You may know Meghan Markle as the new wife of Prince Harry as the two got married recently. Before she officially became a member of the royal family though, she was a pretty famous actress in America and is a noted activist and humanitarian. While she did accumulate some wealth of her own over the years for her acting career, she is richer now since getting married to Prince Harry. Estimates are inconsistent, but she is worth millions more now. So what is Meghan Markle net worth in 2018? What are Meghan Markle’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Flickr: Northern Ireland Office
Meghan Markle was born on August 4th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Her real name is actually Rachel Meghan Markle and after marrying Prince Harry, her official title from now on is Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Before she became a household name thanks to her romance to Prince Harry, she had a more humble start in Hollywood. She normally only got bit parts in several American TV shows. She is half African American from her mother’s side and half Caucasian thanks to her father. She embraces being of mixed race, although sadly her ethnicity limited her TV roles in Hollywood. She wrote in 2015 that she was not white enough for white roles and not black enough for black roles. Instead, she was cast as someone of a different ethnicity in many roles.
Her TV career did not explode early on as she could only get roles in one off episodes. Some of the TV shows that she appeared in the past included the Knight Rider reboot, CSI: Miami and even CSI: New York. Her most famous movie role was a small part in the comedy called Horrible Bosses released 2011. It wasn’t until 2011 did she finally found a more permanent role in TV by getting a main role on the TV show Suits that airs on the USA Network in North America. She played the character of ‘Rachel Zane’ for seven seasons on Suits from 2011 until she ended the part in 2018.
While most of her career she was an American actress, she also did a lot of charity work and was a lifestyle blogger. After that, her romance with Prince Harry made her a more household name.
In terms of her acting career, Meghan Markle was only paid less than $200,000 for small roles in indie movies. She also used to get around $80,000 annually due to endorsements and sponsorships over the years. Her role in Suits made her more famous as she started to get $50,000 per episode. Her annual income started to rise to about $450,000. Her net worth as an actress came to about $5 million before she met Prince Harry in 2016. Now that the two have been married, her wealth obviously skyrockted thanks to Prince Harry’s royal status. Their wedding cost over $65 million and was watched by many people around the world on May 19th, 2018. Anyway, below is our current estimate for her net worth in 2018.
In all, we estimate Meghan Markle net worth in 2018 at $30 million.