Paul Hollywood made £3.2 million last year, here's what we know about his career

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Paul Hollywood's superb earning last year places him as one of the highest-paid TV stars, surpassing big names such as Holly Willoughby.

Since its debut in 2010, The Great British Bake Off has become a cultural phenomenon, capturing the hearts of viewers with its delightful blend of baking challenges, friendly competition, and charismatic judges. One of the key figures who has played an integral role in the show's success is celebrity chef Paul Hollywood. With his discerning palate, expertise in baking, and signature Hollywood handshake, Hollywood has risen to prominence and amass a fortune worth millions.

GBBO: A springboard for development

As per The Mirror, Paul Hollywood's culinary journey began long before he gained widespread recognition. With a passion for baking instilled in him by his father, Hollywood started his career as a pastry chef in prestigious hotels and restaurants. PBS reports that he has worked in some of the most exclusive hotels in the world including the Dorchester in London, and began his media career on Carlton Food Network and Taste where he co-presented two TV series alongside James Martin.

Paul Hollywood made £3.2 million last year, here's what we know about his career David M. Benett

However, it was his appearance as a judge on The Great British Bake Off in 2010 that catapulted him into the spotlight. His expertise and charming personality resonated with audiences, instantly making him a household name.

Following his success on The Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood capitalized on his newfound fame by expanding his culinary empire. With his TV appearances, travel and cooking shows, and numerous cookbooks, he has built a lucrative brand that resonates with audiences. He also has shows Paul Hollywood Eats Mexico, Paul Hollywood Eats Japan and as well as a road trip series.

Hollywood also has authored seven cookbooks, offering his followers a wealth of delectable recipes. Moreover, Hollywood has established a line of cookware and ready-to-bake products available at leading supermarkets, including Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

Paul Hollywood's stunning earning

According to The Sun, Paul Hollywood earned a staggering £3.2 million last year, elevating his total fortune to £7.8 million. His earnings surpass those of esteemed personalities like Lorraine Kelly, Holly Willoughby, and even some professional footballers.

Hollywood's entertainment businesses, such as HJP Media and Paul Hollywood Ltd, have played a significant role in boosting his wealth, with their combined value reaching millions of pounds. Statistics from Companies House shows that his entertainment business HJP Media is worth £4.3million, with a jaw-dropping £1.15million cash in the bank.

Paul Hollywood made £3.2 million last year, here's what we know about his career Samir Hussein

Outside of his professional achievements, Paul Hollywood's personal life has also garnered attention. After his split from his wife Alexandra in 2017, Hollywood embarked on a new relationship with Melissa Spalding, the landlady of a B&B in Ashford.

Prior to Melissa, he was in a relationship with Summer Monteys-Fullam.

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