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Bourdain's Will May Not Have Told Full Story

Celeb set up a private trust, in addition to the $1.2M in his will, reports TMZ
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2018 11:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – He was a TV host recognized around the world, not to mention a best-selling author and chef. So why did Anthony Bourdain's will show that he left behind $1.2 million, a figure in the mere-mortal range? TMZ might have the answer: The website reports that the will suggests Bourdain had set up a trust that contained unspecified assets, a common tactic of the rich for tax and privacy purposes. Previous reports suggested that Bourdain's worth was closer to $16 million, notes People, and that may be true after all. Bourdain, who took his own life last month at 61, left the bulk of his estate to his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane. (Read more Anthony Bourdain stories.)

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