Ming Tsai Net Worth

Ming Tsai Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ming Tsai net worth is
$10 Million

Ming Tsai Wiki Biography

Ming Tsai was born on the 29th March 1964, in Newport Beach, California USA, of Chinese descent, and is a celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. His cooking style is fusion which means that he that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Ming is the host of the cooking show “Simply Ming” (2003 – present) aired on American Public Television, and “Ming’s Quest” on the Fine Living Network. He has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Tsai has been active in the industry for almost 20 years, since 1998.

How much is the net worth of Ming Tsai? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is equal to $10 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Cooking is the main source of Tsai’s fortune.

Ming Tsai Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, the boy grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and was educated at The Miami Valley School. His family owned a restaurant entitled Mandarin Kitchen, and he used to help his parents. Then he studied at Phillips Academy, before graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering. Following this, he graduated from Cornell University earning a Master’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing and Hotel Administration. Then, he enrolled into the school of culinary based in Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. While still a student, he played squash professionally, and when he studied in France, he took part in the European circuit. Tsai is fluent in four languages which include Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and English.

Concerning his professional career, he debuted in Sara Moulton’s cooking show. Then he launched his own cooking show, “East Meets West” (1998 – 2003) aired on the Food Network. In 1999, Ming won the Daytime Emmy Award as the Outstanding Service Show Host. Meanwhile, Tsai’s family opened their first family restaurant entitled Blue Ginger, which is based in Wellesley, Massachussetts, USA. It should be said that Tsai has written the following cookbooks “Simply Ming: One-Pot Meal”, “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen”, “Ming’s Master Recipes”, “Simply Ming” and “Blue Ginger”. Since 2003, he has been hosting his own cooking show “Simply Ming” broadcast on American Public Television. What is more, Ming Tsai is the host of “Ming’s Quest” on the Fine Living Network – all add to his net worth.

In addition to this, he has taken part in other shows, including several episodes of the children’s series “ZOOM” (2004) and “Arthur” (2005). As a guest star, he was invited into the episode of the cooking show “Top Chef”, and judged in the cooking competition series “Cooking Under Fire”. As a contestant he participated in the 1st season of the reality cooking show “Iron Chef America” (2005) and won, leaving the celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay behind. In 2010, he launched a mini restaurant entitled Blue Ginger Noodle Bar, inside Blue Ginger.

To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the overall size of Ming Tsai;s net worth and popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of the chef, Ming Tsai has been married to Polly since 1995, and they have two sons.

Full NameMing Tsai
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1964
Place Of BirthNewport Beach, California
Height1.83 m
ProfessionRestaurateur, television personality, celebrity chef
EducationThe Miami Valley School, Yale University, Cornell University, Culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
SpousePolly Talbott (m. 1995-)
ChildrenDavid Tsai, Henry Tsai
ParentsIris Tsai, Stephen Tsai
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award as the Outstanding Service Show Host (1999), James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast - Blue Ginger (2002)
NominationsCulinary Hall of Fame, All-Ivy League squash player (1986, Yale), "Nr.16 on the Most Beautiful People" (People magazine, 2000)
TV Shows"Ming's Quest", "Simply Ming", "The Next Iron Chef", "East Meets West" (1998-2003), "Sara Moulton's cooking show", "Cooking Under Fire", "Iron Chef America", "ZOOM", "Arthur: What's Cooking?"
1Culinary experience began by his working in his family's Chinese restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
2Chef/owner of "Blue Ginger" in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Simply Ming2011-2016TV Series documentary executive producer - 44 episodes


Kung Fu Panda 32016Ming (voice)
Arthur2006TV SeriesMing Tsai


Simply Ming2003TV Series documentary writer


The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America2007TV Movie documentary special thanks
Arthur2006TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Simply Ming2004-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Host Chef
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Top Chef2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Chef / Owner, Blue Ginger / ...
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Nate Berkus Show2012TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2011TV SeriesHimself
The View2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
The Next Iron Chef2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Today2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
A Moveable Feast with America's Favorite Chefs2009TV MovieHimself / host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Cookery Guest
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Cooking Under Fire2005TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America: The Series2005TV SeriesHimself - Challenger
Christine Cushing Live2003TV SeriesHimself
The Victory Garden2002TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Blue Ginger' Chef
East Meets West with Ming Tsai1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

America Now2014TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America: The Series2013TV SeriesHimself - ICA Challenger Chef

Won Awards

1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Service Show HostEast Meets West with Ming Tsai (1998)

Nominated Awards

2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramSimply Ming (2003)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle/Culinary HostSimply Ming (2003)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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