Anthony Bourdain Left Most Of Estate To Daughter, Value Is Surprising

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Around one month back, TV personality, chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain passed away.

The world mourned the loss of such a big personality. A couple of weeks later, the season finale of Bourdain’s hit CNN series Parts Unknown aired. Hopefully this isn’t the last episode though. (Bourdain was in the middle of filming season 12 when he died.)

A bill was proposed in New Jersey to create an Anthony Bourdain Trail. This would be a great way to remember a man who left such a huge impact on the world.

After Bourdain passed away, it was reported in the media that Bourdain’s estate was worth around $16 million. While this is a huge sum of money, I was surprised that the value wasn’t higher due to years on television and being a best selling author.

His estranged wife, Ottavia Bussia-Bourdain was reported to be the executor of the estate but who would the fortune be left to?

Anthony Bourdain was the father to one child, a daughter, 11 year-old Ariane. Not so surprisingly, the bulk of his estate was left to her.

What was surprising is the value of Bourdain’s estate upon his death. The Daily News reports that it’s worth up to $1.21 million.

The Daily News shared the breakdown, according to Manhattan Surrogate’s Court documents filed Thursday, the “Parts Unknown” star’s property includes $425,000 in savings and cash, $35,000 in brokerage money, $250,000 in personal property and $500,000 in “intangible property including royalties and residuals.”

All personal and household effects were left to Bussia-Bourdain, including items like cars and frequent- flyer miles.

The article also mentioned that a guardian will be chosen by the court for Ariane Bourdain “to safeguard the handling of her inheritance, since she is still a minor.”

This isn’t the last we’ve heard about Anthony Bourdain, next year an authorized biography is set to come out.

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