Today, journalist Ronan Farrow released an article claiming that President Trump secretly had an affair with former playmate Karen McDougal. According to Farrow, the National Enquirer paid hush money to keep the affair quiet.
So what is Karen McDougal net worth in 2018? What are Karen McDougal’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Karen McDougal began her career after graduating from high school in the late 1980s. She went to college and studied teaching, while doing some modeling on the side.
She got her start in modeling by winning a local swimsuit contest, where she was scouted by a Playboy scout. Playboy asked her to try out for their magazine, and she was immediately selected to be a playmate on be on Playboy’s TV channel.
She quickly rose in the ranks and got to Playmate of the Year, as well as other awards. A Playmate of the Year gets an extra $100,000 on top of their other earnings. Even many years later, she is considered one of the most attractive Playboy models of all time.
After Playboy, McDougal went on to do other types of modeling work, including athletic and fitness, as well as modeling magazines (like Vogue). She had a doll designed to look like her as well.
Later in her career, she got into TV and movies, including commercials, like ones to push the XFL (which Trump was closely involved with), as well as smaller movies. She got a few straight to video films, as well as some auditions for significant TV shows. She was never cast on any of the bigger shows.
Recently, McDougal started a supplement business, and started promoting her “Pharmore” products using her adult star fame.
Playboy Playmates are generally paid around $25,000 for a centerfold, and significantly lower for being in other parts of the magazine — or on video. In addition, there are huge bonuses (as well as additional salary) for Playmate of the Year, which can add up to a total annual compensation of $200,000+. McDougal earned a significant amount from her work with Playboy.
It has also been reported that McDougal received some hush money in order to not talk about her alleged affair with Trump. According to reports, National Enquirer paid her $150,000 plus some additional compensation in the form of jobs in order to keep her from telling her story (she received about $80,000 of that).
McDougal also earned money from her roles in commercials and promotions, like the XFL, as well as her TV work, which included guest hosting TV shows and promoting various products.
In all, we estimate Karen McDougal net worth in 2018 at $700,000 .