Last July, she and Prince Harry made the news by purchasing a Santa Barbara estate. The property boasts nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a library, a pool, a gym, a sauna, a tea house, and a children’s cottage. It is surrounded by tiered rose gardens and cypress trees, costing $14.65 million. It is said that they plan to raise their two children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana, in this place to provide them with an everyday life. However, many people who follow the royals wondered if they could afford that when news about their real estate came out.
After that, the Sussexes appeared in various media, including releasing their Netflix show Harry & Meghan and Markle’s Archetypes podcast on Spotify. Therefore, we still have some questions to answer. What is Meghan Markle’s net worth?
How has her net worth changed since she and Harry are no longer senior royals?
She had a successful acting career before marrying Prince Harry at 36. Unsurprisingly, she was reportedly worth about $5 million before merging finances with Prince Harry.
She acted in over 100 episodes of the legal series Suits. Her salary for each episode was $50,000 (according to knownetworth.com), which happened towards the end of her acting career. She earned around $360,000 for the films Remember Me and The Candidate, both in 2010. She used to run a popular lifestyle blog called The Tig. However, she had to decommission it when her relationship with Harry turned severe. She made about $80,000 annually from sponsorships, endorsements and branding.
How much was Meghan worth when she became a royal?
In May 2018, Meghan Markle became Duchess of Sussex following her wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Her net worth merged with her husband’s (as mentioned earlier, approximately $25 million-$40 million).
Their combined net worth of $60 million was not affected by their choice to step back as senior royals. This amount accounts for their assets.
Prince Harry’s book deal is rumored to be worth over $20 million, likely boosting the couple’s net worth in 2023.
There has been speculation that Meghan and Harry’s Netflix deal is worth $150 million, but insiders have noted inconsistencies. Creators such as Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy have allegedly landed Netflix deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but Harry and Meghan are producers and not content creators. Therefore, their payment will probably be lower than that of the woman who popularized Bridgerton.
A couple’s representative verified that the Netflix agreement enabled them to cover the expenses for Frogmore Cottage restoration entirely.