Anthony Bourdain Net Worth
Anthony Bourdain net worth: Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, author, and television host who had a net worth of $16 million dollars at the time of his death in 2018. If you read a report that said Bourdain was only worth $1.2 million at the time of his death, please read the paragraph at the bottom of this article to understand why that number was false. Anthony Bourdain was born in 1956 in New York City. He was a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He became internationally popular in 2000 with the release of his first book, "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly". In 2001 he released the book "A Cook's Tour" and also hosted a television show by the same name. In 2005 Anthony Bourdain began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "The Layover". Rather than serving as chef at a particular establishment, Anthony Bourdain traveled cooked, and told stories in popular books and TV shows. Anthony Bourdain also wrote the books "The Nasty Bits", "Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook", "Bone in the Throat", Gone Bamboo", "Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical", "No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach", and "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook", which is the sequel to "Kitchen Confidential". Anthony Bourdain's articles and essays have appeared in publications such as "The New York Times", "The New Yorker", "Los Angeles Times", and "Gourmet". He also authored the books Appetites: A Cookbook, Bobby Gold, Get Jiro!, and Get Jiro!: Blood and Sushi. In 2013 Anthony began hosting a CNN program called "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown". He won Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for Outstanding Informational Series or Special for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. He also won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2014 for Outstanding Culinary Program for The Mind of a Chef. Tragically, Anthony Bourdain died on June 8, 2018 of an apparent suicide.
Only worth $1.2 million?
A news article circulated in July 2018 claiming Anthony was only worth $1.2 million at the time of his death. What this report did not say is that their number only included assets in his checking and a single brokerage account. It did not include real estate, or assets held in trust. For example, in 2014 Anthony paid $3.35 million for an apartment in NYC. Today that apartment is worth approximately $5 million. According to public bank records, Anthony had $1 million worth of mortgages at the time of his death. More importantly, a closer look at Bourdain's will shows that he created a trust in 2016 that held the majority of his assets (image rights, future income, royalties). His will dictates that the beneficiary of this trust is his daughter. Wealthy people often use trusts that are completely separate from their wills, partly for privacy but mainly for tax advantages. We maintain that Anthony's net worth was significantly higher than the erroneously reported $1.2 million. Much closer to $16 million based on the information we've seen.