Monica Lewinsky’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million in 2022.
A former White House intern turned television personality, Monica Lewinsky also works as a fashion designer in the United States.
Lewinsky has been involved in several business initiatives, including creating a line of handbags in her name. Aside from that, she has also worked as a spokesman for a diet plan and as a television personality.
Monica Camille Lewinsky was born on July 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California, as Monica Camille Lewinsky. With her mother Marcia (an author), father Bernard (an oncologist), and younger brother Michael, she grew up in a Jewish family in Los Angeles. Both Monica’s parents remarried after their nasty divorce in 1987. Sinai Akiba Academy, the John Thomas Dye School, Beverly Hills High School, and Bel Air Prep were all attended by Lewinsky before she graduated in 1991.
While attending Santa Monica College and working in the Beverly Hills High School Drama Department, she transferred to Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1995.
The White House Office of Legislative Affairs hired Monica as a full-time employee in December 1995 after she had worked as an unpaid intern in Leon Panetta’s office since July 1995. She returned to school ten years later for her master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics. She had come full circle.
The Scandal Involving the President
According to Lewinsky’s account, between November 1995 and March 1997, she had nine separate sexual encounters with Clinton, none of which included any physical contact.
That spring, Monica was sent to the Pentagon as a punishment for spending too much time with the president. She confessed her relationship with President Clinton to coworker Linda Tripp, who began secretly recording their phone conversations in September 1997.
Monica remained at the Pentagon until December 1997, and in an affidavit given in the Paula Jones case the following month, she denied any relationship with Clinton. She sought to get Linda to lie under oath. However, Tripp gave her tapes to Kenneth Starr, an independent counsel investigating the Clinton family’s Whitewater real estate interests during Clinton’s administration.
Tripp dissuaded Lewinsky from having a blue dress containing proof of a sexual encounter with Clinton dry cleaned and advised her to keep any presents he had given her.
As soon as the blue dress was in the hands of special counsel Robert F. Kennedy, President Clinton conceded that he had “a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not acceptable” despite previously denying it. As a result of Lewinsky and Clinton’s testimony before a grand jury, the Office of Independent Counsel gave Monica Lewinsky transactional immunity.
With 70 million people, Monica’s interview with Barbara Walters on “20/20” in March 1999 was the second most-watched interview on television (after Oprah Winfrey’s 1993 interview with Michael Jackson), and the foreign rights earned Lewinsky $1 million.
Monica appeared in two skits on “Saturday Night Live” on May 8, 1999. In January 2000, she began appearing in commercials with Jenny Craig, Inc., a diet firm that paid her $1 million to lose 40 pounds in six months.
In April of that year, the firm halted Monica’s campaign, paying her only $300,000 of the $1 million they promised her. Monica also had her program, “Monica’s Postcards,” on UK’s Channel 5 in 2000.
“Monica in Black & White” allowed Lewinsky to explain her side of the story and answer audience questions in 2002. She appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The View,” and “V Graham Norton” in 2003. In 2014, Monica began writing for “Vanity Fair,” featured in the National Geographic Channel special “The 90s: The Last Great Decade,” and spoke out against cyberbullying at a “Forbes” magazine “30 Under 30” event.
In March 2015, Lewinsky gave a TED talk on the subject, and three days ago, she joined the anti-bullying nonprofit Bystander Revolution as an ambassador and strategic advisor. The book “Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate” was forwarded by Monica in 2017. She also appeared on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in 2019.
Monica produced the third season’s Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in Ryan Murphy‘s “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” Monica created the third season’s Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The show will premiere in the fall of 2021.
How Often Did Monica Lewinsky See Bill?
From November 1995 through March 1997, Lewinsky claimed to have had sexual intercourse with Bill Clinton on nine separate occasions.
Monica stated she had PTSD after the controversy, and knitting helped her cope with the unwanted public attention. In 1999, she founded The Real Monica, Inc., designing handbags for retailers including Fred Segal and Henri Bendel.
To avoid the media attention from 2005 to 2014, Lewinsky published an essay for “Vanity Fair” entitled “Shame and Survival” and has been a regular contributor to the magazine’s website.
Monica Lewinsky’s Net Worth
Monica Lewinsky is a $1.5 million author, speaker, and anti-bullying crusader. In the mid-1990s, while working as a White House intern, Lewinsky had an affair with President Bill Clinton. Clinton was impeached, and Monica became an international celebrity.
A notable proponent of the #MeToo movement, Lewinsky has worked as an anti-cyberbullying campaigner since 2014. In 1999, she co-authored “Monica’s Story” with novelist Andrew Morton, with a reported $500k advance. Monica owns her handbag brand, is a Jenny Craig spokesperson, and presented “Mr. Personality” on Fox in 2003.
As Monica, Beanie Feldstein starred in the FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story” in 2021.
Frequently Ask Question
What Did Monica Lewinsky’s Parents Do for a Living?
Her father, oncologist Bernard Lewinsky, is the son of German Jews who left Nazi Germany, first to El Salvador, then to the US when he was 14. Her mother, Marcia Kay Vilensky, writes as Marcia Lewis.