Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in NY.
But there's also an undisclosed amount of money in a trust, according to TMZ.
However, the $1.2 million declared in the will may not be his only assets. The "Parts Unknown" host's net worth had previously been estimated at around $16 million.
According to The New York Post's Page Six, Bourdain's assets included $425,000 in "cash and savings", $35,000 in a brokerage account, $250,000 in "personal property", and $500,000 in "intangible property including royalties and residuals".
Since his divorce with Busia was never formalized, she is legally still his next of kin. Bourdain asked her to "dispose of [them] in accordance with what [she] believes to have been my wishes", Page Six noted. TMZ also notes this is a common move for people of substantial wealth, created to be both tax advantageous and a measure of privacy protection.
Anthony Bourdain and ex-wife Ottavia Busia.
According to the Daily News, the court will appoint someone to "safeguard" the inheritance as long as Ariane is a minor. "I regret buying that apartment".
Though the amount seems relatively low for a TV personality, Bourdain set aside a separate trust, which is now of unknown value and assets.