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How Much are Harry and Meghan Worth in 2021

Now that Harry has to pay for his security and Meghan's no longer acting, how much money do these guys have? They didn't make a penny from their interview with Oprah, but they do have commercial deals with Spotify that's worth $25 million, and they have a multiyear deal with Netflix, so they're not on the breadline even though Meghan's grandmother-in-law's cut the purse strings. Harry's mum left him $10 million, but he spent that keeping his family afloat and making the move from Canada to America. How much money do these guys have?

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California dreaming

According to Forbes, their California home's worth $14.7 million. Like many people, they moved in during lockdown, but they weren't looking for a spare room to work out of or a bigger back garden for the kids. They have a pool, a tennis court, a tea house and a children's cottage. According to US property website Zillow, the property "includes a library, office, spa with a separate dry and wet sauna, gym, game room, arcade, theater, wine cellar and five-car garage", and the estate has "sweeping lawns, tiered rose gardens, tall Italian cypress trees, blooming lavender [and] century-old olive trees". Oh, and they're neighbours with Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey.

Security costs

On the other side of the ledger are the costs they incur. The main cost comes from their security detail. The British public used to foot the bill for Harry and Meghan and Archie even when they were in Canada, but when Harry stepped back from royal life, he lost one of the main perks of the job. While on public duty, Harry and Meghan are affording security, but they no longer get it on a 24 / 7 basis as Harry's no longer a senior member of the royal family. This means that his main outgoing isn't the mortgage on the multimillion-dollar home in Montecito, California, but around the clock security detail. Of course, Harry's not made the cost public, but Forbes estimates the cost at $4 million per year, while the Daily Mail believes Harry and Meghan pay $5 million for total peace of mind.

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Sovereign Grant

The other major liability the couple has is a repayment to the Sovereign Grant. As part of the Megxit agreement, they agreed to repay the $3.1 million renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage. Although the British public picked up the tab for the renovation costs, the property isn't owned by Harry and Meghan. It's part of the Crown Estate, so we're not 100 per cent sure why the royal pair had to repay refurbishment costs for a property they don't own and no longer live in.

Netflix

From the outside, it looks like Meghan's used a lot of her connections to keep the family going. Is Harry mates with Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, or is it more likely that Meghan has coffee with these two media moguls? We're not sure where the connection is, but it's more than likely that Meghan's side of the partnership helped get this wheel in motion. The royal couple will produce documentaries, series, movies, scripted shows and children's programming through their production company Archewell. Maybe we can look forward to a Keeping Up With the Kardashians fly-on-the-wall documentary with Harry and Meghan, or perhaps Harry will press his wife into service once more to act in one of the scripted shows. Who knows what their intentions are. Publicity perhaps. With 200 million subscribers, it's obvious what the royal pair hope to get out of the deal. We're not so sure what Netflix will get out of it.

Spotify

The other major deal the couple has made is also with an American media company. While there's no news on the value of the Netflix deal, most news agencies agree Harry and Meghan will pocket $25 million for producing and hosting podcasts. They will need a lot of listeners to justify the hefty price tag.

Inheritance

In the Oprah interview, Harry said, "I've got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this." He also inherited from his great grandmother. Estimates suggest he received $32 million from inheritance.

Net worth

Putting a figure on their net worth is complicated with so many new deals beginning for them. They have a $14.7 million property and major deals with two media outlets that are worth millions. Their main outgoing is an estimated $5 million per year for security, and they have a $9.5 million mortgage on the property, according to the deeds. The Daily Mirror believes they're worth $140 million. Forbes is a lot more pessimistic. They suggest the couple are only worth $10 million now.

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