Anthony Bourdain Leaves Most of His Money for Daughter in Will

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His death came just three days after the suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade.

His will stated that the majority of his finances will be left to his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Busia-Bourdain.

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.

Manhattan Surrogate's Court documents indicate that Bourdain's property includes $425,000 in savings and cash, $35,000 in brokerage money, $250,000 in personal property and $500,000 in "intangible property including royalties and residuals".

His net worth has been estimated at $16 million (AU$21m) by Celebrity Net Worth.

Bourdain's will instructs 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.

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Less than a month after Anthony Bourdain's death, the TV personality's estate has been valued at around $1.2 million.

The will was written in 2016, and since Ariane is a minor, the court needs to appoint a guardian to protect her funds until she's of age to claim them herself.

Ariane, his only child, is set to inherit the remainder of his assets.

In 2013, Peabody Award judges honoured Bourdain and "Parts Unknown" for "expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure". In the event that Bourdain survived his daughter, the will also states that the inheritance would have gone to her nanny, Myra Quizon, CBS reported. Bourdain was dating actress and activist Asia Argento at the time of his death by suicide.

Bourdain's book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" (2000) was a New York Times bestseller.

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