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Nathan Jay Berkus was born on 17 September 1971, in Orange County, California USA, of Jewish descent. Nate is a television personality, author, and interior designer, best known for his numerous features in “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. He is the owner of the interior design firm called Nate Berkus Associates, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Nate Berkus? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a career as an interior designer. He also started his own show called “The Nate Berkus Show” on which he gives a lot personal advice and insight on design work. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Nate Berkus Net Worth $6 million
Berkus attended Cushing Academy, and after matriculating started pursuing a career in design. He then attended Lake Forest College and interned at Dominique Aurentis in Paris, as well as at Sotheby’s in Chicago. He graduated from Lake Forest in 1994, with degrees in Sociology and French, and then founded Nate Berkus Associates the following year.
In 2005, he released the book entitled “Home Rules; Transform the Place You Live into a Place You’ll Love”. His designs then started to gain popularity, as it was sold in Linens ‘n Things stores around the US. He was heavily featured in “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which led to his own reality series “Oprah’s Big Give”, of which he was the host, but it was short lived. In 2010, he then started his own show “The Nate Berkus Show”, which aired through various NBC owned stations. The show would go on for three seasons and end in December 2011 when Sony decided not to renew it.
Berkus would then become the executive producer of “The Help”, and also made a guest appearance in a few episodes of “Days of Our Lives”. In 2012, he released another book entitled “The Things that Matter”, which became a New York Times Best Seller. He continued to work on his designs, and would then collaborate with Target to launch a Target Home collection designed by him, which includes a lot of home products such as accessories, rugs, lighting, and bed linen. Since then, he’s been consistently working with Target, releasing designs in line with new seasons. One of his most recent releases was a Cali-inspired spring collection for 2015. Aside from that, Nate also has a fabric collection at Calico Corners, and he also worked on “Renovation Nation”, which became “American Dream Builders”. His net worth continues to rise.
For his personal life, Berkus is openly gay. In 2004, he was in Sri Lanka when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit, which he survived but his partner Fernando Bengoechea did not. In 2014, he married interior designer Jeremiah Brent, and they became one of the first same-sex couples to be heavily featured in ads for various magazines such as “InStyle”. They have a daughter born via surrogacy, and now reside in West Hollywood, California. Unsurprisingly, their apartment has also been featured in publications such as “Architectural Digest”.