Nina Garcia was born on the 3rd May 1967, in Barranquilla, Colombia, and is a Colombian critic and fashion journalist, best known for her work as a Fashion Director for “Elle” and “Marie Claire” magazines, and also as a judge on “Project Runway”, a Lifetime reality television program aired since 2004, and working for reputable magazines has certainly helped her in increasing her net worth. Garcia’s career started in 1992.
Have you ever wondered how rich Nina Garcia is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Garcia’s net worth is $3 million, earned mostly by working as a journalist and fashion critic, but Garcia has also published four books that additionally improved her wealth.
Nina Garcia Net Worth $3 Million
Ninotchka Garcia was born to a wealthy importer father, and an actress mother. She grew up in Barranquilla, northern Colombia, but her parents sent her to the USA because of the unstable situation in Colombia, where the drug lords effectively ruled the country. Garcia attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and matriculated in 1983. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. Garcia’s family was always fashionable and cosmopolitan; she developed a great love for fashion, so she later attended the Esmod (Ecole Superieure de la Mode) in Paris, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising in 1992 from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Garcia started her career in 1992; her first job was in the public relations department of “Perry Ellis”, under head designer Marc Jacobs. Soon after, Garcia became a fashion journalist at a women’s magazine “Mirabella”, as assistant stylist and marketing editor. After proving herself in this position, Garcia was offered a job with “Elle” magazine, and she accepted the position of Fashion Director in 2000. She worked at the post for eight years, and became a well-known name in the fashion world during her tenure. In 2008, Garcia moved to “Marie Claire” magazine, also as a Fashion Director, and was then promoted to Creative Director in 2013. Establishing her name in the world’s famous fashion magazines significantly increased her net worth.
In 2004, she started to work as a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway”, a reality show in which the fashion designers compete against each other. She still holds that post as of 2016, and was also selected to be a judge for Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico City.
Nina Garcia has published four books so far; her debut was “The Little Black Book of Style”, published in 2007. A year after, “The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own” was released, and “The Style Strategy” was her third publication in 2009. Garcia’s latest book came out in 2010 with the title “Nina Garcia’s Look Book”; all have assisted her net worth to grow.
Most recently, she received the Champion of Educational Excellence Award from the Oliver Scholars Program in 2015.
Regarding her personal life, Nina Garcia is married to David Conrod, and the pair has two sons.
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