As Salt Bae Continues To Face Storm For His Expensive Restaurants; Here's a Look At His Net Worth
|Name||Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae|
|Net worth||$80 million|
|Sources of income||Restaurants, Social media|
|DOB||9 August 1983|
|Profession||Chef, Restaurant owner|
What is Salt Bae's Net Worth?
Turkish chef and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe, famously known as Salt Bae, has an estimated net worth of $80 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Salt Bae rose to global fame in 2017 when he went viral for his distinctive method of seasoning meat. He turned into a massive Internet meme which helped him establish his restaurant empire, with the chain of luxury steakhouses called Nusr-Et. His steakhouse is located in several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Greece.
Salt Bae’s Career and Earnings
Salt Bae's videos of sprinkling salt which rained down his forearm and onto a steak gained tens of millions of views on social media earning him the nickname of "Salt Bae".
Before he got famous, Salt Bae worked at local restaurants several countries for free to gain experience. He then returned to his home in Turkey and opened his first restaurant in 2010 in Istanbul. After becoming a global sensation, he opened restaurants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and then expanded his business to a chain of luxury steakhouses called Nusr-Et in Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
According to a Bloomberg report, his London restaurant earned a revenue of $8.5 million (£7 million) in just three months of its opening as celebrities and other high-profile customers splurged on expensive dishes including 24-carat gold-covered steaks.
Real Estate Assets
In 2022, Salt Bae spent a whopping $64 million on a property called Macka Palace in the Sisli district of Istanbul. He reportedly moved into an apartment which boasts a rooftop pool, gym and a spa, per News AU.
Social Media Following
Salt Bae's keeps his personal life under wraps and not much is not reported in the media. However, as per reports, he is currently single. While there have been several rumors about his children, nothing has been confirmed.
Salt Bae has been involved in several controversies over the years. His steakhouse has been heavily criticized for its overpriced menu which has left several customers unimpressed. In late 2019, former employees of his restaurant accused him of stealing tips. He was then criticized in 2020 for violating COVID-19 safety protocols at his Boston restaurant, which led to a temporary closure of the establishment by public health officials.
Just recently, an X user shared a video of Salt Bae preparing a steak at one of his restaurants and performing his signature salt-sprinkling technique. According to the cost breakdown, a Sprite was priced at $10. A dish called 'Golden Tomahawk,' a beef steak wrapped in gold foil was priced at $1000.
In 2021, a group of customers in the UK were presented with a £37,000 ($45,000) bill at one of his restaurants, highlighting the overpriced menu of his franchise, as per Celebrity Net Worth. In 2022, he stirred fresh controversy when he invaded the FIFA World Cup victory celebrations of the Argentine team. He posed with the cup, players, and their medals causing an outrage. He was eventually banned from future FIFA events.
How old is Salt Bae?
Salt Bae is 40 years old.
Why is Salt Bae so famous?
Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae is a Turkish chef and restauranteur who became a global internet sensation with his unique style of seasoning meat and dishes.
What is Salt Bae’s net worth?
Salt Bae has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
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