Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars—Forbes reported that the television personality and food mogul earned $54 million last year alone—but that doesn't mean his four children get to enjoy all the fringe benefits of their father's vast fortune. The multi-Michelin star restaurateur is going out of his way to make sure his children learn the value of money—by making sure they don't take anything for granted.
"I've never been really turned on about the money," Ramsay recently told the Telegraph. "That's not my number one objective, and that's reflected in the way the kids are brought up." That means the four Ramsay children—Megan, Matilda, Jack and Holly—don't fly with their parents in first class, they're all put on strict allowances, and their dad swears they won't get a leg up on their careers if they decide to enter the culinary world. "I don’t want them with a badge, going into a kitchen [with people] thinking that’s Ramsay’s daughter or that’s Ramsay’s son," Ramsay says.
In fact, despite the fact that their father runs some of the best restaurants in the world, the kids don't even get to eat there—well, at least not on a regular basis. "Last time we went to the Royal Hospital Road [Ramsay's three Michelin starred flagship restaurant in Chelsea] was for Megan's 16th birthday, and that was the first time we've ever eaten there with the kids," the chef explains.