SALT BAE has risen to success after becoming an internet sensation on how to rub salt over meat with a slap on the back.
Its Nusr-Et chain of restaurants, which has a presence around the world, has been visited by many famous people such as David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio.
How many restaurants does Salt Bae own?
Salt Bae owns 22 Nusr-Et restaurants.
This can be found in various places around the world.
He has nine restaurants in his home country of Turkey and seven locations in the United States.
You can find his restaurants in:
- Six restaurants in Istanbul
- Abu Dhabi
- Two in New York
- Beverly Hills
- Las Vegas
Who finances the Nusr-Et restaurants in Salt Bae?
While Salt founded Bae Nusr-Et, the restaurants are actually owned by the Dream Group.
Dream Group is owned by Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk’s Dogus Holding AS.
It has been rumored that Dream Group could sell a 20% stake to Qatar Investment Authority for around US$300 million, which will be valued at US$1.5 billion.
Other companies also holding stakes in Salt Bae’s restaurants include Singapore-based Temasek and London-based private equity firm Metrical Capital Partners.
The London-based company acquired a 17% stake for $200 million in 2018, valued at $1.18 billion.
What is Salt Bae Net Worth?
As of 2022, Salt Bae’s net worth is estimated at $75 million.
His net worth comes from representing his family’s legacy, which has been in the grocery business for nearly 300 years.
He earned his living from the restaurant empire he opened and from his career as a butcher and chef.
In addition to his culinary success, Salt Bae has also become a social media influencer and author.
As a result, he earns more sales from his social media channels and the books he has written.
Salt Bae’s social media boost came from when he went viral in 2017 for sprinkling salt over meat by putting his arm over his elbow and flicking the salt over it.
The image of him became a meme that many recreated with different scenarios and it also saw many celebrities visiting his restaurants which made him even more popular around the world.
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