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Gordon Ramsay's Millions Won't Be Going To His Kids. Here's Why
By CLARA OLSHANSKY
Gordon Ramsay is estimated to be worth $220 million, but his children aren't going to get any of it. In an interview, Ramsay said, "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 (his wife) is they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat."
The Ramsay couple also places some restrictions on how the kids get to live — during vacation flights, for example, the kids don't get to join their parents in first class. Ramsay noted, "They haven't worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that. At that age, at that size, you're telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We're really strict on that."
Their allowances aren’t outrageously excessive either. In 2017, Ramsay said, "Meg's at uni and has a budget of £100 [about $130] a week; the others get about £50 [about $65] a week and they have to pay for their own phones, their bus fare. The earlier you give them that responsibility to save for their own trainers and jeans, the better."
In another interview, Ramsay stated, "I had a very humble upbringing – loved by my mother and, I think, loved by my father but I was desperate to get out the sh–hole I was in." However, he made it clear that he wants better for his children by saying, "I didn't want to live in a council house and put my kids to school with second-hand clothes. You strive to better yourself."