Julia Child Net Worth

Julia Child was an American chef, author, and television personality

who had a net worth of $50 million at the time of her death (adjusted for inflation) in 2004.

Her debut cookbook, 1961's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," is credited with popularizing French cuisine in America

she went on to publish 16 more cookbooks as well as the memoir "My Life in France," which was posthumously published in 2006.

Julia starred on numerous television shows, including the Emmy-winning "The French Chef" (1963–1973)

In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs" (1995–1996)and "Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home" (1999–2000)

Child was portrayed by Meryl Streep in the 2009 Nora Ephron-directed film "Julie & Julia."

Julia Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams on August 15, 1912, in Pasadena, California

Her mother, Julia Weston, was the daughter of Massachusetts lieutenant governor/Weston Paper Company founder Byron Curtis Weston

and her father, John McWilliams, Jr., was a land manager who graduated from Princeton University