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What These 22 Food Network Stars Did Before They Were Famous

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 22: <p>During his decade-long career as a cinematographer and video editor, Alton Brown spent his spare time watching cooking shows, according to The Food Network website. Bored by the genre's current offerings, Brown vowed to <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/hobby-business/">create his own show</a>.</p><p>His dedication paid off, and "Good Eats" premiered in 1999. Not only did Brown host the show, which aired for 14 seasons on Food Network, but he also served as a writer and producer.</p><p>Brown currently hosts "Cutthroat Kitchen," a Food Network competition show. He has a net worth of $13 million.</p>

Alton Brown: Cinematographer

During his decade-long career as a cinematographer and video editor, Alton Brown spent his spare time watching cooking shows, according to The Food Network website. Bored by the genre's current offerings, Brown vowed to create his own show.

His dedication paid off, and "Good Eats" premiered in 1999. Not only did Brown host the show, which aired for 14 seasons on Food Network, but he also served as a writer and producer.

Brown currently hosts "Cutthroat Kitchen," a Food Network competition show. He has a net worth of $13 million.

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