About Paula Deen
It has been estimated that Paula Deen net worth reaches 10 million dollars. Paula Deen is one of the most well known names in the entertainment industry. She is known as a restaurateur, chef, author and TV personality. As a TV personality, she has won an Emmy award, thus she is one of the most respected people on the network. Being a host of her show adds a lot of revenues to the overall amount of Paula Deen net worth, as well.
Currently, the star is known to be living in Georgia, where she is managing her restaurant called “The Lady and Sons”. As the name implies, her sons Jamie and Bobby Deen help her in her restaurant business. Talking about her as an author, Paula Deen has published fourteen books about cooking, sales of which also increased the total amount of Paula Deen net worth.
One of the most interesting things about Paula Deen is that in 2004 she was married for a second time, however, she still uses surname from her first marriage. Paula Deen suffered a lot of tragic moments in her life. First of all, her parents passed away when she was 23 years old. This resulted into getting married at a young age and the marriage resulted into an early divorce. In her early 20s, Paula Deen also had many panic attacks and suffered from agoraphobia.
Therefore, she needed to find some activity which she could do without leaving her house. Thus, this was the time when she started to cook for her family. Her grandmother taught Paula Deen a lot of secrets of Southern cooking and helped her initially in her business of cooking, which brought millions of dollars to Paula Deen net worth. Paula Deen has admitted that at that time she felt safe only when cooking to her family.
In 1965 she married Jimmy Deen, with whom she separated in 1989. From the marriage she has two sons, who help in the cooking business a lot. When she divorced, she had only 200 dollars to take care of her sons and a growing brother. Thus, before she got involved into cooking business, she worked a variety of other jobs, such as a bank teller and a real estate agent. Later, she began catering business, making sandwiches, which were delivered by her sons. She named her business “The Bad Lady” and when it outgrew her kitchen, she decided to start expanding it, which later evolved into “The Lady and Sons”.