Gordon James Ramsay Jr. Net WorthReal Name: Gordon James Ramsay Jr.
Date of Birth: 11/8/1966
Place of Birth: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
2017 Net Worth: $120 Million
2016 Earnings: $47 Million
Profession: Professional chef, restaurateur, television program host and producer
Gordon Ramsay Biography
Gordon Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Scotland, in November of 1966. His family moved constantly due to his alcoholic father’s failure to keep a job. The family settled in Stratford – upon – Avon, where he grew up. Ramsay moved out on his own at only 16 because he could no longer tolerate his father’s abuse.
Ramsay loved to play football, but had several injuries leaving him unable to play. At 19, Ramsay turned his attention to the culinary arts. He enrolled in North Oxfordshire Technical College, something he describes as a complete accident. He worked as a chef at the Wroxton House Hotel, then the Wickham Arms, before moving to London, where he worked at various restaurants. Ramsay then worked for almost three years under the temperamental Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s.
In 1998, he opened his first restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road, in Chelsea. He was the first Scotsman to win three Michelin stars, which are awarded for exceptional cuisine as well as outstanding quality. He now owns a chain of 24 restaurants, including one he recently opened in Hong Kong, but is perhaps best known for his television shows Master Chef Junior, Hell’s Kitchen, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef. With his short temper and cutting remarks, Ramsay is the man everyone loves to hate.
Through a partnership with his father-in-law he created Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited, which purchased 3 English pubs, then converted them into restaurants with complete bars. He is also the culinary consultant for Singapore Airlines and other catering organizations. He earns $225,000 per episode and about $45 million each year from his restaurant and media empire.
Ramsay owns a 7 bedroom, $3 million dollar home but has recently run into some debt issues, presumably over his recently expanded restaurant chain. His television shows, however, are still extremely popular. Ramsay has a current net worth of $120 million and you can bet that this loud mouth chef will have plenty to say about his earning potential should you dare to ask him.