Gordon Ramsay is undoubtedly one of the most successful chefs in the world. Beneath that dining empire and his huge fortune, however, he’s a man with a serious dark side. These are the controversial things everyone ignores about Gordon Ramsay.
It seems like there’s no shortage of celebrities these days who get a little shy when the time comes to pay their taxes, and Gordon Ramsay is no different.
In 2009, Ramsay appeared in London’s High Court, having failed to pay taxes on a restaurant he owned at Heathrow Airport. In the end, he was forced to pay the equivalent of over $9 million in unpaid taxes. Then, in 2010, the New York Post reported that Ramsay owed some $2 million in taxes off his New York-based restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at The London, which he had sold at the end of 2009.
In 2013, Ramsay’s tax woes became even more serious when documents surfaced written by his ex-finance director, revealing that the chef’s business had misled the British government to reduce its tax bill. Faced with accusations of fraud and a huge, seven-figure unpaid tax bill, a spokesperson for Ramsay insisted that the chef himself had triggered the investigation when he became aware of misconduct by his business’ employees. Deloitte, Ramsay’s law firm, declined to comment on reports that five of its senior partners had been trawling through 30,000 emails in an attempt to clear Ramsay’s name.
And it looks like these particular controversies have taken their toll on Ramsay’s patience with the taxman. In 2018, he told the press that he’s hoping to move to Las Vegas — partly, he said, because he’d save a fortune in taxes.
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The taxman cometh | 0:00
Fighting the law | 01:50
Violence | 03:00
Misogyny | 04:10
Homophobia | 05:22
Racism | 06:48
The Aubergine affair | 07:55
Infidelity | 09:11
Veggies | 10:27
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