Many celebrities who came from poor financial backgrounds oftentimes prefer that their kids understand that money should be earned and not everything in life will be silver-spooned to them. Former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal once said that his kids need to understand that “he is rich, and not his kids” in order to teach them work ethic. Famous chef Gordon Ramsay also enforced this concept on his kids as he explained in his interview with The Telegraph that his kids “will not receive a single euro from his entire estate.” He currently has five children with his wife, Tana Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay will not leave money for his kids
British chef Gordon Ramsay opened up to The Telegraph about his children’s upbringing. He has been married to Tana Ramsay for roughly 22 years. They share five kids, Megan Jane Ramsay, twins Jack Scott Ramsay and Holly Anna Ramsay, Matilda Ramsay, and Oscar Ramsay.
He explained that despite being worth $220 million, he is very strict about his kids’ upbringing and plans on leaving nothing for his kids to teach them work ethic. It once revealed that none of his kids plan on becoming a chef like him and have their own ambitions. He revealed that he has already told them that they will “not receive a single euro from his entire estate.”
The chef doesn’t allow them to indulge in any luxurious activities
In the interview, the chef further revealed that he has never allowed his kids to indulge in any luxuries, even though he can easily pay for them. He said,
“I turn left with Tana and they turn right, I’ve worked my f**kng a*se off to sit that close to the pilot. You appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it. 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.”
The chef and his wife have made it clear to all their kids that they cannot be financially dependent on him, and that they need to work hard if they want something in life.
Gordon Ramsay forced his kids to save their pocket money
The chef believes that this method will teach them a good life lesson about money. He even forced his kids to save their pocket money so that they could buy their own clothes, a mobile phone, or transport costs. Plus, they could earn extra money if they help with household chores.
The couple believes that by not handing out money to their kids, they will value money more. They admit that they wish to see their kids earn as much money as they did and once they do, they will appreciate it more as they worked hard for it.