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David Chang

Quick Facts of David Chang

  • Full NameDavid Chang
  • Birth NameDavid Chang
  • GenderMale
  • Date of BirthAugu /st / 5
  • Birth CountryUnited States
  • Star SignLeo
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicitySouth Asian
  • Sexual OrientationStraight
  • ProfessionRestaurateur, author, and television personality
  • Net Worth$60 Million
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • SpouseGrace Seo Chang m. 2017
  • ChildrenOne
  • Instagram

David Chang is an American television personality, author, and restaurateur. He has appeared in the reality show “Top Chef: All-Stars, “MasterChef Australia”, “The Mind of a Chef”, and “The Chef Show”. In 2019, he produced a Netflix original titled “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner”.

Have you wonder how rich is David Chang? How is his lifestyle?

David Chang Net Worth

As of 2020, David Chang has an estimated net worth of $60 million. His income source is widely considered is restaurant ventures and TV appearances.

Chang, the restaurateur, is founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Ma Peche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko in New York City, Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney, Australia, and the Momofuku Toronto restaurants Nikai, Daisho, Shoto, and Momofuku Noodle Bar.

David Chang at his Momofuku LA Restaurants Majordomo
Source: Eater

Furthermore, he appeared in the various cooking reality show as a judge. As reported, TV judges make $2 million per season, although an exact average is difficult to determine due to the strict confidentiality clauses in each individual contract.

Besides, he has authored several books: Momofuku, Eat a Peach: A Memoir, Lucky Peach Issue 23: Suburbs David Chang, Advanced Processes for Simultaneous Arsenic and Manganese Removal David Chang among others. Not to mention, his books has been a good source of income for him.

Married To Wife Grace Seo Chang

Chang and Seo Chang met sometime after Chang broke off an engagement to Gloria Lee, a PR executive for Gucci, in September 2013. They first spotted as a pair at the Time Magazine 100 Gala in April 2016, but his soon to be wife, Seo Chang shared a picture of herself with the David on Instagram the early year in August. In 2017, the couple tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony.

David Chang withbhis wife Seo Chang at an event
Source: Affair Post

After staying out for the longtime, his wife, Seo Chang, now appears in media with Chang. Eventually, she enjoys cooking. Furthermore, she previously worked in fashion and is as passionate about Korean food. She is about rescuing animals and beautiful clothing.

The couple’s first child, Hugo, was born in March 2019
Source: Undelete

In March 2019, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, Hugo. The baby boy is already making frequent appearances on both their Instagrams.

Family & Academic Background

Vienna, Virginia native, David Chang was born on 5th August 1977, under the star sign Leo. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the South Asian ethnic background.

He was raised in Arlington, Virginia alongside his two elder brothers and one sister. Their parents emigrated from Korea as adults in the 1960s, his father is North Korea native while his mother is from the South. The family-owned a golfing goods warehouse and two restaurants.

During his childhood, Chang excelled in golf, participating in a number of junior tournaments. He enrolled at Georgetown Prep and subsequently to Trinity College, where Chang majored in religious studies.

Upon graduation from college, he had a variety of jobs, including teaching English in Japan, bussing tables, and finance positions in New York City.

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