America's Most Successful Chefs of 2012

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#25 David Chang — $4 million

Famed for his Michelin-starred Momofuku franchise — including four in New York, one in Sydney, Australia, and four opening in Toronto — Korean-American chef David Chang is leading the restaurant renaissance for Asian-fusion food. Chang is unapologetic and unscripted, which is particularly evident in his publication Lucky Peach — a quarterly food magazine that’s equal parts poignant and profane — which was a New York Times best-seller.

Gabriele Stabile