Buddy Valastro - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2022

Buddy Valastro
Nick Name: Buddy
Profession: Baker, Reality TV star
Best Known For: Cake Boss (TV show), Kitchen Boss (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 3, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Bartolo Valastro Jr.
Birth Place: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Buddy Valastro Sr.
Mother's Name: Mary W. Tubito
Siblings: 4

Grace (sister)
Mary (sister)
Maddalena (sister)
Lisa (sister)

High School: Ridgefield Park High School
Ethnicity: Italian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 14, 2001
Wife's Name: Lisa Valastro
Children: 4

Sofia Valastro (Daughter)
Bartolo Buddy Valastro Jr. (son)
Marco Valastro (son)
Carlo Salvatore Valastro (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Buddy Valastro?

Buddy Valastro is a baker, reality TV star by profession, and American by nationality. He owns Carlo's Bakery and is known for starring in Cake Boss, Kitchen Boss, Next Great Baker, and Buddy's Bakery Rescue.

Buddy Valastro – Age, Parents, Siblings

Buddy Valastro’s birth took place on March 3, 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He was born Bartolo Valastro Jr. to his mother Mary W. Tubito and his father Buddy Valastro Sr. Both of his parents are of Italian descent. 

He grew up in Hoboken and Little Ferry, New Jersey with four siblings – older sisters Grace, Mary, Maddalena, and Lisa. 

baby Buddy Valastro with parents, and siblings (Image: carlosbakery)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Buddy Valastro attended Ridgefield Park High School. He later took baking courses at the Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus. His ethnicity is Italian.

Buddy Valastro – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Buddy Valastro married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Valastro on 14 October 2001. 

With his wife, he has four children – daughter Sofia Valastro (born April 2003), and sons Bartolo Buddy Valastro Jr. (born September 2004), Marco Valastro ( born February 2007), and Carlo Salvatore Valastro ( born February 2011). 

As of 2020, the couple is living without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

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Buddy Valastro and Lisa Valastro with their children (Image: People)

Buddy Valastro – Career

Early Career

At the age of 11, Valastro began working at his family's business Carlo's Bakery. After his father’s death in 1994, he took over the family business at the age of 17. 

Buddy Valastro’s bakery Carlo's Bakery was featured on TLC’s show Cake Boss. The show was a massive hit, which further increased his bakery’s popularity. With the revenue generated he was able to open 17 more bakeries throughout the United States.


In June 2014 he started Buddy V's Events, an event planning, and catering company, specializing in a wide range of catering for corporate and family events. He partnered up with Whole Earth Sweetener Co. in 2016 to release a campaign Rethink Sweet and in 2018 worked with The Pound Bakery to redesign and launch a new line of pet treats. 

Also in 2018 under the name Buddy Valastro Foods, he released Italian Biscotti cookies and worked with numerous companies to release a line of fondant, buttercream icing.


Buddy Valastro has also appeared on TV as a host, judge, guest mentor, or as producer on shows such as Next Great Baker (2010-2014), Buddy's Bakery Rescue (2013-2014), The Apprentice (2015), Buddy's Family Vacation (2016), Bake You Rich (2019-present).

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Buddy Valastro (Image: Las Vegas Weekly)

Buddy Valastro – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Although the figure on his annual salary/income has not been made clear, it is believed to be in the millions.

Buddy Valastro – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Buddy Valastro has amassed millions of followers and counting. He also has an official website – carlosbakery.com while his YouTube channel Cake Boss has over 268K subscribers.

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