Ina Garten or Joanna Gaines? Who Has the Higher Net Worth?

Ina Garten and Joanna Gaines have built wildly successful businesses. Fans rely on them for the latest on food, home design, and more. Whether you’re looking for guidance on how to cook roast chicken or need help choosing the best paint color for your home, the Barefoot Contessa and Magnolia Network stars have you covered. Which lifestyle expert has the higher net worth? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.

How Ina Garten makes her money

Ina Garten in 2019
Ina Garten in 2019 | Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker

Garten makes some of her fortune from her Food Network cooking shows. She also earns an income from her cookbooks. Garten’s first cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, was released in 1999. This book focuses on many of the recipes Garten made when she worked at her East Hampton, New York store, Barefoot Contessa. Garten released her second book in 2001, titled Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun.

Garten also sells products on her Barefoot Contessa website. You can purchase a variety of items, including caps, tote bags, and mugs. Garten used to earn money from her own line of baking mixes, sauces, and frozen food, but the line was discontinued. She says she prefers not to have her name associated with products.

“I’ve been asked to do everything from dining tables to clothing — who would want me to do their clothing? — to soy sauce,” she told Food Network. “Yesterday I was asked to do something with the United Nations. I mean, solve the problems of the world? Yeah, I’ll make everyone chicken pot pie and they’ll be happy!”

Ina Garten and Joanna Gaines’ net worth

As of this writing, Garten has an estimated net worth of $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Right now, Gaines has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to the publication.

How Joanna Gaines makes her money

Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines
Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines | Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Gaines and her husband, Chip, have been building their empire for many years. The couple has many income streams. Among their income generators are their magazine, Magnolia Journal; their store, Magnolia Market; and a furniture line called Magnolia Home.

The Gaineses also have a popular Target line called Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. In addition, the power couple have book deals, a bakery, Joanna’s clothing line with Matilda Jane, and a line of Fixer Upper-inspired paint.

According to Romper the duo also charges $30,000 for speaking fees. If you only want Joanna Gaines to speak at one of your events, her reported appearance fee is roughly $150,000 an hour (as of 2018). How much were Chip and Joanna paid to appear on HGTV’s Fixer Upper? The Gaineses were reportedly paid $30,00 per episode during the first few seasons of the hit show, according to Starcasm. Furthermore, the families they helped with renovations paid them an undisclosed fee for their services. The total for their last season (minus fees) was roughly $540,000.

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