Stormy Daniels Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Stormy Daniels Net Worth

Stormy Daniels has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Stormy Daniels is an adult film star whose alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006 became a major scandal — with potential legal implications for the president and his attorney — after it was revealed that in October 2016 she had been paid $130,000 not to discuss the relationship. She earns most of her income from her career as a pornographic actor and film director.  

Stormy Daniels (born March 17, 1979 as Stephanie Gregory Clifford) is a successful adult film actress, writer, and director. She was a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 2007 and also works as a stripper, which she started when she was 17 years old. Daniels has appeared in mainstream films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and a Maroon 5 music video, in addition to her adult work.

Daniels claims she slept with Donald J. Trump in 2006 (Trump denies any affair); in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, she was paid $130,000 after signing a non-disclosure agreement with the then-presidential candidate. The existence of this non-disclosure agreement became widely known following a Wall Street Journal article on the subject in January 2018, and Daniels was thrust into the national media spotlight as a result.

To calculate the net worth of Stormy Daniels, 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: Stormy Daniels
Net Worth: $2 Million
Monthly Salary: $70 Thousand+
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: Screenwriter, Film Director, Pornographic actor, Actor

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Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

Daniels claims she had an affair with Trump after meeting him in July 2006 at the American Century celebrity golf tournament. According to Daniels’ account, the two had consensual sex in Trump’s hotel room that weekend. Daniels has stated that they kept in touch until 2007, in part because Trump offered Daniels a role on NBC’s The Apprentice (an appearance that did not happen). Trump, whose wife Melania gave birth to their son months before the alleged affair, has denied any affair occurred.

Daniels spoke with a reporter about the alleged affair in 2011, but the interview was not published until In Touch published it in 2018. Daniels was speaking to media outlets, including ABC’s Good Morning America, about sharing her story in 2016, before the presidential election. Instead of coming forward, she accepted a $130,000 payment in exchange for signing an agreement not to discuss her relationship with Trump.

The Wall Street Journal published an article in January 2018 about this nondisclosure agreement and the alleged sexual encounter. Following this, Daniels initially denied any such meeting with Trump, even going so far as to sign a statement to that effect. However, she has since stated that the alleged affair did occur and that she was under pressure to remain silent and conceal the truth. Her lawyer has filed a lawsuit to get her out of the NDA, and she has offered to repay the $130,000 she was paid.

‘In Touch’ Interview

Daniels spoke to Life & Style, an In Touch sister publication, about her relationship with Trump in 2011. She was promised a payment of $15,000 for this. People close to Daniels were also able to confirm some of the details in her version of events, according to the publication. However, before any article was published in 2011, Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen reportedly threatened a lawsuit, and the story was dropped (and Daniels was not paid the $15,000).

Following the 2018 Wall Street Journal story about Daniels’ $130,000 payout, In Touch published the 2011 interview. Daniels claims in it that Trump once told her she was beautiful and intelligent like his daughter, Ivanka. Daniels also revealed that, while she enjoyed talking with Trump, she wasn’t physically attracted to him when she agreed to have sex with him.

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NDA

Daniels initially denied having an affair with Trump following the Wall Street Journal article (Trump’s camp also strongly denied any relationship between the two). Cohen admitted in February 2018 that he had made the $130,000 payment; he also stated that he had used his own personal funds and that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign were involved.

Daniels then began giving interviews, including one on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 30, 2018, following Trump’s State of the Union address. Following the terms of the NDA, Cohen went to a private arbitrator in February to prevent Daniels from discussing her relationship with Trump; a temporary restraining order was granted.

On March 6th, Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti (who was not representing her at the time the NDA was signed in 2016), filed a lawsuit to have the NDA annulled, claiming that Trump never signed the contract (the agreement uses the pseudonyms Peggy Peterson for Daniels and David Dennison for Trump, and there are places marked for “Dennison” to sign). According to the lawsuit, some of Cohen’s public statements violated the NDA.

In addition to claiming that Trump was not required to sign the NDA, Cohen’s team claims that by accepting the payment and failing to contest the contract for months, Daniels acknowledged its validity. In March, Daniels was sued for $20 million in damages for repeatedly violating the NDA (the penalty outlined in the agreement was for Daniels to pay $1 million for each breach). Trump has joined the lawsuit.

On April 5, 2018, aboard Air Force One, Trump told reporters that he was unaware of Cohen’s payment to Daniels for signing the NDA and had no idea where the money came from. Trump’s admission may work in Daniels’ favor because the contract makes promises that only Trump can make, and the statement may provide grounds for Avenatti to depose both Cohen and Trump.

’60 Minutes’ Interview

Daniels spoke at length with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes on March 25, 2018. Daniels claims in this interview that she was threatened in 2011 after speaking to a reporter about her alleged affair with Trump. According to Daniels, she was in Las Vegas with her baby daughter when a man approached her and said, “Trump should be left alone. “Forget the story,” she says, before turning to face her daughter and saying, “That’s a beautiful little girl.” It would be tragic if something happened to her mother.”

Cooper asked Daniels why she had publicly denied the affair during the interview. She responded that she had done so under duress, saying, “They can make your life hell in a variety of ways.” Daniels also stated that she signed the NDA in 2016 out of concern for her family’s safety and peace of mind. But she had now come forward because “I’m not OK with being accused of lying.”

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New Suit Against Trump

After a California judge halted her lawsuit against Cohen for 90 days while a criminal investigation into him was ongoing in New York, Daniels filed a new suit in April 2018 through her attorney, Avenatti, charging President Trump with defamation.

The suit centered on the president’s efforts to debunk her account of being confronted in a parking lot, including his April 18 tweet mocking the composite sketch of her alleged assailant as a “total con job.” According to Avenatti and Daniels, she was harmed for more than $75,000 as a result of his actions.

According to the suit, “it was clear that Mr. Trump intended to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, that her claims about the threatening encounter are false, and that she was falsely accusing the individual depicted in the sketch of committing a crime, where no crime had been committed.” “Mr. Trump made his statement either knowing it was false, with serious doubts about its truth, or with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity.”

Perfume Business

Taking advantage of her celebrity, Daniels announced in June 2018 that she would be launching a new perfume called “Truth.” The erotic novelty brand It’s the Bomb will distribute the gender-neutral fragrance, though a release date, price, and other details were not revealed at the time of the product announcement.

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Adult Films

Daniels has risen to the pinnacle of the adult film industry since her first pornographic film in 2002 (in which she appeared in a lesbian scene); she has been inducted into three halls of fame and has received numerous awards. She is a successful writer and director in addition to acting.

Daniels was a contract player for Wicked Pictures, a leading brand in adult entertainment, for many years. When she decided to have a child, she worked with the studio to ensure that motherhood didn’t interfere with her career too much: before becoming pregnant, she made twice as many films as usual, ensuring that new releases continued to arrive during her maternity leave. Daniels signed with Digital Playground, another well-known studio in the industry, in January 2018.

Good Will Humping and Space Nuts are two of Daniels’ films. She wrote, directed, and starred in the award-winning Western epic Wanted. She also incorporated her equestrian interests into Unbridled, a film about equestrian competitions in which she acted, wrote, and directed.

Stripper

Daniels began stripping when she was 17 years old. Stormy was already her nickname in real life, so it became her stage name; she went by Stormy Waters before taking inspiration from Jack Daniels whiskey to become Stormy Daniels. She worked her way up to headlining at strip clubs before transitioning into pornography.

Daniels kept stripping while working in porn, and the 2018 coverage of her alleged affair with Trump allowed her to raise her appearance fees for a national strip club tour. She explained her position to Rolling Stone, saying, “Ours is a capitalist society. I believe that if anyone in any field was approached and said, ‘Hi! You know that job you already have? Would you like to do it next week for four times your regular pay?’ Show me one person who would refuse to say no.”

Daniels was arrested early on July 12, 2018, while performing at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. According to state law, anyone who appears nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business is prohibited from touching patrons; Daniels allegedly drew customers to her exposed chest and then did the same to the detectives who approached her.

Daniels was charged with three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a customer and released after posting bail of $6,054. Meanwhile, Avenatti, her attorney, slammed the arrest for “performing the same act she has performed across the country at nearly a hundred strip clubs.” He vowed to fight the “bogus charges,” but faced little opposition when the charges were dropped later in the day of Daniels’ arrest.

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Mainstream Entertainment

Daniels has appeared in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Pineapple Express, in addition to adult entertainment. Other television appearances include Party Down and Dirt, as well as a music video for Maroon 5’s “Wake Up Call.”

Judd Apatow, the producer and director, praised Daniels, telling Conan O’Brien, “She’s very nice, super smart, and great to work with, so we just kept asking her to be in all of our movies.”

When Was Stormy Daniels Born?

Stormy Daniels was born on March 17, 1979, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Early Life

Sheila Gregory and Bill Gregory, Daniels’ parents, divorced when she was a toddler. Her mother raised her in Baton Rouge, and her father had little involvement in her upbringing.

Daniels graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School in 1997. Despite being accepted by several colleges, she chose to become a stripper instead.

Senate Run

Daniels formed a committee in 2009 to investigate running for Senate in her home state of Louisiana. Republican Senator David Vitter, a social conservative involved in the “D.C. Madam” prostitution scandal, was running for re-election at the time, and Daniels used the campaign slogan “Screwing People Honestly” to target him. (At the time, political consultants working with Daniels discovered she had Trump’s phone number among her contacts, and she allegedly shared details about the alleged affair.)

Daniels was arrested in 2009 during this exploratory phase on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, which was later dropped. She called it quits on her campaign in April 2010, blaming it on campaign expenses. She also promised to “keep fighting so that one day the dishwashers, cashiers, bus drivers, and porn stars’ voices will be heard just as loudly as those of the lawyer, banker, and insurance company executive.”

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Equestrian

Daniels had a childhood fascination with horses that she carried into adulthood. She is a nationally ranked equestrian and owns several horses.

Family

Daniels has lost contact with her parents. She has three marriages, one of which was to musician and fellow adult film star Glendon Crain, with whom she has a daughter. The couple announced their divorce in July 2018, shortly after her arrest at an Ohio strip club.

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