David Chang Net Worth | Bio, Age, Height, Weight & Career 2024


David Chang Net Worth

$60 million

Name David Chang
Date of Birth August 5, 1977
Age 44 years old
Height 5 ft 9 inch (1.75 m)
Profession Chef/Restaurateur
Nationality American/South Korean
Religion Christianity
Net Worth $60 million


David Chang Introduction

David Chang is a famous restaurateur, author, radio presenter, and media personality from the United States. He founded the Momofuku restaurant chain. Momofuku Ko was granted two Michelin stars in 2009, which it has kept every year since.

David Chang Early Life

David Chang Early Life

Chang was born in 1977, on the 5th, of August in Arlington, Virginia, to Korean parents, mom Woo Chung Hi “Sherri,” from Kaesong, father Chang-Jin Pil, and subsequently Joseph P. Chang, from Pyongyang.

Chang was raised in Arlington by two elder siblings and one sister. Chang’s family immigrated to the United States as adults from Korea in the 1960s. Two restaurants, as well as a golf products warehouse Chang, was a talented golfer as a youth, competing in a variety of junior events.

Chang went to Georgetown Prep before transferring to Trinity College, where he specialized in religious studies. Chang worked in a number of professions after finishing college, including teaching English in Japan, busing tables, and holding finance roles in New York City.

Chang’s paternal ancestor was found to be Jang Bogo, a great mariner and military commander of the Medieval Korean kingdom of Silla, in a 2022 edition of the Television show Finding Your Roots.

David Chang Personal Life

David Chang Personal Life

David Chang wedded Grace Seo Chang in 2017. Their marriage has produced two children.

David Chang Age, Height, & Weight

Being born in 1977, on the 5th of August “David Chang” age is 44 years old as of today date and his height is 5 feet 9 inches tall, (1.95 m), and his weight is 90 kilograms and (198 lbs) in pounds as of 2022.

David Chang Career

David Chang Career

During his stay at the FCI, he held a minor part-time work at Mercer Kitchen Manhattan and answered telephones at Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant.

Change served at Craft for two years before returning to Japan to operate in a small soba store and then at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Park Hyatt Hotel.

When he returned to the United States, he worked at Cafe Boulud, where his idol, Chef Alex Lee, was employed. Chang, on the other hand, rapidly felt disillusioned and frustrated with the fine dining scene.

Chang launched his first restaurant, the renowned Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village, in 2004. According to his website, Momofuku translates as “lucky peach.” The restaurant is also named after the creator of instant noodles, Momofuku Ando.

Chang established his second restaurant, Momofuku Ssam Bar, a few streets away in August 2006. It was just as popular and well-received as his first. In March 2008, he founded Momofuku Ko (which translates as “child of”), a 12-seat restaurant that accepts first-come, first-served online bookings 10 days in advance.

Soon after, Chang and his colleague Christina Tosi, who headed their pastry department, moved Momofuku Ssam Bar into an adjacent area. Momofuku Milk Bar provided soft-serve ice cream as well as cookies, pies, cakes, as well as other goodies, many of which were inspired by items Tosi ate as a youngster.

In 2009, it was claimed that Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie, Cereal Milk, and Composting cookies were just being patented. In October 2009, former New York Times food writer Peter Meehan released the widely anticipated cookbook Momofuku.

The book included a range of comprehensive recipes as well as photographs from Chang’s restaurants. Chang debuted Ma Peche in midtown Manhattan in May 2010.

Chang began expanding worldwide in November 2010. In October 2011, he launched Momofuku Seibo in the refurbished Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia. In its first year, the restaurant received three hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and was voted Best New Restaurant.

Chang’s Lucky Peach culinary diary was co-created with Peter Meehan and began publication by McSweeney’s in 2011. Riding the wave of his newfound worldwide celebrity, Chang reported in March 2011 announced Momofuku will be coming to Toronto.

In late March 2012, the restaurant debuted in a three-story glass cube in the center of downtown Toronto. It began with three restaurants: Noodle Pub, Daisho, and Shoto, and also a bar named Nikai. Unfortunately, Daisho & Shoto folded in late 2017 and the facility was rebuilt. In 2019, a new Momofuku restaurant called Kojin debuted in the location.

Chang started Fuku, a fast-food restaurant franchise specializing in fried chicken sandwiches, in June 2015. Chang opened his first digital-only restaurant in Midtown East in 2016, offering a menu just for delivery and taking orders through an app called Ando.

Later that year, Chang took part in an experiment run by a Silicon Valley business called Impossible Foods. As part of a collaboration between Chang and Impossible Foods, the dish he produced was eventually put on the menu at one of his restaurants, Momofuku Nishi.

Chang confirmed the establishment of a new restaurant in the Hudson Yards complex in New York in May 2017. Chang’s first West Coast restaurant was opened in Los Angeles in January 2018.

Majordomo. Ma Peche closed its doors in June 2018 after eight years in business. The program, which he developed and produced, has received global acclaim.

Chang inaugurated the 250-seat Majordomo Meat & Fish restaurant in The Venetian Las Vegas’s The Palazzo tower in December 2019.

In reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Momofuku restaurant organization decided to temporarily close all of its establishments in March 2020.

Later that year, they merged a few restaurants and temporarily shuttered Momofuku Nishi in Chelsea, Manhattan, and Momofuku CCDC in Washington, D.C.

David Chang TV Career

David Chang TV Career

Chang participated in the sixth episode of The Season One of HBO’s “Treme” in 2010, with Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, and Wylie Dufresne. His appearance on the program was increased in the second season if one of the characters, a New Orleans chef who has relocated to New York City, accepts a position in his restaurant.

Chang has appeared on Top Chef: All-Stars and MasterChef Australia as a surprise guest. In 2012, he debuted the PBS program The Mind of a Chef, which was created by. David Chang developed, produced, and acted in the Netflix show “Ugly Delicious” in 2018.

In 2020, it was extended for a second season. He’s also participated in “The Chef Show,” a Netflix comedy produced by his buddies Roy Choi and Jon Favreau. Chang created a Netflix original named “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner” in 2019 featuring Kate McKinnon and Seth Rogen as guests.

David Chang Honors

David Chang Honors

He was selected to Time’s list of the most influential People In The World in 2010. He has received and been shortlisted for several James Beard Organization Awards.

Chang was nominated Chef of the Year by Bon Appetit as well as GQ in 2007.

David Chang Net Worth

David Chang Net Worth

David Chang has an approximate net worth is estimated to be around $60 million as of 2022.

Another extremely appreciated magazine is Momofuku Milk Bar, which costs $23. However, not among his ventures has been a home run.

For example, the Ugly Delicious celebrity was a major investor in Maple, a culinary app. However, it was discovered five years ago that the company was losing around $9 million each year.

Two years later, the company was totally shut down. David Chang’s personal wealth is $60 million after accounting for all of his sources of revenue.


David Chang has an approximate net worth is estimated to be around $60 million as of 2022.

The presenter of The Mind of a Chef has a highly successful restaurant franchise. These include Momofuku Ko, Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar, as well as Momofuku CCDC.

Chang earns a large amount of money from each of them. His television appearances were among his many sources of revenue.

David just created the Netflix program Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Chang had also appeared in another Netflix program, Ugly Delicious, a year ago. ‘Eat a Peach: A Memoir,’ one of his best-selling cookbooks, costs $20 on Amazon. David is eligible for a big portion of this as the author.

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