His wife is an heiress to the Coach handbags fortune.
Mario Batali and wife Susi Cahn are married for around 25 years, as of now. The pair, who once shared lovely moments on social media, have kept their lips sealed. After the sexual allegations got published, Mario claimed that he is trying to fix the damage to his conjugal life.
The couple has two children together; the name of his elder son is Benno Batali, and the younger son is Leo Batali.
Mario Batali’s Sexual Allegations.
Mario’s sexual misconduct allegations started surfing around on 11th December 2017, after website Eater reported that four women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. Four days later, four more women came forward.
In May 2018, an episode of 60 Minutes aired more accusations of sexual misconduct. The New York Police Department confirmed investigating his past behavior and assault that took place at The Spotted Pig.
Following the sexual misconduct, Mario surrendered his ownership in all his restaurants. He was the first chef to do so.
Mario Batali’s Wife, Susi Cahn’s Bio
Born to the Coach Inc. co-founder, Miles Cahn and Lillian Cahn, Susi Cahn, is, however, famous as Mario Batali’s wife. Besides her fame as a celebrity wife, she manages Coach Dairy Goat Farm company. The goods and products are incorporated into her husband’s restaurants.
As Mario Batali’s wife Susi was born to millionaire parents and now married to a millionaire husband, she is living a lavish lifestyle. Susi Cahn did not reveal the exact figure of her net worth; however, she lives a luxurious life with her husband.
Susi and her husband own numerous properties together currently residing in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. Their second home is in Grand Traverse Day, Northport, Michigan.
Mario Batali’s wife Susi Cahn has preferred to live a low-key profile even though her husband is always in the spotlight.
Sadly, Susi’s mother passed away on 4th March 2014. She was 86 then. Her father died at the age of 95 in February 2017.
Mario Batali’s Weight Loss.
Women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He even accepted all those allegations.
After all those sexual allegations came forward, chef Mario Batali chose to stay away from the media. It won’t be wrong to say that he became underground after he was fired from The Chew in late 2017.
In May 2019, when Mario was present in the Boston court, people were shocked to see him in drastic weight loss.
Do you remember the moment when Mario sat on a bed for once segment, and the bed broke down? Everyone around him giggled, and he took notice. He once weighed 280 pounds. As his weight was growing, he committed changing eating habits.
Speaking about his weight loss plans with Grub Street, Mario promised to eat half the food that he ate in 2011.
What is Mario Batali Doing Currently?
After firing from The Chew and sexual allegations, Mario Batali has stayed away from the media and paparazzi. In May 2019, when he appeared in Boston court, he shocked many with his weight loss.
As per the reports in Grub Street in December 2018, Mario is spending time with his family in the Northport summer house. Many interviewers have approached for the interview, but he declined.
Mario mentioned of not living his life in the public anymore. As he is comfortable in the summer house, he plans to stay there.
Mario Batali’s Social Media.
Mario is currently maintaining a low-key profile and does not want to be on the media. He was previously active on Twitter. He has 1.73 million followers as of January 2020.
As of now, Mario is not active even in Twitter. He last tweeted on 10th December 2017, where he claimed more water as the secret of making polenta soft.