Anthony Bourdain Net Worth and Salary

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For lovers of foods and cooking shows, the name Anthony Bourdain may stir up some emotions in you as he is an American celebrity chef, travel documentarian and author. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a chef at various top cooking outfits which includes top hotels and restaurants.

He is popularly known for his statement on grilled cheese in which he said that “grilled cheese is just a combination of bread, cheese and mayo which you can manipulate as you want but adding any other regular thing to it makes it sandwich”. Anthony Bourdain is late as he passed away in 2018, His net worth was estimated worth $16 million if alive today.

Net Worth $16 million
Profession Chef, author
Date of Birth June 25, 1956
Date of Death June 8, 2018
Aged 61
Citizenship United States

Early Life

Anthony Michael Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City. The first of two children born to Pierre and Gladys Bourdain. Pierre, his father is of French descent while his mother Gladys is a Jew. He grew up in a Catholic family but wasn’t religious as he didn’t believe in a higher power. His father worked as a floor manager at a record store before he became an executive board member while his mother worked at the New York Times as an editor. Anthony grew up learning French culture and cuisine. During a family vacation in France, Anthony developed a love for food when he tasted oysters on a fisherman’s boat.

He studied at Dwight-Englewood School and later went on to Vassar College to further his studies but had to drop out and pursue his career as a chef.


In 1978, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America which gave him the needed foundation for his career. Upon graduation, he fully ventured into his profession as he worked at Supper Club, One-Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s all based in New York City.

He had his biggest breakthrough when he started working with Brasserie Les Halles a brand that had branches in Washington DC, Tokyo and Miami but with headquarters in Manhattan, New York. He worked there for several years before finally leaving them but still maintained a good relationship with the brand.

Apart from been a chef, he has also written lots of books which includes A Cook’s Tour (2001), The Nasty Bits (2006), Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000) and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (2010). His books joined the list of New York Times Bestseller, made lots of sales and even gave him Awards.

He spiced up his career as he took it forward by becoming a celebrity chef. Bourdain became the host for various cooking shows which includes A Cook’s Tour (2002–2003), No Reservations (2005–2012), The Layover (2011–2013) and Parts Unknown (2013–2018). He also appeared as a guest on other food shows.

How he amassed such wealth?

The late Chef if alive today would be worth $16 million which he made mostly from his food shows and sale of his books. He committed suicide by hanging in 2018 and left $1.6 million for his family comprising of property, cash and royalties. He was reported to have bought a house at the price of $3.5 million but information about that is a bit sketchy.

As of 2019, Anthony Bourdain net worth is still estimated $16 million.

Awards and recognition

  • -2001: Food Writer of the Year
  • -2002: Food Book of the Year on his work A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
  • -2009,2011: The show No Reservations won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
  • -2010: Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
  • -2017: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in Culinary Arts honoris causa to Bourdain

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