David Chang Net Worth

August 4, 2023
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Chang Seok-ho was born on the 5th August 1977 in Vienna, Virginia USA, however his family roots trace back to Korea, making him Korean-American. He is best known to the world as David Chang, owner of the Momofuku restaurant chain spread throughout the USA, Canada and Australia as well. His career as a chef has been active since 2004.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Chang is? According to sources, it is estimated that David Chang`s overall net worth is $50 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a chef, which also saw him earn numerous prestigious awards, including the James Beard Rising Star Of The Year in 2007, James Beard Best Chef in 2008 and in 2009 he was rewarded with two Michelin stars among others.


David Chang Net Worth $50 Million


Chang grew up in Arlington; his father was the owner of a restaurant in Washington D.C, which later encouraged Chang to start up his own food restaurant. Regarding his education, David majored in religious studies at Trinity College, and later attended the French Culinary Institute. Before he began his own business, Chang was appointed to several jobs, including working as a teacher of English in Japan, and in a number of small restaurants in Japan and USA.

However, after countless meaningless jobs, in 2004 he changed his destiny, when Doug founded the now worldly known Momofuku restaurant; the first restaurant was opened in East Village as a noodle bar. In the next few years his restaurant kingdom expanded; in 2006 Chang opened the second restaurant, Momofuku Ssäm bar. In 2008 David opened another restaurant Momofuku Ko, and the same year Chang expanded the Momofuku Ssäm and renamed it to Momofuku Milk Bar. Chang expanded his influence to Sydney, Australia, where he opened his first restaurant outside the USA. It is the Momofuku Seiōbo restaurant, located in the City Star Casino in Sydney.

In 2012 he decided to open a restaurant in Toronto, which expanded to a total of five restaurants, which also increased his net worth as had those in the USA.

In adding to his net worth, Chang has also been recognized as a TV personality due to his culinary success. In recent years, he has been a judge in several TV reality shows including the “Top Chef: All Stars” and “MasterChef Australia”. David has also launched his own TV show entitled “The Mind of a Chef”, which has been airing on PBS since 2012, alongside Anthony Bourdain.

Over the course of his career, Chang has won numerous prestigious awards. Some of the awards include the James Beard Outstanding Chef in 2013; in 2009 he won the James Beard Award for the Best New Restaurant, for his Momofuku Ko; in 2008 he was awarded with the James Beard Award for the Best Chef New York City, for his Momofuku Ssäm bar and many others.

When it comes to his personal life, Chang has been dedicated to his career since the moment he started it. However, the media reports show that he has been in a relationship with Gloria Lee, since 2013.

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