Monica Samille Lewinsky, known to the world just as Monica Lewinsky is an American fashion designer, Television personality and former intern at the White House with an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. She is infamous for her affair with erstwhile President Bill Clinton. Keep reading to know more about Monica Lewinsky’s net worth in 2019.
Born on July 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California, to Bernard Lewinsky and Marcia Kay Vilensky, Monica grew up in a highly affluent family. Her grandparents escaped Nazi Germany and eventually settled into a life in America. Her mother is a writer who has published only one book titled, The Private Lives of the Three Tenors.
Lewinsky attended John Thomas Dye School in Bel-Air followed by Beverly Hills High School and later on, Bel Air Prep. She then went on to study at Santa Monica College. Simultaneously, she helped out in the theatre department of her school and also worked in a tie shop. In 1993, she enrolled in Lewis & Clark College and graduated with a degree in psychology two years later.
In July 1995, she took up the position of an unpaid intern in the White House and acquired a salaried position by December of the same year.
During her time at the White House, she and President Bill Clinton were reported of having an affair which reportedly involved nine sexual encounters within the Oval Office itself.
Lewinsky has never been able to put the scandal completely behind her and is still unmarried.
In 1996, Lewinsky found herself transferred to the Pentagon because of her reported closeness to the Clinton. However, the scandal did eventually break, and both Clinton and his mistress found themselves in the limelight. She acquired instantaneous fame, albeit not always in a positive light.
She cashed in on her 15 minutes of fame by publishing a biography called Monica’s Story, written by Andrew Morton. In the same year, she was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20. She also appeared as herself on Saturday Night Live.
Also in 1999, she took up knitting and decided to sell her own handbags, manufactured under the company name, The Real Monica, Inc.
In 2000, she was chosen to star in commercials for Jenny Craig, Inc., a weight loss company. The contract she had signed was for $1 million. However, the commercials stopped airing, and she was given only $300,000 after their deal fell apart.
She appeared on MTV’s The Tom Green Show and also worked as a correspondent for Channel 5 in the UK in her own segment called Monica’s Postcards.
In 2002, she appeared in America Undercover, broadcasted on HBO, and answered questions related to her affair and her personal life.
In 2003, Lewinsky hosted Mr. Personality for Fox television. She also made guest appearances in V Graham Norton, High Chaparral, The View and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In 2005, she shifted to London to pursue a degree in Psychology from the reputed London School of Economics.
In 2014, she wrote an essay called, “Shame and Survival” for Vanity Fair magazine. In the same year, she was part of The 90s: The Last Great Decade, a TV special by the National Geographic Channel.
After 2014, she became an advocate for stopping cyberbullying.
Awards and Achievements
For her essay in Vanity Fair, Lewinsky was nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors, in the category of essays and criticism.
Net Worth of Monica Lewinsky
Lewinsky has a net worth of $500 thousand. Her lavish lifestyle has caused much dwindling in her fortunes.
Monica maybe never be able to overcome the ignominy of being a President’s mistress, but she must be given due credit in her recent attempts to do something positive with her fame.