Repairing cars and motorcycles is not up to men only, velocity network TV show “All Girls Garage” star Sarah Lateiner raise the bar for women. Sarah who goes by nickname “Bogi” alongside Cristy Lee and Rachel De Barros makes an all-female team in the show, teaching and repairing vehicles in the shop setting. The show is an inspiration to many ladies looking to establish themselves in the automotive world. In this article, we will bring every detail on Sarah “Bogi” Latiener. You will be impressed to know how she entered into mechanic let alone the impressive net worth she managed over the years.
Date of birth
December 15, 1977
Place of birth
Flushing, Queens, New York City
Oberlin College, Universal Technical Institute
Mechanic, entrepreneur, educator, TV personality
Estimated at $5 million
180 Degrees Automotive
TV show name
All Girls Garage
TV show network
Motor Trend TV Network
TV show debut
TV show co-hosts
Cristy Lee, Faye Hadley, Rachel De Barros
TV show premise
Educating viewers about vehicle repair and maintenance
Other TV shows appearance
Garage squad, Shift talkers, Best of top gear
Awards and honors
Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list in 2011
Died in an accident in 1998
Shortened version of her Hungarian name Boglárka, adopted during a year abroad in Hungary in high school
Decided to pursue a career in the automotive trades instead of becoming a lawyer after graduating from college
Faced difficulty finding a job as a female mechanic and worked as the only woman in the shops that employed her for six years
Began working on her friends’ cars in her driveway in 2006 before opening her own shop
Envisioned an auto repair business that also offers educational car classes for women on the second floor of her building
Empowering women to pursue careers in the automotive field and providing scholarships and apprenticeships for female technicians
Teaching car maintenance classes for women nationwide and speaking on effective communication with customers in the automotive industry
Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner Early life and Education
Sarah Lateiner is a certified mechanic, television personality, poet, and an artist. She was born on December 15, 1977, in Flushing, Queens in a middle-class family. This 45 years old automotive expert spent most of her childhood growing in North Jersy in a small town called Montclair with her only sibling Jenny.
She has come a long way to become a well-recognized mechanic in America despite her family wanting her to become a Lawyer. Sarah attended Oberlin College with a double major in Women’s Studies and Pre-Law and a minor in Politics. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in just three years. After graduation, she thought of joining Harvard Law school and become a lawyer, but her passion for vehicles changed the direction. She goes on to attend Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix and graduate as a mechanic from there.
Bogi’s love affair with the car started at the age of sixteen. Ever since she bought her first car an old VW Bug, she got into wrenching. She had terrible experience repairing at the auto shop, so she enrolled in her high school’s auto shop where she learned to restore her beloved first car completely. In case you are wondering how she got a nickname “Bogi,” she studied a year in Hungary as an exchange student where her friend gave her that name.
Is Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner married? Who is her husband?, Kids?
Despite her success and fame, Sarah has always been very private about her personal life. She has never revealed any information about her family. She has also never confirmed or denied any rumors about her dating history or marital status. Sarah is single as of now and has never been married or engaged. She is also not involved in any lesbian relationship, as some people might speculate because of her profession or appearance. Sarah seems to be focused on her career and her passion, and does not let anything distract her from her goals.
Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner career and net worth
Sarah Lateiner has a successful career; she is part of the TV show “All Girls Garage” since it aired in Discovery Velocity TV network in March of 2012. Before she made into TV world, she had already established as a professional mechanic and owner of an auto shop in Central Phoenix called 180 Degrees Automotive.
However, it was not an easy way to get into the male-dominated profession. After graduation Bogi had a difficult time finding someone to hire her. Finally, when she got a job in BMW dealership, she was not satisfied with the different aspect of the working there. After six years she quit the job and started working on friends cars in her driveway. In next two years, she had established as a recognized mechanic in Phoenix area with her hands full with a lot of projects. Eventually, she got into entrepreneurship setting up an auto shop.
Working in the driveway for two years earned her $100,000 and a small two-car auto repair shop. This entrepreneur mined lady has benefited her hard work with fame and financial gain year after years. In the year 2011, her business made one million dollars in sales. She had further profited with emergence as TV personality in 2012. She has accumulated an impressive net worth with the sum estimated at $5 M.
When not working Sarah finds herself busy bytraveling, hanging out in good company, poultry farming, and writing. She also spares time to engage in different community services.
5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
About 60 Kg or 132 pound
Oval-shaped with a pointed chin and high cheekbones
Small and close to the head
Short, curly, and dark brown
Brown with long lashes
Fair with some freckles
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