December 8, 2019 0

How Much Money Is Meghan Markle Really Worth?


Meghan Markle may be living a lavish lifestyle
after marrying into the British royal family, but Prince Harry’s beloved wife was doing
quite well on her own during her days as a successful Hollywood actress. Let’s answer the question on everyone’s minds:
How much money is Meghan Markle really worth? Meghan Markle wasn’t raised as a royal, she
did have a rather privileged childhood. When she was young, her now-estranged father,
Thomas Markle, worked in the entertainment industry. Naturally, the future actress often visited
him on set. She wrote for The Tig in 2016: “My father was the lighting director on two
television shows as I was growing up. And there I was… surrounded by famous actors
and their glam teams, multi-million dollar budgets, and crew lunches that always included
filet mignon and enough sweets to make you think you were at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate
Factory.” While Markle’s family wasn’t necessarily as
rich as those around them in the business, her father did win $750,000 when she was nine
years old. Her half brother, Tom Markle Jr., told the
Daily Mail in 2017: “That money allowed Meg to go to the best
schools and get the best training,” Following her private school education, Markle
went off to study at Northwestern University, where she majored in both theater and international
studies. It was obviously money well spent. When Meghan Markle was still an aspiring actress,
she needed a side gig to make ends meet, which led to work as a freelance calligrapher. She told Esquire in 2013: “It was because I went to an all-girls Catholic
school for like six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class. I’ve always had a propensity for getting the
cursive down pretty well.” Markle’s snazzy script skills even earned
her a few celebrity clients. Along with doing the invitations for Robin
Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding in 2005, Markle used to handle Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday
celeb correspondence. Markle recalled: “I would sit there with a little white tube
sock on my hand so no hand oils got on the card, trying to pay my bills while auditioning” When asked if a person can make decent money
by doing calligraphy, the duchess revealed, “Oh, it’s super-lucrative. Because there are so few people doing it.” “Meghan took pen in hand and wrote a letter
to Proctor and Gamble. And just look at that penmanship.” Along with a short stint as a briefcase model
on Deal or No Deal between 2006 and 2007, Meghan Markle also scored a range of acting
gigs throughout her showbiz career. Markle could be seen popping up on shows like
General Hospital, Castle, The War at Home, CSI: NY, Fringe, and 90210, with each job
earning her decent paychecks. This meant that she had established herself
as a professional Hollywood actress. Markle also nabbed a few larger roles thanks
to films like 2010’s Remember Me, which reportedly earned her $187,000, as well as The Candidate,
which came out that same year and saw Markle taking home a reported $171,429. Years of small parts on TV shows and movies
paid off when Markle scored the part of paralegal Rachel Zane on USA Network’s Suits in 2011. She started bringing in a regular paycheck
at $50,000 per episode, and that amount contributed to her annual salary of around $450,000. Markle left the show in 2017, which means
she had seven seasons to build up a bulky bank account before retiring from the entertainment
industry to become a full-time royal. As Meghan Markle’s star began to rise in Hollywood,
so did her earning potential when it came to profitable endorsement deals. Celebrity Net Worth reports that along with
making around $80,000 in annual sponsorships, Markle teamed up with the Canadian retailer
Reitmans to not only act as their brand ambassador, but to also collaborate on two clothing lines
that were sell-out successes. Markle was apparently very involved in the
creative process. Reitmans’ vice president of marketing and
visual presentation, Monique Brosseau, told WWD in 2017. “The initial idea of developing a collection
came from her. It was an amazing idea so our designers, who
are all based in Montreal, worked closely with her. She provided her vision and her ideas of what
could be a work-to-weekend capsule collection. They worked together to bring it to life.” One collection included styles that Markle’s
Suits character might have worn on screen, such as a faux leather pencil skirt and cashmere
blend poncho, which was a bestseller along with faux leather leggings. Brosseau also revealed that their customers’
response to Markle’s foray into the fashion world was very positive. She added, “People come in and ask for the Meghan Markle
collection specifically. Actually, some of them bought the whole collection. It was very well-received.” Like plenty of other famous figures, Meghan
Markle launched her own lifestyle brand in 2014, called The Tig. With the website’s name taken from her favorite
wine, Tiganello, the stylish celebrity used her corner of the internet to cover topics
like fashion, beauty, and travel, while also offering up some of her own delicious recipes. However, Markle shut down the website in April
2017 when her relationship with Prince Harry became serious. Along with explaining that her readers had
made her days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy, Markle told her followers: “…keep finding those Tig moments of discovery,
keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being ‘the change you wish to see in the world.” Meghan Markle has always been a fashionable
woman, but before she married Prince Harry, she was responsible for paying for her own
wardrobe. Pretty impressive considering she reportedly
wore over $28,688 worth of clothing for her first nine royal appearances alone, according
to Elle. For her December 2017 debut, Markle opted
for a $550 Mackage Elodie coat along with an ensemble that cost a total of $2,212. Six of her following appearances featured
outfits that ranged from at least $1,199 to $3,600. And for Christmas service with the royal family
that year, Markle showed up in a Philip Treacy hat to complete a look that cost almost $10,000. Fortunately, now that she’s a duchess, Markle
gets a clothing budget of a hefty $28 million that comes from Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall. While that is certainly a sweet deal, she
also has to follow royal fashion rules, which means that she’s not allowed to accept any
designer clothes for free. One thing that Meghan Markle didn’t have to
pay for was her royal wedding, which was a pricey affair. Prior to the event, the royal family announced
that they would be footing the bill for the lavish ceremony, which took place in St. George’s
Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018, as well as the post-nuptials party. A full statement explained that: “As was the case with the wedding of The
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Royal Family will pay for the core aspects of the wedding,
such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception
afterwards.” Thankfully, the royals are one of the rare
and fortunate families who could handle the formidable fee. Meghan and Harry’s ceremony came in around
$45.8 million. Some of the costs for the Duke and Duchess
of Sussex’s big day included more than $36 million for security and over $470,000 for
the bride’s Givenchy dress, which was designed by Clare Waight Keller. Nearly a year after becoming a member of the
royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child into the world,
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6th, 2019. Markle gave birth to their baby boy at the
American-run Portland Hospital in London. According to The Sun, while the cheapest birthing
package there costs around £15,000, it’s reported that some moms spend an eye-watering
£500,000 — depending on the number of nights they stay and other services they require. The perks, which are akin to five-star hotel
service for new moms include four-poster baby cots, champagne-on-demand, and a lobster celebration
meal in one of 36 private rooms, which offer a nursery and a separate lounge area, as well
as suites for guests. With a baby now in the picture, Meghan Markle
and Prince Harry did what many parents do when their family expands: they relocated
into a new home. For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, that meant
moving out of their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace
to set up a new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. However, the royal residence first needed
to be converted from the five-unit complex that it was into a single-family abode. The total cost for the upgrade? Around $3.05 million, which came from the
royals’ public funding. It’s certainly a step up from the three-bedroom,
two-bathroom home Markle was renting in Toronto while filming Suits. Her Toronto home went on the sizzling hot
real estate market in 2017 for a cool $1.395 million, according to The Globe and Mail. While speaking with the publication, real
estate broker Daniel Freeman said that although Markle was living in the house when she first
started dating Prince Harry, “There are no traces of royalty in the house,
except that it’s a very fine residence. [… ] She had good taste.” “Actually I do.” As they say, there are only two things certain
in life: death and taxes. It’s a fact that remains true even if you’re
a duchess. While Meghan Markle is now a part of the British
royal family and is no longer living in California, she’s still an American citizen, which means
that she’s required to pay American taxes. “Can we claim each other’s kids on out
tax returns? We’re married.” “We got tax returns?” The director of financial planning and wealth
management at Francis Financial, Avani Ramnani, explained to Business Insider: “U.S. citizens, green card holders, and permanent
residents are required to file tax returns with the IRS every year no matter where they
reside. This is a special tax return called the expatriate
tax return. U.S. citizens, including Meghan Markle, get
taxed on international income earned outside the U.S.” However, all of this could apparently change
if Markle opts to become a dual citizen of both the country where she was born and the
nation where she now resides or if she chooses to renounce her U.S. citizenship altogether,
which could take upwards of five years. According to Celebrity Net Worth, part of
the balancing act that Markle must juggle these days reportedly involves an impressive
$5 million fortune. Despite being a very wealthy woman and a former
Hollywood star who’s also now a member of the British royal family, it doesn’t sound
like Markle is the type of person to let her financial status, high profile clout, and
massive influence change her true nature. Instead, she made it clear in her Elle essay
that she wants to use her privilege to make a positive impact on the world around her. Markle wrote: “With fame comes opportunity, but it also
includes responsibility — to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and
more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.” We love an inspirational duchess. Meghan Markle may be a millionaire, but she
still doesn’t have quite as much money as the other members of the British royal family. Her husband, Prince Harry, has an estimated
net worth of $40 million, largely thanks to a trust that was set up by his late mother,
Princess Diana, before she tragically passed away in 1997. Markle’s brother-in-law, Prince William, is
also thought to have a $40 million fortune. Meanwhile, his wife, Kate Middleton, is reportedly
sitting at $10 million, which the Duchess of Cambridge earned in part on her own while
working for her parents’ successful party supplies company. However, the money that this younger generation
is banking pales in comparison to the elder royals. Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, reportedly
has a $100 million net worth. As for Queen Elizabeth herself, the long-reigning
monarch is said to have around $600 million to her name, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Top that off with the property, jewels, and
artistic treasures that are also in the royal family’s possession, and their overall worth
is practically priceless. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Nicki Swift videos about your
favorite stuff are coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the
bell so you don’t miss a single one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts
Recent Comments
Tags
© Copyright 2019. Amrab Angladeshi. Designed by Space-Themes.com.