Raised in Milton, West Virginia. American cookbook author, television food critic, novelist, and cook, Zealand Katherine “Katie” Lee has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Katie Lee attended Miami University where she studied food science and journalism. In 2003, she was instrumental in helping open Jeff and Eddy’s Restaurant before going on to create the website OliveAndPeach.com in 2005 and becoming the host of the Bravo television series Top Chef in 2006. Three years later, Lee launched her first cookbooks The Comfort Table and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions, while her first novel Groundswell was released in 2011. She is host of the Food Network show The Kitchen since 2014. She has been featured on the TV series Rachael Ray, The Wendy Williams Show, Beat Bobby Flay, The Early Show, and others. Lee met her former husband musician Billy Joel while she was visiting New York City, and the pair got married in 2004. In 2009 the couple after 5 years of marriage with speculations of her affair with fashion designer Yigal Azrouel.