Last Updated on January 7, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

With an amazing transformation from teaching children in school classrooms to having thousands of viewers in kitchen shows, the popular Brenda Gantt made an impressive change in her career right after she retired from her job as a teacher. She is currently trying to help people everywhere learn how to cook through simple tutorials uploaded on Facebook.

She also worked on and then launched a very popular cookbook around the same topic. It became a huge success due to her high audience numbers. Her book ‘It’s gonna be good y’all’ has been released in two pasts, one at the end of 2021 and one at the end of 2022, both increasing Brenda Gantt’s net worth.

So what did she achieve so far as a teacher, an influencer, and a home-based cook? This article is meant to give you information on Brenda Gantt’s net worth and her earnings up to this point.

How Much is Brenda Gantt Worth?

Brenda’s success started with her posting a video on Facebook, in which she was baking homemade biscuits. That video became so viral on Facebook that it made her rethink her career path, finding a new business idea amidst the pandemic.

Brenda Gantt’s net worth is $2.5 million at the time this article is written. This is a great success story for people that think they are too old to make a change in their life, considering that she flipped her life completely in her seventies. Her cooking Facebook Page is, of course, her main income source, and her boost on this social media website came after just one very viral video. The page not only has a perfect 5-star rating, but also an incredible audience of 3.4 million followers.

As she became more successful than she ever expected, people started to call her Alabama’s favorite grandmother.

Income Sources

The main income sources for Brenda Gantt are her Facebook and Youtube channels. She makes quite an impressive income considering her high number of followers on both her Facebook page and her Youtube channel. She has over 3.4 million followers on Facebook and around 160k YouTube subscribers. She has quite a few videos on her YouTube channel that went over 200k views, while her most popular one has over 300k views on YouTube alone.

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Brenda Grantt CookingBoth Facebook and YouTube pay around $10 per 1,000 views on average in the food and cooking niche, which adds up to quite a lot of money. So the fact that the net worth of Brenda Gantt went over the million-dollar mark is no surprise.

Furthermore, she also has a business with her family, called ‘The Cottle House Bed and Breakfast.’ Due to her incredible internet success, this business has also blown up in her hometown. It has now become a place where hundreds of people come day in day out for just a snack and a shot to meet their idol.

Brenda has also released a cookbook in two parts, one at the end of 2021 and the other one towards the end of 2022. The book is called ‘It’s gonna be good y’all,’  and was initially made available as a pre-order to her follower base for $34.95. It is basically a bundle of exclusive cooking tutorials. After the initial release, the book was also made available on Amazon for $294.49.

She launched a second book at the start of 2023, called ‘Linger around the table Y’all’ which is available on Amazon for $250 in hardcover.

Brenda Gantt keeps pace with the evolution of social networking apps and is currently developing an Instagram handle as well. It is made for the same type of content as the Facebook page and Youtube channel and currently, it has about 230k followers.

How old is Brenda Gantt?

At the time of this writing, Brenda Gantt is in her mid-seventies. She became viral in 2020, when she was 74 years old and a retired teacher. She is currently 77 years old.

Despite her impressive age, Brenda has continued to keep a fast pace in her career, overseeing The Cottle House Bed & Breakfast while also being a popular international influencer.

Brenda Gantt’s Husband Passed Away in 2018

Brenda Gantt became a widow toward the end of 2018 when her husband, George Patton Gantt, to whom she was married for five decades, passed away at the age of 72.

George had a business degree from Livingston University and was a native of Andalusia, Alabama. He was also part of the US Marine Corps in his youth, being honorably discharged.

George worked in law enforcement as an Alabama Beverage Control Board officer after completing his term. After 25 years of serving, he eventually retired as the Chief and Director.

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