Guy Fieri Charges $100,000 For An Hour Of His Rockin’ Presence
Documents from The Smoking Gun confirmed what many of us fear: Guy Fieri is making more money than all of us. Specifically, at the New York State Fair earlier in August, he put away a cool (kewl? Like a kitten’s mewl?) $100,000 for an hourlong festival appearance where, according to a video posted at Eater, he was “playing classic rock, name dropping local restaurants, and talking about cooking with kids”. Oh, and maybe cooking.
To put it bluntly, Guy makes a lot more money than other talent acts, such as fellow TV person with a big personality Buddy Valastro, who only makes $65,000 per appearance. Fieri makes twice as much per appearance as Loretta Lynn or The Oak Ridge Boys, who are real musicians with actual talent and not errant bongo dudes. (Fittingly, he makes as much money as Meat Loaf, a food that Fieri loves and a singer whose music is a suitable soundtrack for doing Fieri things.)
Lesson of the day: wealth distribution is not fair, and the investigation team at TSG seem to agree:
Fieri, 44, hosts the show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” a U.S. travelogue celebrating eateries that serve the kind of deep-fried, artery-clogging dishes that leave patrons with diabetes, towering cholesterol levels, and girdle obesity.
Ergo: Guy Fieri is a one-man case for communism. The really forceful kind.