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
Anthony Bourdain Was Worth a Lot Less Than Thought
Flowers and a photo of Anthony Bourdain are seen at a make shift memorial outside the building that once housed Le Halles restaurant on Park Avenue, Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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.

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. (More Anthony Bourdain stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.