Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef behind Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hotel Hell,” BBC America’s “The F Word” and other programs, said in an interview with the U.K. publication The Telegraph he won’t be leaving his fortune to his children.
Ramsay, who is reportedly worth about $140 million, told the publication: “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 [wife] Tana is they get a 25% deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”
Ramsay also told The Telegraph: “I’ve never been really turned on about the money. That’s not my number one objective, and that’s reflected in the way the kids are brought up.”
The report adds that Ramsay “is raising his four children in the same strict, no-nonsense style in which he runs his kitchens. Though it’s perhaps somewhat unexpected to learn that they are rarely allowed to eat in his restaurants.”