About Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain, full name Anthony Michael Bourdain, is a professional chef, television personality and book author. He gained nationwide recognition in 2000, when his best-seller Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly reached the stores. The book told Anthony’s personal career story and offered “behind the scenes” glimpse at the kitchens of famous American restaurants. Bourdain is also recognized for hosting cultural adventure and culinary programs on the Travel Channel: The Layover and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2013 he took CNN’s offer to host travel and food show Parts Unknown. As for today, Anthony Bourdain net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Anthony was born in New York, in a family of Pierre and Gladys Bourdain. His paternal ancestors emigrated to America from France, after the continent was destroyed by the World War I. While living in Leonia, New Jersey , Anthony attended Dwight-Englewood School and later graduated from Englewood School for Boys. Bourdain continued his studies in Vassar College, but got kicked out before earning a degree.
Around this period Anthony realized that his true mission is cooking and enrolled at Culinary Institute of America. Judging from the current Anthony Bourdain net worth, this was the greatest decision he could have made. After finishing his culinary training, Anthony worked in a number of New York restaurants, such as Sullivan’s, One Fifth Avenue and Supper Club. Although these jobs did not add much to Anthony Bourdain net worth, it gave him invaluable experience. By the end of 1998 the future millionaire was offered to take the position of executive chef at the prestigious Brasserie Les Halles restaurant.
Following this promotion Bourdain decided to share his story with fellow Americans and published Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The commercial success of this witty and entertaining publication encouraged Anthony to write more books. A Cook’s Tour, his second New York Times bestseller, was released in 2001. It was followed by The Nasty Bits , Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook: Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach and most recently- Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Another important source of Anthony Bourdain net worth is his television career. The chef was offered to host his own show on Food Network following the success of his second book. Anthony’s personal program, entitled A Cook’s Tour, premiered in 2002. Three years latter Bourdain started working on a new, but somewhat similar project, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The popularity of this program turned Bourdain into one of the most famous professional chefs in the United States.