Jonathan Cheban, born February 21, 1974, professionally known as Foodgod, is a renowned American reality television personality, entrepreneur and former publicist. He has made cameos on both the original and spin-off series of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
|Full Name:||Jonathan Cheban|
|Date of Birth:||February 21, 1974|
|Place of Birth:||Moldova, Soviet Union|
|Net Worth:||$9 million|
Early Life and Education
Jonathan Cheban was born in Moldova, Soviet Union, in 1974. His parents were Mikhail, a diamond dealer, and Galina, a real estate agent. Mikhail passed away in 2011.
He was up in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and went to Fort Lee High School before earning a communications degree from Hofstra University in 1995. Cheban is a Russian Jew by heritage.
At the age of 8, Cheban was involved in a terrible forklift accident that caused him to lose his front teeth and a portion of his tongue.
Jonathan Cheban started working for publicist Peggy Siegal at her New York company soon after graduating.
Benny Medina, the musician’s manager, once called Siegal to discuss planning Sean Combs’ 29th birthday celebration.
Despite Cheban’s encouragement, Siegal declined the offer, therefore Cheban himself took the position.
After leaving Siegal, Cheban cofounded a PR company with two other publicists. In 2001, he left that organization and started CommandPR, his own business.
Cheban first came to the public’s attention when he appeared on the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians as the Kardashian sisters’ friend.
After that, he made multiple appearances in the episodes of the spin-off series Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons.
In 2010, Cheban appeared in The Spin Crowd, a reality series that followed the lives of him, Simon Huck, and the staff of their company.
Kim Kardashian, a reality television personality, served as the show’s executive producer. Due to dismal ratings, it was discontinued after one season.
Cheban and Kardashian’s romance has continued to receive media attention.
Cheban parodied himself as someone who was living in the shadow of Kardashian’s fame in a short video he made in 2012.
Cheban entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK in January 2016 to participate as a housemate on the show’s 17th season.
Within days, he voluntarily departed the program. Cheban had an appearance on “Celebs Go Dating” in the UK’s second season in 2017.
Jonathan Cheban Net Worth
Jonathan Cheban is a renowned American reality television personality, entrepreneur and former publicist with a net worth of $9 million.
Cheban met Anat Popovsky, a stylist, while filming Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, and they started dating in late 2012.
On the second episode of Millionaire Matchmaker’s seventh season, which aired on December 12, 2013, Cheban appeared as a single man.
Several media outlets reported in October 2019 that he had finished the process he had begun in January to alter his legal name to the social media account Foodgod.