Do you love cooking shows like MasterChef, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and so on? If the answer to the question is yes, you must be familiar with one of the judges named Gordon Ramsay. Everyone knows him as he leaves a huge impression on them. The man is known to be strict. He loves to split fires and does not hesitate to swear even on the TV. Well, maybe except to the kids, when he usually turns 180% and becomes softy.
As a successful chef, a restaurant owner, a writer, a TV personality, and a food critic, Gordon Ramsay earns a ton. Do you know how much he is worth? If you are curious about it, do not stop reading and continue until the last word.
As of 2021, Gordon Ramsay is said to be worth $220 million. According to some reports, he brings home $70 million every year from all of his things. The amount makes him the third richest celebrity chef in the world.
The TV show has to pay Gordon Ramsay $225,000 per episode if they want to has him featured. Each year, he usually earns around $45 million from his media and his restaurant business. He took home $60 million in between June 2017 and June 2018. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he received a total of $65 million. In 2019, he decided to sell half of his North American holding company stocks to Lion Capital. The one that bought the share, Lion, has a plan to spend $100 million on releasing a total of 100 Gordon Ramsay restaurants in the United States between 2020 and 2025.
Gordon Ramsey has a home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles worth $6.75 million. This one was purchased in 2012. The building consists of 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 1 swimming pool, and 1 state of the art luxury kitchen. The second one that he owns is a home located in London. He purchased it in 2002 for $3.5 million. In addition to these, he has at least three homes, which he spent $13 million located in the English seaside town of Fowey. The one in Fowey was bought in 2015 and he spent around $6 million. After purchasing, he decided to make some renovations, including a large pool that he added the transparent wall so that it looks out of the ocean. He spent a total of $100,000 for the transparent wall alone.
After graduating from North Oxfordshire Technical College, he started to pursue his career. He became something like an “intern” at Harvey’s in London. Then, he moved to Le Gavroche owned by Albert Roux. After that, he worked in France under two master chefs, Joel Robuchon and Guy Savoy.
In 1993, the now popular chef became a head chef in a restaurant in London. It was named Aubergine. He managed to get the restaurant a two star rating from Michelin. In 1995, Catey Awards gave him Newcomer of the Year. For those who have no idea, it is the restaurant and hotel business version of the Oscar.
After the collapse of Aubergine, Gordon Ramsay opened his own restaurant known as Restaurant Gordon Ramsey in London in 1998. Compared to Aubergine, this one was slightly better as it managed to get a three star rating from Michelin. The next several years, he spread his wings by opening a few new restaurants in a few places. His success in restaurants led him to get some prestigious awards.
Gordon Ramsey made his on screen debut in 1996 as a judge on the MasterChef aired by BBC. A documentary miniseries entitled Boiling Point was released in 1999 that focused on him. Following its success, the second one, Beyond Boiling Point, was dropped in 2000.
Four years later, Gordon Ramsey hosted two TV shows: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. In the first one, his job was to turn around failing restaurants. As for the second one, it was a cooking show where 10 celebrities competed to win the victory.
With the rising popularity of the TV shows, Gordon Ramsey got more popular. In 2005, the chef made an appearance in the American version of Hell’s Kitchen. Aside from at, he dropped another series called The F Word.
His popularity in the United States was the start of the adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares. Following its release in 2007, the American version of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior were aired in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In these shows, the top chef Gordon Ramsey was a judge. In 2012, another show dropped. It was similar to his previous show.
There are more than 20 books written by Gordon Ramsay.
Richest Celebrity Chef in the World
Gordon Ramsey could be the most well-known celebrity chef in the world but in fact, he is not the richest one. In the list of the richest celebrity chefs in the world, he comes third. Who are the first two? Here is the full ranking of the richest celebrity chef in the world as ranked by Wealthy Gorilla.
- Alan Wong ($1.1 billion)
- Jamie Oliver ($400 million)
- Gordon Ramsey ($220 million)
- Nobu Matsuhisa ($200 million)
- Thomas Keller ($130 million)
- Wolfgang Puck ($90 million)
- Rachel Ray ($80 million)
- Emeril Lagasse ($70 million)
- Bobby Flay ($60 million)
- David Chang ($60 million)
- Ina Garten ($50 million)
- Jose Andreas ($50 million)
- Vikram Vij ($50 million)
- Charlie Ayres ($45 million)
- Levi Roots ($45 million)
- Marco Pierre White ($40 million)
- Giada De Laurentiis ($30 million)
- Rick Bayless ($30 million)
- Mario Batali ($25 million)
- Guy Fieri ($20 million)
Everyone included in the list has been in the public eye. They are undoubtedly popular even though some are more popular compared to the others. All of them actually deserve their earnings as they have fed millions of people around the world and they have shared their skills to the world.