‘Bar Rescue’ Star Jon Taffer Has Made a Fortune Selling Bars and Restaurants

Jon Taffer, host of 'Bar Rescue,' has made a name for himself in the bar and restaurant business. What's his net worth?

Anuradha Garg - Author

Apr. 29 2022, Published 5:49 a.m. ET

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One of TV's most influential food and beverage personalities, Jon Taffer is now turning his attention to his own concept, Taffer’s Tavern. He believes his brand is positioned to expand, thanks to partnerships that could shield it from external market pressure. What's Jon Taffer’s net worth?

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Taffer hosts Paramount's reality series Bar Rescue, helping bars and restaurants survive and succeed. In 2021, the show hit the milestone of 200 episodes.

Jon Taffer’s early life

Taffer was born in Great Neck, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1954. His family comprises entrepreneurs, and that got him interested in the business world at a very young age. After graduating highschool in 1972, he attended the University of Denver. There, he briefly studied political science and cultural anthropology before moving to Los Angeles.

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Jon Taffer’s sprawling career

Initially, he did some bartending in West Hollywood while also performing as a drummer. Over time, he became interested in bar management, and opened his own bar in 1989. In 2010, he became the president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group.

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Jon Taffer

Entrepreneur, TV personality, hospitality consultant, author

Net worth: $14 million

Jon Taffer is best known for being the host of reality series Bar Rescue. On his TV show, he helps bars and restaurants avoid closure and turns them into success stories.

Birthdate: Nov. 7, 1954

Birthplace: Great Neck, N.Y.

Birthname: Jonathan Peter Taffer

Education: University of Denver

Spouse: Nicole Taffer (m. 2000)

Children: Samantha

His consulting company, Taffer Dynamics, serves hospitality companies, restaurants, and bars around the world. Its customers include the NFL, Anheuser-Busch, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Famous Dave’s Barbecue, and Wolfgang Puck Express.

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He's had a decent writing career as well. In 2013, he wrote his first book, Raise the Bar, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, and his next book, Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself, was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week of release in 2018. Taffer's latest book is The Power of Conflict: Speak Your Mind and Get the Results You Want.

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Taffer’s personal life

Taffer met his future wife Nicole at Super Bowl XXX in 1996. On his official website, Taffer says he fell in love with her “at first sight.” He spends his spare time with her, his daughter (with his first wife), and grandson.

Jon Taffer’s net worth totals $14 million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Taffer’s estimated net worth is $14 million. Much of his fortune comes from buying and selling bars and restaurants, but he has also built that through hosting and writing. Scintillating Stars.com reports that, during his career, Taffer has established more than 600 successful businesses.


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