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Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Kassahun “Joar” Tsegie, better known as Marcus Samuelsson, is a renowned chef and restaurateur born on 25th of January 1970 in Ethiopia. He is best known as the executive chef at “Aquavit” restaurant in New York, where his activities have earned him multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation. He has also starred in TV shows including “Top Chef” and “The Feed”, as well as opening various eateries worldwide. Samuelsson has also written several books including his “Yes, Chef” memoir.

Have you ever wondered how rich Marcus Samuelsson is? According to sources it has been estimated that Marcus Samuelsson’s overall net worth is $5 million as of mid-2016, acquired by being one of the most successful chefs nowadays. His appearances in popular TV shows and the good sales the books he has written have made, have only increased his net worth. Since he is still an active restaurateur, his net worth continues to grow.

Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth $5 Million

Although born in Ethiopia, Marcus and his sister were adopted by a Swedish family shortly after the death of their mother. The siblings grew up in Sweden where Marcus had his first culinary contact when he went fishing with his father and uncles, who would smoke and preserve the fish they had caught. He was also taught a lot about food preparation by his grandmother Helga, who was a professional chef herself. As his interest in food rose, Samuelsson furthered his education at the Culinary Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden in the mid ‘80s. Upon graduation in 1989, he spent some time as an apprentice in Switzerland before moving to France in 1993. Soon after, Marcus moved to the United States to begin an apprenticeship at “Aquavit” in New York, where he quickly worked his way up and eventually became executive chef. Shortly after, he received his first three-star rating handed by the “New York Times”. At the time, Marcus was only 23 which made him the youngest chef to receive the honor. He was later awarded the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef Award in 1999 and four years later he was named the best chef in New York city by the same foundation. His net worth was well established.

Apart from his culinary success and talent, Samuelsson also took up writing and released his first book, “Aquavit and The New Scandinavian Cuisine” in 2003, followed by his second, “The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa”, three years later, and which was named Best International Cookbook by the Beard Foundation a year after its publishing. However, he didn’t stop there as ,he wrote more books on the topic which include “New American Table”(2009), and “Yes, Chef: A Memoir”(2012). All have contributed to his net worth.

Marcus has also opened several restaurants, and his first one was “Red Rooster” which he opened in Harlem in 2010. He has hosted TV’s “Inner Chef with Marcus Samuelsson”, and participated on the “Top Chef” series as a judge.

When it comes to his private life, Samuelsson has been married to model Gate Maya Haile since 2009; the two married in Ethiopia and now reside in Harlem. Marcus is also an ambassador for the US Fund for UNICEF and is on the board of directors of Careers Through Culinary Arts program. He is a consecutive four-star rating recipient from “Forbes” magazine.

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The Taste 2014-2015 TV Series Himself -Host / Himself - Host
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Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself - Judge
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015 TV Series Himself
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The Talk 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
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BELLOmag Presents: A Conversation with the Taste 2015 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - The Taste
Good Morning America 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - The Taste
Simply Ming 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Gomorron 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Chopped 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur / Himself - Contestant
How I Rock It 2013 TV Series Himself
Robins 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
The Chew 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
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Rachael Ray 2011-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Judge
Million Dollar Contractor 2012 TV Series Himself - Restauranteur
Charlie Rose 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey 2012 TV Series Himself
Top Chef Canada 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Worst Cooks in America 2012 TV Series Himself - Judge
Savoring Harlem 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unique Eats 2010-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Chef / Restaurateur
AdamLive 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2012 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Next Iron Chef 2011 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself - Audience Member
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
MasterChef Australia 2011 TV Series Himself - Owner and Head Chef, Red Rooster Harlem
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Himself
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Hubertusjagd, New York 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
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Top Chef 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
24 Hour Restaurant Battle 2010 TV Series
Top Chef Masters 2010 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series 2008 TV Series Himself
Martha 2008 TV Series Himself
At the Table with... 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud 2006 TV Series Himself
BingoLotto 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inner Chef with Marcus Samuelsson 2005 TV Series Host
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
The Jane Pauley Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Christine Cushing Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Sprit 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

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1 Owner of "Red Rooster" in Harlem, New York.
2 James Beard award-winner for his book, "The Soul of a New Cuisine".
3 Unicef ambassador.
4 Avid soccer player. He was a very good player in his childhood.
5 Has a sister named Edith.
6 Is a Swedish chef, born in Ethiopia, resident in the United States. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Aquavit restaurants in New York City and Minneapolis.

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