Monica Lewinsky, the name itself rings a bell, doesn’t it? They say that a lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings. In the case of Monica Lewinsky, this can be proven through and through. The fashion designer turned social activist, and former White House intern didn’t know success until it came her way in the form of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The public coverage of the scandal and the impeachment of the former President of the United States of America Mr Bill Clinton shot her to celebrity status and proved to be a game-changer.
Want to learn how to use a scandal to your benefits? Wondering what kind of a woman did it take to bring down the most powerful man in America? Keep reading to know more about Monica Lewinsky’s net worth in 2018 and how to go from embarrassment to hope.
Biography & Wiki
Monica Samille Lewinsky was born on July 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California and was brought up in an affluent environment in Los Angeles. Her oncologist father, Bernard Lewinsky was of German descent and escaped Nazi Germany to move to El Salvador and then to the United States at the tender age of 14. Monica’s mother, Marcia Kay Vilensky was an author who ever wrote only one book titled “The Private Lives Of The Three Tenors”, a gossip biography which hinted at her having an affair with opera star, Plácido Domingo.
Being Jewish, the family attended the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, and Monica attended its religious school the Sinai Akiba Academy. Her parent’s virulent separation in 1987 followed by their divorce in 1988 had a profound impact on her.
Monica attended the Beverly Hills High School for her formal education but transferred to the Bel Air Prep in 1991 for her graduation. She also attended the Santa Monica College followed by a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
Monica allegedly dated her married high school drama instructor, Andy Bleiler for five years. In 1995, Monica managed to land an unpaid White House summer internship in the office of the White House Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta with the help of a family connection. She was then, moved up to a paid position in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in the December of the same year. After the scandal in 1998, Monica has not dated anybody because she, reportedly, still loves Bill Clinton.
After the scandal tainted Monika Lewinsky’s budding career at the White House, she earned a hefty sum of money from her biography and her interviews that were watched by more than 70 million American citizens.
Although she earned a lot of money, she was still not able to clear the legal fees that had accumulated over the years of tireless legal drama.
Monica reportedly survived this tough time by indulging herself in knitting. She even took this interest further by designing a line of handbags bearing her name, under her company name, The Real Monica, Inc and retailing them online as well as in stores.
In the year 2000, Monica started appearing in television commercials for Jenny Craig, Inc. which was a diet company. Later that year, she also began working as a correspondent for Channel 5 in the UK, on the show, “Monica’s Postcards”.
Monica also hosted the reality television show, “Mr.Personality”, on the Fox Television Network in 2003. After the biography of Bill Clinton was published, Monica realised that she would never escape the spotlight in the United States, put an end to her career as a fashion designer and moved to Great Britain to pursue a Master’s in social psychology at the London School of Economics.
She emerged in 2014 and since, has been a notable voice against cyberbullying as she had gone through it first-hand and has been active as a social activist.
Salary, Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Monica Lewinsky stands at a considerable $2.5 million (in spite of the fact that she had to give up her budding career as a designer) and the pace with which Monica is going, it is very likely that her net worth will rise considerably over the next few years.
5 INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY
When one is caught up in the throes of controversy, there is hardly any aspect of their life that escapes the media glare. Monica’s privacy took a toss the day her affair with the President came to light, which is why we are confident there will be hardly anything that people don’t know about her. Nevertheless, here are five fun facts about Monica that might enable you to see her in a new light!
● As a child, Monica lived a mile from Frank Sinatra’s house.
● At 44, Monica Lewinsky is still single because she claims to be still in love with Bill Clinton.
● Monica had PTSD.
● She was offered $12 million for a tell-all autobiography.
● Despite the fact that two decades have passed since the scandal, Monica still finds it hard to lead a normal life. She had to relocate frequently, give up her passion for designing and even became a voluntary celibate.
Through a scandal. Through depression. Through struggle. Monica Lewinsky defines strength. She represents what a woman can withstand. Monica’s life is an example. It is a guide for every woman that has been pushed down and a call to get back up and push back.