Gordon Ramsay net worth: Gordon Ramsay is a British chef, restaurateur, author, television personality, and food critic that has a net worth of $220 million. As a reality television character, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanor, and frequent use of expletives. He regularly insults contestants about their cooking skills.
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’s the second of four children with an older sister and a younger brother and sister. His mother was a nurse. His dad held a range of jobs including swimming pool supervisor, welder, and shopkeeper. During his youth, his family moved constantly due to the ambitions and job failures of his father. His dad was a sometimes violent alcoholic and womanizer. At age 16, Ramsay moved from his family’s house and into an apartment in Banbury.
Ramsay played soccer and was initially picked 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 team that he rooted for as a boy, and trained together for a couple months in mid-1984, but severely injured the cartilage in one of his knees through training.
Gordon Ramsay Net Worth: $220 Million
Gordon Ramsay’s Salary – $60 Million Per Year
By the time his injury ended his football career, Ramsay’s interest in cooking had begun, and rather than be called the soccer player with the gammy knee, at age 19 Ramsay started paying more serious attention to his culinary education. He attended North Oxfordshire Technical College, where he studied Hotel Management.
From the mid-1980s, Ramsay worked in the Wroxton House Hotel as a commis chef. From there he went on to run the kitchen and 60-set dining area in the Wickham Arms. Then he moved to London, where he worked at a string 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 chose to study French cuisine and went to work for Albert Roux and Le Gavroche in Mayfair, where he met Jean-Claude Breton, today his maitre d-hotel in Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
After working at Le Gavroche for a year, Roux encouraged Ramsay to work with him as his number two at Hotel Diva, a ski resort in the French Alps. From that point, 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 decades. Then he took a year break from the physical and psychological stress of the kitchens to function as a personal chef on the yacht Idlewild from Bermuda. While working on the personal yacht he learned about Italian cuisine throughout trips to Sicily and Sardinia.
Upon his return to London in 1993, Ramsay was offered the position of head chef beneath chef-patron Pierre Koffmann, in the three-Michelin-starred La Tante Claire in Chelsea. Not long afterwards, 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 days later. In 1997, Aubergine won its second Michelin star. Regardless of the restaurant’s success, a dispute with Ramsay’s company owners, who wanted to turn Aubergine to a series, and Ramsay’s dream of running his own restaurant contributed to his leaving the venture 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 recorded Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as the second-best restaurant in the United Kingdom.
From that point, 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 bought three English Pubs and transformed them into restaurant/bar institutions. He was also a culinary consultant for Singapore Airlines and many catering organizations.
Ramsay’s first foray into television was through two documentaries: 1998’s Boiling Point and 2000’s Beyond Boiling Point. He seemed on Faking It in 2001, helping the prospective chef, a hamburger flipper, learn the trade. The episode won the BAFTA in 2001 for Best Factual TV Moment. In 2004, he appeared in two British television show, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. In 2005, the Fox network brought Ramsay to American audiences with a U.S. Edition of Hell’s Kitchen. A U.S. edition 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 Edition of MasterChef. He starred in a travelogue about his trip to India, Gordon’s Great Escape followed by a series set in Asia. He hosted the series Ramsay’s Greatest Restaurant, which was the first UK show by Ramsay’s own production company, One Potato Two Potato. Ramsay joined several other star chefs at the 2010 series, The Big Fish Fight, where he, together with fellow chef Jamie Oliver and a couple of others, spent time on a trawler ship to increase consciousness about the discarding of thousands and thousands of saltwater fish.
In March 2012, Fox declared Ramsay’s fourth series for the Fox network, Hotel Hell; the series is much like Kitchen Nightmares, except that it targets fighting hotels, motels and other accommodation establishments in america.
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 divides their time between Wandsworth Common, London and Los Angeles.
Gordon Ramsay’s salary per incident is $225,000. He generally earns about $45 million annually from his press and restaurant empire. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Gordon earned north of $60 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019 he made $65 million. In mid-July 2019 Gordon sold a 50% stake in his North American holding company to Lion Capital. Lion plans to invest $100 million launch 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in america between 2020 and 2025.
In 2012, Ramsay bought a $6.75 million home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. The 7,413 square foot mansion has five bedrooms, six baths, a swimming pool, and needless to say, a state-of-the-art luxury kitchen.