Ina Garten Net Worth In 2022 - The Barefoot Contessa
American author and television personality Ina Garten net worth is $60 million. She now lives with her long-term partner, investment banker Jeffrey Garten. She is best known for being the Emmy Award-winning Barefoot Contessa series host on the Food Network.
Ina Rosenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 2, 1948.
Ina was one of two children born to dietician Florence and surgeon Charles H. Rosenberg and raised in Stamford, Connecticut.
Early on, she was praised for her academic prowess and shown a high affinity for science, which she claims she still employs while experimenting with dishes.
When she was just 15 years old, she was visiting her brother at Dartmouth Collegewhen she first met her future husband, Jeffrey Garten.
After high school, she had intended to enroll at Syracuse University, but she delayed starting her schooling so that she could wed Jeffrey in 1968.
Jeffrey Garten, Ina's spouse, served as dean of the Yale School of Management from 1995 until 2005.
He regularly appears on her culinary program, helping out or trying out the food she makes.
As a Democrat registered voter, Garten has given money to the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, John Kerry, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
The 16th annual Hudson Peconic fundraiser for Planned Parenthood had her as the hostess.
Garten is on the East Hampton Design Review Board, a group that monitors construction permits and gives its approval to different local architectural and design components in order to promote the historic area.
Ina Garten Cooking in her kitchen holding a bowl of veggies
Ina started dabbling in cooking and entertaining to keep herself busy while Jeffrey completed a four-year military tour during the Vietnam War after the couple shortly moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Ina obtained her pilot's license during this time.
She fell in love with French food, outdoor markets, and vegetable stalls when the pair went on a four-month camping trip in France after Jeffrey's stint in the military was over.
When they relocated to Washington, D.C. after returning to the United States in 1972, dinner gatherings there started to become a weekly ritual.
Garten was pursuing an MBA at George Washington University while working in the White House.
She started off as a government assistant and worked her way up to the post of budget analyst, where she wrote the nuclear energy budget and policy papers for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
In this period, Garten started to sell homes for a profit, and the proceeds allowed her to make her first significant acquisition, The Barefoot Contessa Speciality Store.