How Much is the Octomom Worth?

Octomom Nadya Suleman came into our homes during daytime gossip shows and peeked out from behind newsstand covers after the birth of her octuplets back in January 2009. She quickly became a media fascination following the addition of eight babies to her already full household of six children. Here’s how much Octomom Nadya Suleman is worth.

Financial trouble

Nadya Suleman and her family

Nadya Suleman | Toby Canham/Getty Images

Suleman struggled to financially support her 14 children. Her desire to bring in money led her to take on several odd jobs, so she could make ends meet. She has worked as a nude model, porn actress, stripper, and celebrity boxer. Although Suleman worked as much as she could, she still wasn’t able to keep her head above water. She lost one of her homes to foreclosure, a La Habra, California, home she paid $453,750 for in 2006, reports CNBC. According to TMZ, she moved out in June 2012.

Nadya says she was forced into porn

 Octomum Nadya Suleman and her large family plus helpers launch their signature Milkshake at 'Millions of Milkshakes' on November 10, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.

Nadya Suleman | Toby Canham/Getty Images

Although Suleman worked as a porn actress, she says it wasn’t her choice. She told The New York Times her manager forced her into porn. “I wanted to quit, but my manager said, ‘If you do, I’m reporting you to welfare for fraud.’ I gave my bank account to her to control because I was so overwhelmed and busy managing my family. Checks that were forged — minimum $60,000 was stolen in six months. And she was selling stories left and right. She was a predator,” she told the Times.

Nadya Suleman filed for bankruptcy

Nadya Suleman, also known as "Octomom", appears in Superior Court with her attorney Arthur J. La Cilento for arraignment January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Suleman was  charged with receiving $16,481 in welfare payments illegally.

Nadya Suleman | Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images

Times continued to be rough for Suleman. In 2012 she had to file for bankruptcy. In a court filing she said she was burdened with as much as $1 million in debt, reports The Oregonian. Suleman said in a statement that filing for bankruptcy was in her children’s best interest, according to the Orange County Register. “I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them,” Suleman told the Orange County Register. “But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start.”

Who did Nadya Suleman owe money?

Nadya Suleman poses for photographers in front of her home in La Habra, California on May 19, 2010.

Nadya Suleman | Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Suleman owed money to a long list people and organizations, reports the Orange County Register. She owed money to her father, Ed Doud; the city of La Habra’s water department; DirecTV; Whittier Christian School; Verizon Wireless; Southern California Edison; a gardener; and the Department of Motor Vehicles. The publication found she also owed more than $30,000 to the previous owner of her four-bedroom, three-bathroom home.

TMZ reports the home Suleman lost to foreclosure was in disrepair. According to the publication, the residence was “a house of squalor,” with writing on the walls, a mattress on the floor in one of the children’s rooms, and broken plumbing.

Nadya Suleman’s net worth

Suleman’s financial troubles had a significant impact on her ability to build wealth. Nadya Suleman has a net worth of -$1 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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