Sarah Ferguson Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Sarah Ferguson Net Worth

Sarah Ferguson has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is the ex-wife of Britain’s Prince Andrew and is also a children’s book author and film producer.

Sarah Ferguson became the Duchess of York when she married Britain’s Prince Andrew in 1986. The couple divorced ten years later amid much media hype. For divorce settlement, Sarah reportedly received around $900 thousand for buying a new house, $600 thousand in cash, and a small portion of Andrew’s military pension.

Since then, Ferguson has written children’s books, served as a Weight Watchers representative, and worked on film productions. She continues to be targeted by the media, as she was filmed allegedly selling access to her ex-husband. An undercover journalist posing as an Indian businessman videotaped her saying, “£500,000 when you can, to me, open doors.” 

Hartmoor, her business, was forced to shut down in 2009 after accruing debt of $1.1 million. A $3 million to $ 9 million debt nearly forced her into bankruptcy in 2010. It was also revealed that her unpaid legal fees reached hundreds of thousands.

To calculate the net worth of Sarah Ferguson, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets.

All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities. 

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Sarah Ferguson
Net Worth: $2 Million
Monthly Salary: $40 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: Duchess, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Lobbyist

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Early Life

Duchess Sarah Margaret Ferguson was born on October 15, 1959, in London, England. The second daughter of Major Ronald Ivor Ferguson, she enjoyed a privileged English upbringing, attending a private boarding school and becoming an accomplished equestrian.

Her father worked as manager of the Prince of Wales’ polo team, so Ferguson was acquainted with members of the royal family at a young age. Her parents divorced when she was 13 years old.

After graduating from secretarial school, Ferguson worked for a PR firm, an art gallery, and a publishing house.

Duchess of York

Ferguson became acquainted with the royal family at a young age through her father. Thus, Prince Andrew and Ferguson had known each other since childhood. They kept running into each other at royal events such as polo matches.

Ferguson and Prince Andrew were married on March 19, 1986, and their engagement ring was designed by Prince Andrew. It was set with ten diamonds and a large Burmese ruby that matched her red hair.

On July 23, 1986, the royal wedding took place at Westminster Abbey.

Sarah Ferguson then became Duchess of York and accompanied Andrew to royal appearances and official visits abroad.

In 1987, they toured Canada. On January 22, 1988, the Duchess was rescued by an assailant at a charity event in New York.

Two British newspapers heavily criticized her visit to California in March 1988. Los Angeles city officials condemned the newspapers while defending the royal couple, citing their friendly and dutiful behavior.

On August 8, 1988, the Duchess gave birth to a daughter, Beatrice. The following month, she accompanied Andrew on an official trip to Australia. The media criticized her decision to return home with her newborn.
Eugenie, their second daughter, was born on March 23, 1990. The British tabloids once again ridiculed her post-pregnancy weight gain.

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Separation & Divorce

When the duchess and Prince Andrew became estranged due to the latter’s duties as a naval officer, the royal marriage took a turbulent turn. He would be gone for extended periods of time, which she found emotionally draining. By 1991, the two had grown estranged from one another.

At the same time, the press published some unflattering images of the duchess with Texan multimillionaire Steve Wyatt. The incident shook the marriage even more.

Andrew Ferguson and Sarah Ferguson divorced on March 19, 1992. The ‘Daily Mirror’ published photographs of her with John Bryan, an American financial manager, in August of that year, for which she was widely mocked.

In May 1996, the duke and duchess announced their mutual divorce. They did, however, continue to live together, albeit in separate quarters of the royal residence.

Life After Divorce

Sarah Ferguson continued to attend royal events with her daughters, including the Duke of York’s inductions into the ‘Royal Victorian Order’ and the ‘Order of the Garter.’ She also went to ‘Royal Ascot.’ In these occasions, she was addressed as a member of the royal family.

As part of her 11-year endorsement contract with ‘Weight Watchers,’ she appeared in several commercials. Ferguson wrote her autobiography, diet books, and several children’s books.

Ferguson appeared in the popular sitcom ‘Friends’ in 1998.

‘Universal TV’ signed her self-produced and self-hosted syndicated talk show on June 12, 2002. The short-lived show was supposed to premiere in September 2003.

Until 2004, she shared the royal family’s Berkshire home, ‘Sunninghill Park.’ She hosted a ‘Peter Pan’ feature titled ‘The Legacy of Pan’ in May. Ferguson later voiced the queen in Walt Disney’s feature animation ‘The Cat That Looked at a King.’

She appeared on the ‘ITV1’ reality show ‘The Duchess on the Estate’ on August 18, 2009, where she provided life coaching to families on a council estate in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England. She had previously appeared in ‘The Duchess in Hull,’ which had a similar concept but was panned.

Sarah was the producer of ‘The Young Victoria,’ a 2009 film starring Emily Blunt.

The ‘News of the World’ published an undercover investigation in May 2010 that revealed that American financier Jeffrey Epstein had paid off some of Ferguson’s debts. In August of that year, she was to be declared voluntarily bankrupt.

Turkish authorities issued an international arrest warrant for her on January 13, 2012. She was charged with fabricating false reasons to enter Turkey in 2008, trespassing on Turkish territory, and distorting information about a Turkish state orphanage she filmed.

Ferguson moved to Verbier, Switzerland, in 2015, where she co-owned a luxurious chalet with Andrew. She applied for Swiss residency the following year.

Ferguson is known for his work on the ‘BBC Radio 2’ primetime lifestyle show ‘Steve Wright.’ ‘In Search of the Spirit,’ a BBC documentary, was co-produced and co-hosted by her.

Despite not being invited to Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding in 2011, she attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.

Ferguson announced her first production project in 2019, a documentary about Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

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Charity Work

The duchess was a patron of the ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’ in 1990. In 1993, she founded ‘Children in Crisis.’
The ‘Journal of Women’s Health’ honored her charitable work with an award in June 1998.

Ferguson joined the ‘American Cancer Society’ in 2003 and became a founding supporter of the organization’s annual campaign, ‘Great American Weigh In.’

She founded ‘The Sarah Ferguson Foundation’ in Toronto in 2006. She donated to the British organizations ‘Mental Disability Rights International,’ ‘African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust,’ ‘Motor Neurone Disease Association,’ and ‘CARE International.’

She was a patron of ‘Humanitas’ in 2008. In 2010, she contributed to the ‘Mullany Fund.’ Ferguson was named a global ambassador for the non-profit organization ‘Not for Sale’ in 2011.

Ferguson, Andrew, and their daughters co-founded ‘Key to Freedom’ in 2013. The ‘Institute of Global Health Innovation’ at ‘Imperial College London’ appointed her as an ambassador the following year.

Ferguson was inspired to join ‘Springboard for Children,’ a non-profit that assists dyslexic children, after Beatrice was diagnosed with dyslexia.

Since June 2019, she has also been a patron of the ‘Natasha Allergy Research Foundation.’ To prevent allergic reactions, the foundation monitors the ingredients of pre-packaged foods.

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