From that point, he was able to start saving money, pay off his credit cards, and settle up with IRS. Reports estimate his current net worth in the millions, although he claims those figures are "about ten times overstated." But despite his undeniably improved financial situation, he still hates owing people even a single dollar.
"I am fanatical about not owing anybody any money," Bourdain told Wealthsimple. "I hate it. I don’t want to carry a balance, ever. I have a mortgage, but I despise the idea. That was my biggest objection to buying property, though I wasn’t in the position to pay cash."
If you've ever struggled financially or just hate getting yourself into debt or, uh, further into debt, you can probably relate. Well, except for maybe the dramatic financial turnaround by becoming a celebrity food personality part.