Cookery doyenne, restaurateur, author and TV presenter, Prue Leith’s net worth is estimated to be in the millions.
Boasting Scottish heritage, Prudence Margaret Leith was born on February 18, 1940, in Johannesburg, South Africa—her father Sam Leith was a director of the ICI subsidiary African Explosives.
How did Leith make her millions?
Completing schooling from St Mary’s School, Waverley, Johannesburg (where her love for writing began), a 17-year-old Leith joined the University of Cape Town trying out Fine Arts, Drama and Architecture…unsuccessfully.
She soon set off for Sorbonne to learn French, but got hooked to baking instead. Leith shifted to London, joining the culinary and hospitality school Cordon Bleu.