Nathan Jay Berkus is a successful American television host and interior designer. He gives advice on design and decorations to his viewers. Some of the programs he has hosted on television are; ‘Oprah’s Big Give, ‘Nate Berkus Show’ produced by Sony Pictures Television, and Harpo Productions.
He is also an author and has published several books among them; ‘Home Rules’ (2005), and ‘The Things That Matter’ (2012). ‘The Things That Matter’ was published by Spiegel and Grau, and it emerged as the Best-Selling book in New York.
Berkus collaborated with his gay husband, Jeremiah, to start a television show called ‘Nate and Jeremiah By Design’. The show is also known as ‘Nate And Jeremiah; Save My Home’. The show is mainly engaged in improving home designs and decorating homes. It also does home makeover throughout America.
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Biography and Early Life
Nate Berkus was born on 17th of September 1971 in Orange County, California in the United States. His mother, Nancy Golden, is a designer who worked with HGTV an American television channel. The channel is associated with the broadcasting of a reality program, that deals with real estate and home improvement belonging to Discovery Inc. She also worked with DIY Network, an American cable network belonging to Discovery Inc.
His father, Michael A. Berkus, is the founder of the National Sports Collectors Convention. The National Sports Collectors Convention is a trade show in America associated with sports equipment such as; sports cards, trophies, photographs, and autographs.
Nate Berkus is of a Jewish family. In the year 1993, his parents divorced. He spent most of his childhood in Hopkins, Minnesota. He went to Cushing Academy, a boarding school in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
In 1994, he attended Lake Forest College, a liberal art school.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Nate Berkus in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nate Berkus’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 17 September 1971. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143.3 lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms.
Nate Berkus attended Cushing Academy. He took an internship at Dominique Aurientis, a Paris-based fashion designer organization, after graduating from high school.
He also worked with Leslie Hindman, an auction house in Chicago that dealt with books, jewellery, paintings, furniture, and others.
Nate Berkus’s career was already shaped towards arts by the time he left high school since his passion grew in fashion and design. In 1994, he joined the Lake Forest College in Illinois an art college where he pursued BA degree in French and Sociology. With the knowledge and skills he had acquired, Nate started his own company called Nate Berkus Association in 1995.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Nate Berkus is 5’7’’ tall and weighs 143.3lbs. He grew up in a Jewish family. He attended Cushing Academy. He later joined Lake Forest College where he pursued a BA in French and Sociology.
In 2004, he lost his first partner Fernando Bongoechea during their vacation in Sri Lanka at a beach. They were having a good time when a tsunami swept over the whole region. Nate Berkus survived. Unfortunately, Bongoechea could not be found. His lover’s death led him through an awful ordeal which he overcame after some time.
He met Jeremiah Brent, a fellow colleague in interior and design, who is a television host. After one year of engagement, they got married on 4th May 2014 in Manhattan.
Their marriage is blessed with two children through a surrogate mother. The first-born daughter is Poppy Brent-Berkus born on 3rd March 2015, and a second-born son Oscar Michael Brent-Berkus born on 26th March 2018. The family currently lives in Manhattan.
Is Nate Berkus Gay?
Nate Berkus is gay. In 2004, he was involved with his partner Fernando Bongoechea who was a gay photographer. In the same year, his partner lost his life in Sri Lanka. In 2013, he was engaged to Jeremiah Brent, an interior designer who is also a gay. 0n 4th May 2014, they got married in Manhattan where they live up to date. Nate Berkus and his partner are blessed with 2 children.
Nate Berkus engaged in a full-time internship that was based in Chicago called Leslie Hindman’s auction house. He also worked at Dominique Aurientis a fashion Designer that dealt with jewelry and accessory.
In 1995, he formed his own company called Nate Berkus Association which is an interior design company. In 2005, he managed to publish his first book called ‘Home Rules’ by Hyperion Books Publishers. Home Rules’ book had guidelines on designing and decoration.
He started selling his merchandise throughout America in 2005 at a store called ‘Linens N Things’. The store specialized in decorative home accessories, textiles, and housewares.
He was the television host of ‘Oprah’s Big Give’. Unfortunately, the show did not stay long since it ended 20th April 2003. In September 2013, he hosted ‘The Nate Berkus Show’ that had a successful outcome.
Nate Berkus has put so much effort into his work which has won him many awards including; House Beautiful’s Next Wave Design Talent in 2003, Chicago Social Magazine Director in 2000, Design And Style Award in 2000, and Crain’s Business Magazines 40 Under 40 To Watch in 2003. He also won the Daytime Emmy Awards in the year 2012, and many others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nate Berkus in 2021
As of 2021, Nate Berkus’s net worth can be estimated to be $20 million. His net worth is summed from his interior design career and his collaboration with his husband to air a television shows. He has also earned handsomely from his books.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Nate Berkus has black as his favorite color from the AD’s Archives
Nate Berkus is an American interior designer who has perfected his art career. He is also a popular and famous television host of different programs. His popular television shows were a collaborating with Oprah Winfrey, Jeremiah Brent, and many others.
Nate Berkus hard work has not just resulted in his own success, but to many Americans and the world at large. A good number of families enjoy improved home designs through his effort. He is a happy parent to his daughter and son.
Facts of Nathan Jay Berkus
- Gender Male
- full nameNathan Jay Berkus
- birthplaceOrange County, California, United States.
- net worth$20 Million
- professionTelevision Host, Interior Design, Book Author
- weightIn Kilograms – 65 kg, In Pounds – 143.3 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
- hair colorDark Brown
- eye colorBlue
- high schoolCushing Academy