Meghan Markle could make $100 million this year if she accepts all the offers that come her way, media executive Simon Huck has claimed.
Speaking to The Morning Toast Simon, 36, from Canada, owner of the public relations firm Command Entertainment Group, claims his agency was ‘flooded’ with ‘huge’ offers of work for the former actress in the wake of Megxit.
Simon, who is a close friend of Kim Kardashian, is not believed to be representing Meghan, but has been inundated regardless.
‘Obviously, our agency was flooded with inquiries for Meghan,’ he said, adding they were ‘huge equity offers’ when quizzed by co-host Claudia Oshry if they were seven figures.
Last month the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the bombshell announcement that they are quitting as senior members of the Royal Family, and vowed to become financially independent.
‘We received, I can’t tell you how many offers the first week,’ Simon said. ‘She’s not taking any offers right now but it was unbelievable.’
Asked about her earning potential for the year, Simon deduced: ‘If she did it all, she would make $100 million.
‘But she won’t. She’s not going to do traditional commercial endorsements, she’s not going to be doing a perfume. She’ll do things with…a Netflix.’
Simon added that the Sussexes are more likely to follow in the path of Barack and Michelle Obama.
‘[Meghan will] do a book deal, she’ll do a TV show, she’ll produce,’ he said.
When he was asked what he made of Meghan returning to Canada, he said it’s ‘incredible’.
Simon’s comments echo those of Ronn Torossian, CEO of New York-based PR firm 5W Public Relations, who told DailyMail.com the couple’s earning power, both individually and as a couple, is ‘limitless’ in all aspects of endorsements.
‘Whether appearances, brand partnerships or more, they could make eight or nine figures annually with endorsement deals,’ he added.
Ronn said it ‘wouldn’t be surprising’ if the couple started looking at options to make money in North America, where they will be staying when they’re not in the United Kingdom.
‘With the level of name recognition both of them have, brands will no doubt be tripping over themselves to offer Meghan and Harry partnerships, endorsement deals, positions as brand ambassadors, and more,’ he explained.
‘The sky is the limit for the two of them in terms of earning potential in North America.’
Meghan, who worked and lived in Toronto filming hit legal drama Suits for six years, has already signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.
She has also been ‘actively looking’ for a manager or agent for future projects, a source told Us Weekly.
In a moment that certainly raised eyebrows, the Duchess joked that she and Harry attended the premiere of The Lion King in London, to ‘pitch’ for work, footage from the 2019 event revealed.
The Duke was also filmed touting his wife’s voiceover skills to Disney boss Bob Iger at the occasion in July. It has also been claimed Meghan and Harry intend to produce documentaries on ‘worthy’ issues such as mental health and climate change.
They received an early boost after a senior Netflix executive said the streaming giant would like to work with them.
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19 that the streaming giant would like to work with Harry and Meghan, adding: ‘Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure.’
The couple are currently staying in a Vancouver Island bolthole with their one-year-old son Archie as they continue to pursue their charity projects.
Following Megxit, it was announced that Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will repay around £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money spent refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage.