8. Delia Smith

Estimated Worth: $36 Million

She's Britain's best-selling cookery author (over 21 million books sold) and a majority shareholder in the Norwich City Football Club. There's a story out there that one of her cookbooks caused egg sales to increase 10 percent, giving rise to the "Delia Effect"—think the "Colbert Bump" but with foodstuffs. Some of the more uppity foodies were pissed when she showed viewers how to boil an egg, but when you're this paid, you start to feel entitled. For example, in 2005, during halftime of a football match, she grabbed a microphone and tried to get the crowd going. She denied accusations that she was drunk. Maybe she was just drunk off the life.