At the time of Anthony Bourdain’s death, his net worth was approximately $1.2M. This is surprisingly little for a 61YO celebrity who has authored a number of books and been the star of top-rated TV shows for well over a decade.
I assume the costs of his extensive travel for his TV shows were borne by the networks that aired them, i.e. CNN and the Travel Channel.
I also assume that his work generated substantial income for him over the past couple of decades.
I admit that either or both of those assumptions could be wrong. But assuming they’re right, what did Bourdain do with the rest of his wealth? Charitable giving? Ill-advised investments? Frivolous luxury?