|Birth name||Gordon James Ramsay|
|Birthday||November 8, 1966|
|Gordon Ramsay net worth||$220 million|
|Source of wealth||Restaurants, television|
|Marital status||Married (Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson)|
|Education||North Oxfordshire Technical College|
|Residence||Bel Air, Los Angeles, U. S|
Gordon Ramsay is a British chef with an estimated net worth of $220 million. According to Wealthy Gorilla, he’s the 3rd richest chef in the world after Alan Wong and Jamie Oliver. Gordon is also a restaurant owner, television personality, author, and food detractor.
He gained recognition in the 1999 television miniseries Boiling Point and is one of the most prominent chefs in the United Kingdom today. Ramsay owns Gordon Ramsay Restaurants which operates restaurants around the world. He hosts the cooking shows Next Level Chef, MasterChef, and Hell’s Kitchen. In 2020 Forbes ranked him the world’s 19th best-paid celebrity with total earnings of $70 million.
So, how did Gordon Ramsay start, and how does he make and spend his millions?
Gordon James Ramsay was born on November 8, 1966, in Johnstone Scotland to Helen, a nurse, and Gordon James Sr., a swim teacher. His family moved to Stratford, England when he was nine. Gordon described his father as a violent alcoholic who abused and abandoned his children.
The chef initially wanted to become a footballer and was forced to forsake those aspirations after a serious knee injury. He also worked in a local Indian restaurant as a pot washer together with his sister. Gordon has three siblings, an older sister, a younger sister, and a younger brother.
Ramsay developed an interest in cooking during his teenage years. At the age of 19, he enrolled at North Oxfordshire Technical College to study hotel management. After college, he first worked at the Wroxton House Hotel in Wroxton, England. He later moved to London and worked in several restaurants.
Gordon then worked with fellow chef Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s for close to three years. At the age of 23, Ramsay moved to Paris to study French cuisine in order to advance his career. He worked with and was trained by chefs Joel Robuchon and Guy Savoy for three years before returning to Britain after giving in to the mental and physical stress of the kitchens in Paris.
In 1993 he landed a job as head chef at the La Tante Claire, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chelsea, London. Ramsay then became a head chef at Aubergine and owned a 10% share in the restaurant before quitting the partnership in 1998 to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. He describes this as the most important decision of his life.
In 1998, Gordon Ramsay opened his own restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, England. The restaurant received its third Michelin star in 2001 and was regarded as one of the best restaurants in England after a decade.
He opened his second restaurant, Petrus, and his third Amaryllis in London before opening other restaurants outside the United Kingdom including in New York City and Tokyo. He opened a restaurant in Ireland in 2007, another one in Los Angeles in 2008, and his first restaurant in Canada in 2011. The chef has stated that one of his mentors is Marco Pierre White. Today his restaurant group has locations all over the world including 35 in the United Kingdom alone.
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Gordon Ramsay net worth is $220 million. How does he makes his millions?
Gordon Ramsay makes most of his millions from his restaurants and television. He also earns from publishing books and endorsement deals. According to Celebrity net worth, the chef makes anywhere from $60 million every year. He owns the Gordon Ramsay restaurants, a global restaurant group —through his holding company the Gordon Ramsay Holdings. The chef also acts as a consultant to various organizations in the catering industry.
Gordon Ramsay operates restaurants in Scotland, France, the United States, Italy, Ireland, Canada, and UAE. It has about 35 restaurants in the United Kingdom alone which include Bread Street Kitchen & Bar in Edinburgh, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar in Liverpool, and Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Mayfair. Some of its restaurants in the U.S. include Gordon Ramsay Steak in Baltimore and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Las Vegas.
Gordon Ramsay has hosted television cooking shows such as Hotel Hell, Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, MasterChef among others. He also owns his own production company known as One Potato Two Potato. Celebrity Net Worth reports that Ramsay makes about $225,000 for every episode.
Ramsay has authored 26 books since 1996. Some of them include Recipes From a 3 Star Chef (2007), Ramsay’s Best Menus (2010), and Gordon Ramsay’s Secrets (2003)
How Gordon Ramsay spends his millions
Gordon Ramsay has a large and impressive car collection which includes a Bentley Continental GT worth $180,000, a limited Ferrari F12 Berlinetta worth $300,000, a $500,000 Ferrari F12 TDF, and a $260,000 Ferrari 488 GTB. He’s one of just 210 people in the whole world who own a Laferrari Aperta that goes for about $2 million. Gordon is also the proud owner of a $335,000 Ferrari 812 superfast, a $1 million black and gold McLaren Senna as well as an $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder.
The chef also spends his money on fashion. He owns an Omega Seamaster which costs anywhere from $10,000, a Breitling cockpit chronograph worth about $5,000 as well as three Rolex Submariner watches worth about $20,000 each.
Gordon Ramsay owns a $7 million 7,413 square feet mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles which features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a fully decked-out kitchen among other amenities that you could think of. He owns a mansion in London which he bought in 2002 for $3.5 million. The home features 8 bedrooms, a tennis court, two kitchens, among other facilities. According to ineedmoney, one of the kitchens is as large as another house and is worth more than $500,000.
The millionaire chef also owns three homes in Cornwall which are collectively worth about $13.8 million. One of them is a $5 million mansion in Trebetherick, the other one is a $5.5 million property in Rock and the last one is a $2.5 million mansion in Fowey.
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Gordon Ramsay married school teacher Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson in 1996. They have five kids: Megan, Holly, Jack, Tilly, and Oscar. The chef is a football fan and supports Rangers, a team he played for before quitting football. He’s also a Chelsea fan. Ramsay who also loves baseball supports the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB.
In 2006 Gordon Ramsay won the Catey award for “Independent Restaurateur of the Year” becoming one of three people to have won three Catey awards. In September of the same year, he was named the most powerful person in the United Kingdom hospitality industry in the yearly Caterersearch 100 list by the Caterer magazine. His first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay was voted London’s top restaurant in Harden’s for 8 years until 2008.
In June 2017, Gordon set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest time to fillet a 10 lb fish’, earning the record in 1 minute and 5 seconds. The chef also holds the world record for the longest pasta sheet rolled in 60 seconds, which was 1.45 meters long. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006 by Queen Elizabeth II for his services in the hospitality sector.
Gordon Ramsay has a net worth of about $220 million. He gets his fortune from the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants as well as hosting television shows on cookery and food. Ramsay is the world’s 3rd wealthiest chef. Finally, here are a few quotes by Gordon Ramsay.
- “I’ve had a lot of success; I’ve had failures, so I learn from the failure.”
- “The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality, and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So, you need to be strong. Physically fit. So, my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen.”
- “If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.”
- “I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I am not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.”
- “I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It’s not a job, it’s a passion. When you become good at it, it’s a dream job and financially you need never worry. Ever.”