Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed he won’t leave his massive fortune to his children — as he fears it could “ruin them.”
The TV star, who has Matilda, 15, Jack and Holly, 17, and Megan, 18, with wife Tana, 42, joins a number of mega-rich dads including Bill Gates and Simon Cowell who have chosen not to leave their wealth to their offspring.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Gordon, who according to reports has an estimated net worth of roughly $140 million, said his children will have to make their own way in life.
“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he said. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is that they get a 25 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”
He added: “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.”
Meanwhile, he added his children don’t sit with them in first class on family holidays as they “haven’t worked hard enough” to afford it yet.
He said: “I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, ‘Make sure those little f--kers don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane.’ I worked my f--king ass off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.”