Anthony Bourdain Net Worth

Anthony Bourdain Net Worth, How did the late American celebrity chef and author acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Anthony Bourdain Net Worth, his career, his life and death.

About Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Net Worth

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Anthony Bourdain is an American celebrity chef, travel documentarian and author. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a chef at various top cooking outfits which includes top hotels and restaurants.

He is popularly known for his statement on grilled cheese in which he said that ‘grilled cheese is just a combination of bread, cheese and mayo which you can manipulate as you want but adding any other regular thing to it makes it sandwich’.

Full Name: Anthony Michael Bourdain
Profession: Author, Chef
Date of Birth/Death: June 25, 1956 to June 8, 2018
Nationality: American
Aged: 61
Net Worth: $16 Million

Anthony Bourdain Early Life and Career

Anthony Michael Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City. He is the first of two children born to Pierre and Gladys Bourdain. Pierre, his father is of French descent while his mother Gladys is a Jew.

He grew up in a Catholic family but wasn’t religious as he didn’t believe in a higher power. His father worked as a floor manager at a record store before he became an executive board member while his mother worked at the New York Times as an editor.

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Anthony grew up learning French culture and cuisine. During a family vacation in France, Anthony developed a love for food when he tasted oysters on a fisherman’s boat.

He studied at Dwight-Englewood School and later went on to Vassar College to further his studies but had to drop out and pursue his career as a chef.

In 1978, Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America which gave him the needed foundation for his career. After graduation, he fully ventured into his profession as he worked at Supper Club, One-Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s all based in New York City.

Bourdain had his biggest breakthrough when he started working with Brasserie Les Halles a brand that had branches in Washington DC, Tokyo and Miami but with headquarters in Manhattan, New York. He worked there for several years before finally leaving them but still maintained a good relationship with the brand.

He has also written lots of books which includes A Cook’s Tour (2001), The Nasty Bits (2006), Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His books joined the list of New York Times Bestseller, made lots of sales and even gave him Awards.

Anthony Bourdain spiced up his career as he took it forward by becoming a celebrity chef, he became the host for various cooking shows which includes A Cook’s Tour (2002–2003), The Layover (2011–2013) and Parts Unknown (2013–2018). He also appeared as a guest on other food shows.

Anthony Bourdain Net Worth

As of 2019, Anthony Bourdain Net Worth would be $16 Million if he were alive. Anthony Bourdain Net Worth is accumulated mostly from his food shows and sale of his books.

Anthony committed suicide by hanging in 2018 and left $1.6 million for his family comprising of property, cash, and royalties. He was reported to have bought a house at the price of $3.5 million but information about that is a bit sketchy.

Awards and Recognition

– Food Writer of the Year: 2001

– Food Book of the Year on his work A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal: 2002

– The show No Reservations won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming: 2009, 2011

– Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: 2010

– The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in Culinary Arts honoris causa to Bourdain: 2017


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