Very few, in the culinary world, have accomplished what Masterchef Gordon Ramsay has. Be it his finesse in serving savage reviews about food on Twitter (remember the poor guy who got roasted for his Medu Wada?) or his potential to come up with sarcasm-laced one/two liners (even Priyanka Chopra had to face the burn), Gordon Ramsay is one who doesn’t need an introduction.
But like they say, there is nothing as such as ‘I have had enough of Ramsay.’ Yes, I know you probably are his biggest fan but I can bet that there are some things that even you didn’t know about him.
So, here are 10 jaw-dropping facts about Gordon Ramsay that are way more interesting than his comments.
1. Ramsay played football and was first chosen to play under-14 football at age 12.
He was chosen to play for Warwickshire.
2. He almost died in 2008!
Ramsay has survived a near-death experience after falling off a cliff into the icy water. It was while filming a segment about puffin hunting for his television show in Iceland back in 2008.
3. Gordon Ramsay was fired from a chef job for having an affair with his boss’ wife.
While working as a commis chef in a hotel when he was in his 20s, Ramsay says he was seduced by his employer’s 30-something wife. He was fired when the affair was discovered and he moved to London.
4. His first restaurant earned him three Michelin stars!
Ramsay opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, in 1998, and by 2001 it had earned three Michelin stars. BTW his restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total.
5. Ramsay is quite skilled at martial arts and has a black belt.
He has a passion for boxing on top of his black belt in karate. A man of many talents indeed!
6. He is also a fitness freak.
Ramsay has participated in more than a dozen marathons, three ultra-marathons, three half-Ironmans (which span 70.3 miles, swimming, biking and running) and competed in the Ironman World Championship twice.
7. He is not a breakfast-lunch-dinner kinda person!
The chef prefers to eat five times per day, focusing on smaller portions to keep his energy up, rather than three solid meals.
8. He has a mobile game, called ‘The Restaurant Dash’ to his credit.
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Ramsay’s game has generated $23.4 million in bookings since it was launched in mid-2016, but Glu hopes to generate more with the game’s reboot. And it doesn’t seem far-fetched becomes the new version comes with more “Gordanisms,” or sarcastic and witty comments.
9. He is been married for twenty years now!
The father of four—three girls and a boy—he married his wife, Tana, back in 1996. Adorable, aren’t they?
10. He is the highest-paid man in the culinary world and is hailed at number 26 in the Forbes highest paid celebrities list.
He is valued at $60 M (as of 12/6/17). In addition to starring in “MasterChef,” “MasterChef Junior,” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” Ramsay added two more series to his plate: “The F Word” premiered on Fox in May, and “Culinary Genius” just landed a syndication deal in the U. S.
BONUS: He is #TeamDog! Meet Rumpole & Bruno Ramsay!
P.S- They have an Instagram account, ‘theramsaydogs’ dedicated to themselves!
Some revelations there, isn’t it? Let us know what shocked you the most in the comments!