It’s been more than two years since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they were stepping back from their roles as senior royals. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex no longer receive money from the family's funding mechanism that supports their work and official residences, we couldn’t help but wonder: What is Meghan Markle’s net worth? Read on for a complete breakdown of the duchess’s finances.
What Is Meghan Markle’s Net Worth? We’ve Got All the Deets
1. What is Meghan Markle’s net worth?
Prior to marrying Prince Harry, Markle’s net worth was $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her current value is unknown because her finances have merged with that of Prince Harry. The outlet reports that Markle and Prince Harry have a combined net worth of $60 million.
2. What did she make from Suits?
Long before she was a royal, Markle was a successful actress. Her most high-profile role to date was playing Rachel Zane on the tv show Suits (she remains close with the cast to this day), but she also appeared on other popular shows, such as CSI: Miami and 90210.
According to knownetworth.com, she made more than $50,000 per episode on Suits, and her annual salary was "around $450,000, which also included around $80,000 worth of annual sponsorship/endorsements income." The site also reported that she was paid $187,000 for appearing in the film Remember Me and $171,429 for The Candidate, which were both released in 2010.
3. What did she make from her blog and social media?
Before she deleted her social media accounts, Markle used different platforms as another source of income. She had a lifestyle website called The Tig, which she shut down in April 2017. That same month, she ended her partnership with the Canadian retailer Reitmans, for which she had released two clothing collections. And of course, there was Instagram. The duchess even dabbled in some sponsored content and endorsements back in her day.
4. Did she inherit money from the Markle family?
Different to many other actors and actresses in Hollywood, Markle does not come from a wealthy family. Her father was a soap opera lighting director who now lives a low-key lifestyle in Mexico, and her mother is a social worker.
However, Markle “spent time on film sets as a child because her father Thomas was a lighting director on the series Married with Children and General Hospital,” reports UK Express. So, we’re not surprised she ended up in the industry herself.
6. What is Prince Harry’s net worth?
While Markle brought her own wealth into the marriage, Prince Harry brought the bulk. At the time, the duke’s net worth was seemingly somewhere between $25 and $40 million, a tiny piece of what Forbes reports is the royal family’s $88 billion net worth.
Harry's fortune is comprised of income from public funding through the Sovereign Grant (which they no longer accept), funds left in trust to him by his mother, Princess Diana, an inheritance from the Queen Mother, his former salary as a captain in the British Army and money earned through the Duchy of Cornwall.
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