How Rich Is Monica Lewinsky?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (12981090g)Monica Lewinsky poses at a Disney FYC Fest event for the FX limited series "Impeachment: American Crime Story" at El Capitan Theatre, in Los AngelesRed Carpet Event for "Impeachment: American Crime Story", Los Angeles, United States - 10 Jun 2022.
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Monica Lewinsky, 49, is an American television personality, TV producer, fashion designer, author and activist, who is still most known for being involved in a sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton, despite the fact that this event took place more than 25 years ago. Due to public outrage over a controversy surrounding a controversial word choice in Beyonce’s latest album “Renaissance,” Lewinsky decided that now is a good time to ask Lady Bey to right a wrong and amend the mention of her from the song “Partition” via Twitter.

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Beyonce’s song was originally released in 2013 and was also brought up in the wake of the #MeToo Movement.  Lewinsky also mentioned it directly in a piece she wrote for “Vanity Fair” in 2014. 

Lewinsky received a $500,000 advance for her memoir “Monica’s Story,” which was released in 1999, as well as one million dollars for the rights to her exclusive interview with Barbara Walters for “20/20.” This appearance helped her stay in the public eye and she currently has a net worth of $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. 

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In 2000, she became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Celebrity Net Worth reported. She was to earn $1 million for losing at least 40 lbs. in six months. However, Jenny Craig ended the contract early and only paid Lewinsky $300,000 of the $1 million.

She had another chance to tell her side of the events leading to the Clinton impeachment trial on the HBO special “Monica in Black and White” in 2002.

Lewinsky’s public presence has vacillated over the years. In 2005, she moved to the U.K. and eventually earned her Master of Science in social psychology from the London School of Economics.  She circled back to writing and a career in the media in 2014.

Lewinsky’s other television credits include executive producing the FX series FX “Impeachment: American Crime Story” and the documentary “15 Minutes of Shame.” She also hosted the reality show “Mr. Personality” and appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The View,” “V Graham Norton” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” 

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In addition to her writing, television and advocacy work against cyberbullying, Lewinsky had her own line of designer handbags, The Real Monica, Inc.

Dawn Allcot contributed to the writing of this article.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than 15 years of experience covering traditional and new media topics. She is currently a communications strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University — her alma mater where she earned a B.A. in film studies. Michelle’s primary topics of interest are arts & entertainment (TV, humor, theater and classic films are favorites), food and lifestyle. She also covers general news, business, beauty, gift guides and medical/health-related stories. Michelle also has a passion for conducting interviews with all sorts of interesting people. When not working or watching too much TV, she is a skilled home cook specializing in Puerto Rican and Southern cuisine, loves in-home entertaining and trivia/games nights, sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks and cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

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