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:
- The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (1999)
- Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun (2001)
- Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family (2002)
- Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (2004)
- Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again (2006)
- Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients (2008)
- Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? (2010)
- Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust (2012)
- Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (2014)
- Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (2016)
- 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.
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.
- Ina holds an MBA degree from George Washington University.
- She admits she will never be endorsing products.
- The TV host is a licensed pilot but has not flown in decades.
- Ina Garten met her (then-future) husband Jeffery while she was 15 & went to visit her brother Ken Rosenberg at Dartmouth College.
- She is a good friend of Mariska Hargitay.
- As of December 2019, Garten’s Instagram followers count over 2 million & Twitter followers are over 170K.