What is Stormy Daniels' net worth? Grand jury starts hearing evidence against Trump in hush money case

What is Stormy Daniels' net worth? Grand jury starts hearing evidence against Trump in hush money case
Court has started hearing case of Donald Trump paying hush money to Stormy Daniels (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former adult film actor Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made headlines in 2018 after her name was associated with then president Donald Trump. A report that year claimed that Michael Cohen, who was serving as Trump’s personal attorney then, had paid Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 elections in exchange for her silence about an alleged intimate relationship she shared with the former president. 


On Monday, January 30, the Manhattan district attorney’s office, began presenting evidence to a grand jury about Trump’s role in paying the hush money to Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign. Notably, in 2018, Cohen acknowledged that he had paid the sum to Daniels, but said that he had done so from his own pocket, claiming that the payment "was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”

As prosecutors prepare to apprise the grand jurors about events surrounding the payment, here's a look at Daniel's net worth and her statements regarding Trump.



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What is Stormy Daniels' net worth?

Daniels, born on March 17, 1979, started her career as a stripper with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000 before joining the adult film industry. In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News and has also been inducted into the  AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame, receiving both honors in 2014. 

Apart from her career in the porn industry, Daniels has also had a brief stint in politics, declaring herself a Republican candidate to run for the Louisiana senate in April 2010. She however withdrew her name saying that she could not afford a run for the Senate seat. Daniels has also appeared in several mainstream shows, including 'Real Sex', 'Pornucopia', and 'Dirt'. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Daniels is currently worth $2 million. Most of her earnings come from her modeling and acting assignments and paid appearances.


Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

What is the Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump controversy about? 

On January 12, 2018, The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Daniels was paid $130,000 by Cohen, to silence her from publicly disclosing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. In a follow-up report, the publication claimed that Cohen used a private Delaware company to make the payment, and allegedly referred to Daniels as “Peggy Peterson” and Trump as “David Dennison” to mask their identities. 


On February 13, 2018, Cohen acknowledged that he paid a sum of $130,000 to Daniels, but claimed that the money was given from his own pocket. On March 7, Daniels sought to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. A few weeks later, on March 25, Daniels claimed that she was threatened by an unknown man in front of her daughter to remain silent. Throughout the controversy, Trump kept denying all allegations. The hearing against Trump, which began on January 30, revolves around these accusations and could lead to potential criminal charges against the former president.  

As per a report by The New York Times, Manhattan district attorney Alvin Brag's office has revived the case against the former president. The publication reported that David Pecker, former publisher of the National Enquirer, a tabloid that helped broker the deal with Daniels, was seen entering the Lower Manhattan building where the grand jury was sitting, with his lawyer. As per the report, former editor of National Enquirer Dylan Howard, and two Trump Organization employees - Jeffrey McConney and  Deborah Tarasoff - are yet to testify.

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