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Inside Prue Leith’s net worth: How did The Great British Bake Off star make her fortune?

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has an impressive fortune  [Channel 4]

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith – who critiques the baking contest alongside Paul Hollywood – boasts an impressive net worth. 

The 78-year-old food critic has fans desperate to know how she has made her millions, especially after she replaced Mary Berry on the cookery programme. 

According to The Express, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding’s colleague is worth a huge £1 million, after embarking on a career in the culinary business aged 17. 

Here is everything you need to know about how Prue made her fortune; from her own business, to her career as a critique, judge and columnist. 

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Cooking

At the age of 17 years old, Prue knew she wanted to forge a career in the culinary business, which saw her train to be a chef at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school.

In 1969 Prue opened her own Michelin star restaurant in London’s Notting Hill named Leith’s, which she reportedly sold in 1995. 

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Judging 

Prue joined GBBO in 2016 following the departure of Mary Berry, and she is now a judge on the show for a second series. 

The chef has reportedly raked in a huge £200,000 for her role on the programme. 

The critic also judged on The Great British Menu for 10 years from 2006. 

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Writing 

Prue is not only skilled in the kitchen and as a food critic, but she has also made a fortune by writing. 



Prue has been a cookery correspondent for the Daily Mail, the Sunday Express, as well as The Guardian and Daily Mirror. 

The chef has also published a variety of cookery books as well as novels, including Leaving Patrick and The Gardener. 

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Own business 

Prue has not only set up her own restaurant, but also a small catering company. 

The expert expanded her company into Leith’s Good Food in 1969. 

Prue LeithvPrue Leith is worth £1 million [Getty]

Teaching 

Prue founded the Prue Leith College in 1995, and years prior launched Leiths School of Food and Wine. 

The latter helps budding chefs become a trained professional. 

The Great British Bake Off airs every Tuesday on Channel 4 at 8pm. 




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