Ina Garten Net Worth

They have the most money, they own the fanciest cars and houses and everything about them seems posh and luxurious. However, there are a lot of things that hide behind closed doors, especially the hard work that Ina Garten had to put in order to achieve this level of success and recognition. A famous American Chef, Author, Presenter, Actor, graduated George Washington University, Syracuse University. Born in unknown on a very special day unknown Ina Garten has a family of Charles H. Rosenberg, Florence Rosenberg Ken Rosenberg unknown Jeffrey Garten (m. 1968). Dividing personal time and that which should be allocated to business is nonetheless challenging but Ina Garten still manages to maintain success on a global scale. The net worth of this person is estimated to be a huge $40 Million.

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Ina was raised in Stamford, Connecticut, and showed a scientific aptitude at school, but then postponed tertiary education to marry, and lived in Fort Bragg, North Carolina while her husband completed four years military service during the Vietnam War. Here she expanded her interest in culinary activities (and qualified as a private pilot), which continued when they moved to Washington DC in 1972 with her husband’s job, but she was also employed at the White House,  meantime completing an MBA degree at George Washington University. She was eventually promoted to write nuclear energy budget and policy papers for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, but found relaxation in cooking, as well as ‘flipping’ houses, and subsequently resigned in 1978, to buy a specialty food store in New York – the Barefoot Contessa – named after the ’50s film starring Ava Gardner.

Ina was so successful that the business multiplied in physical size and revenues – and eventually on-line – Garden sold it in 1996, and then took to writing, publishing many books beginning with ‘The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook’ (1999), and many more on a similar theme, including “Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes For Easy Parties That Are Really Fun’ (2001), “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: How Easy Is That?’ (2010), to date totalling over 10.

Ina was again successful to the point where she began appearing on television in 2000, adding further to her net worth. She began her career in the show ‘From Martha’s Kitchen: Ina Garten’s Kitchen Clambake’, on the Food Network channel, and since 2002 she has hosted the cooking show ‘Barefoot Contessa’ , for which Ina won two Daytime Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host respectively in 2009 and 2010.

In addition to this, she has been nominated a number of times. From 2006 until 2010 Garten increased her net worth appearing in the documentary television series ‘Chefography’. Moreover, from 2010 to 2011 she appeared in the sitcom ’30 Rock’ created by Tina Fey.

Ina has also been working as a columnist for various magazines. Since 1999, she has written for ‘Martha Stewart Living magazine’ in the column of ‘Entertaining is Fun!’, since 2003 for ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ in the column titled ‘Entertaining’, and since 2006 for the magazine ‘House Beautiful’ in the column ‘Ask the Barefoot Contessa’.

In her personal life, in 1968 Ina married Jeffrey Garten who she had first met being fifteen years old. Ina belongs to The Democratic Party and is active in political life.

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  • 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
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jeffrey Garten (m. 1968)
  • Parents: Charles H. Rosenberg, Florence Rosenberg
  • Siblings: Ken Rosenberg
  • Nicknames: Ina Rosenberg , Ina Rosenberg Garten
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  • 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


  • Every household needs somebody who cooks… and somebody who really appreciates it.


  • Friend of Mariska Hargitay.
  • Merited the sobriquet “The UK’s Best-Loved American Cook” as telecast on Britain’s Food Network (2010/11).
  • Lives in East Hampton, New York [2010].
  • Learned cooking from Julia Child’s “The Art of French Cooking”.
  • The name of her specialty store and television program, Barefoot Contessa (2002), is derived from the film, The Barefoot Contessa (1954), starring Humphrey Bogart.
  • Her idea of relaxing food is roast chicken and vegetables.
  • Married Jeffrey Garten, on December 22, 1968, at her parents’ house in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • In 1966 she studied fashion design at Syracuse University in New York.
  • Grew up in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Attended Syracuse University in New York, majoring in Economics.
  • Before becoming a television host, chef and cookbook writer. Ina worked as a policy analyst at The White House.
  • Her cooking and entertaining style is best described as elegant and earthy.
  • Wrote her first cookbook in 1999, simply called The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which was one of the best-selling cookbooks of that year


Title Year Status Character
30 Rock 2011 TV Series Ina Garten
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The Chew 2013-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
Today 2012-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
Barefoot Contessa 2002-2016 TV Series documentary Herself – Hostess / Herself – Host / Herself / …
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself
Fox News Sunday 2015-2016 TV Series Herself – Power Player of the Week
Beat Bobby Flay 2016 TV Series Herself – Judge / Mentor
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest, It’s Neil’s Mom
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Food Network Thanksgiving 2013 TV Series Herself
Katie 2012 TV Series Herself – Chef
The Perfect 3 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Food Network Star 2009-2011 TV Series Herself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2010 TV Series Herself
Dear Food Network 2008 TV Series Herself
Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving 2008 TV Series
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Food Network’s 20th Birthday Party 2013 TV Special documentary Herself


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