What is Gordon Ramsay net worth? Gordon Ramsay is a popular celebrity chef, restaurant owner, and a TV personality. Gordon Ramsay starred in several competitive cooking reality shows including Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
The British culinary expert is knowing for his quick temper and strict demeanor toward contestants on his shows. He is also prone to making controversial comments which have placed him under fire at times.
Gordon James Ramsay was born on November 8, 1966, in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. As a child, he grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. His mother was a nurse and his father took on several careers including a welder and a shopkeeper.
Due to his father’s various career aspirations, the Ramsay family moved around a lot while Gordon was a young child. At age of 16, Ramsay leaving his home during his youth as know by abuse from his father.
Gordon played football throughout his childhood and had hopes of becoming a professional athlete. Gordon stops playing football because of his serious knee injury during training.
However, he did get the chance to play a few non-league matches with the Rangers in the 1980’s. Due to his injury before, Ramsay begins his cooking career and helped him earn the status as one of the highest paid chefs today.
Gordon Ramsay started out his career by working as a junior chef at the Wroxton House Hotel. It was a great starter job for the culinary genius until an affair with the owner’s wife made the work environment awkward, to say the least.
He then moved on to study French cuisine and took a job in Paris, working for Albert Roux at the Le Gavroche in Mayfair. where he later met his friend and partner Jean-Claude Breton.
After a year of working for Roux, he encouraged Ramsay to work alongside him at a ski resort in the French Alps known as Hotel Diva.
Ramsay went on to meet his future mentor Guy Savoy while training in France. The stress of the vigorous demands that come along with preparing gourmet dishes and learning the tricks of the trade began to take a toll on Ramsay’s physical and mental well-being.
After three years of grueling training, he took a year off to work as a personal chef on a private yacht that was based in Bermuda.
Later in 1993, when he returned to London, Gordon offered an esteemed position as a head chef at La Tante Claire located in Chelsea. He worked under the patron Pierre Koffmann at this establishment.
Later Ramsay partnered with Marco Pierre White to open the Aubergine restaurant which won it’s first Michelin star just 14 months later.
In 1998, Ramsay opens his first restaurant Restaurant Gordon Ramsay with the help of his father-in-law and colleagues from Aubergine.
Gordon Ramsay married Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson in 1996. Together they have four children, Megan, Jack, Holly, and Matilda. The couple also had a son, Rocky, who they lost due to miscarriage. The Ramsay family live in Wandsworth, Common, London.
Gordon’s father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson helped him open his first restaurant and was responsible for all business operations until 2010. In 2017,
Hutcheson was arrested and sentenced to jail for six months after attempting to hack into a computer system that held Gordon’s business interests and other confidential information. Hutcheson along with his sons was found guilty of accessing the system an estimated 2,000 times between 2010 and 2011.
Gordon Ramsay is one of the highest paid celebrity chefs in the industry, you would think that his children would receive a sizeable amount of his fortune later on. But a recent story from Forbes magazine stated that the MasterChef star doesn’t spoil his kids, and they will not inherit his fortune.
However, Ramsay isn’t keeping his fortune from his children out of anger. He’s doing it so that they aren’t spoiled and will work to achieve their own career goals instead of relying on their father’s fortune.
Gordon Ramsay is the wealthiest chef in the world, with a net worth of approximately $60 million. He’s earned his fortune from his career as a restaurant owner, head chef, and hosting four-hit reality shows for FOX networks.
In 2016, Ramsay ranked among Forbes’s highest paid celebrities such as Beyoncé and other top-paid celebrities. He ranked at #34 with a total net worth of $54 million. Forbes’s most recent list for 2017 places Ramsay at the #26 spot with a net worth of $60 million.
Gordon Ramsay’s food empire is still growing along with his reality TV show career. He starred in another series titled The F Word in 2017 and his show Culinary Genius went into syndication in May. Recently, in January 2018 he opened a Hell’s Kitchen themed restaurant in Vegas and receives an impressive 12,000 bookings within a matter of a day.