How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Could Make an ‘Ungodly Amount of Money’

For lovers of all things royal, nothing has been more intriguing than the recent news that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have decided to step back as senior members of the royal family. After months of scrutiny from the media, the couple did not make the decision lightly. They have since been open about their plans moving forward as decisions are made with concern to what their roles will be as royals.

But with this decision to step back from royal life, many are speculating that they could potentially become worth much more than they would have been if they had remained senior royals. Let’s take a look at what people are saying about their financial situation.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plan is to become ‘financially independent’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s January 8th announcement of their decision to leave, posted to their Instagram account, was filled with generic plans about how and why they came to this decision. Part of the announcement stated they plan to become ‘financially independent’ from the royal family while continuing the charitable endeavors and keeping their titles of duke and duchess.

Many have since speculated on how the couple will become financially independent. It’s well known that Meghan, who was previously an actress known for her role on the TV show Suits, has a net worth of about $5 million. Prince Harry is estimated to have about $40 million to his name, a large part of which was inherited after his mother’s death.

So while they have plans to ‘work to become financially independent,’ it’s clear that they wouldn’t have to work very hard.

Mark Cuban thinks the Sussexes could be the hottest investment ever

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Of the many people weighing in on Meghan and Prince Harry’s financial future, one unlikely person is Mark Cuban. The Shark Tank investor and billionaire has shared that he believes the couple could make “an ungodly amount of money” when they start their new life away from the royals.

Stating that they “will have such a valuable brand that they will be able to pick and choose whatever they want to do… They’re gonna be living the dream.”

Perhaps what Cuban is alluding to here is the fact that the decision the Sussexes have made to step back as senior members has never been done before. People have been asked to step back from their royal roles, as recently as the scandals from Prince Andrew, but no one has ever made the decision themselves, like Meghan and Prince Harry have.

The fact that they are the first is going to keep people looking out for what their lives are like moving forward and, as Cuban points out, that makes their “brand” valuable.

There are many ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could make a lot of money

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Cuban likened Meghan and Prince Harry to another famous and almost-royal couple: the Obamas. “I think they are the new Obamas,” Cuban said.

The former President and First Lady have been staying busy since they’ve left the White House. They’ve made millions from giving speeches and make appearances, they have struck up a multi-million-dollar joint book deal with Penguin Random House, and they’ve even made their own production company partnered with Netflix. And that’s all been within the past four years. 

Saying that “It would be so easy to develop products and projects for them, with them, and around them,” Cuban joked that he wouldn’t hesitate to sign onto a deal with Prince Harry and Meghan if they came on Shark Tank. While that seems unlikely, they will undoubtedly have the pick of whatever it is they want to do and people will show up to see what happens.