Gordon Ramsay Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Gordon Ramsay

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Gordon ramsay

Full Name

Gordon Ramsay


8th November 1966

Birth Place

Johnstone, Scotland


Banbury, England



Age (as of 2020)

53 Years


1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)





Hair Color


Eye Color


Zodiac Sign



Chef, TV Personality

Marital Status



Cayetana Hutcheson

Official Website


Who is Gordon Ramsay?

Gordon James Ramsay Jr. is a British chef, television personality, writer, food critic, restaurateur, and former footballer. Gordon is a celebrity chef who shot to fame for hosting popular television programs such as “MasterChef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”. He is a renowned restaurateur who has opened numerous restaurants around the world. Gordon is an award-winning restaurateur whose restaurants have been awarded a total of 16 Michelin stars over the years. The celebrity chef first appeared on UK televisions in the late ’90s and he has ever since become one of the most influential chefs in British pop culture.

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How Was His Early Life?

Gordon Ramsay was born Gordon James Ramsay Jr. on 8th November 1966 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is the son of Helen Cosgrove and Gordon Cosgrove and was raised in Stratford, Warwickshire from the age of 5 following his family’s relocation. His mother was a nurse while his father didn’t have a permanent profession. Ramsay Jr. didn’t have a smooth childhood in particular since he suffered neglect and abuse from his father who was a drunkard and a womanizer at the same time. He has three siblings namely Diane, Ronnie, and Yvonne. At some point, Gordon worked as a pot washer in a local Indian restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon where his family had relocated to in 1976.

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Since childhood, Gordon was not only passionate about a professional sports career but was a talented footballer who played for Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen. For three years he was a pivotal player who hoisted the flag of Glasgow Rangers before a knee injury prematurely ended his football career in 1985. The injury forced Gordon to quit football and resume his studies by enrolling for a degree in hotel management in ‘North Oxfordshire Technical College’ from which he graduated in 1987. His return to studies gave the green light to his now “big name” around the globe.

What about his Career Journey?

Upon the sudden termination of his football career, Gordon Ramsay Jr. enrolled for a degree in hotel management which served as line clear for him to work in a series of restaurants including “Wroxton House Hotel” and “Wickham Arms” among many others. In a bid to gain as much experience as possible in hotel management, Gordon placed himself under the direction of Europe’s top chefs, a move that saw him apprentice with Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s in London as well as working for Albert Roux at Le Gavroche. In addition, Gordon Ramsay also worked under master chefs, Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon.

After working for the temperamental Marco Pierre White at ‘Harveys’ for two years and ten months, Gordon Ramsay decided to study French cuisine, a decision that paved his way to working at “Le Gavroche” and later “Hotel Diva” ski resort in France. His three-year stay in France was climaxed by his moved to work as a personal chef on a private yacht named “Idlewild,” based in Bermuda.

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The there year 1993 marked Gordon Ramsay’s return to London where he was offered the position of a head chef and a 10% ownership in the “Rossmore” restaurant. Later the restaurant was renamed “Aubergine” before winning a Michelin Star just a few months later. In 1988 Gordon quit being employed and opened his own restaurant named “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay” in Chelsea which won 3 Michelin Stars within the first four years of its opening. The success of his first self-owned restaurant paved the way for Gordon to open a chain of first-class restaurants in England, Dubai, Ireland, Glasgow, Tokyo, Florida, New York City, and Los Angeles.

His success as a chef and a restaurateur has granted him several television appearances since debuting as a judge on the BBC competitive cooking show “MasterChef”. He has been the point of focus on the British documentary, “Boiling Point” and its follow-up miniseries, “Beyond Boiling Point”. He has also hosted “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen”. His strong ratings on screen have seen him run shows like “The F Word”, MasterChef “and “MasterChef Junior”.

Away from his lucrative restaurant business and television stardom, Gordon Ramsay has is also a renowned author who has written more than 20 books.

Who is Gordon Ramsay Married to?

Unlike most celebrities, Gordon Ramsay has married only once in his entire life. The celebrity chef married Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson alias Tana in 1996 and together they have been blessed with four children namely; Mathilda, Jack, Holly, and Megan. His wife is a schoolteacher and the family together lives in Battersea, South London. The couple is philanthropic in nature and together they set up the “Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation” in 2014.

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What about His Body Stats?

Gordon Ramsay is a former footballer who has an athletic body built. He possesses a decent height and weight. The celebrity chef is 6.2 feet tall or 1.88 meters. He has an average weight of 100 Kilograms. His eye color is blue whereas his hair color is blonde.

How Worth is Gordon Ramsay?

  • Gordon Ramsay’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $220 million.
  • Most of his wealth comes from his lucrative restaurant business whereby he is said to receive an annual $ 45 million from the same.
  • Gordon also earns an additional $ 223 thousand for every episode broadcasted all across.
  • In 2018 Forbes announced his $ 62 million annual earnings.
  • In his other ventures such as authorship, Gordon Ramsay also bags some good money.

What are Some of His Accomplishments?

  1. In 2018, Forbes listed Gordon Ramsey as the 33rd Highest Earning celebrity in the world.
  2. The restaurateur has received 16 Michelin Stars from his chain of restaurants with his London restaurant alone achieving 3 such stars since 2001.
  3. In 2006, the “Caterer and HotelKeeper” magazine mentioned Gordon Ramsay as the Most Influential Person in The Uk Hospitality Industry.
  4. In 2006, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed him with a designation of Officer of the Order of the British Empire
  5. In the years 1995, 2000, and 2006, Gordon was awarded Catey Award under twenty different categories.
  6. In 2011, “The Good Food Guide” ranked Restaurant Gordon Ramsay position 2.

What Are Some Interesting Facts about Gordon Ramsay?

  1. Gordon Ramsay is a black belt in Karate.
  2. He rarely watches his TV shows.
  3. He doesn’t eat frozen dinners.
  4. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the longest-running restaurant in London to hold three Michelin stars.
  5. He doesn’t very much like sea bass with a light sorrel sauce.
  6. He is a workaholic
  7. If he wasn’t a chef, he would be a Navy SEAL.
  8. Gordon doesn’t like dinner parties.
  9. Hillary Clinton is the only celebrity he would kill to cook for.
  10. Gordon became the head chef of Aubergine when he was only 27 years of age.

What are Some of His Famous Quotes?

  1. I am what I am. A fighter.
  2. Find what’s hot, find what’s just opened, and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.
  3. When you find a powerful guy, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.
  4. Chefs are nutters. They’re all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls, and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
  5. I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick.