Who is Wolfgang Puck? Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Height

Wolfgang Puck

One of the wealthiest chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck learned to cook from his mother before receiving formal instruction at multiple restaurants.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Wolfgang Puck
Real Name/Full Name:Wolfgang Johannes Puck
Age:74 years old
Birth Date:8 July 1949
Birth Place:Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
Nationality:American, Austrian
Height:1.72 m
Weight:73 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Gelila Assefa (m. 2007), Barbara Lazaroff (m. 1983–2003), Marie France Trouillot (m. 1975–1980)
Children:Yes (Byron Puck, Cameron Puck, Alexander Wolfgang Puck, Oliver Wolfgang Puck)
Profession:Austrian-American chef, restaurateur, and actor
Net Worth:$100 million

Wolfgang Puck Biography

Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig was born In Sankt Veit a der Glan, Austria, on July 8, 1949. When his mother, Maria Topfschnig, wed Josef Puck after his father and mother either split or separated, Wolfgang changed his last name from Topfschnig to Puck. Maria Topfschnig, Wolfgang Puck’s mother, was the first person to teach him how to cook. She also occasionally worked as a pastry chef.

Wolfgang Puck had his culinary training in a number of eateries, including Hotel de Paris, L’Oustau de Baumanière, and Maxim’s.

Wolfgang Puck age
Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck’s Age, Height, Weight

Wolfgang Puck was born on July 8, 1949, He is 74 years old. He stands 1.72 meters tall and weighs 73 kilograms.


Soon after completing his entire training, Wolfgang Puck immigrated to the US in 1973. He spent two years working at “La Tour,” a restaurant in Indianapolis. Then, Wolfgang Puck relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked and had a stake in the restaurant “Ma Maison.”

Wolfgang Puck’s Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen: Recipes From the James Beard Award-Winning Chef-Owner of Spago was the title of his first book, which he published in 1981. Then, he and his ex-wife Barbara Lazaroff launched “Spago,” a restaurant on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. But in 1997, they relocated the original “Spago” restaurant from its original site to Beverly Hills.

The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc., and Wolfgang Puck Catering are just a few of the businesses that Wolfgang Puck has founded. His businesses have relationships with numerous hotels and restaurants.

Wolfgang Puck has also made appearances in a number of films and television shows. He has acted in several films, including the documentary “Food Fight,” the romantic comedy “Just Desserts,” and the animated comedy “The Smurfs.” There are other shows in which Wolfgang Puck appears, such as the criminal drama “Las Vegas,” the drama “90210,” and others.

Recognition & Achievements

For Wolfgang Puck’s efforts and those of his restaurants, Wolfgang Puck has won a number of prestigious prizes and distinctions. The awards and distinctions received by Wolfgang Puck are listed below.

  • The Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation.
  • Humanitarian of the Year James Beard Award (1994).
  • Outstanding Restaurant Award from James Beard (Spago Beverly Hills).
  • James Beard Service Excellence Award (Spago Beverly Hills).
  • James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • A 2017 Walk of Fame star.
  • 2017 Silver Plate Winner in the IFMA.
  • FMA Gold Plate Winner for 2017

Wolfgang Puck’s Net worth in 2024

Wolfgang Puck is thought to be worth more than $100 million as of February 2024. He gained wealth from his work as a chef, his businesses, and the restaurant “Spago,” which has locations all over the world. Wolfgang Puck makes some money from the books he writes and co-writes. His most recent book, “Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy: Light, Delicious Recipes and Easy Exercises for a Better Life,” was co-authored with Chad Waterbury.

One of the wealthiest chefs in the world is Wolfgang Puck. Soon after spending a few years working in a restaurant in Indianapolis, he began opening new establishments. There are currently locations of the “Spago” restaurant chain all over the world. Gelila Assefa and Wolfgang Puck are happily married, and the couple has two children together.

Wolfgang Puck Wife, Marriage

From 1975 through 1980, Wolfgang Puck was first wed to Marie France Trouillot. From 1983 through 2003, he was married to Barbara Lazaroff, a producer. Cameron and Byron Puck are the parents of Wolfgang and Barbara’s two sons.

In 2007, Wolfgang Puck wed the fashion designer Gelila Assefa. Oliver Wolfgang Puck and Alexander Wolfgang Puck are the two sons of Wolfgang and Gelila.