Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson
Real Name/Full Name Marcus Samuelsson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Marcus Samuelsson
Birth Place: Ethiopia
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 January 1971
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Tsegie
Mother – N/A
Siblings: Fantaye
School: N/A
College: Culinary Institute of Gothenburg
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Ethiopian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Maya Haile
Kids/Children Name: Zion Mandela Samuelsson
Profession: Chef and Restaurateur
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: March 2023

A popular chef and restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson serves as the head chef of ‘Red Rooster’. He is Ethiopian Swedish and has done many endeavors in his high lifetime. He started his career at a young age, and he has also penned many books. Samuelsson has appeared in many TV shows and is the winner of many awards. Some of his popular shows are ‘No Passport Required’, ‘Chopped’, ‘The Taste’, and ‘Beat Bobby Flay’.

Well, how well do you know about Marcus Samuelsson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Marcus Samuelsson’s net worth in 2023, 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 Marcus Samuelsson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born as Kassahun Tsegie on 25 January 1971, Marcus Samuelsson is the son of Tsegie. His mother died when he was only one year old due to tuberculosis. He has an older sister, Fantaye. During the Ethiopian Civil War, he was separated from his family. Later, he got adopted by Anna Marie Samuelsson and Lennart Samuelsson and later changed his name.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Marcus Samuelsson in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Marcus Samuelsson’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 29th March 2023 having been born on 25 January 1971. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Marcus Samuelsson started showing interest in cooking from a young age. This was primarily due to his maternal grandmother. Later, he went to study at the Culinary Institute of Gothenburg. After apprenticing in Austria and Switzerland, he came to the USA. Samuelsson has also studied at the Culinary Institute of America when he was working in a restaurant.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Marcus Samuelsson With Wife Maya Haile
Marcus Samuelsson With Wife Maya Haile

In 2009, Marcus Samuelsson got married to Maya Haile. The couple’s wedding reception was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They have a son named Zion Mandela Samuelsson. He currently resides with his family in Harlem.

With his wife, he founded the Gate of the Three Goats Organization. He is an avid football fan and is a UNICEF ambassador. Samuelsson is the co-chair of the Career Through Culinary Arts Program. He also serves as a member of City Harvest’s board.

Is Marcus Samuelsson Gay?

If a man is a cooking enthusiast, then you can’t label him as gay. Marcus Samuelsson is straight and is very committed towards his wife. He is successfully married and is a father of two children. The sexual orientation of Marcus Samuelsson has never been a subject of discussion.

Professional Career

In the United States, Restaurant Aquavit appointed Marcus Samuelsson as an apprentice. When he was only 24 years old, he became the executive chef of the restaurant. He also started working in another restaurant in New York. Apart from being a chef, he is a visiting professor of the Umea University in Sweden.

He has served as chief guest for many state leaders including Barack Obama and Manmohan Singh. As an author, he has written many books including ‘New American Table’ and ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’. His memoir ‘Yes, Chef’ was released in 2012.

The success of Marcus Samuelsson has him appear in many TV shows. He has served as judge of ‘Chopped’, ‘Iron Chef America’, ‘Top Chef’, and ‘Iron Chef USA’. He has hosted the shows ‘Urban Cuisine’ and ‘The Inner Chef’. In 2010, he appeared as a contestant on the TV series called ‘Top Chef Masters’.

Later, he was named the winner of the show. He has also participated in many other shows and has appeared in different shows including ‘Top Chef Canada’ and ‘Undercover Boss’. Samuelsson was also seen in the film ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost’ in 2018.


Marcus Samuelsson has won the prestigious James Beard Award on multiple occasions in multiple categories. He has also been an inductee of the “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America”. He was honored at the FACE List Gala Awards in 2016. Samuelsson is also the winner of the 2010 Great Immigrants Recipient. In 2019, he won the Vilcek Prize in Culinary Arts. Additionally, his books have appeared in the list of New York Times Bestseller.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Marcus Samuelsson in 2023

Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth
Marcus Samuelsson Net Worth

As of 2023, The estimated net worth of Michael Samuelsson is $6 million. The restaurateur and chef made this net worth by being in the culinary line for a long time. He has served as the executive chef of Restaurant Aquavit when he was only 24. He has also appeared in many TV shows both as a contestant and as a judge.

Samuelsson has also come up with many books and has opened his own restaurant called ‘Kitchen and Table’. He is the owner of many restaurants and has also teamed up with several brands to come up with new ventures. For the PBS’s show ‘No Passport Required’, he has serves as the executive producer and the host. He is highly successful, and we can see a growth in his net worth in the coming days.

Marcus Samuelsson serves as an inspiration to many. He witnessed lots of hardships during his childhood and found a way to make people live. He became passionate about cooking at a young age and soon decided to make it his career. Today, he is a popular name, and people now know him as a top chef in the world. He continues to inspire people and come up with more inventions.



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