Meghan Markle Was Worth More Than $5 Million Before Meeting Harry
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Meghan Markle has gone through some major life changes over the past few years. She went from life as an actress on USA Networks hit show Suits to life as a Duchess of Sussex after moving across the pond to pursue love with Prince Harry. And in a turn of events that no one could have predicted, the two left England to start a new life in California with their two children.
There were many ups and downs for Meghan over the years, but if there's one thing that's remained the same, it's her love and dedication to service through her own personal projects. Her latest one, which she brought to life with Harry, is a docuseries called Harry & Meghan. The first three episodes are dropping on Dec. 8, and promise an intimate look into the couple's story and relationships. And although a release date hasn't been confirmed, a new trailer just dropped, and the internet is buzzing with questions.
The news also has people asking about Meghan's net worth and how that number might change following the release of the doc.
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Curious to know more? Read on for everything that contributes to Meghan's net worth.
Her acting career gave her a strong start.
Before meeting Harry, Meghan held several acting jobs in Hollywood. Her career started on a Nickelodeon news show in the early 90s, per TODAY. Later, she was a reoccurring model on Deal Or No Deal, where she earned $800 per episode, per Express.
She starred in hit shows such as General Hospital, CSI, and 90210 before landing her long-time role as Rachel Zane in Suits, which she took on for seven seasons and earned $50,000 per episode, per Parade.
Meghan also landed a few movie roles and made roughly $360,000 from films such as Remember Me with Robert Pattinson and Horrible Bosses with Jennifer Aniston.
From her acting career alone, she built up a net worth of $5 million, per Parade.
Meghan also ran her own blog.
Before stepping away from her projects to move to England with Harry, she ran a blog called The Tig, which brought in around $80,000 annually from sponsorships, endorsements, and branding, per Business Insider.
Her marriage bumped her total net worth up.
Harry's net worth of at least $25 million included a combination of the $50,000 he made a year in the British Army and money that was set aside for him by his mom, Princess Diana, per Business Insider. On the other hand, Meghan was worth roughly $5 million when they got married.
Once Meghan and Harry married in 2018, their total combined brought them to roughly $30 million dollars. Sheesh!
Harry and Meghan secured a *massive* deal with Netflix.
On September 2, 2020, news broke that the couple closed a $100 million dollar deal with Netflix. Harry and Meghan agreed to launch a production company to create various documentaries and children's shows, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Meghan previously worked with Disney to do a voiceover for the 2020 film Elephants. However, she asked that the money go towards the Elephants Without Borders conservationist group, per Cosmopolitan.
Meghan had a book published in 2021.
On June 8, 2021, Meghan's children's book, The Bench, was published by Random House Children's Books. It eventually reached No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller list. It's not clear how much she made in sales, but it was rumored that she received a $700,000 advance, per Parade.
Meghan also signed a deal with Spotify.
In 2021, Meghan made a $25 million deal to produce the Archewell Audio podcast series, Archetypes. Her first episode dropped August 23 and featured Serena Williams. Since then, she's had notable guests such as Jameela Jamil, Trevor Noah, Issa Rae, and Mariah Carey on the show.
They own a $14.7 million estate in Montecito.
After moving to California, the couple purchased a new home for their growing family in August of 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Sheesh! The outlet says that at the same time, they also gave $3 million back for money used to remodel their family home in England, called Frogmore.
What is Meghan Markle's net worth now?
Meghan currently has a net worth of $60 million, which is a combined net worth with her husband, Prince Harry. And that's likely to increase after the Harry & Meghan documentary premieres.
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