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William Jack Degel was born on the 1st September 1967, in Queens, New York City USA, and is a restaurateur and television personality, probably best known to the world as the founder of the restaurant chain Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse in New York City, and as the host of the reality television show Restaurant Stakeout, aired on the Food Network. Degel’s career started in 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Willie Degel is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Degel’s net worth is as high as $10 million, earned through his successful careers as a restaurateur and TV personality.
Willie Degel Net Worth $10 Million
Willie is the youngest in a family of four siblings, born to parents who were both in the business industry. However, his teen years were troublesome, and he even spent six months in prison for credit card fraud. His sentence could have been five years, but he negotiated a plea deal by testifying against his codefendants, for which the court granted leniency.
Thanks to his parents, Willie began to develop entrepreneurial skills from an early age, and in 1990 he started his own restaurant, Hollywood and Main, in Flushing, Queens. After several successful years, he opened another restaurant, which became the first of three in Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse chain.
He managed to expand his area of expertise to television; he started his own show, entitled “Restaurant Stakeout”, in which he goes from one restaurant to another, examining their service and food quality. The show lasted until 2014, which only increased Willie’s net worth to a large degree. Also, in 201. Willie worked as the host of the food network show “Food Fortunes”, increasing further his net worth.
Furthermore, Willie is a published writer; in 2012 he authored the book entitled “”Inside the Mind of a Serial Entrepreneur”, published by HarperCollins. The sales of the book certainly added further to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Willie is married to Cindy Degel, with whom he has three children.