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Jamie Oliver

CEO

Jamie Oliver Group

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY

Jamie Oliver Group

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

AGE

49 years

Website

Jamie Oliver Official

Est. Net Worth

$270 Million Spear's

SCENE

Health

SOCIAL

Instagram

Twitter

What Makes Jamie Oliver a Global Shaker?

Superstar chef Jamie Oliver is an A-List celebrity in the UK, as well known for campaigns to improve the quality of food served to British school children as for his plethora of recipe books and cookery shows. It is estimated that he has a net worth of £240m ($270m).

He travels around the world to raise awareness about the importance of nutritious diet. In December 2009, Oliver was awarded the 2010 TED Prize for his campaigns to “create change on both the individual and governmental levels” to “bring attention to the changes that the English, and now Americans, need to make in their lifestyles and diet.”

His group owns several restaurants, but in May 2019 was forced to announce that the vast majority — 22 of his 25 restaurants, in locations from the South Coast of England to Scotland — would be closing down after the managing group went into administration.

Oliver began a formal campaign to ban unhealthy food in British schools and to get children eating nutritious food instead. Oliver’s efforts to bring radical change to the school meals system chronicled in the series named Jamie’s School Dinners which challenged the junk-food culture by showing schools they could serve healthy, cost-efficient meals that kids enjoyed eating.

His efforts brought the subject of school dinners to the political forefront and changed the types of food served in schools.

 

Last updated: May 24, 2019