Whether you admire them for their established birthrights or myriad of leadership qualities, the esteemed British family is revered throughout countless nations. Royals seem to have it all—power, prestige, and perhaps most importantly, money. From gargantuan oil supplies to significant charitable donations, the wealth of the British royal family is quite substantial. Surprisingly, most of the money used to fund the British monarchy doesn’t actually come from the taxpayer—the royal family are all wealthy on their own. With the combined sums of inheritances, crown estates, and allowances, these royals are able to spare no expense when it comes to enjoying the better things in life. Although we can’t directly indulge ourselves in the abundant realm of high jewelry, impeccable art, and acres of land that comprise their lifestyle, we can revel in their considerable net worths to a cup of herbal tea—with our pinkies raised in the air of course.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Net worth: $5 million
In the weeks before her wedding to Prince Harry, there was much speculation about whether the American actress was actually worth more than her then-fiancé. Spoiler: She’s not. But she still has quite the net worth at around $5 million, Newsweek reports. She reportedly made $50,000 per episode portraying Rachel Zane on the TV show Suits, which she starred in for seven seasons. In addition, she had roles in several other shows and movies, like 90210, Remember Me, and The Candidate. Acting wasn’t her only source of income, however. The Duchess of Sussex also released two clothing lines through the Canadian retailer Reitmans, promoted sponsored content on Instagram and her lifestyle website, The Tig, and worked as a freelance calligrapher early in her career.