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Here’s Meghan Markle’s Net Worth Before Becoming A Duchess



Meghan Markle had already established a substantial financial foundation prior to her marriage into the British royal family. As an accomplished actress, she amassed a considerable net worth ranging from $2 million to $5 million, according to estimates. A significant portion of her pre-royal wealth, approximately $2.2 million, stemmed from her role as Rachel Zane in the popular legal drama series “Suits.”

During her seven-season tenure on the show, spanning over 100 episodes, Markle reportedly earned around $45,000 per episode, translating to an annual income of approximately $450,000. Her decision to leave the show before marrying Prince Harry in 2018 did not mark the end of her earnings from the series. “Suits” is syndicated globally, and Markle continues to receive royalties whenever the show is streamed on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC’s Peacock, or broadcast in the United States.

Meghan Markle’s income sources have been diverse, enabling her and Prince Harry to acquire their $14.7 million mansion in Montecito, California, last year. According to Forbes, Prince Harry’s inheritance from his late mother’s estate also contributed to the purchase.

Markle’s acting career brought in substantial earnings, with nearly $200,000 each from her roles in the movies “Remember Me” and “The Candidate,” as reported by

Prior to joining the British royal family, Markle ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig, which focused on fashion, travel, food, and beauty. The blog featured recipes, celebrity interviews, and an “insider guide” to London during its three-year run before shutting down in April 2017.

Additionally, Markle ventured into fashion, collaborating with Canadian retailer Reitmans on two clothing collections until 2017. Marie Claire reports that she earned approximately $80,000 from this deal.

Prior to marrying into the British royal family, Meghan Markle earned a substantial income from endorsements and sponsorships, reportedly around $80,000 per year according to Business Insider.

In May 2018, Markle married Prince Harry in an elaborate ceremony at St. George’s Chapel on the Windsor estate. They have one child, Archie Harrison, born in 2019, and are currently expecting their second child.

After stepping back from royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex secured a $100 million deal with Netflix to produce various content over five years, including documentaries, scripted shows, and children’s programming. This deal, along with other ventures, has increased their combined net worth to an estimated $50 million as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

Additionally, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a contract with Spotify to produce and host podcasts for the streaming service.

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