Meghan Markle is one of the most talked-about celebrities in the world today, and it's not because of her acting career. In fact, when she was just starting out, she was so poor that she couldn't even afford to get her car fixed.
But that was before she entered The Firm, becoming one of the most popular royals in history. For her new role as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan had to forgo her acting career, which was at its peak after the success of the television series, Suits, in which she played a leading role.
Meghan has come a long way from her starting years in the entertainment business. The 38-year-old retired from her acting career after her engagement with Prince Harry, but after making a $150 million deal with Netflix, the couple is gearing up for an explosive comeback in Hollywood.
However, it's speculated that Meghan and Harry will be working behind the scenes, rather than in front of the camera to create documentaries to raise awareness about various humanitarian issues.
The Duchess was living in Toronto, Canada before meeting her real-life prince, but she was born and raised in Lose Angeles, and her interest in acting was sparked by her father, who worked as a technician on the sets of films and TV shows.
When she first broke out onto the entertainment scene, Meghan was barely making ends meet, and at one point she just had $20 in her bank account. The duchess eventually found success in the form of Suits, a hit TV shows where she played the role of Rachel Zane for seven seasons.
Her biography called Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, mentions that Meghan was once too broke to get her car fixed when the automatic lock stopped working so she had to enter and exit the car from her trunk for many months.
But the actress has come a long way ever since and is now considered a millionaire. After their split from the royal family, Meghan and Harry had a combined net worth of $14.7 million. By 2023, the "Suits" actress' net worth had been bumped up to a cool $60 million after the two signed a $150 million deal with Netflix.
In 2020, the couple purchased their first property together in Los Angeles, a $14.7 million mansion in Santa Barbara. Even though the sale was finalized in June, the two kept the news under wraps until August 2020.