If you're looking for a masterpiece of a cake, Duff Goldman is your guy. Let's just say we wouldn't want to take our body measurements after trying one of his amazing cakes. But something that takes that much detail and time doesn't come cheap, and Duff Goldman sure does bank off of his baking skills. Here's an inside look at Duff Goldman's net worth, and how it came to be.
Who Is Duff Goldman?
Jeffrey Adam Goldman is the ace of cakes. He was also the host of the Baltimore based show Ace of Cakes, which is interesting given that he's a University of Maryland alumni. Where does the name Duff come from? His younger brother Willie Goldman couldn't pronounce Jeffrey and kept calling him Duffy, making the name stick in wikis, television shows, and media everywhere.
He's mostly known as a baker and chef from the Food Network, where he not only led the show, but more recently appeared in Buddy Vs. Duff. If you are an avid Food Network fan, you'll know that the show features two baking television personalities in the form of Goldman and Buddy Valastro of TLC's Cake Boss. The two rivals compete to claim the American chef title.
How Duff Goldman Became a Millionaire
Goldman's net worth as of earlier this year was $5 million.
Born to a Jewish family and raised by Jackie Winch and Morrie Goldman, the Iron Chef America competitor's birthplace is actually Detroit, Michigan. His date of birth puts him under the zodiac sign of sagittarius, a sign best known for its love of freedom. Goldman attended McLean High School in Virginia long before baking the largest cupcake in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. His talent with luxurious cakes have made the pastry chef into a millionaire over the years, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
But it's not all just cakes and money. Goldman has made his rounds, moving up the ranks in his career. From his humble beginnings in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Sandwich high school, to early life on TV, Goldman has been working on increasing the Duff Goldman net worth for many years. He even created cakes for a Katy Perry music video somewhere in the middle of his career.
He studied at schools such as the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, as well as the Corcoran College of Art. He paid his dues at esteemed establishments like the Vail Cascade Hotel and the French Laundry. In 2000, he struck out on his own with Charm City Cakes, a veritable special effects house of cake craft that has created many marvels for high-profile TV shows and celebrities alike, according to Mashed.
Where Is Duff Goldman Now?
He's off being a dad with wife Johnna Colbry. They welcomed a daughter earlier this year. He's always loved kids, as evident from his time as a host and judge on the television show Kids Baking Championship. He even released some books, most notably Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes. His most recent and third book was also released recently, called Super Good Baking for Kids.
He now has a Charm City cake studio in Baltimore, and Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles, California. He also opened a do-it-yourself cake and cupcake decorating studio during Covid.
The cake master "...gives a lot to various charitable causes, including (but not limited to): police officers, firefighters, the military, teachers, the Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Lower East Side Girls' Club,'" Mashed shared.