What is Nadiya Hussain's net worth? Here's how 'Great British Bake Off' chef got David Cameron rooting for her

Such was the craze about her baking that she caught the eye of the then-Prime Minister David Cameron who had gotten hooked after watching the show with his children


                            What is Nadiya Hussain's net worth? Here's how 'Great British Bake Off' chef got David Cameron rooting for her
Nadiya Hussain made headlines when she won 'Great British Bake Off' (Getty Images)

Nadiya Hussain rose to fame in 2015 when she signed up to appear on Season 6 of 'The Great British Bake Off' that aired on BBC. The then-30-year-old hijab sporting chef was crowned as the winner at the end of 10 episodes and fans of the show who had now become fans of Nadiya joined in her celebration.

Such was the craze about her baking that she caught the eye of the then-Prime Minister David Cameron who had gotten hooked after watching the show with his children. He liked how Nadiya was "cool under pressure" and he wanted 'GBBO' judges Hollywood and Mary Berry to choose her as the winner. 

After winning the show where she created a number of aesthetically pleasing desserts, Nadiya signed massive deals with BBC for a number of shows that she has fronted since then including 'Nadiya's Time to Eat', 'Nadiya Bakes', 'Nadiya's Family Favorites', 'The Big Family Cooking Showdown' and 'Nadiya's American Adventure', to name a few. 

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Who is Nadiya Hussain?



 

Nadiya Hussain was born in Luton to Bangladeshi parents. The 35-year-old was one of six children with three sisters and two brothers. Her father ran an Indian restaurant but her mom was quite the opposite when it came to food. Cooking didn't interest her and she used the family oven for storage, revealed an article by The Sun.

Nadiya picked up a knack for cooking during her school years and she taught herself how to do so like a professional by absorbing piles and piles of recipe books and spending endless hours watching instructional videos on YouTube. 

Nadiya married her husband Abdal when she was just 19 in a traditional ceremony in Bangladesh. Her's is an arranged marriage and she had met her husband just once before the ceremony. Abdal was Nadiya's biggest cheerleader when she was competing on 'GBBO' and fans couldn't get enough of the "hunk". The two have three children together, sons Musa and Dawud and a daughter named Maryam. 

What is Nadiya Hussain's net worth?

Nadiya Hussain's net worth is $4,455,547. Apart from making money from being a star on a number of cooking shows on TV, Nadiya's stint as an author has also added to her net worth. She's penned a number of books, including 'Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives', 'Nadiya's Kitchen', 'Nadiya's Bake Me a Story: Fifteen Stories and Recipes for Children' and 'Finding my Voice'. 



 

While not much is known about the houses Nadiya Hussain owns in Leeds where she's currently settled with her family and the cars that the wealthiest 'GBBO' winner drives, her prized possession is her winning trophy which is a crystal cake stand. 

Nadiya Hussain after winning 'GBBO' (BBC)

Catch Nadiya Hussain on her new show 'Nadiya Bakes' which will premiere on February 12 on Netflix.

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