Anthony Bourdain Net Worth
Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, author, and television host who had a net worth of $8 million dollars at the time of his death in 2018. Anthony Bourdain was best known for hosting a range of culinary TV shows. He also wrote a number of books, the most famous of which focused on cooking and culture.
He was a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He was a chef at several restaurants over the years, including many years as the executive chef at the celebrated French restaurant Brasserie Les Halles. A 1999 article called “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” turned into his bestselling memoir, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
After the release of Kitchen Confidential Bourdain found himself on a path to international fame, hosting a number of food and travel shows. Bourdain’s first show was A Cook’s Tour on the Food Network. That show produced 35 episodes in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, Bourdain began hosting Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. That show ran until 2012. He also hosted The Layover from 2011-2013. In 2013, Bourdain took his talents to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Bourdain won a number of awards in his career. When he was accepting the Peabody award in 2013, he spoke about how he approached his work:
“We ask very simple questions: What makes you happy? What do you eat? What do you like to cook? And everywhere in the world we go and ask these very simple questions,” he said, “we tend to get some really astonishing answers.”