Mary Berry net worth: Iconic British food writer’s fortune revealed

Mary Berry has had a career spanning more than 60 years and at the age of 31, she became food editor of Housewife magazine. At the time, Mary was only getting started on her career that would go on to see her publish more than 75 cookery books and host several television shows, including The Great British Bake Off. 


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According to Spear’s magazine, Mary is estimated to be worth £15 million. 

Born in Bath in 1935, Mary attended Bath High School where a teacher was particularly encouraging of her cooking abilities. 

She was educated at Bath College of Domestic Science before moving to France at the age of 21 to study at Le Cordon Bleu.

After becoming cookery editor of Housewife magazine, Berry went on to become editor at Ideal Home magazine. 

Mary also launched her own range of products in 1994 with her daughter Annabel, selling Mary Berry’s Salad Dressing. 

The line of condiments has since been sold in stores like Harrods and Fortnum and Mason. 

Alongside her success of being a judge on The Great British Bake off, Mary often has her own TV shows such as Mary Berry Everyday and Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites where she cooks up family favourites from her kitchen. 

The chef has also published over 75 books and has sold over five million copies. 


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Mary’s best selling cookery books include: Fast Cakes, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches and her latest books are 2019’s Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking and Mary’s Household Tips and Tricks. 

In her personal life, Mary married Paul John March Hunnings in 1966 who sold antique books. 

The couple had three children, Thomas, Annabel and William, who tragically died in a car accident at the age of 19.

Mary is also known for partnering with BBC Good Food for offering baking enthusiasts recipes, including Easter ones.


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Whilst Mary has admitted that she has not mastered the perfect hot cross bun, her extensive Easter recipes include homemade Easter biscuits, the perfect roast lamb and Easter simnel cake.

Alongside Mary on The Great British Bake Off was Paul Hollywood who is a chef and television presenter known for being a judge on the show since 2010. 

According to Spear’s magazine, Paul is worth an estimated £9 million. 

He began his career at his father’s bakery as a teenager and went on to serve as head baker at a number of hotels around Britain and internationally. 

From one British icon to another, Nigella Lawson is a food writer, cooking show host and chef as well as a journalist and broadcaster. 

Nigella’s net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth, Nigella has a net worth of around £15.5 million. 

She has two children and is thought to live in a London property worth around £7 million. 

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