Who Is Richer: Gordon Ramsay Or Jamie Oliver?

Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver are two of the most well-known celebrity chefs in the world, each recognized for his own distinct personality in kitchens on TV across the world. They each own (or had in the past) multiple restaurants, have published several books, and are well-respected both inside and outside the U.K., where they are both from.

So how do these British chefs stack up against one another in terms of wealth? Since they have multiple streams of income, it can be difficult to compare the two, who regularly fly first class and own houses worth millions of dollars.

In short, Oliver is richer, coming in second place for the richest celebrity chef in the world, with Ramsay right behind as the third wealthiest, according to Wealthy Gorilla. Nonetheless, how much money each of these men earn from all their business ventures will still take your breath away. Here's a summary of how much each television personality makes and their total net worth (which may surprise you)!

Gordon Ramsay's temper and TV shows

Gordon Ramsay is known for his sharp tongue and bluntness when it comes to cooking. In "Hell's Kitchen," arguably his most renowned TV show, Ramsay presents a series of cooking challenges to contestants who compete for the title of head chef. Ramsay is known for not holding back when critiquing chefs and their food, an example including the insult "idiot sandwich," in which he holds a person's head between two pieces of bread, according to Delish. Nonetheless, there is something about Ramsay's short-fused personality that makes him so fun to watch on television. For every episode of "Hell's Kitchen" he appears on, the celebrity chef makes $200,000, according to Screen Rant. And that's only one of his many shows.

Additionally, he owns numerous restaurants across the globe, ranging from U.S. cities such as Las Vegas to Versailles in France (via Gordon Ramsay Restaurants).

His newest restaurant, which goes by the name of Gordon Ramsay Burger, is in the luxury department store, Harrods. The price for a particular burger on the menu is $106, and fans of the celebrity chef are absolutely willing to pay for it, according to NBC's TODAY.

As a celebrity chef, Ramsay has also released a collection of cookbooks, and pre-pandemic, has traveled on book signing tours to meet fans across the globe.

So, you might be asking, how much does Ramsay get from all of this? Currently, his net worth sits at $220 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla, making him the third-richest celebrity chef.

Jamie Oliver's friendly personality and cookbooks

Similar to how Gordon Ramsay's fans enjoy watching him for his fury temper, Jamie Oliver's followers love him for his friendly personality.

Oliver began working as a pastry chef, but quickly rose to stardom when working at the River Cafe, which later had its own documentary, according to The Spruce Eats. Oliver was subsequently launched into fame, signing an offer to have his first show, "The Naked Chef," aired in 1998. Now, Oliver has several active TV series, including "Jamie's Ultimate Veg" and "Jamie's American Road Trip."

As you can imagine, Oliver makes a hefty amount of money from starring on TV, but in addition, he earns lots of his wealth and recognition from cookbooks and cutlery collections. Oliver is well-known for simplifying lots of complex recipes, which attracts and inspires many of his fans to do their own at-home cooking.

The most jarring difference between Ramsay and Oliver in terms of their sources of revenue is that Oliver currently owns no restaurants, with all 22 of his Jamie's Italian Restaurants and two of his other food businesses closing due to bankruptcy in 2019, according to Hello! Magazine.

Nonetheless, his other business pursuits give him a net worth of $400 million, placing him second for the richest celebrity chefs in the world, according to Wealthy Gorilla.

They have great influence on the world of cooking

Jamie Oliver's focus on cookbooks and easy, at-home recipes sets his overall net worth higher than Gordon Ramsay's, who has specialties in working with TV networks and fine dining.

Nonetheless, as two of the richest celebrity chefs in the world, they are two talented cooks who have major influence in the world of food. But aside from the large sums of money they make, their content and delivery style greatly differs from one another. Just because one's net worth is higher doesn't mean we don't find the other's work unenjoyable, because both are unique in their own ways.

If you want to hear raw, unfiltered critique about how to cook scallops and experience Michelin Star dining, put on an episode of "MasterChef." But if you want to learn how to cook hot-smoked salmon pasta, you may want to head over to Jamie Oliver's website. Either way, you won't be disappointed.