The famous TV chef has a very strict style when it comes to parenting his children. Read on to discover why Gordon Ramsay's children will not get any inheritance.
Gordon Ramsay is among the most recognized TV personalities in the world, thanks to his trademark fiery temper on shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. While the celebrity chef is famous for his no-nonsense attitude in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay is also known for his disciplined parenting style.
The 55-year-old chef and his wife Tana are proud parents to five children: 24-year-old Megan, 22-year-old twins Jack and Holly, 20-year-old Matilda (also known as Tilly), and three-year-old Oscar. Despite being a very popular figure with a huge net worth, Gordon Ramsay applies some very strict rules when it comes to teaching his kids. His wife, Tana, might think twice about wanting more.
They have to seek their own jobs
According to the Mirror, regardless of Gordon being a Michelin-starred restaurant owner, his children are required to find jobs on their own.
Speaking on US radio, the chef bluntly explained:
'I'm firm, I'm fair and I will give you everything I've got to get you to the very top. And that's it, no bulls**t. I take a lot of flak for being straight and honest, but I'm not worried about that f***ing snowflake generation.'
Even if his kids follow in his footsteps in the culinary industry, they will have to carve out their own career paths without Gordon's help. To prevent the children from growing up spoilt, Gordon even claimed the kids may have to work for another chef instead of him.
He previously told Heart:
'You want to work in this business? You f**k off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business.'
No inheritance for the kids
With a net worth of $220 million, reports Celebrity Net Worth, Gordon Ramsay is one of the wealthiest TV chefs on the planet. However, his children won't be getting a single penny from his multimillion fortune.
He explained to the Telegraph:
'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.'
Instead of giving money to his children, Gordon prefers to donate them to charities. In fact, the TV chef is one of the most active public figures when it comes to charity work.
Economy class flight
Despite his celebrity status, Gordon only allows his children, even baby Oscar, to sit in economy class. Ironically, he and his wife Tana still enjoy first-class seats. The reason, as he told the Mirror, is that the kids have not worked hard enough to earn the luxury:
'I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess: 'Make sure those little f***ers don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane. I worked my f***ing arse off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.'
No vegetarianism allowed
Over the years, Gordon has occasionally stated that he is no big fan of vegetarians. And his worst nightmare is that his children decide to follow a vegan diet.
'My biggest nightmare would be if the kids ever came up to me and said 'Dad, I'm a vegetarian.' Then I would sit them on the fence and electrocute them.'
No pocket money
In 2017, the Masterchef star revealed that he only gave his children £50 pocket money a week, and they had to put it aside to afford their own clothes and gadgets. He said:
'Meg’s at university and has a budget of £100 a week; the others get about £50 a week and they have to pay for their own phones and their bus fare.'