Ina Garten is an American author and host of the Food Network program, Barefoot Contessa, who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. She was also the former member of White House Office of Management and Budget.
Biography & Wiki
Ina Garten was born February 2, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York. Her father, Charles H. Rosenberg was an Otolaryngology Surgeon while her mother, Florence was an intellect with an interest in Opera. She was born in a Jewish family.
Raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Ina was always a straight “A” student. Her parents were always proud of her. Ina was very good at science and wanted to use that gift in cooking. But her mother was against Ina taking interest in cooking than studies. Her father always supported her and helped her to achieve her dreams. After High School, she attended Syracuse University.
There is not much to gossip about Ina’s romantic life except her perfect love story. She met her husband at a very young age of 15 when she was visiting her brother at Dartmouth College. After the meet, the couple started dating and fell in love with each other. Ina left Syracuse University in between and got married to her husband, Jeffery Garten.
After getting married, Ina and her husband moved to North Carolina. Her husband is a war hero and after his return from a long war in Vietnam, the couple went on a tour to France where she fell in love with French Cuisine. The trip changed her life and the way of cooking. After returning to U.S.A., they moved to Washington D.C.
Here in Washington she finished her studies and graduated with MBA from George Washington University and started working at the White House Office of Management & Budget.
Ina Garten left the Government job after an advertisement for a specialty food store called Barefoot Contessa in Washington, New York. Ina later, bought the shop and move to New York and took over the ownership and Management of the shop. The store started doing very well and after two decades, Ina sold the shop to two of her employees keeping the ownership of the building.
Garten then turned her attention into publishing her books. She wrote the book, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which mainly contained the recipes which made her store successful. The book grabbed the attention of a lot of readers across the country. She made a lot fortune by selling the copies of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. According to the reports, as of now, she has published 13 cookbooks.
Garten made an appearance on Stewart’s Show and then soon after that, started her own food show on Food Network. Initially, she signed a three years contract with Food Network and appeared on the show called Barefoot Contessa. The show gained one of the highest ratings on the Food Network.
Awards and Achievements
Ina Garten is a very talent and bright lady, who loves to use a concept of science into her cooking. Her unique recipes are the only reason for her success.
Her greatest achievement would be winning the James Beard Award and Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host. She also received an award for her book from Goodreads Choice Awards.
Net Worth of Ina Garten
The estimated net worth of Ina Garten is approximately $55 million. Ina Garten gained most of her fortune from her books and her famous cook show, Barefoot Contessa. Also, she earned a very healthy income by winning numerous cooking competitions.
Ina Garten didn’t learn cooking from a fancy cooking colleges nor has attended any cooking course but still, she has the talent to cook like a professional. She is definitely one of the most successful ladies in the cooking business. In her personal life, Ina is still married to her husband and is living a very happy and successful life.