Inside Salt Bae’s jaw-dropping net worth as he expands his empire of steak restaurants
Instagram icon Salt Bae has opened a restaurant in London, expanding his empire of steak restaurants – but how much is his net worth worth?
Many are undoubtedly familiar with the Salt Bae meme that went viral in 2017, where Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe sprinkles salt in a suave way.
The chef, who is now known simply as Salt Bae, has become an internet sensation and people from all over the world have flocked to his restaurants.
Salt Bae has served celebrities and politicians all over the world with its famous steakhouses located in New York, Dubai, Istanbul and other places around the world.
He’s even opened a new restaurant in London, where a golden burger will set you back £ 100. Also on the menu, fries at £ 30, £ 18 for water and £ 12 for a side of mash.
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It’s no surprise that with Nusret amassed an impressive net worth from all of his successes. But how much is he really worth – and how did he get so rich?
What is Salt Bae’s net worth?
Salt Bae’s net worth is estimated to be $ 60million (£ 44million) in 2021.
The 38-year-old was born to a Kurdish family in Erzurum, Turkey. He left school at the age of 11 to become an apprentice butcher and contribute to his family’s finances.
It was during this time that he was inspired to become a chef.
Although most people have known him from the 2017 meme, that’s not where his ambitious career began.
In 2009, Gokce moved to Buenos Aires where he worked in a restaurant and learned more about the meat industry.
Then, in 2010, at the age of 27, he opened his first Nusr-Et steakhouse in the Istanbul district.
Soon a Turkish businessman ate at the restaurant and was so impressed that he invested, which meant that Gokce was able to open more locations.
In 2017, his fame grew after a video of him preparing food was posted on his restaurant’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
His confident demeanor and the way he sprinkles salt on his food made the video go viral and Salt Bae’s name became well known.
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Thanks to the fame of the Internet, he was able to open even more places around the world.
If you’ve considered dining at one of his restaurants, you might not be so surprised at how much money he’s made over the years.
According to Insider, you can expect to hand over around £ 1,000 for a meal at their new London restaurant.
A steak will set you back £ 630 – and that’s without your sides, entrees and drinks. Not to mention the high service charges.
But that’s not all: a can of Red Bull at Nusr-Et will set you back £ 11 and a salad will set you back £ 23.