Myron Mixon - Updated Jun 2024

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Myron Mixon

Myron Mixon is an American celebrity chef and competitor on the competitive barbecue circuit. Myron Mixon is a five-time barbecue World Champion and appeared as a judge on the Destination America reality television show BBQ Pitmasters.

Early Life and Childhood

Myron was born on May 30, 1962, in Georgia, United States of America. He has the nickname of “the winningest man in barbecue.” Currently, he is 60 years old. Myron Mixon is his real name. Most people call him Myron.

Chef Myron is the son of Jack Mixon (father) and Gaye Mixon (mother). His father was a barbeque businessman. His father taught him how to barbecue, and Myron named his BBQ company named Jack’s Old South in his honor.

Maybe his mother was a housewife and helped her husband in his business.  His father died on January 28, 1996, and his mother also died on August 15, 2012. He has two siblings named Tracy Mixon and Vince Mixon.

Tracy Mixon is the owner of “The Gentleman’s Quarters Barber Shop” and there is no information available about Vince Mixon. Mixon learned how to make BBQ at a young age.

He began learning how to cook barbecue at his father’s restaurant when he was 9 years old. Also, he gathered wood, split it, smoked meat, and other things. His parents manufactured a well-known barbeque sauce.

Since he was a teenager, he has been interested in cooking, especially BBQ, and made his career as a chef. There is no other information available about his childhood. He is American by nationality and follows Christianity and his zodiac sign is Gemini.


Myron Mixon grew up in Vienna, Georgia. Maybe he completed his schooling in his hometown. There is no more information known to the public about his educational background where he completed high school, and if he attended college.

He has never given details about his educational background to the media so maybe he doesn’t want others to know about it.

Relationship Status

Myron Mixon is married to Faye Mixon. Their marriage date, place, and others related to marriage are all private. They have four children Kylie Mixon, Cory Mixon, David Mixon, and Michael Mixon.

The chef prefers not to share many details about his private life. He keeps his family out of the media and wants a private life.

Myron Mixon with his wife source twitter

Caption: Myron with his wife (Source: Twitter)

Career and Professional Life

Myron began his professional life at a very young age. He continued experimenting with the sauce and flavors. In Atlanta in 1996, he took part for the first time. In the competition, he won the first-place trophy for the whole hog category and the third-place trophy for the pork shoulder category.

His desire to promote the genuine barbecue sauce that his parents prepared in their kitchen totally by themselves was one of the main reasons he chose to represent barbecue. He learned how to grill from his adored father.

Then he created his own barbecue business, which he called “Jake’s old South” in honor of his father. He is currently one of the judges for the competition show BBQ Pitmasters, which is part of his ongoing career. He also holds BBQ seminars, events, and workshops across the country.

Myron Mixon with his barbecue meat source amazon

Caption: Myron with his barbecue meat (Source: Amazon)

 Brand Endorsements

There is no information about the names of the brands that he has endorsed or the brands he has promoted. And, he kept all the details secret.

Awards and Nomination

Myron has won more than 200 grand trophies.  In total, he holds more than 1800 trophies from various tournaments. He won nearly 30 state championships, eight Teams of the Year awards, and eleven championships.

Myron’s team has won three first-place whole hog prizes at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition and has won the Whole Hog category at the World Championship three times in 2001, 2004, and 2007 in Memphis. The team has also won the Grand Champion title at the World Championship three times in 2001, 2004, and 200.

Myron Mixon and his team during their firt championship Source Block Club Chicago

Caption: Myron and his team during their first championship (Source: Block Club Chicago)

Myron Mixon – Net Worth 2022

Myron has a $3 million net worth. His primary source of income is the compensation he receives from his appearances on television programs as a contestant, judge, or host. The celebrity chef also makes money from the cooking classes he teaches in the US.

His restaurant, Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ, is another source of his enormous fortune. Myron also has several cookbooks to his credit as a published author.

He has published four cookbooks Smokin’ With Myron published in 2011, Everyday Barbecue: At Home With America’s Favorite Pitmaster – Myron published in 2013, and Myron’s BBQ Rules published in 2016.

In 2021, Myron published his most recent book, Myron: Keto BBQ: Real Barbecue for a Healthy Lifestyle.


He has never before been the target of rumors or controversy, neither about relationships nor other personal matters.

Myron Mixon – Social Media

Myron is an active user of social media. On Instagram, he has 125K followers, and on Facebook, he has 219K followers, on Twitter he has 3,714 followers. He has his websites too.

Body Measurements

Mixon is 6 feet tall and weighs 80 Kg. He has fair skin white hair and a white beard. According to his images, he has black colored eyes. His shoe size and clothes size are still unknown.

He is 80kg so we can only assume he needs double XL size clothes. Till now his all body measurement details are not available.