Puck, a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, author, and actor with international renown, is in charge of a sizable culinary empire that includes books, more than 20 restaurants, celebrity catering services (including those for the Academy Awards), as well as a variety of packaged foods and cooking-related products.
Wolfgang has developed into a real famous chef to challenge all others from an inquisitive little child learning how to cook from his mother, a part-time pastry chef.
|Date of Birth||Jul 8, 1949|
|Place of Birth||Sankt Veit an der Glan|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Profession||Chef, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Net Worth||$120 Million|
On July 5, 1975, Wolfgang wed Marie France Trouillot; after divorcing in 1980. Prior to divorcing in 2003, he married Barbara Lazaroff on September 1, 1983, and the two later had kids named Cameron and Byron.
Lazaroff co-founded the Wolfgang Puck Brand and contributed to the interior design of Puck's eateries.
Wolfgang wed the fashion designer Gelila Assefa on July 7, 2007, and the couple has two kids together, Alexander and Oliver.
Puck has a strong commitment to charity and helped create the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation in 1982.
The charity organizes the annual American Wine & Food Festival to raise money for the Meals-on-Wheels services in Los Angeles.
The next year, Wolfgang founded Spago in West Hollywood before relocating it to Beverly Hills in 1997.
Wolfgang's first guidebook, "Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen," was released in 1981.
Puck established Chinois in Santa Monica in 1983, Postrio in San Francisco the next year, and Granita in Malibu the following year.
Spago at Caesars Palace was Wolfgang's first Las Vegas restaurant to open; he then opened Postrio Bar & Grill at The Venetian in 1999, Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in 1999, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand in 2004, CUT at The Palazzo in 2008, and Cucina by Wolfgang Puck at The Shops at Crystals in 2010 after that.
At 2006, he established CUT in the Beverly Wilshire, and "Esquire" magazine awarded it the restaurant of the year after it had been open a year.
Puck has been establishing restaurants all across the United States since 2001, including the Wolfgang Puck American Grille in Atlantic City, the Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina in Detroit, and the The Source in Washington, D.C. In 2010, he opened CUT in Singapore, marking his first foreign venture. One of the Spago venues that Wolfgang has established is in The St. Regis Istanbul.
Wolfgang Puck at a conference
Puck amassed wealth over the course of a lengthy career as a well-known chef, restaurant, writer, and businessperson, making his net worth $120 million dollars.
The Austrian chef, who is now in his 70s, started his formal training as a chef at the age of 14.
He is considered one of the greatest chefsin the whole world, as well as one of the wealthiest.
Villa Les Violettes, a 12,289 square foot house in Los Angeles, was purchased by Wolfgang and Gelila for $14 million in 2013.
On 1.25 acres, the eight-bedroom mansion has a tennis court, outdoor kitchen, pool, Jacuzzi, and library.
Puck spent $3.675 million for a 6,025 square foot, 5-bedroom house in Beverly Hills in 2003. In 2015, he listed it for $8.495 million.
In the realm of fine dining, Wolfgang Puck is regarded as one of the most well-known chefs currently working.
Puck receives expert instruction from Raymond Thuilier, the chef of Les Baux-de-L'Oustau Provence's de Baumanière.
He now credits Thuilier as his mentor and the person who showed him that a chef could also be a skilled artisan.
It serves as a launching pad for him to get further experience at Maxim's Paris and the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.
Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Johannes Puck is of Austrian and American descent.
One of the most well-known and prosperous chefs in the world today is Wolfgang Puck.
It's hardly surprising that he has a net worth of almost $120 million given his more than 50 years of expertise as a fine-dining chef, restaurateur, author, and businessman.