Just because your parents are financially secure doesn’t mean you’re set for life. At least that’s the philosophy of chef Gordon Ramsay, who won’t leave his children his fortune. Given the 50-year-old restaurateur’s generally gruff, no-nonsense demeanor, we can’t say we’re shocked by his declaration that he will not be doling out loads of cash to his kids in the event of his demise.
Recently, Ramsay told The Telegraph why his four children — Holly, Matilda, Megan, and Jack — should not expect to inherit money from their famous dad. His explanation wasn’t as brutal as the typical Gordon Ramsay insult, but it was still quite hilarious in that, “Gee, I’m so glad this isn’t my dad talking” kind of way.
Like with his hellish kitchen, Ramsay runs a tight ship with his kids, telling the publication that his fortune is “definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them.” However, he and his wife Tana have agreed to give the children a 25 percent deposit on their own places, which kind of, sort of makes a case for Ramsay being a sweet human.
But that was before we learned that the Hell’s Kitchen star doesn’t even let his kids eat in his restaurants or fly first-class.
He joked, “I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, ‘Make sure those little f—— don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane.’ I worked my f—— arse off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.”
Sheesh. There’s definitely some truth to chef’s mantra, but maybe it would come off a lot less harsh if John Legend sang the words to his kids instead.