Gordon James Ramsay
|Net Worth:||$220 Million|
|Birthday:||Nov 08, 1966|
|Age:||54 years old|
|Height:||6.2 feet (188cm)|
|Occupation:||chef, restaurateur, writer, TV-personality|
|Last Updated:||July, 2021|
Gordon James Ramsay isn’t just a regular restaurateur and chef famous for his television programs, cookbooks or restaurants. Rather he’s astonishingly the world’s third-person falling under the category of the richest people in this field. Yes, you read that right! This 53 year old Scottish chef is said to have a staggering net worth of $220 million. And, as any other millionaire out there, he’s got a success story to share. Likewise, we too have got much to tell about that and some accompanying facts when it comes to this MasterChef producer and judge. So, stay on this page till you finish reading the last line.
How Did Gordon Ramsay Become Rich?
Gordon Ramsay’s story of success is somewhat different from a couple of other mainstream millionaires, for it wasn’t cooking which he dreamt of mastering in and earning from right from the start. While he was just a child, his parents had moved from Scotland to England, where much of his future life was supposed to pass (even the part where he started shaping his fortune as a celebrity chef). And that’s what exactly happened as well. In his youth, while at the age of 15, he was selected to play soccer for the ‘Premier League Glasgow Rangers‘. Prior to this he’d also played some non-league games as part of trials to secure such a position. However, it was a knee injury that came in his way and he couldn’t imagine making a full-fledged career in this realm.
So by moving ahead in life, Ramsay decided to explore another interest by completing a vocational diploma in hotel management from the North Oxon Technical College in 1987. And then, after having relocated to London, he polished his culinary skills under two prominent chefs namely Marco Pierre White (the first and the youngest chef of British origin to have received three Michelin stars at the age of 32) and Albert Henri Roux (a celebrity chef famous for introducing French cuisine to England, especially London). In years to come, Gordon broadened his horizons in French cuisine while preparing classical French food under the supervision of Guy Savoy (a MasterChef who owns famous restaurants in Paris and Las Vegas), and Joel Robuchon (a French MasterChef influenced by Japanese cuisine and awarded with 32 Michelin Guide Stars in 2016).
The next phase in Gordon’s life had to do with implementing upon what he’d learned in the recent past. So, to step practically into the world of culinary arts, he returned to London and started working as a head chef at Aubergine restaurant in 1993. Next in line, after a time span of five years, he opened up his restaurant under his own name. And within three years’ time following its opening it received three Michelin stars along with being popularized as one of the best food places in the world. Interestingly, that’s not where he ended his journey by sitting and enjoying the revenue which was coming; rather he went on to open up six similar places across the country. And as part of his next business strategy he extended his work on an international level by targeting places like United Arab Emirates (Dubai), USA (New York City), Japan, Australia, and South Africa.
With time, Ramsay also established a television persona which made him earn the extra money as a celebrity. In 2004, he launched a famous British television series entitled ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ which was all about helping under-rated restaurants turn into profitable businesses. ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ also happened to be another show through which he aimed at assisting budding restaurateurs to turn into their bests. By 2007 America also launched their versions of both TV shows and Ramsay again couldn’t miss being part of those. Up until 2017 he further continued to maintain his presence in popular TV shows of such nature.
As for the cookbooks and autobiographies he’s authored so far, since it is quite unlikely of top chefs to not have stepped into such waters, he’s come up with numerous books of such nature. ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Passion for Flavor‘, being the oldest one in line, came about in 1996. ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Playing with Fire‘, ‘Cooking for Friends‘, ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Escape’, ‘Ramsay’s Best menus‘ and ‘Humble Pie‘ are names of some of his written works.
What Is Gordon Ramsay Net Worth?
When the television industry is coupled with the world of culinary arts it is inevitable to anticipate someone’s presence in both without having money involved. Same is the case with Gordon Ramsay. His net worth of an estimated amount of $220 million can be well attributed to his works in both fields along with the realm of publications.
How Gordon Ramsay Spends His Money?
When it comes to Ramsay’s assets, he’s said to have owned three houses (on locations on Cornwall, London and Los Angeles), a huge collection of luxurious cars (ranging from a reported number between 11-26, 13 of which are Ferraris) and currently running restaurants to maintain an income flow including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Maze Grill, Bread Street and The Narrow.
- In 2004, Gordon was recognized as one of the most influential chefs in the UK through his growing popularity on a British TV series known as ‘Boiling Point‘
- Ramsay didn’t live the same fortune he lives today. While being a teenager, he’s said to have worked as a pot cleaner at a local Indian restaurant in her sister’s presence (who also happened to be a waitress there).
- In the 18th episode of MasterChef season 3, Ramsay claimed himself to be a mentee of Guy Savoy.
- He decided to move to France for culinary training primarily because of the harsh learning environment he had to face in London.
- He believes everyone should be able to cook 5 recipes, including a great burger, a good breakfast, a braising dish, a chicken dish, and finally a good cake.
- He’s been reported as earning $225,000 per episode from ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ alone.