His will stated that the majority of his finances will be left to his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Busia-Bourdain.
Out of the million dollars in assets, USD 425,000 is cash, USD 250,000 worth in personal property, USD 35000 in brokerage accounts and around USD 500,000 in intangible property including royalties and residuals.
The documents also state that Bourdain has a mortgage worth $1.1 million, though the property is not specified. Until Ariane is old enough to control the estate, it is reported that the executor will be her mother, Ottavia Busia - who was married to Anthony from 2007-2016.
The will also seemed to reveal that Bourdain's estate at the time of his death was worth about $1.2 million, a modest figure that surprised many people given that Bourdain took his life at the pinnacle of his success.
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Anthony Bourdain at the 2018 Women in the World summit in New York City. Bourdain's book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" (2000) was a New York Times bestseller.
According to the Daily News, the court will appoint someone to "safeguard" the inheritance as long as Ariane is a minor.
He left the same instructions for cars, furniture, books, clothing and other household items. The will says that had his daughter died before he did, the money would have gone to her nanny Myra Quizon.
"Parts Unknown", his most recent show, was part travelogue, part history lesson, part homage to exotic foods. He began dating actress Asia Argento in early 2017 and publicly supported Argento after she accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.