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Molly Yeh is an American chef, cookbook author, and blogger who has a net worth of $9 Million. She is also one of the most popular television personalities in the American entertainment industry.

Molly is best recognized for being the host of the famous Food Network culinary reality series called “Girl Meets Farm”. The show premiered in 2018 and since then she earned a lot of fortune as well as popularity. She is no less than any big Hollywood celebrity.

Outside of television, Molly Yeh accumulated wealth and fame through her successful food blog known as “My Name is Yeh”. This business allowed her to make appearances on several TV shows.

What is Molly Yeh’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$9 Million
BornMay 22, 1989
ProfessionCookbook author
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$800,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Molly Yeh was born on May 22nd, 1989, in Glenview, Illinois, to parents John Bruce and Jody Yeh. Her father is the director and founder of Chicago Pro Musica. While growing up Molly saw that both of her parents were fond of music and even played clarinet in their early days.

Molly followed the footsteps of her older sister Jenna who is a chef. Her half-sister’s name is Mia. While growing up in Subrubs, she went to Glenbrook South High School. Soon, she became one of the participants in two percussion ensembles while attending “Midwest Young Artists Conservatory”.

Career Beginnings

In 2004 and 2006, Molly managed to win 2 gold medals in the junior division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She spent a handful of years in Chicago and later moved to New York to pursue her studies.

Molly attended Juilliard for percussion, where she was passionate about music. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in music in 2011. Molly had a love for music, but her passion for music turned into food while living in New York City. Around that time she was spending hours creating new recipes rather than music.

Blogging Career

Molly Yeh kicked start her professional career as a blogger, launching her first lifestyle blog named “mynameisyeh.com“. Her blogging career started back in 2009 while she was on vacation. However, she didn’t take it seriously until she moved to New York with her fiance in 2013.

From that point on she grew a farm and began experimenting with making Asian and Jewish-inspired recipes. Then, Molly began posting various styles of unique recipes on her website such as healthy breakfasts to easy cooking midweek dinners.

Her recipes started getting successful online and she was receiving millions of hits every single month on her blog. Slowly but surely, her blog became a big success after being named “Food Blog of the Year” by Saveur and Yahoo.

Molly Yeh as seen in a post (Molly Yeh/Instagram)
Molly Yeh as seen in a post (Molly Yeh/Instagram)


The breakout moment of Molly’s career came when her blog continued to cover famous magazines including The New York Times, Food & Wine, New York Magazine, and Bon Appetit. She also got an opportunity to contribute to Vanity Fair, Food52, Saveur, and Conde Nast Traveler.

On June 24th, 2018, Molly was chosen as the host of the hit cooking show on Food Network. The series “Girl Meets Farm”, has been on for the 12th season and counting. In November of that year, she served as a co-host on the podcast which is known for showcasing young classical musicians called “From the Top”.

Despite this, Molly was the host of “Ben and Jerry’s Clash of the Cones” in 2021 and then “The Spring Baking Championship in Feb 2022.

Other Ventures

Yeh came to popularity in 2016 as a cookbook author. She published her debut cookbook “Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm“. This book became a commercial success and led her to win the Judges’ Choice IACP Cookbook Award in the following year.

Additionally, her first book was named one of the top falls of 2016 as per the “The New York Times”. The famous publication, Forbes listed Molly on their “30 Under 30 Food & Drink list”.

In 2018 her second novel “Yogurt” came out by Short Stack Editions, followed by “Home is Where the Eggs Are” in 2023 by HarperCollins US. Molly launched her restaurant named “Bernie’s” which is located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Personal Life

Molly Yeh and Nick Hagen have been married since 2014. The couple first met while they were studying at the Julliard School. In 2013 Molly and Nick started dating and then moved together to North Dakota, Molly’s beau’s family farm. The two tied the knot the next year and are living a luxurious lifestyle.

Yeh’s fiance, Nick Hagen was a 5th-generation Norwegian-American sugar beet farmer. In March 2019, Molly gave birth to her first daughter named “Bernadette Rosemary Yeh Hagen”. Yeh and Nick welcomed their second daughter “Ira Dorothy Yeh Hagen” in February 2022.

Career Highlights

  • Girl Meets Farm (Reality Cooking Show)
  • Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm (First book, 2016)
  • 2017 IACP Cookbook Award, Judges’ Choice _ Won

Molly Yeh Net Worth

Molly Yeh is one of the most recognized American cookbook authors and television personalities in the country. She gained massive success since she began her career in food. Molly first received fame after starting her food blog and then rose to fame after appearing on the hit show “Girl Meets Farm”.

She earns from various sources including cooking shows, food blogs, as well as publishing books. She often endorses cooking brands on her social media accounts. As of 2023, Molly Yeh’s net worth is estimated to be $9 million.

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