Gordon Ramsay is one of the most successful chefs to come out of the UK, so it’s not surprising that he has millions in the bank.
However, what has left some fans surprised is the fact that the fifty-six-year-old is not planning on leaving his fortune to his kids, but in fact wants it to go elsewhere.
The cooking star is known for his harder side, having made a name for himself as a straight-talking chef with a fiery temper on shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
Additionally, Ramsay has a host of culinary awards for his various restaurant endeavours. Over the course of his career, he has amassed an incredible seventeen Michelin stars.
However, in terms of his personal life, the chef is a big family man.
Ramsay and his wife Tana Hutcheson have 5 children together. The couple share twenty-one-year-old Tilly, twenty-three-year-old twins Jack and Holly and their twenty-five-year-old daughter Megan.
The youngest of their brood is 4-year-old Oscar.
However, Ramsay previously revealed that he does not like to spoil his kids, so much so that he isn’t planning on leaving any of his fortune to his kids.
Per LADBible, the star takes home £90 million every year, with an overall net worth of £610 million. He told the Telegraph back in 2017, though, that he wants his kids to be able to earn their own dosh, rather than inheriting all of his.
“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way, it’s to not spoil them,” he said.
“The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is that they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”
He continued to explain that he and his wife have made a concerted effort not to spoil their children, and didn’t let them travel in first class.
“I have got to keep it real with the kids, and also I think just getting kids at the age of 5, 6 and 7, used to first class and those big seats, they do not need the space, they get entertainment on their iPads,” he added.
“So, I like to think about what you can do with the money when you land, rather than paying out thousands of dollars for 8, 9 ten-year-olds to sit in first class.
“I do not want them sat there with a ten course f***ing menu with champagne. I am not embarrassed. It is my wife and I’s choice to discipline them and to keep them real.”
Ramsay later confirmed his attitude to his kids and money in a Reddit Q and A.
“I’ve never been at home seven nights a week cooking for the kids. What I’ve instilled in the kids, from day one, is a work ethic. So, the time we spend together is limited, but quality,” he wrote.
“I need to protect them and respect the restaurant and team in my restaurant. I made them as normal as possible… they’ve all got jobs, they’ve all taken care of animals, they’ve all got housework. There’s a rota. They get pocket money, but they have to earn that pocket money.”