Steve Ells Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Steve Ells

Steve Ells is a famous American businessman and chef. He has earned most of his net worth from being the chairman of Chipotle Mexican Grill and a chef at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Chipotle Mexican Grill is known for being one of the most famous and top-performing restaurants in the United States.  He is one of the famous successful entrepreneurs.

Steve Ells Biography And Net Worth

Net worth$200 Million
Full NameSteve Ells
Age57 years
Birthplace Indianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionChef, Businessperson, and chairman of Chipotle Mexican Grill
Steve Ells

Early and Personal Life

Steve Ells was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ells’s birth date is on 12 September 1966. Steve Ells’s father was a pharmaceutical executive. Steve Ells got his early education from Boulder High School

and did his bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Colorado. Then he got admission to the Culinary Institute of America in New York and graduated in 1990. After his graduation, he got a job at a popular restaurant in Sans Francisco named “Stars restaurant.” Ells is not married.


After doing the job at Star restaurant in Sans Francisco, he came up with the idea of opening a little restaurant. Steve opened a taco store in Denver based on a theme of Chipotle.  It was located near the university of Denver campus, and he borrowed a huge amount from his family and friends for the taco store.

He was the CEO of the company from 1993 to 2009. Chipotle is famous for its best and most delicious tacos across the United States, France, Canada, and Germany. Within three decades, there were more than 2500 outlets the restaurant. In 2010, He joined the investment and judging panel on NBC’s series. In 2017, he resigned from the post of CEO and hired a new CEO for the company. Monty Moran was appointed as the new CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. When Moran retired from the company, Ells came back as sole CEO of the company. He also worked at Land Institute as one of the board directors.


Steve,s has won many awards during his career.

  • In 2003, he got the award the silver plate by Foodservice Manufacturer
  • In 2007, Ells received the CEO of the year award from Coloradobiz magazines.
  • In 2010, He was appointed as an investor and judge on NBC’s America’s next great restaurant.
Steve Ells


In 2013, Ells has received criticism on his salary. One of the most famous newspapers in America published that He got a $25.1 million salary which was way more than the equivalent executives in companies.

Ells’s Net worth

Steve is a famous businessman and has a net worth of around $200 million. He has earned most of his net worth from Chipotle Mexican Grill where he was the CEO, and he has also earned from the Stars restaurant where he was working as Sous chef.

Steve Features

Eye Color Black  
Hair ColorBrown  

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