Gordon Ramsay Net Worth
Gordon Ramsay net worth: Gordon Ramsay is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality, and food critic who has a net worth of $220 million. As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanor, and frequent use of expletives. He often insults contestants about their cooking abilities.
Early Life: Gordon James Ramsey was born November 8, 1966, in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. When he was five his family moved to England and he was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. He is the second of four children with an older sister and a younger brother and sister. His mom was a nurse. His dad held a number of jobs including swimming pool manager, welder, and shopkeeper. During his childhood, his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and job failures of his father. His father was a sometimes violent alcoholic and womanizer. At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of his family's home and into an apartment in Banbury.
Ramsay played football and was first chosen for the under-14 team when he was 12. He played for Warwickshire. His football career was marked by injuries. He tried out for the Rangers, the club he rooted for as a boy, and trained with them for a few months in mid-1984, but seriously injured the cartilage in one of his knees during training.
By the time his injury ended his football career, Ramsay's interest in cooking had already begun, and rather than be known as the football player with the gammy knee, at age 19 Ramsay began paying more serious attention to his culinary education. He attended North Oxfordshire Technical College, where he studied Hotel Management.
Career: In the mid-1980s, Ramsay worked at the Wroxton House Hotel as a commis chef. From there he went on to run the kitchen and 60-set dining room at the Wickham Arms. He then moved to London, where he worked in a series of restaurants before landing a job working for the temperamental Marco Pierre White at Harveys. He worked at Harveys for two years and 10 months before growing tired of White's "rages and the bullying and violence." He decided to study French cuisine and went to work for Albert Roux and Le Gavroche in Mayfair, where he met Jean-Claude Breton, now his maitre d-hotel at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. After working at Le Gavroche for a year, Roux invited Ramsay to work with him as his number two at Hotel Diva, a ski resort in the French Alps. From there, then 23-year-old Ramsay moved to Paris to work with Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon, both Michelin-starred chefs. He continued his training in France for three years. He then took a year break from the physical and mental stress of the kitchens to work as a private chef on the yacht Idlewild out of Bermuda. While working on the private yacht he learned about Italian cuisine during trips to Sicily and Sardinia.
Upon his return to London in 1993, Ramsay was offered the position of head chef under chef-patron Pierre Koffmann, at the three-Michelin-starred La Tante Claire in Chelsea. Not long after, Marco Pierre White offered to set him up with a head chef position and a 10% share in the Rossmore. The restaurant was renamed Aubergine and went on to win its first Michelin star fourteen months later. In 1997, Aubergine won its second Michelin star. Despite the restaurant's success, a dispute with Ramsay's business owners, who wanted to turn Aubergine into a chain, and Ramsay's dream of running his own restaurant led to his leaving the partnership in July 1998.
In 1998, Ramsay opened his own restaurant in Chelsea, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. The restaurant gained its third Michelin star in 2001, making Ramsay the first Scot to achieve that feat. In 2011, The Good Food Guide listed Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as the second-best restaurant in the UK.
From there, his empire expanded rapidly. Ramsay is the winner of three Catey Awards, (including newcomer of the year, 1995 and Chef of the Year, 2000). Ramsay also is in a partnership with father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, in Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited, which purchased three English Pubs and converted them into restaurant/bar establishments. He was also a culinary consultant for Singapore Airlines and several catering organizations.
Television Career: Ramsay's first foray into television was via two documentaries: 1998's Boiling Point and 2000's Beyond Boiling Point. He appeared on Faking It in 2001, helping the prospective chef, a burger flipper, learn the trade. The episode won the BAFTA in 2001 for Best Factual TV Moment. In 2004, he appeared in two British television series, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen. In 2005, the Fox network brought Ramsay to American audiences with a U.S. version of Hell's Kitchen. A U.S. version of Kitchen Nightmares was also aired on Fox. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back replaced Kitchen Nightmares on Fox.
In 2010, Ramsay served as a producer and judge on the US version of MasterChef. He starred in a travelogue about his visit to India, Gordon's Great Escape followed by a series set in Asia. He hosted the series Ramsay's Best Restaurant, which was the first UK series by Ramsay's own production company, One Potato Two Potato. Ramsay joined several other celebrity chefs in the 2010 series, The Big Fish Fight, where he, along with fellow chef Jamie Oliver and a few others, spent time on a trawler boat to raise awareness about the discarding of hundreds of thousands of saltwater fish.
In March 2012, Fox announced Ramsay's fourth series for the Fox network, Hotel Hell; the series is similar to Kitchen Nightmares, except that it focuses on struggling hotels, motels and other lodging establishments in the United States.
Personal Life: He married Cayetana (Tana) Elizabeth Hutcheson, a Montessori-trained schoolteacher, in 1996. They have four children, Megan (1998), twins, Jack and Holly (2000), and Matilda (2002). The couple splits their time between Wandsworth Common, London and Los Angeles.
Salary Highlights: Gordon Ramsay's salary per episode is $225,000. He typically earns around $45 million per year from his media and restaurant empire. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Gordon earned north of $60 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019 he earned $65 million. In mid-July 2019 Gordon sold a 50% stake in his North American holding company to Lion Capital. Lion plans to spend $100 million launching 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in the United States between 2020 and 2025.
Real Estate: In 2012, Ramsay purchased a $6.75 million home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. The 7,413 square foot mansion has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, and of course, a state-of-the-art luxury kitchen.
|Net Worth:||$220 Million|
|Salary:||$60 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 8, 1966 (53 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Presenter, Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Cook, Television producer, Actor, Television Director|