Wolfgang Puck Net Worth

Who has great recipes and lots of money? This chef! Wolfgang Puck is actually a top notch Chef, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson which has established a strong foothold in the hearts and the kitchens of many families and individuals around the globe. From delicious cuisine to wonderful appearances in books and TV, our lovable chef is recognised as a true master in this field. Attending and later graduating Apprenticeship really meant a lot, laying the ground foundation for a beautiful and highly successful career. Born on unknown in unknown, Wolfgang Puck has a family of Josef Puck, Maria Topfschnig unknown and Alexander Wolfgang Puck, Byron Puck, Cameron Puck, Oliver Wolfgang Puck. Balancing personal life and being a premiere chef sure has its challenges but Wolfgang Puck seems to cope with them well. So much so that the net worth shows what’s what. The net worth of Wolfgang Puck is estimated to be $75 Million.

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Wolfgang Puck was taught how to cook by his mother, an occasional pastry chef, and then trained at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and other places in Europe before he decided to move to Los Angeles in the United States in 1973, when he was 24 years old. He now cooks in Californian, French and Fusion style. Wolfgang Puck’s net worth started growing when he became a chef as well as a co-owner at “Ma Maison” restaurant.

Along with Barbara Lazaroff, Puck established the restaurant named “Spago on the Sunset Strip” in 1982. In 1997, they opened “Spago” in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is known for its Californian cuisine, and has been acknowledged as one of the Top 40 restaurants in the US since 2004. These restaurants have helped Wolfgang to increase his net worth.

What is most important is that Puck established Wolfgang Puck Companies that involves Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Currently, Wolfgang Puck Companies owns around 20 restaurants in total. There is also Wolfgang Puck Express which involves JC Penney in Monroeville, Denver International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, Pearson International Airport, and Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. The company also deals with the production of various kitchen goods, canned food and cookery-books.

Wolfgang Puck has published several cookbooks, all of which have become very popular, and thus added considerable amounts to Wolfgang’s net worth. These books include “The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook” (1986), “Pizza, Pasta, and More” (2000), “Live, Love, Eat” (2000), and “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy” (2004).

Wolfgang Puck is also a TV star. He has appeared as himself  in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Las Vegas” (2006), “The Weather Man” (2005), “The Muse” (1999), and “The Jay Leno Show Jaywalking” (2009). Wolfgang also increased his net worth with performances in TV series “Hell`s Kitchen” (2011 – 2012), “The Next Food Network Star” (2011), “The Smurfs” (2011), “Top Chef: New York” (2011) and “Top Chef: Las Vegas” (2009), and “Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters”.

For his great talent, in 2002 Puck was rewarded with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Service for the show, “Wolfgang Puck”.

In his personal life, Wolfgang Puck’s was married to his first wife Marie France Trouillot from 1975-80. His co-partner Barbara Lazaroff was his second wife, from 1983 to 2003, and they have two children. Wolfgang has been married to Gelila Assefa since 2007, with whom he also has two children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Wolfgang Puck
  • Net Worth: $75 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 8, 1949 (age 65
  • Place Of Birth: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
  • Profession: Chef, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson
  • Education: Apprenticeship
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Spouse: Gelila Assefa (m. 2007), Barbara Lazaroff (m. 1983–2003), Marie France Trouillot (m. 1975–1980)
  • Children: Alexander Wolfgang Puck, Byron Puck, Cameron Puck, Oliver Wolfgang Puck
  • Parents: Josef Puck, Maria Topfschnig
  • Nicknames: Wolfgang Johann Topfschnig , Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig , Wolfgang Johannes Puck
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wolfgangpuck
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wolfgangpuck
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/chefwolfgangpuck
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0699826
  • Awards: James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef, James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant, James Beard Award for Humanitarian of the Year, James Beard Award for Outstanding Service, James Beard Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Nominations: James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur, James Beard Award for Television Segment
  • Movies: The Smurfs, Food Fight
  • TV Shows: Iron Chef America, Wolfgang Puck’s Cooking Class, Cooking Class With Wolfgang Puck


  • Father, with Gelila Puck, of sons Oliver Puck and Alexander Puck.
  • Los Angeles, California, USA [May 2002]
  • Chef Govind Armstrong began his career in 1982 working at Wolfgang’s ‘Spagos’.
  • Founder of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group.
  • Chef/owner of “Spagos” in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Has lived in Los Angeles since 1975.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $13 million.
  • Fiancée Gelila Assefa gave birth to their son Oliver Wolfgang on 17 July 2005.
  • Filed for divorce from Barbara Lazaroff on November 27, 2002.
  • Has 2 children with Barbara Lazaroff, Cameron and Bryon.
  • Celebrity chef and restaurateur


Title Year Status Character
90210 2013 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
The Smurfs 2011 Chef (voice)
Las Vegas 2003-2006 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
Shark 2006 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
The Weather Man 2005 Wolfgang Puck
Just Desserts 2004 TV Movie Wolfgang Puck
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
Frasier 2000-2002 TV Series Wolfgang Puck / Tom
The Muse 1999 Wolfgang Puck
Rhapsody in Bloom 1998 TV Movie Barry
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
Babes 1991 TV Series Wolfgang Puck
Title Year Status Character
Showgirls 1995 support
Title Year Status Character
Bite to the Future 2017 Documentary filming
Die Öscars 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2012-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself / Himself – Food Editor
Collector’s Café 2016 Video short Himself – Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Governors Ball Master Chef
FabLife 2015-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Rachael Ray 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
The Kitchen 2016 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Home & Family 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Barefoot Contessa 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Hell’s Kitchen 2011-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest Judge / Himself / Himself – Spago: Caesars Palace / …
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
Pop Wrapped TV 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2011-2014 TV Series Himself
The Doctors 2014 TV Series Himself
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 2014 Documentary Himself
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Top Chef Duels 2014 TV Series Himself – Judge
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Season 14: Guest Who’s Coming to Visit? 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Judge
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2014 TV Series Himself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 TV Series Himself
Top Chef 2009-2013 TV Series Himself – Judge / Himself – Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Restaurateur / …
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Nova ScienceNow 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2011 TV Series Himself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Food Network Star 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
A Man’s Story 2010 Documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Himself – Interviewee
Martha 2008 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Himself
The Matt Baetz Project 2007 TV Movie Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Himself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Himself – Interviewee (taped)
Breakfast 2007 TV Series Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Cooking Showdown 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes: America’s Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Wolfgang Puck France 2004 TV Special Himself
Good Day Live 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2004 TV Series Himself – Challenger Chef
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters 2004 TV Series Iron Chef
The Making of Iron Chef America 2004 TV Movie Himself
The View 2004 TV Series Himself
Your Reality Checked 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2003 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Wolfgang Puck 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Recipe TV Featuring the World’s Greatest Chefs 2002 TV Series documentary Himself – Celebrity Chef
Stars: An Oscar’s Party 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 2001 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
Ellen 1996 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-1995 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Blossom 1991 TV Series Herself
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie Himself
Who’s the Boss? 1987 TV Series Himself
Cooking with Wolfgang Puck 1987 Video Himself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Himself
The Regis Philbin Show 1981 TV Series Himself
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary Himself – Chef
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Dead Zone 2005 TV Series Himself


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