In court papers filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court and obtained by Page Six and New York Daily News on Thursday, Bourdain was reportedly worth $1.21 million despite reports of a $16 million fortune.
According to the legal documents obtained by the outlets, 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.”
The will, which was written in 2016, reportedly states that the majority of Bourdain’s finances will be left to his only child, 11-year-old daughter Ariane.
Due to Ariane being a minor, the court will appoint a guardian to protect her interests in his estate. If Ariane had died before her father did, the will reportedly states that his finances would have gone to her nanny, Myra Quizon, Page Six reports.
Meanwhile, the executor of his estate will reportedly be her mother, Ottavia Busia, whom he married in 2007.