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The world's top chefs have enjoyed star status since well before the arrival of television.

In days gone by Europe's aristocratic houses, popes and cardinals used to compete for celebrity chefs of the day, paying them lavishly compared to the rest of their servants.

Today, celebrity chefs reach us through TV, YouTube and books.

Here are some of the brightest stars on our food firmament – some might say they’re the most popular chefs in the world today:

1. Jamie Oliver

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Jamie Oliver has made it his mission to inspire new generations of British chefs.

He is listed as one of the richest men in Britain, having numerous TV shows under his belt (The Naked Chef, aired in 1999 was the first) and 16 cookery books.

He owns 28 restaurants around the globe and specialises in Italian cuisine.

2. Nigella Lawson

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Nigella Lawson does not hold a formal qualification as a chef or own a chain of restaurants, but wrote a series of cookery books and presented equally successfully on TV.

Worldwide she has sold 6 million books.

Her How to be a Domestic Goddess cookery book won the British Book Award for Author of the Year when it was published.

3. Wolfgang Puck

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Having worked in Austria and France, Wolfgang moved to the US at the age of 24, where he settled in Los Angeles.2

Soon after he gained the attention of Hollywood's A-listers.

Wolfgang's business empire is valued at over $500 million.

He now owns 21 restaurants and Wolfgang Puck cafes.

4. Gordon Ramsay

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As the first chef from Scotland to win three coveted Michelin stars, Gordon Ramsay can look back on 16 Michelin star wins for his international signature restaurants in total.2

Renown for demanding culinary perfection, he is also famous for his fiery temper.

He has presented shows like "Kitchen Nightmares", "Hell's Kitchen" and "Master Chef", that have stayed in viewers' memory not only for their delicious recipes but also for Gordon's rich "blue" vocabulary.

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