Majority of Anthony Bourdain's $16 Million Fortune is 'Missing' From His Estate
Daughter receives $1.2 million from will leaving over 90 percent 'unaccounted for'
Just one month on from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, details of the journalist's final will have been made public, showing that the majority of his fortune is now "missing."
A copy of the late Mr. Bourdain's will was filed in Manhattan on Thursday showing that he left almost all of his entire estate to his 11-year-old daughter Ariane.
However, the value of Bourdain's only daughter's inheritance is valued at $1.2 million, which is less than 10 percent of the value of his whole estate which is worth $16 million.
According to the estate's executor, Ariane's mother and Bourdain's ex-wife Ottavia Busia, the young heiress inherited almost everything and the whereabouts of the remaining $14.8 million of his fortune is "unknown."
Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room in June during filming for his "Parts Unknown" TV series.
His death was ruled a suicide by authorities after Bourdain's best friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found his lifeless body hanging from a doorknob in his suite.
Although Mr. Bourdain's death has been officially declared a suicide, many see his untimely passing a suspicious and unexpected.
Bourdain was an open critic of Harvey Weinstein and made no secret of his desire for the disgraced former Hollywood mogul to face justice.
During his criticisms of Weinstein, he openly stated that Hillary Clinton had full knowledge of the sexual abuse, and had done so "for years.," saying:
"know what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She's not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years"
Bourdain’s girlfriend, actress Asia Argento, is one of the victims who accused Weinstein of raping her.
Threatened by Clinton
Around one month before his death, Mr. Bourdain revealed that he had been threatened by Clinton's representatives, saying:
"..and I am in no way an HRC fan. I’ve been on the receiving end of her operatives’ wrath. And it ain’t fun,"
It’s no secret that people who cross the Clintons' path end up dead… Usually from suicide.
Elite pedophile rings
Since the find, which was being again ignored by the mainstream media, evidence has now emerged that show the land where the sex slaves camp was discovered, is owned by a company with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation.
Could this tie-in with whatever the investigative journalist Anthony Bourdain was just about to expose?
Hanging from doorknobs
Shortly after his death, the mind-blowing similarities between Anthony Bourdain's 'suicide' and the eerily similar circumstances that other celebrities have been found dead quickly became apparent.
Bourdain's death followed the passing of fashion designer Kate Spade only a few days prior.
Like Mr. Bourdain, Spade was found hanging from a doorknob in the same way that a growing number of celebrities have been found.
Aside from the way they were found, Spade and Bourdain were both linked to the Clintons and it has since transpired that they may have also had knowledge of high-reaching child trafficking operations.
According to Spade's family, she had also been threatened for speaking out.
know what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She's not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 11, 2017
..and I am in no way an HRC fan. I’ve been on the receiving end of her operatives’ wrath. And it ain’t fun,— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) May 2, 2018
The news of Anthony Bourdain's "missing" estate is the latest in a long line of suspicious events surround the much-loved star's death.
With his only daughter standing to only inherit only a fraction of his actual net worth, it raises even more questions about his already-suspicious death.
Bourdain's property includes $425,000 in cash and savings, $35,000 in brokerage accounts, $250,000 in personal property, and $500,000 in 'intangible property including royalties and residuals', according to court records obtained by the NY Daily News.
The Daily Mail reports: The documents also indicate that Bourdain has a mortgage worth $1.1million, but the corresponding property is not specified.
The total value of the estate came as a surprise to some as the Parts Unknown star's net worth was actually around $16million.
The executor of the estate is Bourdain's estranged wife, Ottavia Busia, who also handled his funeral arrangements and the process of returning his body to the US.
The couple divorced in 2016 after nine years of marriage but remained close in part thanks to their daughter Ariane, who was born the year they were married in 2007.
The 61-year-old was found hanging from the doorknob in a hotel room on June 8 while he was in Kayserberg, France, filming an episode of Parts Unknown.
Just days later, Busia posted a photo of Ariane performing at a concert on June 11.
'Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her. I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are,' the caption said.
In the photo, Ariane could be seen singing into a microphone as she stood in front of her band wearing a pair of black platform boots with studs and spikes.
Bourdain spoke fondly of his daughter in a 2016 interview with The New Yorker following his divorce from Busia.
'I'm shocked by how happy my daughter is. I don't think I'm deluding myself. I know I'm a loving father,' the journalist said.
The court documents specify that Bourdain's 'accumulated frequent flier miles' will go to Busia, who has been instructed to 'dispose of [them] in accordance with what [she] believes to have been my wishes,' he wrote in the will.
He left similar instructions for his cars, furniture, books, clothing and other household items.
The remainder of his assets has been gifted to his only child, Ariane.
A court-appointed guardian will handle the estate to protect Ariane's interests until she turns 18.
In the event that his daughter died before he did, the money would have gone to her nanny, Myra Quizon, according to the will.
Bourdain's actual net worth was believed to be around $16million.
The New York-native had lived paycheck-to-paycheck until he was in his 40s, admitting on multiple occasions that he was terrible with handling money.
It is unclear how much he earned per episode on the various TV shows he's hosted since 2000, or how much he earned from the 11 books he authored.
At the time of Bourdain's death, he had been dating Italian singer and actress Asia Argento.
The pair's relationship was nontraditional, according to close friend Rose McGowan.
The actress posted an open letter after traveling to Italy to be by Argento's side, in which she wrote: 'Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on.
'Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony,' she added.
At the same time that the letter was released, McGowan also posted a message from Argento herself on Instagram.
'On behalf of me and all who are hurting because of this unfathomable loss, I have asked the strongest woman I know, Rose McGowan, to be my voice, to help me shoulder this burden and write truth,' read the message.
'Please read these words and have mercy on our pain.'
It was signed by Argento in 'grief and strength.'