‘Masterchef’: The Real Reason Gordon Ramsay’s Kids Won’t Inherit Any of His Money

Masterchef host Gordon Ramsay may be a beast as a boss, but he’s also a doting, devoted father who cherishes his children dearly. However, just because this family man is much more patient at home than he is with employees who don’t listen, it doesn’t mean the Ramsay kids are spoiled. Especially since they won’t be inheriting the millions Ramsay has earned over the course of his career.

Chef Ramsay has his own television production company, multiple shows, cookbooks, and promotional sponsorships. But Ramsay doesn’t plan on sharing the wealth with his five children unless they earn it. This is how he’s getting tough with the kids and ensuring they learn the value of hard work.

Gordon Ramsay and family
Gordon Ramsay, Megan Ramsay, Matilda Ramsay, Jack Ramsay, Holly Ramsay and Tana Ramsay | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Ramsay has a large family

The Hell’s Kitchen host is known for his legendary tirades and impeccable standards. But friends insist he’s not as rude in real life as he seems on television and that he has a definite soft side.

That’s probably how he managed to attract his wife Cayetana Hutcheson (Tana) in 1996. The two went on have five children together: Megan, Holly, Jack, Matilda, and baby Oscar.

He’s intent on not spoiling his children

Ramsay goes out of his way to make sure his kids don’t become spoiled brats. Chief among these rules is not giving them spending money or offering them jobs. “They get pocket money, but they have to earn that pocket money,” he explained to Hello! Magazine (via thethings.com). “They’ve all taken care of animals, they’ve all got housework.”

As for giving his kids jobs, Ramsay says he’d much rather see them working for someone else instead. “You want to work in this business? You f*** off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business,” he said of his philosophy. “I don’t want the staff thinking: ‘F*** it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off.’”

The Ramsay kids won’t automatically inherit his money

Plenty of millionaire and billionaire celebrities are stingy with the money they earned to ensure their offspring won’t act entitled. Ramsay has gone on record saying the same thing when it comes to his fortune. He once told Forbes, “I have more money than I’ll ever need.” Currently, Ramsay has an approximate net worth of $190 million.

“[My money is] definitely not going to them [my kids], and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he said during an interview with Telegraph. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”

Don’t look for the Ramsay kids in first class on the plane

The popular Instagram account Rich Kids of the Internet highlights children of millionaires showing off their considerable assets. But Ramsay’s kids certainly aren’t taking private jets — the celebrity chef won’t even let them fly first class.

“They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that [first class seats],” Ramsay told Delish.com. “At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not.”

The one way he’d let his kids fly first class is if they “paid for it themselves.” It doesn’t seem too likely!