Gregg Wallace, 53, began his career selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Gardener.
The London started out at George Allan’s Greengrocers, a company that built up to an eventual turnover of £7.5million.
Based on his business success he was asked to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 for seven years, and from there his media career blossomed.
So what is Gregg’s current net worth?
According to The Net Worth, the TV presenter’s estimated net worth in 2017 was £2million.
How did he amass his big sum after his Veg Talk days?
Gregg was the original presenter of Saturday kitchen from 2002 until being replaced by celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson in 2003.
He also presented Veg Out for the Discovery Channel and Follow That Tomato for The Food Channel.
In 2005, he and John Torode began presenting and judging on BBC cooking show MasterChef.
While Gregg as found renowned success on MasterChef, he’s still had time to do other presenting stints.
Presenting on The Money Programme, Supermarket Secrets and Eat Well for Less are among Gregg’s other accomplishments.
John Torode, 52, is an Australian celebrity chef who moved to the UK in the 1990s.
He began his cooking career a while before moving to Britain, at the tender age of 16.
But his move to the UK saw him work at Le Pont de la Tour and Quaglino’s as a sous chef for the Conran Group under Terence Conran.
It was at Quaglino’s that John first met Gregg Wallace, 53 – his MasterChef co-host. Gregg’s company supplied the vegetables for the restaurant.