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Why Gordon Ramsay is “definitely not” leaving his fortune to his children

The celebrity chef gets candid about the reason why his four children won’t be getting a share of his millions.
Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s culinary skills and famed television persona have helped the celebrity chef rack up an estimated US$160 million in net worth – but his four children won’t be getting a share of that fortune.

The 50-year-old star, who has 18-year-old Megan, 17-year-old twins Holly and Jack and 15-year-old daughter Matilda with his wife Tana, has revealed they won’t be getting anything aside from a little helping hand buying their first property.

Gordon (pictured here with Tana and their daughters Megan, Holly and Matilda and a friend) has revealed his kids won’t be inheriting his fortune.

“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he told The Telegraph in a new interview.

“The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”

Gordon went on to reveal the couple’s strict standards are kept up even when it comes to family holidays, with the Hell’s Kitchen star booking separate seats for himself and Tana and the kids.

“They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that,” he told the publication.

“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.”

Gordon also shared how he and Tana are teaching their children about the importance of budgeting and saving, with eldest daughter Megan getting around £100 a week while at university, and the other kids getting “about £50 a week”, with which they’re responsible for paying their own phone bills and bus fares.

“The earlier you give them that responsibility to save for their own trainers and jeans, the better,” Gordon told The Telegraph.

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