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Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro is an American celebrity chef and reality television personality of Italian ancestry. Bartolo is popularly known as the stat of the TLC’s reality television series ‘Cake Boss’ (2009), ‘The Next Great Baker’ (2010), ‘Kitchen Boss’ (2011), ‘Bake You Rich’ (2013), ‘Bakery Boss’ (2013), and ‘Buddy’s Bakery Rescue’ (2013).

About Bartolo Buddy Valastro

  • Name: Bartolo Valastro
  • Nickname: “Buddy” Valastro
  • Date of Birth: March 3, 1977
  • Age: 45 years
  • Place of Birth: Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Parents: Bartolo Valastro Sr. (Father) and Mary Valastro (Mother)
  • Siblings: Grace, Mary, Maddalena, and Lisa
  • Spouse: Elisabetta (Lisa) Valastro
  • Children: 4 (Sofia, Bartolo “Buddy” III, Marco, and Carlo)

Bartolo Buddy Valastro’s Personal Life

Bartolo Valastro was born on March 3, 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Valastro’s mother was born to Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey from Italy when she was only six years old. His father, Bartolo Valastro Junior, was born in Lipari, Italy. Buddy grew up in New Jersey with his four sisters: Mary, Grace, Lisa, and Maddalena.

In his early life, he studied at Ridgefield Park High School and later pursued a baking course at the Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus. At 11, he started working with his father at his family business, Carlo’s Bakery. Valastro took over his family business in 1994 at the age of 17 after his father’s death.

Bartolo Buddy Valastro’s Personal Life

Buddy Valastro married Elisabetta (Lisa) Valastro on October 14, 2001. The couple has four children: Bartolo Buddy III, Sofia, Carlo, and Marco, and they all lived in East Hanover Township until 2014. Bartolo has four sisters, a step-father, and a brother-in-law, Maurizio Belgiovine.

In September 2020, Valastro suffered an injury when a pinsetter pierced his right hand in the bowling alley at his home. He went into several surgeries and rigorous treatment to recover from the injury.

Bartolo Buddy Valastro’s Career

Buddy Valastro is the owner of Carlo’s Bakery, a family bakery shop. His bakery was featured on the famous TV show Cake Boss, and it helped Carlo’s Bakery earn huge popularity. Thanks to the enormous popularity, Bartolo Buddy Valastro opened 17 more Carlo’s bakeries. Due to the attention TV series brought to the bakery shop and the city of Hoboken, Hudson Reporter mentioned Bartolo Buddy Valastro in the list of Hudson County’s 50 most influential people in January 2012.

The bakery is opened in seven different locations in New Jersey – Hoboken, Morristown, Marlton, Ridgewood, Red Bank, Westfield, and Wayne. The bakery also operates outside New Jersey in Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Westbury, New York, Orlando, San Antonio, Woodlands, São Paulo, Uncasville, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis. In June 2014, Valastro launched a catering and event planning company with the name “Buddy V’s Events.”

Bartolo Buddy Valastro’s Net Worth

According to some reputable online websites such as IMDB, Forbes, Wikipedia, and other similar sources, the estimated net worth of Bartolo Buddy Valastro’s net worth is $10 million in the year 2022. Valastro earned most of his wealth from his career as an American television producer and bakery shops.