Jamie Oliver `second-most successful chef in US`
By Gavin Wilson
Jamie Oliver is the second-most successful celebrity chef in the US, according to a new survey.
The Brit, said to be worth around $172 million USD [£106 million GBP], lost out to Wolfgang Puck in the survey by industry website, The Daily Meal.
Researchers said of 35-year-old Oliver: 'Having finally lived down the lascivious-sounding moniker 'The Naked Chef' he has become as well-known for his charity and activism as for his stripped-down, ingredient-focused cuisine.
'Although Oliver has over 20 restaurants in the UK, Dubai, and Australia, Americans are more familiar with his cooking shows and more recently his reality series about America's child obesity rates, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.”
It comes after his Food Revolution TV series was temporarily axed due to poor ratings.
The other chefs in the top 10 were Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Paula Deen, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Fieri, Daniel Boulud, Todd English and Bobby Flay.