The bulk of the Parts Unknown host’s $1.21 million estate is going to his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Bourdain, according to Manhattan Surrogate Court documents, ET can confirm.
Ariane will receive the estate in increments until the age of 35 when she will receive the rest of it at once. The documents, obtained by ET, state that Bourdain has also created a trust outside of his will with an undisclosed amount of assets.
The chef-turned-TV personality had $425,000 in savings and cash at the time of his death. Additionally, he had $35,000 in brokerage funds, $250,000 in personal property and another $500,000 in “intangible property including royalties and residuals.”
The docs also reveal that a guardian of the estate will be chosen by the court to keep Ariane’s inheritance safe, as she is a minor. Bourdain’s estranged wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, was chosen as the executor of his estate. He left her all his “personal and household effects” to “to dispose of in accordance with what (she) believes to have been my wishes.” This includes items like cars and furniture.
The court documents also reveal that Bourdain had a $1.1 million mortgage, but the exact property is not stated.
If Ariane were to die, her father's estate would pass to her nanny, a woman named Myra Quizon, according to the will.