What is Alton Brown's net worth? 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' star owns three homes across the US
If you've been a longtime fan of the legendary 'Iron Chef' series, then get ready as the show takes on a whole new avatar that is sure to bring in the heat. Enter 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend', where "five new trailblazing Iron Chefs will welcome brave Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they'll face off and be pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity, as they cook up extraordinary culinary creations. The competition’s most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever 'Iron Legend'."
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Who is Alton Brown?
Alton Crawford Brown Jr is a television personality, food show presenter, chef, author, actor, cinematographer, and musician. He has hosted shows such as 'Good Eats', 'Feasting on Asphalt', 'Feasting on Wave', 'Iron Chef America' and 'Cutthroat Kitchen'.
Brown studied film at the University of Georgia and went on to become a cinematographer. His foray into cooking shows began when he realized that the quality of these shows on TV was anything but good. In order to be well equipped, he enrolled and graduated from the New England Culinary Institute. In a conversation with Bitter Southerner, he explained what motivated him to change the course of the culinary TV shows.
"I’ve told this story before — it's not a new story — but when I really got interested in cooking was when I was still directing TV commercials here in Atlanta. I remember I was watching food shows, and I was like, "God, these are boring. I'm not really learning anything." I got a recipe, OK, but I don't know anything. I didn't even learn a technique. To learn means to really understand. You never got those out of those shows. I remember writing down one day: “Julia Child / Mr. Wizard / Monty Python.” I wrote those three things and I thought, "If I could come up with a show to combine those three things," not only the practical knowledge that Julia Child was so good at handing over, but she was also great at making you feel you could do it." he explained.
"She was very good enabler, very good empowerer. Mr Wizard, the old science show, to explain how everything works and why it works. And then Monty Python because it's freaking funny. I always believed that laughing brings a more absorbent brain. You can entertain people. I had all those years of bad high school to back me up on this: that if you don't entertain, if you're not engaging, people don't learn s**t." he added.
This thought process led him to gain an education in the culinary arts and approach the topic in a fun and engaging way. "It's very difficult to teach people. You got to engage brains. I wanted to make a show that was funny and visually engaging. It's got enough science to teach people what's really going on and give them recipes. That was the mission. Then I knew I had to quit my job and go to culinary school." he added.
What is Alton Brown's net worth?
As reported by Celebrity Networth, Brown has an impressive net worth of $13 million. As per Celebrity Speakers Bureau, Alton Brown's fee ranges from $100K to $1 million, which covers roles such as endorsements, culinary consultant, and more. Brown currently lives with his wife Elizabeth Ingram in a three-bedroom loft-style apartment in Marietta, Georgia. They also own two other homes -- one in New York City and a lakehouse in Alabama.
'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' premieres on June 15, 2022, only on Netflix.