Nusret Gökçe is professionally known as Salt Bae. He is a chef, restaurateur, and businessperson from Erzurum, Turkey. He owns a Nusret chain of restaurants worldwide, whose style for preparing and seasoning meat became an Internet meme in January 2017. Nusr-Et branches are in Turkey, Greece, the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. His restaurant chain comes from his name and “Et,” which means “meat” in Turkish. Because of his unique way of sprinkling salt, Nusret Gökçe got his name “Salt Bae.” He keeps his hands high and drops salt from his fingertips to his lower arm, which sprays into the dish. Salt Bae’s net worth is around 70 million dollars.
- Real Name: Nusret Gökçe
- Date of Birth: 9 August 1983
- Place of Birth: Erzurum, Turkey
- Age: 39 years old (as of 2022)
- Nationality: Turkish
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Height: 5’8″ in
- Weight: 65 kg
- Spouse: Not Available
- Children: Not Available
- Instagram: @nusr_et
- Twitter: @nusr_et
Early life and Education
On 9 August 1983, Bae was born in Erzurum, Turkey, to a Kurdish family, to his father, Faik Gökçe, and mother, Fatma Gökçe. His family moved from his birthplace to the coastal town of Darica when he was only 2 years old. At Darica, the young Turk spent his childhood alongside his brothers Ugur, Erman, and Ozgur. Bae went to Faik Sahenk primary school. As the son of a coal miner, Bae practically lived a survival life with his family. The family’s financial conditions forced him to leave school in the sixth grade (aged 11–12) to work as a butcher’s assistant in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul.
In 2009, Bae traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, intending to acquire international knowledge about the meat industry. It wasn’t long before he started relentless traveling to the US for ‘meat tourism’ and was finally successful. In Istanbul, a civilized Bae returned to his country (Turkey) and opened his first Istinye Park Shopping Mall restaurant. The restaurant had only 8 tables and 10 employees until Ferit Sahenk, a Turkish businessman, stopped by to eat and was inspired by the entire organization. Sahenk invested in the developing business, thereby providing Bae with sufficient capital, used to start up more restaurants in Ankara, Doha, and Dubai. Now Bae has no fewer than 13 restaurants worldwide with over 600 employees.
The relationship status of Bae is not confirmed yet. People got confused as he once posted a picture of him surrounded by 12 kids with a caption: “A man that does not spend time with his family is not a real man.”
Salt Bae’s Net Worth
Today, the net worth of Salt Bae is estimated to be $70 million. Bae has earned a handsome amount of money through his profession as a chef and his restaurants.
Bae hаѕ nоmіnаtеd fоr thе ѕhоrtу аwаrdѕ. Аѕ thоugh hе hаd nоt уеt rесеіvеd аnу оf thе рrіzеѕ.
Не іѕ knоwn fоr hіѕ ѕtуlе оf dеlіvеrу. Не had hіѕ own lоtѕ оf hеаrtѕ оn а wоrldwіdе bаѕіѕ.