Sonja Morgan is a renowned reality TV star in the Real Housewives of New York (RHONY). She has also been a part of the fashion industry for a long time now. Aside from her role in RHONY, Sonja is also a successful entrepreneur with investments in the fashion and movie production industry.
This success definitely gets you wondering – how much does Sonja Morgan make? What is her net worth?
Sit tight, let’s find out more about Sonja, her career, and her net worth as of 2021!
Sonja Tremont was born in 1963 as Sonja Morgan Zizzi. Her hometown was Milan, Italy and she moved to New York City when she turned 18 years old.
Sonja completed her Bachelor’s degree graduated with a major in Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
When she was working as a hostess in an Italian restaurant in New York, she met John Adams Morgan, who would later be her husband. They ran into each other again in Aspen and eventually started dating.
Sonja and John got married in 1995 on a boat near St Barth’s, an island in the Caribbean.
Their daughter, Quincy Victoria Morgan, was born in 2000 and is currently studying at the University of Pennsylvania. John and Sonja divorced in 2006. However, John is yet to pay a $3 million settlement from the divorce and owes Sonja over $300000 i child maintenance.
Sonja’s first job after graduating from FIT was a modeling career. She worked with “Ford Models” and appeared on the cover of multiple magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, etc.
Later on, she started to work for her father’s company, “Tremont Group” as a fashion coordinator. She worked with the brand for over 20 years!
After that, she started to work at her own clothing line called “Sonja Morgan New York.”
As of today, Sonja is also known as an author and has written two books – ‘Class With The Countess’ and ‘Drinking & Tweeting’.
RHONY – Real Housewives of New York City
In 2008, Sonja was cast as the main character in the Bravo reality TV show called “The Real Housewives of New York City.” She has been appearing on this show since its second season.
Her role is not only limited to being a reality TV star. She is also known for her business ventures and investments in the fashion industry.
How Much Does Sonja Morgan Make from an Episode of RHONY
Sonja earns well over $465000 per episode for appearing in RHONY.
Sonja Morgan filed for bankruptcy in 2010. She claimed $19.8 million in debt and $13.5 million in assets. A huge portion of that debt came from a judgment against her film production company.
The $7 million debt against her company concerned a failed film project, Fast Flash to Bang Light starring John Travolta.
Sonja Morgan has made many investments in the real estate industry. She’s had a keen eye for good investment opportunities and she often shares her insights on the RHONY show.
One such investment was when Sonja bought a brownstone in Harlem for $4 million in 2008. The house used to be owned by the mother of rap legend Notorious B.I.G.
The brownstone was renovated and sold in 2014 and Sonja made a profit of $1.3 million from the sale of the property.
Sonja Morgan is also known for buying and flipping houses during her time on RHONY, including properties in Connecticut and California; she’s also had a house in the Hamptons.
Sonja Morgan Net Worth
As of 2021, Sonja Morgan has a net worth of $8 million. She makes her money from her salary as a Real Housewives of New York cast member, real estate and film production company.
The now 58-year-old’s net worth is bound to continue growing as she puts her hands into many other investments.
Sonja wrote a cookbook with toaster oven recipes and there was a rumor that she wanted to release her own brand of ovens. However, nothing has come of this speculation. Aside from these, she also has investments in clothing lines, jewelry, and other works in progress.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Sonja Morgan has been nominated for many awards during her time on the “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
She was also awarded a silver circle of excellence award from Lifetime Network. This is an award given to high-profile individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields.
In 2016, she won a Pollstar Award for her work as a theater producer.