Many chefs would be thrilled with a successful restaurant or two, or perhaps a couple of widely read cookbooks. Gordon Ramsay, however, has all this and more. He takes life as a professional celebrity chef up a notch -- or 10.
Born in Scotland and raised in England, Ramsay boasts multiple successful eateries around the world, including the aptly-named Gordon Ramsay, Petrus and Boxwood Café. Clearly not content to simply demonstrate his mad cooking skills for an audience, Ramsay has served as the illustrious host of the U.K.'s "Kitchen Nightmares" and the popular show "Hell's Kitchen." He's also currently hard at work hosting and serving as executive producer of "MasterChef." But if you want real proof of his celebrity status, look no further than the 2011 episode of "The Simpsons" titled "The Food Wife," where he appeared (in animated form, of course) as himself. You know a chef's a true celebrity once he's been in a cartoon.