The 11-year-old daughter of the late TV host and celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June, Ariane Busia-Bourdain, has inherited his $1.2 million estate.
The TV host’s will showed that Bourdain’s $1.2 million in assets was made up of $425,000 in savings and cash, $35,000 in brokerage accounts, $250,000 in personal property and $500,000 in intangibles such as royalties and residuals from his TV work and books like his breakthrough 2000 memoir “Kitchen Confidential.”
Reports had listed Bourdain’s wealth to be far higher, around $16 million. But he told Wealthsimple in 2017 that “reports of my net worth are about ten times overstated.”
However, the $1.2 million declared in the will may not be his only assets. Bourdain’s will also established a trust. Unlike wills, trusts are not processed in probate court and do not become public record, allowing their contents to remain private.
Bourdain appointed Ottavia to oversee the trust until Ariane, the primary beneficiary, comes of age. She will receive money from the trust when she turns 25 and 30 and then receive access to the balance when she turns 35.