Joe Bastianich, a well-known restauranteur, best-selling author, winemaker, and television personality, calls himself a “compulsive entrepreneur” and co-owns thirty restaurants in several countries.
The first three seasons of MasterChef Junior and the first five seasons of MasterChef were also during which he judged competitions.
Joe Bastianich: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity
Hard-working Croatian-American restaurateurs Joe’s parents bought their first eatery, which they named Buonavia. Joe Bastianich was four years old at the time.
They bought Villa Seconda when Joe was eleven years old, sold their first two eateries two years later, and founded Felidia in Manhattan. His father donated his portion to Joe and his sister Tanya after his parents’ separated later in 1997.
After spending a few years working and living in Italy, Joe Bastianich returned to New York in 1993 and borrowed $80,000 from his grandmother Nonna Ermina to launch his first restaurant, Becco, with his mother Lidia Matticchio Bastianich as his business partner.
And even now, after opening numerous other eateries, he still feels a strong connection to Becco. Previously, he stated:
Restaurants are like children, you don’t love one more than the other, you love them all equally. But, the first is always the first.
According to Yelp, these are Joe’s top eateries in New York City:
- Del Posto
- Eataly NYC Flatiron
- Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
In 2010, Celebrity Net Worth estimated Joe Bastianich’s net worth to be $15 million.
He also resided in a five-bedroom single-family home in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2012. He paid $1.38 million for the house in May 2000, and it was later placed for sale in May 2015.
Since that time, he has resided in a condo at 10 Madison Square West valued at $7.18 million.
Joe Bastianich’s doctor advised him to make a significant lifestyle adjustment in his late thirties if he didn’t want to develop the same clinical history as his mother: high cholesterol, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
However, Joe’s doctor also cautioned him that, among other health problems, he was on a one-way path to developing type-2 diabetes.
Since becoming a restaurant was not helping his diet plans, he started running after seriously considering the advice.
He eventually lost 50 pounds from his 278-pound weight in 2015.