Joe Bastianich is an American television viewing personality, food author, and restaurateur with a net worth of fifteen million dollars. Joe Bastianich came into this world in Astoria, Queens, New York in September 1968. He's famous as a judge on the shows MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, and also MasterChef Italia. At 4 years older Joe's parents bought the first restaurant of theirs called Buonavia. When he was eleven they purchased Villa Seconda. When he was thirteen their first 2 places were sold by them and opened Felidia in Manhattan. Joe graduated from Boston College and worked on Wall Street as a bond trader for Merrill Lynch. The parents of his were joined by him and convinced them to open Becco. They also opened Lidia's Kansas City in 1993. Joe's parents divorced in 1997 and his dad transferred the share of his to Joe and his sister Tanya. Bastianich teamed with chef Mario Batali to open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. They continued to open 7 additional restaurants in New York City. Restaurants in Los Angeles, Las Vegas has been opened by them, and Singapore. Bastianich co authored 2 books with wine expert David Lynch. Batali and bastianch received the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Restaurateur Award in 2008. In 2012 the pair was sued for skimming tips from staff members and must pay more than five million in settlements. Joe is married and has 3 kids.
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