Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, author, and television personality who was a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Bourdain was a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, including many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. He was also known for his frequent appearances on CNN.
CNN, the network Bourdain worked for, released the following statement about Bourdain’s suicide:
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Anthony Bourdain Net Worth 2019: $20 Million
Anthony Bourdain, the American chef, author, and television host had a reported net worth of approximately $20 million.
Bourdain first started to gain national recognition for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Two years later, his first food and world-travel television show — A Cook’s Tour — premiered on Food Network. The series ran for 35 episodes from 2002 through 2003.
In 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he switched to CNN to begin hosting Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
In addition to his work in television, Bourdain published several books on food and cooking and travel adventures. Furthermore, Bourdain’s lesser-known writings include both fiction and historical nonfiction.
Bourdain married his high-school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, in 1985. The couple remained together for 20 years until their divorce in 2005.
In 2007, Bourdain married Ottavia Busia. The couple had a daughter, Ariane, born in 2007. Bourdain and Busia divorced in 2016.
In 2017, Bourdain began dating Italian actress Asia Argento, whom he met when she appeared on an episode of his CNN series Parts Unknown.
Trump calls late Anthony Bourdain’s death shocking. Anthony has spoken out about his suicide obsession many times.