Salt Bae Net Worth 2024

What Is Salt Bae’s Net Worth?

Salt Bae is a 36-year-old Turkish chef, restaurateur, and businessperson from Erzurum, Turkey. The 5ft 8in (1.74m) was born in 1983. He is the owner of the Nusret chain of restaurants worldwide.

Today, Salt Bae’s net worth is estimated to be close to $50 million dollars.

Salt Bae Net Worth
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Salt Bae Net Worth:

$50 Million

Net Worth: $50 million
Salary Source: Restaurateur,
Real Name: Nusret Gökçe
Date of Birth: 1983
Age, How Old: 36 Years Old
Nationality: Turkish
Place of Birth: Erzurum, Turkey
Spouse: Unknown
Last Updated: 2021


Personal Life

Salt Bae is the nickname of the Turkish born ‘Nusret Gökçe‘, his father worked as a mineworker to run his family. Due to the financial crisis, Nusret was forced to leave school and work as a butcher’s in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul.

Salt Bae has been very much involved as a philanthropist in many charitable works, one of them includes building a school in his hometown of Erzurum.

Salt Bae started releasing viral Internet videos which turned out widely popular for his meat fantasy. He displays effortless meat cutting plays and his unique style of sprinkling salt on steaks.

One of his videos “Ottoman Steak” became popular on his restaurant’s Twitter account which was posted on 7 January 2017. It was also viewed 10 million times on Instagram as well.

Nusret Gökçe got his name “Salt Bae” because of his attractive way of sprinkling salt, he holds his hands high and drops salt from his fingertips to his lower arm which sprinkles into the dish.

Nusret has extended his online profile massively and his restaurant is widely visited by big-name celebrities like actors, businessmen and especially footballers from around the world.

You can visit Salt Bae’s Instagram account here.


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Between 2007 and 2010, Nusret started is journey by visiting a few nations including Argentina and the United States. He has worked for free in restaurants in order to pick up understanding as a cook and a restaurateur.

In 2010, Nusret brought his experience to Turkey and opened his first restaurant in Istanbul, later in 2014, he opened a restaurant in Dubai where they have online casinos such as

The dishes served at Nusr-Et restaurant have been portrayed as overpriced, his New York City steakhouse initially received mixed reviews and The New York Post’s pictured his restaurant as “Public Rip-off No. 1” by Steve Cuozzo.


Nonetheless, Nusr-Et restaurant received more positive reviews in the entertainment business.

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Salt Bae has received a couple of criticism in the past which includes him posing in front of a picture of Cuban communist Fidel Castro.

He and Venezuela politician Nicolás Maduro also received criticism after Maduro was seen eating at Nusr-Et restaurant at Istanbul after crisis and deficiencies in Venezuela.

You can now find ‘Nusr-Et’ branches which are spread across many cities around the world, which includes…

  • Abu Dhabi & Dubai,
  • United Arab Emirates; Doha,
  • Qatar; Ankara,
  • Bodrum,
  • Istanbul and Marmaris,
  • Turkey; Jeddah,
  • Saudi Arabia; Mykonos,
  • Greece,
  • Miami,
  • Florida,
  • New York.

To conclude, Salt Bae’s net worth is estimated at $50 million dollars.


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In November 2019, four of Nusr-Et restaurant employees accused Salt Bae of getting a portion of their tips and were fired after they pose inquiries about the tips from his New York café. To investigate the issue, a trial was set to be conducted but before that Salt Bae paid them $230,000 as of the sum of the settlement money.

Later, Salt Bae said that the employees imposed false tip allegations after he fired them from their job because of nonperformance.

Quotes From Salt Bae

“I’m a leader at the restaurant. If I do this, the people at the restaurant will try to do better. I believe in that, and that’s the way it is.”

— Salt Bae

“Being tired isn’t anything. What’s important is the mind. The body being tired isn’t important. You can get over the body being tired by resting for a half-hour or an hour. What’s important is whether the mind is tired.”

— Salt Bae

“My father and mother do not know literacy. I cannot go to school due to financial difficulties. I started to working at a butcher as an apprentice when I was 14.”

— Salt Bae

“I’m not a movie star, but I still get my photograph taken when I walk down the street, hundreds of times. I never say no.”

— Salt Bae

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