Anthony Bourdain Was Worth Millions Less Than Thought

Estimates had pegged his fortune at $16M, but it was actually $1.21M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2018 5:00 AM CDT
Updated Jul 6, 2018 6:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Anthony Bourdain was thought to have been worth about $16 million at the time of his death by suicide, but new legal filings reveal the TV chef was actually worth just $1.21 million, Page Six reports. That amount includes $425,000 in cash and savings, $35,000 in a brokerage account, $250,000 in personal property, and $500,000 in "intangible property," which includes royalties and residuals. The New York condo Bourdain bought with his now-estranged wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain in 2014 is not listed in the documents, but a $1 million mortgage liability is noted.

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Per his will, written in 2016 shortly before he and Busia-Bourdain separated, the bulk of his money will go to the couple's 11-year-old daughter. He left his "accumulated frequent flier miles," as well as personal and household effects, to Busia-Bourdain "to dispose of in accordance with what (she) believes to have been my wishes," per the New York Daily News. (Read more Anthony Bourdain stories.)

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