Robert Earl Net Worth is an American businessman known as the founder and chairman of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Earl first established the medieval theater-themed restaurant known as Beefeater in 1972 and quickly expanded with other themed restaurants like Talk of London, Cockney Club and Shakespeare’s Tavern – each drawing tourists.
Early Life and Education
Earl was raised on the road with his British singer father, traveling across America and abroad with them. Though lacking natural musical talent himself, Earl recalls becoming fascinated with show business from an early age.
Beginning his culinary ventures in 1972, he opened and managed his first restaurant before expanding into multiple eateries over time. Later he sold them all off and founded Planet Hollywood and its various themed eateries; eventually becoming its owner as well as operating several themed eateries under that banner. Now his portfolio comprises over 200 eateries such as Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo and Bertuccis full-service chains as well as Earl of Sandwich limited-service establishments.
Robert Earl hosts Robert Earl’s Be My Guest on Cooking Channel every week and serves as an investor on Food Fortunes – a program where food visionaries present their products to investors for investment consideration.
Earl earned an Honors Degree in Hotel and Catering Management from University of Surrey, earning his initial experience working for one of his friends whose father was organizing a rock music festival – running restaurants catering for its crowd was one of his duties!
He quickly expanded the restaurants into a chain that by 1987 had 70 locations. That year, he combined President Entertainment with Pleasurama PLC, a London leisure group, yielding him $63 million from this deal.
Earl continues to expand his restaurant empire. He owns multiple franchises – Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo full-service chains as well as Earl of Sandwich limited service operation – as well as serving on Food Fortunes television program panel as a panel member.
Achievement and Honors
Earl was known for his hard work ethic and deep love for family. He could often be found working alongside loved ones to build homes, shops, fences, furniture or share his extensive knowledge base of genealogy, American history and camping with them.
He owns 23% of Everton, having purchased them from Paul and Anita Gregg through his BCR Sports investment vehicle registered in the British Virgin Islands. Robert Earl also hosts Robert Earl’s Be My Guest on Cooking Channel TV each week.
He also appeared on two episodes of On the Menu, an entertainment television program in which contestants compete to create dishes for Earl’s restaurant chains – Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo among them – including Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo.
Earl has built up a stellar reputation as a talented troubadour and captivating performer, but wasn’t initially set on being musical. While attending college he took up restaurant management courses. One instructor even invited him to help run concessions at a rock festival! This gave Earl his first taste of business.
He quickly took to his newfound expertise, using it to transform Beefeater medieval theater-themed restaurants into a chain and expanding internationally while increasing profits twentyfold.
Earl joined forces with movie producer Keith Barish to establish Planet Hollywood restaurant in 1989. Featuring celebrity memorabilia and drawing large crowds hoping to spot their favorite stars, Planet Hollywood quickly gained a following among tourists and movie buffs. Earl currently serves as Planet Hollywood’s chairman and CEO as well as owning and operating Earl of Sandwich shops throughout the U.S.
Earl is an active philanthropist who supports educational and cultural institutions, including donating to the New York City Ballet and investing in English Premier League soccer team Everton FC as an initial investor.
Earl opened Earl of Sandwich sandwich shops across the U.S. and internationally in 2004, including one 25,000-square-foot mansion located in Orlando, Florida where he currently resides with his wife.
Widowspeak and his solo material. He and his wife have three children together. Additionally, he owns Buca di Beppo which offers family-style Italian cuisine in its 88 restaurants; as well as purchasing several other restaurant chains.