Wiki Biography of Ina Garten
Ina Rosenberg Garten was born on February 2, 1948, into a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City, and is well-known in the entertainment industry as a prominent chef and TV program host. She has also worked as a White House nuclear policy expert and has produced a number of cookbooks.
So, how wealthy is Ina Garten? According to reliable sources, Ina’s net worth as of mid-2016 was over $40 million, collected over her 45-year career as a TV star, author, and analyst for two presidents in the White House.
Ina Garten has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
Ina grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and showed a natural aptitude for science in school, but she put off further schooling to marry and reside in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while her husband served in the military for four years during the Vietnam War. She continued to pursue her interest in culinary activities (and became a private pilot) when they relocated to Washington, DC in 1972 for her husband’s profession, but she was also employed in the White House while pursuing an MBA at George Washington University. She rose through the ranks to write nuclear energy budget and policy papers for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, but she found solace in cooking and ‘flipping’ houses that she resigned in 1978 to open the Barefoot Contessa, a specialty food store in New York named after the 1950s film starring Ava Gardner.
Garden sold the business in 1996 after Ina’s success grew so large in terms of physical size and revenues – and eventually on-line – that she turned to writing, publishing a number of books, beginning with ‘The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook’ (1999), and many more on a similar theme, including “Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home’ (2004), and ‘Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Cooking’ (2005).
Ina was once again successful, and in 2000 she began appearing on television, boosting her net worth even more. She began her career on the Food Network channel with the episode ‘From Martha’s Kitchen: Ina Garten’s Kitchen Clambake,’ and has hosted the cooking show ‘Barefoot Contessa’ since 2002, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host in 2009 and 2010.
She has also been nominated a number of times for other awards. Garten enhanced her net worth by appearing in the documentary television series ‘Chefography’ from 2006 to 2010. In addition, she starred in Tina Fey’s sitcom ’30 Rock’ from 2010 to 2011.
Ina has also worked as a columnist for a number of publications. She has written for ‘Martha Stewart Living magazine’ in the ‘Entertaining is Fun!’ column since 1999, ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ in the ‘Entertaining’ column since 2003, and ‘House Beautiful’ in the ‘Ask the Barefoot Contessa’ section since 2006.
Ina married Jeffrey Garten, whom she had first met when she was fifteen years old, in 1968. Ina is a member of the Democratic Party and is involved in politics.
|Full Name||Ina Garten|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Date Of Birth||February 2, 1948|
|Place Of Birth||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Profession||Chef, Author, Presenter, Actor|
|Education||George Washington University, Syracuse University|
|Spouse||Jeffrey Garten (m. 1968)|
|Parents||Charles H. Rosenberg, Florence Rosenberg|
|Nicknames||Ina Rosenberg , Ina Rosenberg Garten|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host, James Beard Award for Outstanding Personality/Host, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Food & Cookbooks|
|Nominations||James Beard Award for Entertaining and Special Occasions|
|TV Shows||Barefoot Contessa|