Michael Symon Wiki, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend and Net Worth

Published On: 16 Aug, 2016

Michael Symon Wiki, Wife, Divorce, Girlfriend and Net Worth

Michael Symon is a television celebrity and a talented American chef, who has acclaimed the James Beard Foundation Award. Besides his cooking tips and shows on Television as well as Internet, he has also written and published a couple of books as well. Symon has been featured in almost all the top rated cooking shows like The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, The Chew and many others; long with his contributions in health and food magazines like The Oprah Magazine, Gourmet, Esquire, Food Arts and Bon Appétit. With his own restaurants and food chains in different parts of the United States, Symon can be rightfully called the food celebrity of USA.

Mike, as he is often called by his fans and admirers was born as Michael D. Symon on the 19th of September, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio of United States of America. Born in a middle class family, Mike had dreams of becoming a pilot because of his obsession with airplanes and jets as a kid. He studied at in St. Richard School and graduated from St. Edward High School in 1987. A foodie by nature, it was natural for him to cook and eat on his own and after his high school worked as an assistant chef at Gepetto's Ribs restaurant. He thought about making a career out of cooking and eating and thus joined the Culinary Institute of America in New York, from where he graduated in 1990. Since then, he has been working as a cook and making a name for himself with his talent. There is not much to tell about his parents, child life or ethnicity.

Having had the life similar to that of a celebrity, there have been times when Mike has had a bad reputation in the media. And not necessarily because of his own wrong doings but because of the rumors that spread in the media. Often teased for his fat body and baldness, there was also a massive rumor regarding his sexuality as many accused him of being a gay? Since there was not a lot of information on his dating life or his girlfriend/s, even his fans were compelled to believe that those rumors were true. But it doesn’t seem to be the case now, as he has publicly spoken about his married life in the media. Symon has been in a married relationship with his wife Liz Shanahan for some time now. The two of them seem to have a son but according to sources, the kid was from Symon’s earlier relationship which ended up in divorce.

With a huge fan following that he has received both inside as well as outside of the United States, Mike’s popularity has been growing at large. He has got over 600 K followers on his official Twitter account (@chefsymon), since joining in 2009 and has got even more admirers following him on Instagram. His biography is available in sites like Wikipedia, and is searched for and read by thousands of people. With an average height and a chubby physique, there is also a large demand for his shirtless picture in the media. According to reports, Symon has a net worth value of 4 million dollars, currently in 2016.