John Taffer’s Net Worth, Height, Age, Personal Info Wiki


John Taffer is a famous American restaurant connoisseur, author, and TV personality. He has created various business concepts that many people love these days. Jon is also tagged as a “nightlife” expert. His real name is Jonathan Peter Cass. 

He is also the host of “Bar Rescue,” a show produced by Paramount Network. Jon Taffer’s business, Taffer Dynamics, Inc., provides consultation services to entrepreneurs. (1)

Jon Taffer's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height6 ft 2 in
Weight89 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Facts About Jon Taffer

Estimate Net Worth$14 million
Zodiac SignScorpio
BirthplaceGreat Neck, New York, United States
BirthdayNovember 7, 1954

Jon Taffer's Net Worth

Jon Taffer is a popular television personality, investor, and entrepreneur. As of October 2022, Jon Taffer has a net worth of $14,000,000. (2)

He has numerous projects in and out of the restaurant business. The famed celebrity has also created a consulting company that adds to his income.

Jon Taffer's Early Life

Jon Taffer was born on November 7, 1954, in Great Neck, New York, United States. As of this year, 2022, he is 68 years old. He was exposed to entrepreneurship at a young age and learned many ways to handle a business.

The 68-year-old television host was born to a family of businessmen. His grandfather, Saul, was also known as a successful entrepreneur. He ventured into the printing business. Although they worked in different industries and different generations, both overachieved in the process.

Jon Taffer's Education

Jon Taffer attended the University of Denver. He majored in Political Science and minored in Cultural Anthropology. In 1972, Jon finished high school at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School in Great Neck. There is no additional information about his educational background.

Jon Taffer's Wife and Family Life

Jon Taffer is married to Nicole Taffer. They were married in 2000. In 1996, the couple met at Super Bowl XXX. It is not apparent if they have kids together. (3)

It was also revealed that Nicole worked behind the scenes to support his husband’s activities. He assisted him with philanthropic projects, as a mystery shopper for “Bar Rescue,” and more.

Besides, Jon Taffer has a daughter from his previous relationship. Her name is Samantha. The latter has a son, and Jon spends his free time with them.

Jon Taffer's Career

Jon Taffer studied Political Science and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Denver. However, he decided to move to Los Angeles. He worked as a bartender in West Hollywood.

When he worked as a drummer, he became drawn to the nightlife industry. He is a musician and became a member of a band. In other words, music and being a drummer brought him to the bar management industry.

Jon Taffer started managing a bar in 1978. Three years later, he had the whole leadership of the bar. His experience handling a bar business must have been taken from that time.

In 1989, Jon Taffer established his first bar business. A decade later, he was chosen as the president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group. In other words, that opened more opportunities for him as a nightlife expert.

Since music is essential in running a bar, he patented a device that allows guests to choose music seamlessly. It has over 80,000 well-curated songs indexed well according to crucial categories such as tempo, type, and more. The creation happened even before the development of the digital music industry. (4)

Later on, Jon Staffer also founded his consulting company, Jon Taffer Dynamics, Incorporated. His clients are from the hospitality, restaurant, and bar industries.

Jon Taffer also assisted in creating NFL Sunday Ticket. It is a pay program package offering regular-season games unavailable on local channels. As a result, he was invited for a three-year stint to sit on the Board of NFL Enterprises.

Not only that, Jon spearheaded the “Nightclub & Bar” magazine. No wonder he earned a spot in the “Nightclub Hall of Fame.”

Aside from that, he has published many books. Jon Taffer produced several books such as “Raise the Bar,” “Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself,” and “The Power of Conflict: Speak Your Mind and Get the Results You Want.” These publications helped many aspiring entrepreneurs launch their businesses. (5)

Jon Taffer also is working on the “Bar Rescue” spinoff, “Marriage Rescue.” Jon and his wife have a happy marriage inspired him to host the show.

Jon Taffer As A "Bar Rescue" TV Show Host

In 2011, Jon was tapped to host a series, “Bar Rescue,” and took on the role with gusto. That made him one of the most exciting TV hosts in history. His two-decade worth of knowledge and prominence in the bar industry brought him to appear on Spike TV with Paramount Network.

From that time to the present, he’s been at the helm of the reality TV show, going on to its 8th Season. During the pandemic, the show went on in Las Vegas, hurdling all the difficulties of the time.

For his followers, he has taught that psychology is essential in handling a bar. He also mentioned that following “bar science” goes a long way in making a bar successful. He has talked about bar sitting, the arrangement of chairs, and more.

Even though the show is successful, it has its share of some controversies. There was a bar owner who was featured on the show who filed a lawsuit against him. However, it was resolved in 2017.

The network also failed to remove the finished product of an episode that featured a person accused of murder the day before his show was aired. As a result, they received a significant backlash at that time. (6)

In addition, it was disclosed that there are still bars that closed despite Jon’s intervention. That made the show controversial.


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