Inside Salt Bae £40m fortune after dropping out of school to set up string of ‘rip off’ restaurants selling £1k steaks
, 2022-12-23 15:23:30
NUSRET Gökçe went from humble beginnings to running a global restaurant empire and a personal fortune estimated at more than £40million.
This week he faced a storm of criticism after badgering Lionel Messi and grabbing the trophy from Argentina players after the World Cup final.
Fifa has admitted he should never have been allowed on the pitch and launched an official probe.
But it comes after Gökçe made his fame and fortune by cosying up to footballers and celebrities.
The fame hungry chef has posed alongside global stars from David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe and Conor McGregor to DJ Khaled and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Non VIPs also flock to his restaurants hoping for a pic with Salt Bae to share on Instagram.
And they fork out up to £1,450 – as Gemma Collins did – for one of his Instagramable gold leaf steaks.
Gökçe, 39, now has a chain of 22 Nusr-Et steakhouses around the world.
His 15th, opened to great fanfare in Knightsbridge last year, made £7million in its first…
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