Anthony Bourdain was renowned around to the world as a celebrity chef, TV personality and author. Even though he was an American, the man was loved by many people around the world. Even if you don’t know anything about cooking, his face was recognizable to many. Sadly, Anthony Bourdain committed suicide in June 2018. While it’s sad to hear of his passing, his life inspired many people to improve their cooking skills and more. So what was Anthony Bourdain net worth in 2018? What were Anthony Bourdain’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25th, 1956 in New York City, New York, U.S. Bourdain started his cooking career by graduating in 1978 at the Culinary Institute of America. It was actually a trip in France that made him love food so much. When he was a kid, he fell in love with tasting oysters and his love for food exploded from then on. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he went on to run many successful restaurants such as the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan’s. He became an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York. He was there for a few years and kept a great relationship with the restaurant until it had to close due to bankruptcy in 2017.
Even though he was a great chef, he was also a successful author as he wrote lots of book in his career. A New York Times bestseller was a book called Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Many other New York bestsellers eventually followed after that. He mostly focused writing about the things passionate to him such as food and travel. Even though he wrote books, he penciled in many articles and essays throughout his life too. The only time he deviated was when he co-wrote an original graphic novel called Get Jiro! published by DC Comics/Vertigo.
However, most of Bourdain’s wealth comes from his TV career as he was a recognizable face. Some of the shows he appeared in included the likes of A Cook’s Tour, No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown. He also guest starred in many other cooking shows too as the first time I saw him was in the Bravo reality TV show called Top Chef. Despite being big in the TV food industry, he surprisingly rarely appeared in any movies. The only big film where he got a guest appearance in was the 2015 film called The Big Short.
While Anthony Bourdain had a successful writing and TV career, this sadly did not prevent him from taking his own life on June 8th, 2018 in France. He hung himself and it appears there was no foul play of any kind. His death shocked many people around the world as they did not know he had severe depression or mental health issues. His death came around in the same week as fashion designer Kate Spade who also committed suicide. Fellow chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsey wrote the following on Twitter about Bourdain’s passing: “Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123“. Lots of other famous people paid respects to Bourdain including the likes of Barack Obama, and his then girlfriend actress Asia Argento. Anthony Bourdain might be gone, but his legacy will last forever in the minds of his many fans.
In all, we estimate Anthony Bourdain net worth in 2018 at $16 million .