How Much is Meghan Markle Worth?

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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior members of the royal family, insiders expressed concerns about how these two would support themselves as private citizens.

It may sound like an absurd question to ask about one of the world's most famous couples, but notoriety does not always translate to wealth.

Meghan In Red

And while Harry and Meghan are very well off, they're not sitting on the kind of wealth that would allow them to live comfortably for the rest of their lives with no income.

In fact, your Buffetts and Bezoses would probably leap from the nearest tall building if they woke to find that their net worths had plummeted to the level of Harry's or Meghan's.

Yes, Harry is a member of one of the world's most famous and influential families.

Meg and Harry Exit

But it's not as if the royals produce anything of value or own any priceless patents.

Power and influence can take you far, but neither puts food on the table on its own.

And while many have applauded the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for cutting ties with the royals and moving to America, Harry and Meghan inarguably carry less clout now than they did just a few months ago.

Fortunately, it's not like their bank accounts will be running dry anytime soon.

Whispering to Meghan

Harry's net worth is estimated at roughly $25 million, Meghan's at $5 million.

Again, those are considerable sums, but it's not "never work again money" -- at least not when you're accustomed to the very finest things in life, like these two are.

Meghan's money comes mostly from what she earned and saved during her days as an actress and influencer.

She pulled in $450,000 annually for most of the seven seasons she appeared on the legal drama Suits.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Outta There

During that time, she also landed some six-figure film roles, and she earned additional income from her high-end women's fashion line at Montreal-based clothing store Reitman's.

Harry's cash comes primarily from an inheritance from his late mother, Princess Diana, as well as a salary he receives from his father, Prince Charles.

It may sound like the Sussexes are set for life, but the $30 million isn't all that much money when you're talking about supporting three people -- Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie -- for the next several decades.

Mexiters

This is especially true when two of those three people are used to a certain lifestyle.

Plus, big money is often accompanied by big expenses, and that is certainly the case for Meghan and Harry.

Insiders have speculated that the couple might owe the UK government as much as $6 million for renovations to their living spaces at Frogmore Cottage, as well as other expenses accrued during their time as royals.

Markle and Prince Harry

Fortunately, it seems that Meghan is eager to get back to work and start earning again.

Just months after she and Harry cut ties with the royals, Meghan narrated a documentary about elephants for Disney.

And it will likely be the first of several lucrative collaborations between the Duchess and the world's largest entertainment brand.

Of course, it's important to note that Harry and Meghan have structured their lives and their relationship around the radical idea that there are more important things in life than money.

Meghan Markle in Canada: A Photo

These days, the couple is focused on their Archewell charitable organization.

The official roll-out has been delayed due to the coronavirus, but the Sussexes have been keeping busy in the meantime,

At the height of pandemic, they handed out food and other essential items to their neighbors.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Get Serious

Earlier this week, they volunteered with Homeboy Industries, a community social justice organization working to improve the lives of former gang members.

Harry and Meghan knew that they were giving up certain luxuries when they walked away from royal life.

But it sounds like they were correct in their belief that they would discover something even more valuable on their own.

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