Jon Taffer, a Nightclub Hall of Fame inductee, is an American TV host & entrepreneur, famous as the host of the reality series Bar Rescue (2011- Present) on Paramount Network. Since 2019, Taffer is also serving as host & executive producer of the spin-off show Marriage Rescue.
Aside from TV venture, the Great Neck, New York-born collects hefty sum through ownership of a bar as well as being Chairman of Taffer Dynamics Inc. (1986- Present) and Taffer Media (1986- President).
What Is Jon Taffer’s Net Worth In 2020?
Initially a bartender, Jon got his bar management gig in 1978 at The Troubadour night club in West Hollywood & even more, got full control of the bar by 1981.
Over the course of 3 decades, Taffer’s prominence in bar management, buying & flipping paved his journey to TV stint; his reality show Bar Rescue launched in 2011, features Jon’s ideas of fortifying failing bars and nightclubs across the USA.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 65-year-old American entrepreneur & reality star has a net worth of $10 million as of March 2020.
The University of Denver attendant Taffer, as per LinkedIn, is serving as Chairman of consulting firms Taffer Dynamics & Taffer Media.
Moreover, he is also the author of the best-selling book Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions.
Even if the TV personality cum management-veteran is yet to disclose his salary detail, he surely pockets hundreds of thousand dollars annually.
TV Breakthrough With ‘Bar Rescue’ & Other Ventures
With growing for his effective management tactics, Jon Taffer was appointed by Questex Media Group, as the President of its subsidiary Nightclub and Bar Media Group in 2010.
Reportedly, he oversees Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, as well as Nightclub & Bar Magazine.
In 2011, Jon began reality TV show Bar Rescue, which aired through Spike TV (from Season 1- Season 5) & later was distributed through Paramount Network.
In the reality series, the American entrepreneur aids in the improvement of struggling bars with ideas of management & revitalization.
So far, the show running on its 7th season (already has run 12 episodes), totaling 208 episodes. Aside from being its host, Jon is also a co-executive producer of the show.
Reportedly, in 2014, he launched a bar and nightclub management app BarHQ.
Through Paramount Network, the 2-time Bar Operator of the Year Award winner runs a spin-off show Marriage Rescue (June 2, 2019- Present), where he works to save the couple’s relationships.
Also a podcast host, Jon Taffer interviews celebrity guests in No Excuses, which airs on the PodcastOne network.
Career Beginning: What Did He Do Before TV Fame?
After Jon relocated to Los Angeles leaving his studies at the University of Denver, he worked as a bartender in Barney’s Beanery in 1973.
Thereafter, following some years, he persuaded bar management job, in 1978 at West Hollywood-based night club The Troubadour, later earned full authority of management in 1981.
In the 90s, Taffer’s management knocked on NFL’s door & served in Board of NFL Enterprises for 3 years- his notable credit there was the development of pay-broadcast platform NFL Sunday Ticket (launched in 1993).
Rescue Fails Of TV Series ‘Bar Rescue’
In his career spanning over 30 years, Jon reportedly has helped for establishment & worked on the rescue of over 600 businesses.
However, not all of them saw perks of success- the most common reason is, when Jon Taffer walks in for the rescue, many of them are already on the edge of the financial crash.
Check out some rescue fails of Bar Rescue:
- Downey’s Irish Pub- On July 24, 2011, the episode named “Downey’s and Out” aired where Jon made changes in the pub that was potentially aimed to aid its financial growth. However, it was sold on August 2, 2011- the reason was the pub owed $2.5 million to Philadelphia and Wells Fargo bank.
- Los Angeles Brewing Company: It is reported to be Jon’s most expensive yet the biggest failure, aired on Season 4.After LA Brewing Company saw downhill in income, under Taffer’s suggestion, they invested $1 million to update the bar- installation of a self-service beer tap and an in-house brewing system. However, later it was revealed that those supplement changes didn’t take effect & even more, the business was put for sale.
As for a fact, in the entire career in Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer has waked out without any help for 3 times, citing that owners lacked incompetence & unwillingness to accept any change in the business infrastructure:
- O’Face Bar (Season 3, “Punch Drunk and Trailer Trashed” episode)
- Second Base (Season 4, “Second Base, Third Strike” episode)
- Black Light District (Season 4, “Drunk on Punk” episode)
Lives In Las Vegas With Wife & Daughter
Currently, Jon Taffer lives in Las Vegas with second wife Nicole Taffer & daughter Samantha (from first marriage). The average house price in Las Vegas is $288,195.
Taffer & Nicole married on April 4, 2000, and are together ever since, but do not have children of their own.
Prior, Jon was in a marital relationship with the first wife (named undisclosed) whom he divorced in 1998.
The 6 ft. 2 inches tall reality TV series host Jon Taffer was born on November 7, 1954, in Great Neck, New York, the USA. His birth name is Jonathan Peter Taffer.
His mother Yvette Taffer died in 2012 at the age of 88.
In 1972, he graduated from William A. Shine Great Neck South High School & went to c, but left to relocate to Los Angeles where his career in bar-management began.