Anthony Bourdain’s will surprised lots of people when it was revealed he died with around $1.2 mil in assets, because everyone thought he was way richer … turns out, he was.
We obtained a copy of Bourdain’s will, and it appears he created a trust outside the will which contained an undisclosed amount of assets. It’s very common for rich folk to create trusts outside of their will … partly for tax purposes and partly for privacy.
As we reported, the will discloses Bourdain left behind $425k in cash, $250k in personal property, $35k in brokerage accounts and around $500k in royalties and residuals.
The will lists Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, his estranged wife, as trustee. The will was signed in 2016, after they had separated.
Bourdain committed suicide last month in France.