Ming Tsai Net Worth

Whether it’s books, articles, blogs, movie scripts or pieces in magazines, these authors sure earn a lot. Famous for their work and impact to various communities and demographics globally, authors are usually very respected and have huge followings. Ming Tsai, the American Restaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef is no exception from this rule. This person was born in unknown on the March 29, 1964. As a kid and throughout his teenage years, attending The Miami Valley School, Yale University, Cornell University, Culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris helped develop a love for creating content and writing pieces. Ming Tsai has a family of Iris Tsai, Stephen Tsai unknown David Tsai, Henry Tsai. Standing at 1.83 m tall, Ming Tsai has a huge fanbase throughout every continent. So, do you want to know how much this person is worth? Well, the total estimated net worth of Ming Tsai is said to be $10 Million.

Read more about Ming Tsai Biography

To begin with, the boy grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and was educated at The Miami Valley School. His family owned a restaurant entitled Mandarin Kitchen, and he used to help his parents. Then he studied at Phillips Academy, before graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering. Following this, he graduated from Cornell University earning a Master’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing and Hotel Administration. Then, he enrolled into the school of culinary based in Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. While still a student, he played squash professionally, and when he studied in France, he took part in the European circuit. Tsai is fluent in four languages which include Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and English.

Concerning his professional career, he debuted in Sara Moulton’s cooking show. Then he launched his own cooking show, “East Meets West” (1998 – 2003) aired on the Food Network. In 1999, Ming won the Daytime Emmy Award as the Outstanding Service Show Host. Meanwhile, Tsai’s family opened their first family restaurant entitled Blue Ginger, which is based in Wellesley, Massachussetts, USA. It should be said that Tsai has written the following cookbooks “Simply Ming: One-Pot Meal”, “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen”, “Ming’s Master Recipes”, “Simply Ming” and “Blue Ginger”. Since 2003, he has been hosting his own cooking show “Simply Ming” broadcast on American Public Television. What is more, Ming Tsai is the host of “Ming’s Quest” on the Fine Living Network – all add to his net worth.

In addition to this, he has taken part in other shows, including several episodes of the children’s series “ZOOM” (2004) and “Arthur” (2005). As a guest star, he was invited into the episode of the cooking show “Top Chef”, and judged in the cooking competition series “Cooking Under Fire”. As a contestant he participated in the 1st season of the reality cooking show “Iron Chef America” (2005) and won, leaving the celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay behind. In 2010, he launched a mini restaurant entitled Blue Ginger Noodle Bar, inside Blue Ginger.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the overall size of Ming Tsai;s net worth and popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of the chef, Ming Tsai has been married to Polly since 1995, and they have two sons.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Ming Tsai
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 29, 1964
  • Place Of Birth: Newport Beach, California
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Profession: Restaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef
  • Education: The Miami Valley School, Yale University, Cornell University, Culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Polly Talbott (m. 1995-)
  • Children: David Tsai, Henry Tsai
  • Parents: Iris Tsai, Stephen Tsai
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/chefmingtsai?lang=en
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mingtsai/?hl=en
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0874632
  • Awards: Daytime Emmy Award as the Outstanding Service Show Host (1999), James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast – Blue Ginger (2002)
  • Nominations: Culinary Hall of Fame, All-Ivy League squash player (1986, Yale), “Nr.16 on the Most Beautiful People” (People magazine, 2000)
  • TV Shows: “Ming’s Quest”, “Simply Ming”, “The Next Iron Chef”, “East Meets West” (1998-2003), “Sara Moulton’s cooking show”, “Cooking Under Fire”, “Iron Chef America”, “ZOOM”, “Arthur: What’s Cooking?”


  • Culinary experience began by his working in his family’s Chinese restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Chef/owner of “Blue Ginger” in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


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Simply Ming 2011-2016 TV Series documentary executive producer – 44 episodes
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Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Ming (voice)
Arthur 2006 TV Series Ming Tsai
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Simply Ming 2003 TV Series documentary writer
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The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Arthur 2006 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode
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Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Simply Ming 2004-2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Host / Host Chef
The Kitchen 2015 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2008-2015 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2012-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself / Himself – Guest Co-Host
Top Chef 2008-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest Judge / Chef / Owner, Blue Ginger / …
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Nate Berkus Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2011 TV Series Himself
The View 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself
The Next Iron Chef 2010 TV Series Himself – Contestant
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Today 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
A Moveable Feast with America’s Favorite Chefs 2009 TV Movie Himself / host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself – Cookery Guest
17th Annual American Century Championship 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Cooking Under Fire 2005 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2005 TV Series Himself – Challenger
Christine Cushing Live 2003 TV Series Himself
The Victory Garden 2002 TV Series documentary Himself – ‘Blue Ginger’ Chef
East Meets West with Ming Tsai 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Archive Footage
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America Now 2014 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2013 TV Series Himself – ICA Challenger Chef