Here's How Much Ina Garten's Husband Jeffrey Is Worth

Any fan of Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa will likely also be familiar with her husband of over 50 years, Jeffrey Garten. He makes occasional appearances on her many television programs, and in 2016, was even the focus of one of Ina's cookbooks — the appropriately titled "Cooking for Jeffrey" (via The Barefoot Contessa). In addition to being his wife's biggest fan and supporter, Jeffrey Garten has also spent decades building a career in his own chosen field. As a couple, the duo have a net worth of $120 million (via Celebrity Net Worth). Given that Ina Garten's net worth is estimated at about $50 million (via Yahoo! Finance), Jeffrey's solo net worth is somewhere in the $70 million range.

While Ina Garten has earned much of her wealth in the public eye as a cookbook author and television personality, Jeffrey Garten's career has been equally impressive. He served for four years in the United States Army, according to Delish, and has a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. His career trajectory involved various foreign policy roles for four different presidential administrations, as well as becoming an author of several non-fiction books. That's right — Ina isn't the only one in the Garten household with several published titles to her name, although Jeffrey's tomes on global economics don't quite have the same delectable photos as Ina's cookbooks do! He has also written many articles, even penning a monthly column in Business Week for nearly a decade (via Celebrity Net Worth).

What else is on Jeffrey's resume?

In addition to Jeffrey Garten's positions in economics and foreign policy, he is also no stranger to the world of finance. He interspersed his foreign policy roles with many years as an investment banker, notably as a managing director for Lehman Brothers and for the Blackstone group, even doing a stint abroad in Hong Kong for work (via Celebrity Net Worth). Eventually, he pivoted slightly to positions in academia, acting as dean of the Yale School of Management for a decade before stepping down to focus solely on teaching, still at Yale University.

His position at Yale means that the couple has had to navigate not always being together in the same house. While he's teaching, Jeffrey spends time in the couple's Connecticut home, before eventually returning to their famous East Hampton estate to be with Ina. However, she finds a way to make the hours-long commute more manageable for him by doting on him when they are together. Ina revealed to People a decade ago that the only thing Jeffrey makes in the Garten household is the coffee, allowing her to flex her expertise in the kitchen whenever the duo are together in the Hamptons.