Gordon Ramsay might be worth over £40million but it was down to his hard graft which means that his kids won’t be inheriting his fortune when he pops his clogs. The F-word lover and TV chef has four teenage children — Matilda, 15, Jack and Holly, 17, and Megan, 18 — with his wife Tana, but Ramsay isn’t going to just bequeath his fortune to his children because he’s worried that they will become spoil.
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% deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat,’ he said. ‘I’ve been super lucky, having that career for the last 15 years in the US. Seriously, it has earned a fortune and I’ve been very lucky, so I respect everything I’ve got.’
“They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that.. I worked my fucking arse off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it”. The millionaire chef reinforced his point about his children having a ‘work ethic’. Ramsay said: “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.
“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 pocked money, but they have to earn that pocket money.”
Ramsay said his children are not allowed to date any of his close friend David Beckham’s children.’Three girls and a boy, and three boys and a girl – you’d be amazed at the synergy. We’ve promised that no one dates anybody, and so far…’ He said.
‘If Holly said: “Yeah, Brooklyn and I”… it would be: “No, Holly.”