Wolfgang Puck, born as Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig on 8 July 1949, in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria, is now an American chef widely known because of his appearances in several popular TV series and shows, as well as in movies, and also for further sharing his knowledge of cooking with others by publishing several cookbooks.
So just how rich is Wolfgang Puck? Sources estimate that Wolfgang has managed to accumulate a net worth of $75 million, virtually all as a result of his culinary expertise broadcast across several media.
Wolfgang Puck Net Worth $75 Million
Wolfgang Puck was taught how to cook by his mother, an occasional pastry chef, and then trained at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and other places in Europe before he decided to move to Los Angeles in the United States in 1973, when he was 24 years old. He now cooks in Californian, French and Fusion style. Wolfgang Puck’s net worth started growing when he became a chef as well as a co-owner at “Ma Maison” restaurant.
Along with Barbara Lazaroff, Puck established the restaurant named “Spago on the Sunset Strip” in 1982. In 1997, they opened “Spago” in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is known for its Californian cuisine, and has been acknowledged as one of the Top 40 restaurants in the US since 2004. These restaurants have helped Wolfgang to increase his net worth.
What is most important is that Puck established Wolfgang Puck Companies that involves Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Currently, Wolfgang Puck Companies owns around 20 restaurants in total. There is also Wolfgang Puck Express which involves JC Penney in Monroeville, Denver International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, Pearson International Airport, and Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. The company also deals with the production of various kitchen goods, canned food and cookery-books.
Wolfgang Puck has published several cookbooks, all of which have become very popular, and thus added considerable amounts to Wolfgang’s net worth. These books include “The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook” (1986), “Pizza, Pasta, and More” (2000), “Live, Love, Eat” (2000), and “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy” (2004).
Wolfgang Puck is also a TV star. He has appeared as himself in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Las Vegas” (2006), “The Weather Man” (2005), “The Muse” (1999), and “The Jay Leno Show Jaywalking” (2009). Wolfgang also increased his net worth with performances in TV series “Hell`s Kitchen” (2011 – 2012), “The Next Food Network Star” (2011), “The Smurfs” (2011), “Top Chef: New York” (2011) and “Top Chef: Las Vegas” (2009), and “Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters”.
For his great talent, in 2002 Puck was rewarded with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Service for the show, “Wolfgang Puck”.
In his personal life, Wolfgang Puck’s was married to his first wife Marie France Trouillot from 1975-80. His co-partner Barbara Lazaroff was his second wife, from 1983 to 2003, and they have two children. Wolfgang has been married to Gelila Assefa since 2007, with whom he also has two children.
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