Meghan Markle Net Worth
Meghan Markle Net Worth: Meghan Markle is an American humanitarian, philanthropist, and former actress who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Her 2018 marriage to England's Prince Harry made her a princess of the United Kingdom, and also gave her the titles of the Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.
Early Life: Rachel Meghan Markle was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1981. Her parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle Sr. divorced when she was six years old, and she is their only child together. She has two paternal half-siblings from whom she is reportedly estranged. Markle is of mixed-race heritage; her mother is African American, and her father is of white European descent. Growing up, Markle's mother taught yoga and her father was a lighting director for television shows. Her father won several awards including Emmys for his work in TV.
Markle grew up in Hollywood, California, where she received her education at private schools like the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse and Immaculate Heart High School. She continued her education at Northwestern Sorority, graduating with double degrees in theater and international studies in 2003.
Acting Career: Markle's first on-screen appearance was a small role in an episode of daytime soap opera "General Hospital." She would then go on to have other small guest roles on shows like "Century City" (2004), "The War at Home" (2006), "CSI: NY" (2006), and "Fringe." She also worked as a model, including as a 'briefcase girl' on the game show "Deal or No Deal." Additionally, she had supporting/guest roles in the films "Get Him to the Greek" (2010), "Remember Me" (2010) and "Horrible Bosses" (2011).
Her big break came in July 2011, when she joined the cast of the American television show "Suits" as the character Rachel Zane. She appeared on the show for multiple seasons, eventually leaving in late 2017. According to Fortune Magazine, Markle earned an estimated $50,000 per episode, which amounts to an annual salary of around $450,000. She has halted her acting career since becoming a member of the British royal family.
Other Projects: Markle founded the lifestyle website and blog, The Tig, in 2014. She wrote articles on topics such as food, fashion, beauty and travel. The Tig was greatly successful, and her readers were mostly her fans as well as fans of the show "Suits." The social media accounts for The Tig had 3 million followers on Instagram, 800,000 on Facebook, and 350,000 on Twitter. She received many sponsorships and endorsements for her site, and it is estimated that she earned roughly $80,000 per year from her lifestyle blog. Markle ran the website for three years, ultimately shutting it down and archiving all material in 2017.
Thanks to her lifestyle blog, which helped her get known for her fashion sense, Markle had the opportunity to release two fashion collections in 2015 and 2016 with Canadian clothing company Reitmans. The collections were largely based on her personal style, but also on the style of her "Suits" character Rachel.
Personal Life: Markle started a relationship with actor and producer Trevor Engelson in 2004, and the pair got married in September 2011. However, they got a no-fault divorce in August 2013, following which she dated celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years.
In June 2016 Meghan Markle was rumored to be romantically linked to Prince Harry, a member of the British royal family. Their relationship was confirmed in November 2016. One year later, in November 2017, the couple announced that they were engaged, and they officially tied the knot in March 2018. In May 2019, Meghan gave birth to a son named Archie, who is seventh in line to the British throne. Through her marriage to Prince Harry, Markle is now known as the Duchess of Sussex.
Public Role in the Royal Family: Markle's first official public appearance with the British royal family was in December 2017, shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced. It was a World AIDS Day walkabout event in Nottingham. In total, she appeared at 26 public engagements as Prince Harry's fiancé. After their wedding, Markle's first official appearance as the Duchess of Sussex was in May 2018, celebrating the charity work of Prince Charles.
The Sussexes have been the targets of lots of negative media scrutiny, and many breaches of privacy. It came to light in late 2019 that Markle was actually suing the publication The Mail on Sunday after they published a letter she had sent her father. In January 2002, they announced that they would be stepping down from their roles and duties as senior members of the royal family. They also announced that they would be splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America, and would seek financial independence. They officially stepped down on March 31, 2020.
Charity Work: Prior to becoming a royal, Markle was active in charity work. She worked as a counselor for the international charity One Young World, and spoke at a 2014 summit in Dublin for them. That same year (2014) she went on a tour of Afghanistan and Spain with the United Service Organizations. Then, in 2016, she became a global ambassador for World Vision Canada. Other organizations she has worked with on her own include the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
Together with Prince Harry, Markle has continued her charity work. They began working with Elephants Without Borders in 2017, a partnership that they have continued until date in 2020. In 2018, she started working with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the resulting charity cookbook "Together: Our Community Cookbook" was her first charity project that she completed after becoming the Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan registered their own charity foundation, named Sussex Royal The Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They changed the name of the foundation in April 2020 to Archewell.
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 4, 1981 (39 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|