RESTAURANT and internet sensation Salt BaeHis rise to fame was meteoric, but his instant success raised questions about his general condition.
The Turkish culinary icon is not shy about flaunting her wealth, hanging out with top celebrities, owning mansions and traveling in luxury.
What is the Net Worth of Salt Bae?
Salt Bae has an estimated net worth of around £40 million.
In 2010, Gokce opened his first steakhouse in Istanbul, Turkey, which has now grown into a restaurant chain empire that spans the world.
According to The National News, he made a staggering £7 million profit from his London restaurant alone after four months of trading.
In 2019, he spent £36 million on the famous Maka Palace in the Şişli district of Istanbul.
The busy chef has also been seen cruising in videos featuring a pair of chauffeured Rolls Royces worth over £250,000 each.
How did Salt Bae become famous?
Gökçe rose to prominence through a series of viral internet videos and memes.
His fame came with the viral video “Ottoman Steak” published on January 7, 2017.
The video shows how he eccentrically cuts meat and sprinkles it with salt.
The video has over 10 million views on Instagram and it was at this point that he was nicknamed “Salt Bae” because of his particular way of salting meat.
Since then, the name has stuck.
How many restaurants does Salt Bae have?
Salt Bae operates 22 restaurants worldwide, all under the Nusr-Et umbrella.
According to Turkish media, more than 400 people work in the million-strong empire.
Locations of Nusr-Et restaurants include:
- Abu Dhabi
- New York
- Beverly Hills
Salt Bae owns Nusr-Et?
Salt Bae is the co-owner of the successful Nusr-Et chain.
He runs the empire along with fellow entrepreneurs Ferit Sahenk and Mithat Erdem.
Ferit Shahenk is the chairman of the Turkish Doğuş Group, the owner of D.ream Group and one of the richest people in Turkey.
Mithat Erdem made his fortune as a textile designer.
Salt Bae reportedly owns a 25 percent stake in the restaurant chain.
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