Quick Facts of

  • First NameIna Garten
  • Date of Birth02 February, 1948
  • Net Worth$ 22 million
  • CareerAuthor, TV Star
  • Age74 Years
  • Husband Jeffrey Garten

Ina Garten, an American-born TV personality & cookbook author is best known as the host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa & author of the sleeper bestseller The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999).

Despite having no formal training in culinary, the Brooklyn, New York-born started through gourmet food store & later her recipes got a stronghold in food business & earned her the tag of a millionaire.

How Much Net Worth Ina Garten Owns In 2022?

Garten, famed for her dishes like cœur à la crème, celery root remoulade, and pear clafouti, is considered one of the richest chefs in 2022. All thanks to her TV program Barefoot Contessa & 11 best-selling cookbooks.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 71-year-old food business veteran has a net worth of $50 million as of December 2019. In comparison, her worth is less than that of professor & author husband Jeffrey Garten, who owns $100 million.

As reported, the George Washington University graduate formerly worked as an analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget & wrote the nuclear energy budget and policy papers 

Later, after leaving the government work in 1978, Garten found her interest in foods & began writing cookbooks and eventually hosted the Emmy-winning show ‘Barefoot Contessa’.

A Journey To Passion In Cooking & Success: TV Show Host & Author

Really, if passion becomes a profession, way to success is not far, seems the same in the case of Ina Garten. Despite being in a respected job at White House, Garten later came to realize her passion for cuisines & cooking after she left the job & bought a specialty food store in Hampton.

Well, she had seen an advertisement in the New York Times for the sale of food store Barefoot Contessa & got attached soon after the visit.

Although Ina didn’t attend any former culinary institution, she began cooking on her own through French and New England cookbooks aid & later took feedback from her friends & customers.

In 1996, the American chef sold her food store after 2 decades of the successful venture & landed in cookbook writing.

Having been mentored by Eli Zabar (owner of Eli’s Manhattan and Eli’s Breads) and Martha Stewart, a food connoisseur, Ina released her first book The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook in 1999 which became sleeper best-seller.

Then, 3 years later, in 2002, Garten came up with the Food Network program ‘Barefoot Contessa’, premiered on November 30, 2002, & is currently the channel’s oldest running show.

Reportedly, the show became 4 times Daytime Emmy Awards winner (2009, 2010, 2015 & 2016) through 9 nominations.

As per Variety, the Barefoot Contessa host Ina Garten inked a multi-year deal worth millions of dollars with Food Network in December 2018, which includes several hour-long seasonal specials.

Author Of Best-Selling Books

Since the release of her debut book The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999)- that sold 100,000 copies in a year, the American TV host & author has written 11 cookbooks so far.

As per reports of 2008, through 6 books, Ina made a collective sales of 6 million copies.

Well, on October 23, 2018, her 11th & most recent book Cook Like a Pro was released.

Here is the list of the American cookbook author’s pen works:

  1. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999)
  2. Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun (2001)
  3. Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family (2002)
  4. Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (2004)
  5. Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again (2006)
  6. Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients (2008)
  7. Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? (2010)
  8. Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust (2012)
  9. Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (2014)
  10. Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (2016)
  11. Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks (2018)

Did You Know? Ina Garten’s 2010 book ‘Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?’ was criticized stating the use of high-fat, high-calorie & high-cholesterol ingredients by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

How Much Ina Garten’s Earns In A Year?

Over the years, Ina Gaten is quite low-key about her earnings but allegedly racks in a hefty million of dollars in revenue every year.

Apart from being an author & TV show host, she earns a considerable sum through Barefoot Contessa Pantry- specializes in packaged cake mixes, marinades, sauces, and preserves, in partnership with partner Frank Newbold and Stonewall Kitchen

Online sources cite that, on average, a cookbook author earns $69,202 per year while a food show host gets the payroll of $53,068.

In fact, the richest chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Wolfgang Puck make around $60 million & $20 million respectively while Jamie Oliver is estimated to earn much more.

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Residence In Manhattan Is Worth Millions Of Dollars

Currently, the TV host & cookbook author lives with her husband Jeffrey Garten in their East Hampton apartment. 

The duo bought the 2-bedroom & 3-bathrooms residence in 2016 for a reported $4.65 million from Nancy Novogrod, former editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure.

In January 2018, her apartment came to highlight after the Food Network celebrity chef & host added a $15,000 worth stove in her kitchen.

As reported, Ina & Jeffery also owns properties in East Hampton and Paris, where they often divide their time.

Indeed with such massive fortune, that combines to become $150 million, the Garten-couple enjoys a lavish lifestyle. As reported, she drives a Mercedes Benz and a Mini Cooper.

Married Life & Husband: Do They Share Children?

Ina Garten enjoys blissful married life with her husband Jeffrey Garten; the duo exchanged vows on December 22, 1968, & is together ever since.

Well, her spouse Jeffery served at Vietnam War on a 4-year military tour. He formerly was Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade and Juan Trippe Professor & currently is the dean of Yale School of Management.

Despite being together for 5 decades, the couple shares no children. Ina, while appearing in Katie Couric Podcast in 2017 state that it was their conscious decision together.


  1. Ina holds an MBA degree from George Washington University.
  2. She admits she will never be endorsing products.
  3. The TV host is a licensed pilot but has not flown in decades.
  4. Ina Garten met her (then-future) husband Jeffery while she was 15 & went to visit her brother Ken Rosenberg at Dartmouth College.
  5. She is a good friend of Mariska Hargitay.
  6. As of December 2019, Garten’s Instagram followers count over 2 million & Twitter followers are over 170K.