David Chang
David Chang
Real Name/Full Name David Chang
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David Chang
Birth Place: Virginia, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5TH August 1977
Age/How Old: 46 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 Kg
In Pounds – 198 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Joe Chang
Mother – Sherri Chang
Siblings: N/A
School: Georgetown Preparatory School
College: Trinity College
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: American-Korean
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Grace Seo Chang
Kids/Children Name: Hugo Chang
Profession: Restaurateur, author, and television personality
Net Worth: $70 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

David Chang is an American restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is mostly known for being the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group. The following restaurants are a part of Momofuku restaurant group; Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Milk Bar, and Momofuku Ko in New York City.

This businessman has tried his hand at many other things like producing his own Netflix series and appearing in a number of other shows. Let’s take a closer look at the life and career of David Chang.

Well, how well do you know about David Chang? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David Chang’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David Chang to date.

Biography and Early Life

David Chang was born on the 5th of August 1977, in Washington, D.C. Despite being born in Washington D.C., Chang grew up in Arlington, Virginia with two older brothers and a sister. His parents were Korean immigrants; his father being from North Korea and his mother coming from South Korea. His parents owned a golfing goods warehouse and two restaurants.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David Chang in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, David Chang’s age is 46 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 5 August 1977. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90 kg in Kilograms.


As child, Chang attended Georgetown Prep and after his graduation, he went to Trinity College. At Trinity College, he majored in religious studies. After graduating from college, he pursued a variety of different jobs. Some of these jobs include teaching English in Japan, bussing tables and holding finance positions in New York.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

David Chang With Wife Grace Seo Chang
David Chang With Wife Grace Seo Chang

Despite being a popular public figure, Chang isn’t really that vocal about his personal life. It is known that he is married to Grace Seo Chang after their marriage in 2017. Together, they have a son together called Hugo Chang. On Chang’s podcast, the couple publicly admitted that they were nervous because they weren’t sure how to raise a child. Fortunately, the couple are doing well with the child nowadays.

Is David Chang Gay?

No, Chang is not gay.

Professional Career

After graduating from Trinity College, he went to the French Culinary Institute (FCI), which is currently known as the International Culinary Center. While he was training, he did a number of jobs in different restaurants in New York and Japan. In US, he worked at the Café Boulud where his idol, Alex Lee also worked.

However, Chang became dissatisfied with the fine dining scene. In 2004, he opened his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village. From his website, we learn that Momofuku means “lucky peach”.

His second restaurant, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, was opened in August 2006, a few blocks away from the first restaurant. It received good reviews from The Infantuation, a New York-based website that rates restaurants. His third restaurant, Momofuku Ko, a 12-seat restaurant opened in March 2008. The restaurant is really exclusive; reservations are made ten days in advance and are done online only. In October 2009, Chang published a cookbook with New York Times food writer, Peter Meehan. The book is called Momofuku.

In October 2011, he opened his first restaurant outside of USA, Momofuku Seiōbo, in Sydney, Australia. In late 2012, he opened Momofuku Toronto in Toronto, Canada. In June 2015, he launched Fuku, a chain of fast-food restaurants that specialized in fried chicken sandwiches only. Later in 2016, he was involved in a Silicon Valley project named Impossible Foods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Chang decided to close all his restaurants and later that year, he consolidated some of them.


David Chang is a brilliant businessman and restaurateur. His chain of restaurants is really popular and successful. For these and many other reasons, Chang has received a number of awards. They are as follows:

  1. 2009 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.
  2. 2007 James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year.
  3. 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef.
  4. 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.
  5. 2016 James Beard Award for Publication of the Year.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Chang in 2024

David Chang Net Worth
David Chang Net Worth

David Chang has been an exceptional figure in today’s world of food and nutrition. His restaurant chain is quite popular and successful. Therefore, Chang has been able to make a huge sum of money after all the hard work he has put in. As of 2024, Chang has an estimated net worth of $70 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • David Chang was once described to have a “bad-boy attitude” by Epicurious because he does not have any reservations or vegetarian options in any of his restaurants.
  • David Chang also serves on the Food Council at City Harvest and also the Culinary Council at the Food Bank of New York City, two hunger-relief organizations.

David Chang is one of the biggest figures in today’s world of food and nutrition. He has really made a huge name for himself considering he almost started from scratch. Chang and his chain of restaurants have gained the reputation of being fancy with good food.


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