Anthony Bourdain's 11-Year-Old Daughter Will Inherit Most Of His Estate

Lawrence Kim
July 8, 2018

Bourdain's will leaves the bulk of his money to his 11-year-old daughter Ariane Busia-Bourdain and the control over his estate to her mother, his estranged wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain.

The New York Daily News says the "Parts Unknown" host left his 11-year-old daughter Ariane around $1.2 million.

Anthony's assets reportedly include $425,00 in "cash and savings", $250,000 in "personal property", $500,000 in "intangible property", including royalties and residuals and $35,000 in a brokerage account.

A guardian will be picked by the court to "safeguard" the handling of Ariane's inheritance, as she's still a minor.

He instructed Busia to dispose of his "accumulated frequent flier miles" and other possessions like cars, furnishings and jewelry in a way she believes he would've wanted. He left similar instructions for other things, such as his auto, clothing and books. Bourdain was dating actress and activist Asia Argento at the time of his death by suicide.

The documents also list a $US1.1 million mortgage.

Anthony Bourdain at the 2018 Women in the World summit in New York City.

Bourdain was in France working on Season 12 of "Parts Unknown" when he was discovered dead in his hotel room.

Bourdain, 61, wrote the will in 2016, shortly before he separated from his wife, who he married in 2007.

This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission. The show featured meals in both out-of-the-way restaurants and the homes of locals, providing what the magazine called "communion with a foreign culture so unmitigated that it feels practically intravenous". "He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together".

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