Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pepin
Celebrated Name: Jacques Pepin
Real Name/Full Name: Jacques Pepin
Gender: Male
Age: 88 years old
Birth Date: 18 December 1935
Birth Place: Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Nationality: American, French
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: ‎75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Gloria Pépin (m. 1966)
Children: Yes (Claudine Pépin)
Profession: French–American chef, television personality, and author
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Jacques Pepin is a renowned chef, television personality, author cum columnist. He has appeared as the host of numerous cooking shows on public television. Jacques is an internationally recognized French chef who has been worked in the USA. He is well known for his appearance as the former judge on the Bravo show Top Chef. He has written a set of cookbooks which became very popular as well as best sellers.

Maybe you know about Jacques Pepin very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Jacques Pepin’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Jacques Pepin was born on 18th December 1935 in Bourg-en-Bresse near Lyon in France to Jean-Victor Pepin and Jeannette Pepin. His mother was a chef. Jacques parents run a restaurant named Le Pelican. He was born and brought up in France, and he lived with his parents along with his siblings.

Jean-Victor Pepin has three children, and Jacques was the 2nd son among them. At the early stage, he worked in this parent’s restaurant. He was an apprentice in a kitchen when he was o boy of 13. After completing his apprenticeship in Paris, Jacques moved to the USA. He worked as a chef in the top class restaurants of the United States and later he became a research director at Howard Johnson’s.

In 1970 Jacques Pepin attended and completed his bachelor degree from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. After that, he joined the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and completed his M.A. in French literature from in 1972.

Personal Life

Jacques has a marital relationship with Gloria Pepin. They tied their knot in 1966. They spent a long time relationship of about more than half a century. This couple blessed with a daughter named Claudine. Gloria often appeared in several TV shows and other programs.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 18 December 1935, Jacques Pepin is 88 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and weight is ‎75 Kg.


Jacques started his professional career at a very young age. Jacques became famous for his love for food. Jacques Pepin moved to Paris at the age of 17, where he started working in several restaurants. In 1956 he joined as a chef for French Navy. Then he worked in Charles de Gaulle from 1956 to 1958.

Next year he came to the USA and joined the famous Le Pavillon. Craig Claiborne, a food editor of the New York Times, introduced a new part named Pepin to Helen McCully after his arrival to the USA. In 1999 Pepin starred in Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. He appeared as a guest artist on Pauli Day.

Awards & Achievement

Jacques Pepin has won many awards in his professional career. He has a collection of 3 French awards including the highest award of the French Government. In 1990 Pepin got an Emmy Award for Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. In 2004 Jacques received another great award and honor of France. He has 24 James Beard Foundation Awards in his personal collection. In 2011 Pepin got an honorary degree from Boston University, and in 2017 he received Doctor of Humane Letters from Columbia University.

Net Worth & Salary of Jacques Pepin in 2024

Jacques Pepin Net Worth
Jacques Pepin Net Worth

Jacques Pepin is a famous American chef who has an estimated net worth of $25 million As of May 2024. Estimation of his net worth comes from his chef career as well as from his appearances on television shows. He placed himself as one of the international best chefs in the world. He is the owner of a luxurious house and lived with his wife in Madison, Connecticut.

Being a man of 88 years old Jacques has maintained his professional career and celebrity image very correctly. He is a gentleman who never been involved in any controversy in his career as well as in his personal life. Jacques has been associated with frequent social programs and events. In his life, he has participated in philanthropic works and social welfare programs as well. He also donates personal donation to different social acts.


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