Gordon Ramsay net worth: How much does the Michelin star chef earn?

Gordon Ramsay is a self-made millionaire who has amassed a fortune thanks to his reality television shows, recipe books, kitchenware, a catalogue of property investments and a whopping restaurant portfolio around the world.

The British father-of-five was the only chef listed on Forbes top 100 celebrity earnings list in the world in 2019, ranking at number 33 after raking in a massive $63m (£50m).

During his 20 years in the food industry Gordon has earned 16 Michelin stars and is said to have a net worth of around £177m ($221m).

It's well known that the fiery Scottish chef was planning on a career in football but after many injuries, landed a job working for Marco Pierre White and Albert Roux.

After stints in Paris and working on a yacht as a private chef he went on to open his first restaurant in Chelsea in 1998.

Within three years of opening Restaurant Gordon Ramsay he achieved three Michelin stars and filmed his first foray into TV with show Boiling Point.

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Gordon's trademark fiery temper and penchant for swearing proved great fodder for entertainment, and he hasn't stopped since, kickstarting with Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and the long-running Hell's Kitchen which is still extremely popular in the US.

Hell's Kitchen, which saw Ramsay train ten celebrities to become chefs and run a restaurant over a two-week period, lasted for four series between 2004-2009.

In 2005 Fox network in the US picked up the reality competition show and used a similar concept, where two teams of chefs compete for a job as head chef at a restaurant, it has so far aired 18 seasons and his still hosted by Gordon.

It's thought that his stint as the host and original creator of Hell's Kitchen earns him $225,000 (£181,000) per episode, alongside other UK shows which he brought to the US like 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and MasterChef Junior, that all achieve high ratings for Fox.

Of course his TV portfolio isn't the only part of his career that earns him the big bucks, Gordon's company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd owns his other business prospects including the 35 restaurants he owns worldwide.

As well as 12 restaurants in London alone across affluent neighbourhoods like Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, Gordon also has eateries in Dubai, LA, New York, Australia, Japan, Italy and more.

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Gordon splits his time between his homes in America and the US, which includes a Bel Air mansion worth $9 million which viewers of Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip recently got to see inside.

Currently the TV chef is self-isolating in his £4.4m Cornwall home during the coronavirus with his wife of 24 years Tana, and their five children – Megan, 22, twins Jack and Holly, 20, Tilly, 18, and one-year-old Oscar James


The multi-millionaire chef has even said in the past that his children won't get access to his fortune as he wants them to learn the value of money.

“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them. The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat," Ramsay told the Telegraph back in 2017.

There has been uproar from Cornish locals at Gordon's decision to leave his luxurious Wandsworth property, which has its own wine cellar, to hole up at his second home.

The famed TV chef moved down to their home in Daymer Bay, near Polzeath, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gordon's home is breathtaking with its sea views, tennis court, stunning interiors and unsurprisingly large kitchen. The holiday home is the site in which the family also recently celebrated baby son Oscar's first birthday and Gordon has been filming online cooking tutorials for his Instagram page.

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