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Facts of Anthony Bourdain

Date of Birth: 1956 , June-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Anthony Bourdain
Birth Name Anthony Michael Bourdain
Father Pierre Bourdain
Mother Gladys Bourdain
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Chef
Net Worth $ 7 Million
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Ottavia Busia (m. 2007), Nancy Putkoski (m. 1985)
Children Ariane Bourdain
Divorce Nancy Putkoski (m. 2005)
Education Vassar Collage
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
TV Show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Quick Timeline of Anthony Bourdain

1956 Born on New York City
1985 Married to Nancy Putkoski
2005 Divorced to Nancy Putkoski
2007 Married again to Ottavia BusiaOttavia Busia
2007 First child daughter, Ariane
2013 Won Primetime Emmy Awards
2014 Won PGA Awards
2014 Won Daytime Emmy Awards
2000 First book Kitchen Confidential
1978 Graduated from Culinary Institute of America
1973 Graduated from Dwight-Englewood School

Detail Timeline of Anthony Bourdain

June 25 , 1956

Born on New York City

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, New York to Pierre Bourdain and Gladys Bourdain. He was raised in middle class family. His father died in 1987. He is the older brother of Christopher Bourdain. His father was a classical music industry executive for Columbia Records.


Married to Nancy Putkoski

Anthony Bourdain was married to Nancy Putkoski in the year of 1985. They really enjoyed their married life and it almost lasted for two decades. They didn't have any children together. It was believed that they really enjoyed their married life though.


Divorced to Nancy Putkoski

Though their bonding lasted for about two decades, it finally ended in the year of 2005. During this long lasted married life, they don't have any children. The real reason about the divorce is unknown. 

April 20 , 2007

Married again to Ottavia BusiaOttavia Busia

Anthony Bourdain married Ottavia Busia on 20 April, 2007 but before that he was single for two long years. He spent a difficult life for two years, after his divorce with his previous wife. The couple also gave birth to one child and they are living happily till today.


First child daughter, Ariane

After Anthony Bourdain's marriage with his second wife, Ottavia Busia, they gave birth to their first daughter, Ariane. She was born, shortly after the marriage of her parents. He didn't have any child from his previous relation though.


Won Primetime Emmy Awards

Anthony Bourdain is a very talented individual. He has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for eight times and has claimed this title twice, one in 2013 and the other in the following year. He won this title for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.


Won PGA Awards

Anthony Bourdain has been nominated in PGA Awards for the three consecutive years for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television from 2013-2015. He was honored with this title in 2014. He also shares these awards with other individuals.


Won Daytime Emmy Awards

Anthony Bourdain is not the one individual who won just one award in his lifetime. He has also won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2014 for Outstanding Culinary Program. He was honored with this award for his role in The Mind of a Chef. He shares this award with another individual. 


First book Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain gained his immediate popularity from his first book Kitchen Confidentia: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which was released in 2000. It was the bestselling book of 2000 New York Times. The book is known for its treatment of the professional culinary industry.


Graduated from Culinary Institute of America

Anthony Bourdain was also a talented student. He was enrolled at Culinary Institute of America and graduated from it in the year of 1978. The date when he was first enrolled at this institute is unknown though.


Graduated from Dwight-Englewood School

Anthony Bourdain attended Dwight Englewood School and he graduated from this school in 1973. He then attended Vassar Collage but he didn't complete his degree there. He dropped out after being enrolled for two years. While he was pursuing his degree in Vassar College, he also started working in Provincetown seafood restaurant.


Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American author, chef, and television personality. The American chef was best known for his shows like A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and The Layover. He committed suicide on 8th June 2018 where he killed himself by hanging in a hotel in France.

Anthony Bourdain's early life and education

He was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City and raised in Leonia, New Jersey. His parents were Pierre Bourdain (d. 1987), a classical music industry executive, and Gladys Bourdain (née Sackman), a staff editor for The New York Times.


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His ancestors were Catholic and Jewish and his paternal grandparents were from French. He has one sibling, Christopher Bourdain.

Anthony graduated from Dwight-Englewood School and enrolled at Vassar College but he left the campus after 2 years.

Bourdain also attended The Culinary Institute of America from where he graduated in the year 1978.

Anthony Bourdain's personal life, divorce, and death

Anthony Bourdain married twice in his life. He was first married to Nancy Putkoski in 1985. They were almost together for two decades and they divorced in 2005.

He then married Ottavia Busia on 20 April 2007. They together have one child. They are living happily since then. He is not rumored to be having any other extra affairs.

He had a tall physique of 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He achieved almost all things in his life.

Anthony Bourdain's death

Anthony was found dead at Le Chambard hotel on 8th June 2018. The American chef had committed suicide by hanging himself.

According to officials, there were no traces of violence and the presence of drugs in his body.

Bourdain was cremated on 13th June 2018 in France and his ashes were returned to America two days after the memorial.

Anthony Bourdain's career 

He got a rise in his fame from his 2000 New York Times Bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

He then wrote two more books which also appeared in New York Times Bestselling books.

Anthony Bourdain's net worth

Anthony Bourdain has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. According to BusinessInsider, his net worth is broken down into many parts. Some of them are enlisted below

  • Cash and Savings$425,000
  • Brokerage Account$35,000
  • Personal Property$250,000
  • Intangible Property$500,000

Further, there are no details regarding his salary and the earnings he made from the sales of his books.

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