About Rachael Ray
Rachael Domenica Ray, or simply Rachael Ray, is a famous television personality, author, celebrity cook and business woman. She currently hosts her own how-to television series, The Rachael Ray Show. Starting in 2006, this program was syndicated not only all over the United States, but also in Canada. Ray is also a host of three popular Food Network shows: $40 Dollars a Day, 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels. Rachael has published a several cook books, based on the concept of 30 Minute Meals, and launched a successful magazine, entitled Every Day With Rachael Ray. Her work on television has garnered this young woman a several accolades, including Daytime Emmy. As for 2013, Rachael Ray net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Rachael was born in New York, in a family of Elsa Scuderi and James Ray. Her mother originated from Italy, while her father’s ancestors came from various parts of the United Kingdom. Rachael’s contact with cooking started at an early age, as her parents owned four restaurants in Massachusetts. At the time nobody could have expected that this hobby will eventually boost Rachael Ray net worth to tens of millions.
Although Ray could have landed a job at her parents’ restaurants with one snap of her fingers, she decided to rely on herself. In the late 1990s she started working at Macy’s candy counter and went on to manage foods department in the same store. Her later jobs included working on the project of New York City market, managing Mister Moor’s Pub and teaching at the cooking courses.
Rachael Ray net worth growth shifted to the higher gear when WRGB (local TV channel) asked her to prepare a weekly segment for their newscasts. Following this, Ray gained a national exposure appearing on the radio and published her first cookbook. In 2001 she landed a contract with Food Network, which continues to this day. Almost five years later King World Productions and Oprah Winfrey gave Rachael an offer to host daytime talk-show. Rachael Ray, the program that resulted from this deal, was first aired in 2006. Since then Ray featured on the vast number of hit television shows, including The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Larry King Live, Late Show With David Letterman, The Today Show and even Sesame Street.
Another important source of Rachael Ray net worth is her publications. In 2005 Reader’s Digest Association, a global direct marketing and media company, launched Rachael’s magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray. Although it started with seven issues per year, the frequency of publication gradually increased. In 2011 it was announced that media conglomerate Meredith Corporation has paid a solid sum to acquired the rights to the magazine.