What Is Meghan Markle's Net Worth? Former Actor's Income Before Marrying Prince Harry

Prince Harry is slated to marry former actress Meghan Markle Saturday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. It's no secret the royal family are well-off financially, but Harry's fiancée is too.

Markle, 36, is reportedly worth about $5 million before becoming a member of the British Royal Family, Forbes reported Tuesday. She earned much of her income by portraying Rachel Zane on USA Network's Suits. Through Suits, she reportedly made $50,000 per episode during her seven-season run, according to Fortune. Markle boosted her earnings by acquiring roles in other film and television projects, such as 90210, Fringe, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Aside from her acting endeavors, Markle has increased her revenue as a businesswoman. In 2016, Markle released two clothing lines under Canadian retailer Reitmans—a company where she served as a brand ambassador. The lines, which were sold in select Reitman stores and online, sold out upon its release.

"The initial idea of developing a collection came from her. It was an amazing idea so our designers, who are all based in Montreal, worked closely with her," Monique Brosseau, vice president of marketing and visual presentation, said to WWD in January 2017. "She provided her vision and her ideas of what could be a work-to-weekend capsule collection. They worked together to bring it to life."

Markle, however, ended her short-lived partnership with Reitmans in April 2017. At this time, she shut down her lifestyle website—The Tig—after three years. Markle didn't offer an explanation as to why she abruptly closed the website, but she wrote via her now-deleted Instagram account that she wanted to thank "all the supporters" of her online community, InStyle reported. Ahead of her upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry, Markle also abstained from being compensated for sharing sponsored content via her Instagram account, according to Cosmopolitan.

In the early days of Markle's career, she additionally took to working as a freelance calligrapher. She'd perform such tasks in between auditions to increase her cash flow.

"I went to an all-girls Catholic school for like six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class," Markle told Esquire in February. "I've always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn't wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding."

Markle's finances aside, Time reported that her fiancé, Harry, is estimated to be worth $25 million. The couple, therefore, is roughly valued at a combined $30 million.

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Former actress Meghan Markle is pictured attending an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. She is said to be worth an estimated $5 million. Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images