You know you're a badass when there is a whole meme devoted to it. Gordon Ramsay is feared and loved in such equal measures that people are actually honored to be insulted by him. His persona is based both around his "inventive" use of the English language and his maniacal pursuit of culinary perfection. In addition to opening a number of critically acclaimed restaurants around the world, Ramsay is now the star of at least 77 million TV shows. Oh yeah, also? Before he was a celebrity chef, he was a rising soccer star, and only gave up his career as a star athlete due to chronic injuries. He also fell off an 85 meter (278 foot) cliff into Arctic waters and survived, because he is probably immortal.