Sarah Ferguson, otherwise known as Sarah, Duchess of York, has a net worth of $1 million. In addition to her net worth, she's also achieved a kind of public respect stemming from her charity and humanitarian work, as evidenced by her affectionate nickname in the public, "Fergie." Her life has not been free from controversy, however. Just last year, in 2010, she was embroiled in a scandal involving "pay for access," in which she was videotaped by an undercover News of the World reporter saying to who she thought was an Indian businessman, "£500,000 when you can, to me, open doors." This practice is generally frowned upon, and the scandal created a great deal of controversy. Unfortunately for Ferguson, however, this controversy failed to generate any additional interest in her latest project, a children's book entitled Ashley Learns About Strangers. This scandal is sadly indicative of the Duchess' problems with debt. In 2010, it was revealed that she owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid legal fees. In 2011, she narrowly avoided bankruptcy thanks to intervention on her behalf. Later that year, she appeared on the reality series on Oprah Winfrey's television network Finding Sarah. It follows her journey to "finding herself."