Buddy Valastro

Inside Biography

Buddy Valastro is an American-born celebrity chef, entrepreneur, cake designer, and TV personality. He is best known as the host of the reality television series Cake Boss and spin-off show Kitchen Boss. Similarly, the versatile figure has published two Cake Boss Books and produced his spin-off show The Next Great Baker.  

Early Life, Bio, And Education

Buddy Valastro was born on March 3, 1977, to parents Mary Valastro, and Bartolo Valastro, Sr. in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is Italian-American by nationality and belongs to the Italian ancestry.

Buddy grew up in urban Hoboken and Little Ferry, New Jersey, along with his four siblings, Mary SciarroneLisa Gonzalez, Maddalena Castano, and Grace Faugno. He attended Ridgefield Park Jr.-Sr. High School, however, dropped out before graduating from there.

Professional Career

Buddy Valastro started working on his family business with his dad when he was just 11 years old. When he was 17 years old, his father died. After that, succeeded in becoming the new host of Cake Boss. 

Buddy is the owner as well as the head baker of Carlo's Bakery, which is featured on the reality TV series Cake Boss. With the fame of the show, Carlo's has since opened 17 more bakeries in several places like Hoboken, Marlton, Morristown, Red Bank, Ridgewood, Wayne, Westfield, and others.

Buddy Valastro SOURCE: celebrity-direct

Moreover, in June 2014, Cake Boss also established event planning and catering company named Buddy V's Events. Again, after two years, he collaborated with Whole Earth Sweetener Co. on a campaign to Rethink Sweet.

Additionally, in 2018, Buddy and The Pound Bakery partnered for redesigning and launching a new line of pet treats. In the same year, Valastro also collaborated with various companies under the brand, Buddy Valastro Foods to launch a full line of readymade fondant, Italian Biscotti cookies, icing, and buttercream.

Net Worth

Buddy Valastro holds an impressive net worth of $10 million which he primarily collected as a baker. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, he is one of the richest celebrity chefs in the world.

Valastro earns a good sum of salary as the official brand amba s sador for the new line of zero- and lower-calorie sweeteners. Apart from that, he also adds hundreds of thousands of dollars as host, judge, and TV producers.

Personal Life

One of the wealthiest chefs, Buddy Valastro, married Lisa Valastro in 2001, however, the exact date of the couple's wedding is not available. The couple is living a blissful marital life for 18 years now.

Buddy Valastro with his wife and children SOURCE: closerweekly

Buddy has four children. Buddy and his wife Lisa gave birth to Sofia Valastro, Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro III, Marco Valastro, and Carlo Valastro. Buddy and his wife used to live in East Hanover Township, New Jersey, with their children. Later, they shifted to Montville, New Jersey in 2014 and are still living there.


In 2014, Buddy made headlines after he was arrested for DUI. After that, Valastro's license was suspended for 90 days and was fined $300.

by samikshya, 23 Aug, 2019

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