British world-class chef and fitness authority Robert Irvine are best known for hosting various types of food network reality programs including restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Operation Restaurant, All-Star Academy, and Chopped: Impossible and Restaurant Express.
Robert was born on 24 September 1965 and was named Robert Paul Irvine by his parents, who lived and raised him with his siblings in Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
The television personality must have had a passion for the culinary arts at his tender age before he was drafted into the British Royal Navy at the age of fifteen and received a degree in Food and Nutrition from Leeds University. His career, however, began full-time when he began working as a cook on Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia. Today, with more than two decades in the culinary industry, Anglo-American chef Robert Irvine has made his way across the borders of Europe and down to the East and America.
Robert Irvine’s Net Worth
With net assets of $15 million, Robert Irvine is one of the richest top chefs with the highest net assets. The above-mentioned net worth is good proof of his tireless efforts to make cooking more fun. Robert is not only known for his rescue services in hotels throughout Europe, but the Caribbean and the USA, his cookbooks and Food Network programs, his elegant dressing, the charming display of his talent, and his enticing words could also be a good source of income for him.
His rise to fame came after he hosted Impossible, a popular American reality TV series that ran from 2011 to 2016 to help restore the profitability and reputation of failed American restaurants. Prior to that, he had worked with top officials at the US White House and for the US aircraft carriers. In 2005, he was given the opportunity to plan the menu for a celebrity party at the Academy Awards. He even participated in the preparations for the wedding cake of Prince Charles and Diana.
In 2015, Robert Irvine founded and launched Robert Irvine Foods, a company focused primarily on nutritionally enhanced food products without compromising on great taste, and in 2016 he launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine focusing on healthy recipes, fitness advice, and tips for a successful life. He is also the author of three books, Impossible to Easy, Mission: Cooking, and Fitness Fuel. The first two books give a complete breakdown of some complex dishes in a way that the chef at home can easily understand and execute, while the third book, Fit Fuel, talks about Robert’s status as a fitness authority.
His Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 was basically there to support U.S. military veterans whom he believed would not have been successful without their courageous fight for the freedom of the American people. The Foundation is funded by a portion of its corporate profits along with other public donations.
Among the awards, he has received as a chef are
- 2001 Culinary Excellence Award by the Culinary Institute of America and the American Tasting Institute
- 2007 Ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America
- US Navy Honorary Chief Petty Officer
- 2016 US Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
- Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment
- 2017 Spirit of Hope Award
Age, Height, and Body Measurements
Robert is a health-conscious person and loves to cook. The 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches) tall, good-looking personality has a strong muscular body and weighs 82 kg.
Robert is no ordinary cook, but someone who cares a lot about his eating habits and loves his training in the gym. A good example of his love of fitness can be found in his book Fit Fuel, which is based on his status as a fitness authority. The book gives simple whole-food recipes for a healthy life with motivation and training tips. His large biceps and wide chest are proof that he trains regularly. No wonder that his name has been included among the 25 Fittest Guys in America by Men’s Fitness magazine. Currently, the foodaholic runs a video recipe series on BodyBuilding.com where he shows people how to keep fit. He is currently working on his fourth book, which is aimed at a family dinner.
Robert Irvine’s Wife and Daughters
Robert was married twice. His first wife is Karen, with whom he had a long relationship and with whom he had his two lovely daughters Annalise and Talia in Absecon, New Jersey before they moved to their new home in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. However, they separated legally and Robert remarried Gail Kim, a former Canadian professional wrestler who is now an actress and model, on May 10, 2012. He reportedly met Kim on the set of Dinner: Impossible, when he came to serve VIPs for the SummerSlam of the WWE.