PAULA DEEN—$16 MILLION

Television personality and cooking show host, Paula Deen, who’s published a slew of successful cooking books and has hosted a good number of successful cooking shows, is reportedly worth $16 million. Indeed, the name “Paula Deen” is a brand unto itself—she is easily recognizable as one of the most successful cooking gurus of this generation. She has been referred to as the “Queen of Southern Cooking” because her talents in that area are virtually unmatched.

Just a few years ago, it seemed to be at the top of the world.Unfortunately, news of her extremely insensitive remarks and actions spread, and the resulting loss of publicity has had a rather negative impact on her career.Deen doesn’t come out on television as much as she used to, but she’s still, to her credit, incredibly busy running the many restaurants that she owns with the help of her tugboat captain of a husband, Michael Groover.

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