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Biography and Personal Life
Gordon Ramsay is a famous celebrity Chef, restaurant owner, and a reality TV star. He was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, on November 8, 1966, and is currently 52 years old.
He spent his childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon. He has a brother Ronnie, and a younger sister Yvonne. While he was 12, he played football for Warwickshire but has unfortunately suffered several injuries. He also trained with and play for the Rangers, until irreparable knee damage occurred.
Regarding his studies, he attended North Oxfordshire Technical College where he studied Hotel Management. Since 1996, he has been married to Cayetana (Tana) Elizabeth Hutcheson. They have four children together, Megan (1998), twins Jack and Holly (2000), and Matilda (2002).
Career and Achievements
Gordon is famous for multiple high-end restaurants often visited by celebrities, and by starring, producing and hosting a range of various reality TV cooking shows. He held the position of Commis Chef at the Roxburghe House Hotel.
At the Wykeham Arms, he ran the whole restaurant and took care of the dining room. At the Harveys restaurant in London, he also worked on a highly paid position. He worked for more restaurants between these three, often on top spots in the kitchen.
His vast and rich experience in the culinary arts and restaurant business and management helped him to expand his horizons and endeavors, as he managed to several restaurants of his own, all around the world.
Ramsay opened his first restaurant in 1998, at Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London. Gordon Ramsay was also the first Scotsman to win three Michelin stars and awarded a system given for the outstanding quality and exceptional level of cuisine.
To compare, only three other Chefs won and kept the three Michelin Stars. In addition, Gordon Ramsay is the winner of three Catey Awards, one as the newcomer of the year in 1995, and one as the Chef of the Year five years later.
He is in a partnership with his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, in his company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited. The family business purchased three English Pubs, after which they converted them into establishments combining a restaurant and a bar. For a time, he also worked as a culinary consultant for Singapore Airlines, and several high-end catering organizations.
Gordon Ramsay is undoubtedly most famous around the world for his television appearances and shows. In the past two decades, he has become known as a television personality, first appearing in documentaries like “Boiling Point” and “Beyond Boiling Point.” He appeared on “Faking It,” where he helped a future chef to learn the arts of cooking.
In 2004, Gordon Ramsay started working on two British television shows, “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” Sometime after, he started appearing on the USA versions of both shows, as well as the popular show Master Chef, a competition show where amateur chefs compete against each other.
Except for his three shows on Fox, he launched another one in 2012 called Hotel Hell, where he tours hotels, motels, resorts and bed, and breakfasts in order to help them with their restaurants, food, and other aspects of a culinary and hosting business.
Gordon Ramsay is famous as a person who gets angered and annoyed by chefs and cooks, as well as disappointed at them on the shows. Throughout the world of Internet and pop culture, his curses and insults are quite famous and have become his signature moves.
On the contrary, he is quite patient and polite to children, as could be seen in kids’ versions of the shows he took part in. There is also a popular trend on Twitter where people tag him in their posts, attaching a picture of what they prepared, asking him to rate it. He has no mercy towards the poor, unsuspecting amateur chefs.
Gordon Ramsay Net Worth and Earnings
Currently, Gordon Ramsay’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $190 million. His salary per episode is $225,000, while he earns $45 million yearly from his joint media and restaurant empire. Between June of 2017 and June of 2018, he accumulated more than $60 million.