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Wolfgang Puck

Chef, Restaurateur
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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Industry: Restaurateurs
Residence: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
BirthDay: 8 July 1949
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.72 m

Wolfgang Puck was bornon 8 July 1949 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria, Austrian, American, is Chef, Restaurateur. Wolfgang Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef and restaurateur, who is famous all over the world for his high-end gourmet restaurants, catering services and cookbooks. Best known for his signature dish, the House Smoked Salmon Pizza, Puck is also much renowned for whipping up dishes like Classic Chicken Pot Pie and Catalonian Fire Roasted Lamb Rack. His fascination with food began decades ago when as a young kid he used to observe his mother cooking in the kitchen. His mother was a restaurant chef and young Wolfgang soon decided that he too wanted to be one, much to the chagrin of his father. His father did not approve of his career choice and for a while Puck tried his hand at working at a construction site in order to appease his father. But fate had other plans and soon he found himself working for a restaurant. For a few years he worked at various restaurants and honed his culinary skills. He moved to France from Austria and luckily got the opportunity to work in some of the greatest French restaurants. Eventually he moved to the United States where his career saw a phenomenal rise and over the years he became a very successful celebrity chef. He is also actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors and charitable organizations.


$75 Million


He married his longtime girlfriend and mother of two of his sons, Gelila Assefa, in 2007


The marriage, however, came to an end in 2003 when he became involved in an affair with Gelila Assefa


He formed Wolfgang Puck Catering (WPC) in May 1998 which became the preferred catering service for several high profile events


Meanwhile Spago was becoming phenomenally popular and in 1997 he moved the restaurant to an elegant setting on Cañon Drive in Beverly Hills


Over the next few years he opened other restaurants including Chinois on Main in Santa Monica in 1983 and Postrio, in the Prescott Hotel off San Francisco's Union Square in 1989


In 1982, he opened his own restaurant Spago on the West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip


He married Marie France Trouillot in 1975, and the couple divorced in 1980


His first job in US was at the restaurant La Tour in Indianapolis, where he worked from 1973 to 1975 before moving to Los Angeles


He was born as Wolfgang Johann Topfschnig in Austria on 8 July 1949 to a butcher father and a restaurant chef mother

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