Gordon Ramsay is a famous chef and television personality.

Gordon James Ramsay, OBE (born 8 November 1966) is a Scottish-born British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 9.[1][2][3] His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, along with the American versions of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hotel Hell. In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $60 million for the previous 12 months, and ranked him the 21st highest earning celebrity in the world.[4]

Early life and education

Ramsay was born on 8 November 1966[5] in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland.[6] From the age of five, he was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.[6] Ramsay is the second of four children. He has an older sister, Diane; a younger brother, Ronnie, who Ramsay revealed had been behind bars for heroin possession as a juvenile;[7] and a younger sister, Yvonne. Ramsay's father, Gordon James Senior (died 1997),[8] was – at various times – a swimming pool manager, a welder, and a shopkeeper; his sister Yvonne and their mother, Helen (maiden name: Cosgrove),[8] have been nurses.[9]

Ramsay has described his early life as "hopelessly itinerant"; his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and failures of his father, who was an at-times-violent alcoholic.[8] In 1976, they finally settled in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he grew up in the Bishopton area of the town.[7] In his autobiography, Humble Pie,[9] he describes his early life as being marked by abuse and neglect from this "hard-drinking womaniser."[9][10] At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of the family house into a flat in Banbury.[11]



Ramsay married Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson (known as Tana), a Montessori-trained schoolteacher, in 1996. The couple have four children, Megan, Matilda, and twins Jack and Holly, and Tana is pregnant with their fifth child, due in September 2016.[12] They live in Wandsworth Common.[13] Until 2010, Ramsay's father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, was responsible for the business operations of Ramsay's restaurant empire.[14][15]


Offspring of Gordon James Ramsay (1942-1998) and Helen Cosgrove ()
Name Birth Death Joined with
Diane Ramsay (1965)
Gordon James Ramsay (1966) 8 November 1966 Johnstone, Scotland, United Kingdom (Renfrewshire) Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson (1974)
Ronald Ramsay (1968)
Yvone ('Eve') Ramsay (1970)


  1. ^ Bremner, Charles (2 March 2009). "Gordon Ramsay wins Michelin stars for first restaurant in France". The Times (London). Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Richard Vines (16 March 2009). "Ramsay Wins 13th Michelin Star as Chef Counts Cost of Expansion". Bloomberg. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Tony, Bonnici (2 October 2013). "Ramsay's latest nightmare as New York restaurant loses star appeal". The Times (London). Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities". Forbes. 15 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gordon Ramsay". Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Gordon Ramsay – The man – Biography". Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Gordon Behind Bars, Channel 4, 26 June 2012
  8. ^ a b c Pierce, Andrew (5 October 2008). "The F Factor". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Ramsay, Gordon (2006). Humble Pie. UK: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-722967-4. 
  10. ^ Barber, Lynn (13 May 2001). "Mad for it". The Guardian (UK).,,488328,00.html. Retrieved 1 August 2006. 
  11. ^ "Chef from a humble background". The Oxford Times. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  12. ^ McRady, Rachel (13 May 2016). "Gordon Ramsay Reveals His Wife Is Pregnant With His Fifth Child 14 Years After Their Last Child". Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Gordon Ramsay to open new restaurant in Battersea". Newsquest. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scott Descendant Chart". Scott Family Web. Archived from the original on 22 June 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2006. 
  15. ^ Cooke, Rachel (8 June 2003). "How does our Gordon grow?". The Guardian (London).,,970947,00.html. Retrieved 1 August 2006. 


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