Here's How Much Money Wolfgang Puck Is Worth Now

Wolfgang Puck has been rubbing elbows with Hollywood elite since the '70s. The telegenic chef pioneered California cuisine at Spago on the Sunset Strip in the early '80s, and he's gone on to oversee an empire of nearly 40 restaurants, bars, lounges, and fast-casual outposts all over the world. 

Hailing from a scenic small town in Austria, Puck grew up in the kitchen with a mother who worked as a chef. According to the chef's official bio, Puck spent his early 20s training in big name restaurants in France before booking it to Los Angeles. Puck made a name for himself by combining his outsized personality and a flair for combining high end ingredients into striking dishes such as a signature smoked salmon and caviar-topped pizza. 

A steady stream of celebrities have been loyal clients of Puck's restaurants for years, and the chef is no stranger to Hollywood. His IMDb credits include appearances in "Showgirls," "The Simpsons," "Frasier," and voicing Chef Smurf in "The Smurfs Movie." According to L.A. Weekly, Puck even catered Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kris Humphries on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

His restaurant empire has earned him quite a fortune

Years of cooking for Hollywood's hottest has paid off for Wolfgang Puck. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he's worth a cool $120 million.

Puck's roster of restaurants includes Cut, a mini chain of high-end steakhouses everywhere from Bahrain to Beverly Hills; Spago satellites in spots like Singapore and Maui; and even airport outposts serving the chef's New American fare. 

Over the years, Puck has authored numerous cookbooks, has a line of grocery store canned soups, and has acted as a guest judge of everything from "Top Chef" to "Hell's Kitchen." A consummate host, Puck also made a name for himself in the award show circuit by hosting epic Oscars afterparties. According to the South China Morning Post, he's been catering the Governors Ball for 26 years, making sure that whether or not celebs bring home the gold, they'll be well-fed with plenty of truffles, caviar, and edible chocolate Oscars.