Salt Bae's net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Salt Bae's net worth stats
|Net worth:||$60 million|
|Source of wealth:||Restaurants, social media|
|Date of birth:||August 9, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Istanbul, Turkey|
How did Salt Bae build his net worth?
Nusret Gökçe, aka Salt Bae, made his money as a social media personality and with his chain of exorbitantly priced restaurants.
Salt Bae opened his first steakhouse in Istanbul in 2010. This grew into a long chain of restaurants under the umbrella name of Nusr-Et. Currently, he has 22 establishments in the world's major capitals, including London, New York, Beverly Hills, and Florida.
But how does an unknown restaurant owner suddenly become an overnight sensation? The internet, of course.
In January 2017, he released a video titled "Ottoman Steak," which showed him performing his now trademark move of shaping his arm like a cobra and allowing rock salt to bounce off his arm onto the cut of meat. Bruno Mars was instrumental in tweeting this capture, and the video went viral overnight to nearly two and a half million views and earned him his nickname Salt Bae.
The video has racked up many millions of views, with its ad revenue helping to fund opening more restaurants — and people queuing to get a table. It is reported that he has around 400 employees cooking for and waiting on patrons in his establishments.
Renowned for his charisma and flamboyance, he numbers celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Leonardo DiCaprio, DJ Khaled, and Naomi Campbell as clients.
How has Salt Bae spent his wealth?
Salt Bae is no shrinking violet when it comes to spending his money.
In 2019, he splashed out £36 million on the famed Macka Palace in the Sisli district of Istanbul.
How does Bae travel between his many restaurants? Well, by private jet, of course.
Unconfirmed reports state that he has a home in the US, where he is often pictured by a private pool in Beverly Hills and riding horses on what looks like a ranch.
The ever-flamboyant millionaire owns a car collection worth $1 million, including some of the most expensive cars on the planet. Let's list them: A Rolls-Royce Cullinan costing around $400,000, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, which doesn't come cheap at approximately $250,000, a sporty yet luxurious Rolls-Royce Wraith is the baby brother to the previously mentioned Royces and cost $200,000, and last but not least, garaged in Dubai, he loves posing in front of his Lamborghini Huracan retailing for just under $200,000.
Bae posted a picture of himself surrounded by 12 children with the caption, "My family." If he does have that many children, it is not a stretch to say that they have to be fed, clothed, and housed, which is an expensive business.
Salt Bae has no shortage of female company and is regularly seen posing with one beauty after the next. It cannot be cheap to wine, dine and spoil these lovely lasses.
How rich is Salt Bae?
Salt Bae has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Is Salt Bae a millionaire?
Yes. Salt Bae is a millionaire thanks to a video of him dropping salt on his elbow and the incredibly expensive steaks on sale at his restaurants. Thanks internet!