Monica Lewinsky is a name that most people from the Boomer generation know intimately. She was the topic of news reports for decades after the notorious illicit affair she had with former president Bill Clinton, which nearly led to his impeachment from office. It was the scandal of the decade and it rocked the White House and the administration. Since the time of the very public scandal, Monica has moved forward with her life and has achieved a remarkable level of success. her current net worth is estimated to be at $1.5 million, but how did she manage to become this wealthy? We looked into her life and made some very interesting discoveries about her after the uncomfortable episode in her life had passed.
Early years and a new career
Monica went on to become a professional public speaker as well as an activist for the anti-bullying campaign. It’s important to know that she was raised in Los Angeles by an upper-class family. The elementary school she attended was in Bel-Air and she went to high school in Beverly Hills. She attended Bel-Air Prep during her senior year in high school and enrolled in Lewis & Clark College after graduation. She earned her degree in psychology. It was after this that she became an intern at the White House and engaged in a sexual affair with President Clinton between 1995 and 1997 until the scandal broke out.
A time of difficulty
With the eyes of the nation turned on her personal life, Monica Lewinsky endured a great deal of embarrassment. She had confided to colleague Linda Tripp details of her relationship and the woman taped the conversations they had unbeknownst to Lewinsky. When allegations surfaced there were denials, but when the tapes were presented, there was no choice other than, to tell the truth. Lewinsky was summoned to testify before a grand jury and disclosed the confirmation of the affair. She was not viewed in a positive light in the eyes of the majority of the public. There were a few benefits that arose from the situation though. She did get publicity whether negative or positive and it gave her something that she could use to further her career and help to build her net wealth.
A new persona
After the scandal, Monica found herself being viewed as a type of celebrity. She was invited to make guest appearances on shows such as The Tom Green show and Saturday Night Live. She was also interviewed on several occasions and she was even invited to be an endorser of Jenny Craig in their television commercials. She earned an income from her multiple television appearances, but there would be more to come as a direct result of her involvement with the president.
A new book
Monica joined forces with author Andrew Morton and published her first book titled “Monica’s Story.” The book was released in 1999. She was paid a sum of $1 million with a $500,000. In the meantime, Lewinsky was working on a new handbag line for her new career as a designer. She achieved a measure of success, but the attention that she received from the media in the United States was beginning to weary her. She moved to London, England in 2005. During the time she was in London, she earned a masters degree in social psychology and pursued a career as an advocate of the movement against bullying.
Monica Lewinsky has had her share of ups and downs. She was born in a privileged family but struck out on her own to build a career, and although there was a tumultuous period in her early years, she used the negative situation to her advantage. She established herself as a celebrity, authored and sold a book, became a fashion designer and pursued a career in the helping profession. As of early in 2018, her net wealth was estimated to be $1.5 million. She’s continuing to move forward with the new chapter of her life. She will forever have a place in history and the woman who testified against a US president under oath and told the truth about something he had lied to the American public about. It nearly cost him the office of the presidency, and although her life is much different now than it was then, the account will stand in the history books through time.