Sandra Lee Net Worth

Sandra Lee Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Sandra Lee net worth is
$20 Million

Sandra Lee Wiki Biography

Sandra Lee is a Santa Monica, California-born American television personality, chef as well as an author. Born on 3 July 1966, she is best known for her appearance on television as a celebrity chef and her concept of semi-homemade cooking with 70% pre-packaged products and 30% of fresh ingredients. A famous television celebrity chef of now, Sandra has been active on television since 2003.

A celebrity chef who has managed to find prominence on television for more than twelve years now, one may wonder how rich is Sandra Lee? As of early 2016, Sandra’s net worth is over $20 million as estimated by sources. The major source of her wealth is indeed her television appearances whereas her being an author of several culinary books also has significance in making her a multi-millionaire personality at the present.


Sandra Lee Net Worth $20 Million

Raised in Summer, Washington, California as well as Onalaska, Wisconsin, Sandra lived with her mother and grandmother for most of her childhood. She attended Onalaska High School in Wisconsin and after matriculating she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. However, she left the University before graduating, but then registered at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada. Lee initiated her career as an entrepreneur and created a home decorating product called “Sandra Lee Kraft Kurtains” in the early 1990s. Her product was successful and sold around $20 million in the first 18 months of its release making a significant rise in her net worth.

In 2003, Sandra started appearing in her own cooking show “Semi-homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee”, making her idea of semi-homemade cooking concept popular. Later, she went on to appear in another Food Network series “Sandra’s Money Saving Meals” which has been airing since 2009. Currently, she also appears in two other shows – “Sandra’s Restaurant Remakes” and “Sandra Lee’s Taverns, Lounges and Clubs”. Obviously, being a part of these television shows has added to Sandra’s wealth over the years.

Along with finding popularity as a television chef, Sandra is also a well-known author. She has published 25 books over the last 20 years, and her most notable include “Semi-Homemade: Cool Kids Cooking” and “Made From Scratch”. For her contributions in the sector of food and culinary art, she was rewarded with Daytime Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host for her show “Semi-Homemade Cooking”. She’s had some critical reactions on some of her recipes, including one for “Kwanzaa Cake”.

Talking about her personal life, 49 years old Sandra is a divorcee who was previously married to KB Home CEO, Bruce Karatz between 2001 and 2005. Since 2005, she is in a relationship with the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. Recently in 2015, she was diagnosed with early stage of breast and is now undergoing treatment for the same. As of now, Lee resides in Poughkeepsie and Chappaqua with Andrew Cuomo, enjoying her career as a celebrity chef while her present net worth of $20 million caters to her daily lifestyle.

Full NameSandra Lee
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of Birth3 July, 1966
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California
ProfessionAmerican television chef, producer,author
EducationLe Cordon Bleu, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
SpouseBruce Karatz (m. 2001 - 2005)
ParentsWayne Waldroop, Vicky Svitak
SiblingsCindy Lee Christiansen
PartnerAndrew Cuomo (Since 2011)
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Show Host (2012)
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling
TV ShowsSemi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, Sandra's Money Saving Menus
1Returned home, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, following successful breast cancer surgery [August 12, 2015].
2In late March 2015 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
3Launch of her new Food Network series, Sandra's Money Saving Meals (2009). [April 2009]
4Living with Andrew Cuomo and his daughters in Westchester County, N.Y. [2010]
5Release of her book, "Made From Scratch: A Memoir". [2007]
6Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time". [2009]
7Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Desserts". [2003]
8Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Money Saving Meals". [September 2008]
9Launch of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade", her bi-monthly magazine. [February 2009]
10Release of her book, "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals". [2006]
11Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Weekend Wonders". [2009]
12Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Money Saving Slow Cooking". [2009]
13Release of her book, "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Recipes". [2006]
14Release of her book, "Semi-Homemade Cooking". Introduction by Wolfgang Puck. [2002]
15Has a pet parrot named "Phoenix".
16Hometown is La Crosse, Wisconsin.
17Received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2010.
18Editor-in-chief of "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade" magazine.
19Spokesperson for Share Our Strength's "Great American Baked Sale".
20In the early 1990s, she created a product called "Kurtain Kraft", a home decorating tool using a wire rack and sheets or other fabric samples to create the appearance of decorative drapery. The product was sold on infomercials and cable shopping networks.
21In a relationship with politician Andrew Cuomo since 2007.
22Has a dog named Aspen.
23Taught to cook by her maternal grandmother, Lorraine Korth Waldroop.
24Her parents were teens when she was born. They divorced in 1972, her mother remarried and moved them to Sumner, Washington. When Sandra was 11-years-old, her mother divorced for a second time and became depressed and very ill. Sandra became a surrogate mother to her younger siblings; her responsibilities included buying groceries, preparing the meals and handling the family finances.
25Mentors are Florence Henderson and Mary Hart.
26Holder of U.S. Patents 5,406,998 and D358,981 for a window treatment kit.
27Named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people for 2006.
28After attending the University of Wisconsin, developed a home-decorating line that opened the door to a Martha Stewart-like empire.
29Attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for 3 years but did not graduate, ex-husband was a graduate of USC.
30Has two younger sisters, Kimber Lee and Cynthia (Cindy) Christi-Lee, and two younger brothers, John Paul Christiansen and Rich Christiansen.


Sandra's Money Saving Meals2009TV Series


Sandra's Money Saving Meals2009TV Series producer


Good Morning America2015-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Home & Family2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chopped Junior2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Beat Bobby Flay2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Mentor
Halloween Baking Championship2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee2003-2016TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2015TV MovieHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
Weekend Today2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2014TV MovieHerself
Rewrapped2014TV SeriesHerself - Judge
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV SpecialHerself
Fox and Friends2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
Food Network's 20th Birthday Party2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Sandra's Restaurant Remakes2012TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2012TV SpecialHerself
Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges & Clubs2012TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Sandra's Money Saving Meals2009-2012TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Better2011TV SeriesHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself
Dear Food Network2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
From the Kitchens Of...2010TV SeriesHerself - Host, 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2009TV SeriesHerself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2009TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHerself
Dear Food Network: Turkey Day Leftovers2008TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Wheel of Fortune2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Great Domestic Showdown2004TV MovieHerself - Judge
SoapTalk2004TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself

Won Awards

2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle/Culinary HostSemi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003)

Nominated Awards

2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in HairstylingSemi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003)

Known for movies

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