Ina Garten is an American author, Emmy Award winning host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa. She is most known for making recipes with lots of fresh ingredients and for her time saving tips. Whats really amazing is that Ina never had any training! She taught herself culinary techniques with the help of cookbooks. She started off her career by opening a store in Westhampton Beach, New York. Her shop specialized in delicacies such as lobster Cobb salad, caviar, imported cheeses, and locally grown produce. After 2 decades of running her shop she left management to 2 people and began to write cookbooks. Her first cookbook sold over 100,000 copies in its first year. After the success of her cookbooks she was approached by Food Network with an offer to host her own cook show, she said yes. Now Ina Garten is worth over $40 million dollars! Ina shows that you don't need culinary training to be great at cooking, just hard work and practice.