David Chang Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

David Chang Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.

David Chang Net Worth 2020 – David Chang is an American renown restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is best known as for his appearance on Top Chef: All-Stars, MasterChef Australia, and The Mind of a Chef.

He is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group and opened Michelin star-rated restaurants in New York, U.S.A., Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada.

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David Chang was born in Vienna, Virginia on 5 August 1977. He is of Korean ethnicity and has an American nationality.

He was raised by two elder brothers and a sister. His mother’s name is Sherri Chang and father’s name is Joe Chang. His father was a South Koren immigrant who owns golfing goods warehouse and two restaurants. Peter Meehan is his one of the closest friend.

When he was young, he was fed up with eating Korean food so when he became a cook, he did not want to cook his home-cooked meals.

He has been married to Grace Seo Chang since 2017.


Chang studied at Georgetown Prep and he majored in religious studies at Trinity College. He was a competitive golfer in his childhood days. He attended his training at New York City’s French Culinary Institute.


David Chang started working as a part-time at Mercer Kitchen in Manhattan while he was still learning in French Culinary Institute. Later, he moved to Japan and worked at a small soba shop, followed by a Park Hyatt Hotel restaurant in Tokyo.

After returning the States, he worked at Café Boulud where his idol, Alex Lee had worked.

In 2004, he opened his first restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar and with its success, he opened another restaurant Momofuku Ko in March 2008. He has been awarded and nominated for many James Beard Foundation Awards. In 2007, Chang was named Bon Appetit’s and GQ’s Chef of the Year.

In 2010, Chang appeared in the fifth episode of Season One of HBO’s Treme alongside with other chefs. He also became the guest judge in the reality cooking show including Top Chef: All Stars and Masterchef Australia. He released is first writing Lucky Peach food magazine in summer 2011.

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As of November 2020, David Chang’s net worth is estimated at $70 million. His earnings came from his restaurants spread in the USA and many other countries like Japan, Canada, and Australia.

His cuisine became so famous that his cookbook based on his recipes was a best seller. His successful TV appearances in Netflix series-‘Ugly Delicious’ was very popular as was his own PBS series ‘The Mind of a Chef.’

His TV appearances and his authorship were also major contributors to his net worth. David Chang started his career working in small restaurants.

His natural gift of cooking, coupled with his education and training as a Chef, made him a formidable professional who combined his cooking skills and his entrepreneurship to open several restaurants, all of which were not only top food destinations but also successful business ventures.

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