Who is Monica Lewinsky and how much her net worth? Monica Lewinsky is a former White House intern who was involved in a scandal which was later called the ‘Lewinsky Scandal’. She is also an activist and a fashion designer. She worked in the White House in 1995 and 1996 when the President of the United States was Bill Clinton. She got an international celebrity status after her scandal with former US President Bill Clinton. As of now, she is a social activist and has also become a television personality. Post scandal, she has engaged herself in various activities like designing handbags, serving as a spokesperson for a diet plan and pursuing a master’s degree in London.
Monica Samille Lewinsky was born on July 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California. She was born to parents Bernard Lewinsky and Marcia Kay Vilensky. She grew up in Los Angeles and Beverley Hills. Her father is an oncologist and her mother is an author. Her mother authored the book ‘The Private Lives of the Three Tenors’. Monica’s parents divorced during the year 1987 and 1988. Her father later married Barbara and her mother got married to R. Peter Straus.
She attended Sinai Akima Academy and for her primary education, she went to the John Thomas High School. She also attended Beverley Hills High School and then attended Lewis & Clark College. She graduated in 1995 with a degree in psychology. In December 1995, she was recruited by the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
Monica Lewinsky prefers to keep her personal life private. She has never been married and she was in a relationship with Andy Bleiler for five years since 1992.
In 1995, Monica Lewinsky moved to Washington DC to work in the White House. In 1996, she was transferred to the Pentagon by her superiors because they felt that she was spending more time with President Clinton. There she told her co-worker Linda Tripp about her affair with Clinton. In January 1998, the news of President Clinton having a relationship with Lewinsky broke.
She stated that she had 9 sexual encounters with Clinton from November 1995 to March 1997. At that time, Lewinsky was in an affair with Andy Bleiler. Clinton denied the charges as it did not involve any sexual intercourse. Lewinsky was granted transactional immunity in exchange for her testimony. The scandal made Lewinsky a celebrity. Many books were written about her and about the scandal.
In 1999, she started to sell with her own name. In 2000, she was seen in TV commercials. She then appeared on ‘The Tome Green Show’ on MTV. Again, she was seen in the series ‘Monica in Black and White’ on HBO. In 2005, she enrolled in the London School of Economics and went to London. In 2015, she became an ambassador for ‘Bystander Revolution’ which is an anti-bullying organisation.
In 2015, Monica Lewinsky was nominated in the ‘National magazine Awards’ for ‘Essays and Criticisms’.
Monica Lewinsky Net Worth
Having been a part of the most popular scandal, Monica Lewinsky emerged into a celebrity. She did several endeavors to keep herself busy. She found success by appearing in several TV shows and also by launching her own handbag line through ‘The Real Monica Inc.’ Monica Lewinsky’s net worth is an estimated $0.7 million.
In 1999, she made $500,000 through Andrew Morton’s book entitled ‘Monica’s Story’. In the same year, she made $1 million by appearing in an interview with Barbara Walters. She has also made an appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC. She signed a $1 million endorsement deal with ‘Jenny Craig Inc.’ to lose 40 pounds in six months. She also hosted the show ‘Mr. Personality’ on Fox TV Network.
Monica Lewinsky rose to prominence after she revealed her relationship with Bill Clinton in the White House. She was in the spotlight after the incident. She also made good money by appearing in various TV shows and also by featuring in commercials. Today, she is an activist who voices against cyber bullying. In 2014, there was a special TV series on the National Geographic Channel where she was interviewed for the show ‘The 90s: The Last Great Decade’. She has also spoken in the “30 Under 30” summit of Forbes magazine.