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What is Sonja Morgan's net worth? Inside 'RHONY' star's bankruptcy filing and massive divorce settlement

Thanks to her impressive real-estate portfolio, Sonja is set financially despite the many financial hardships she tries to portray on 'RHONY'
'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan has had her fair share of highs and lows (Instagram)
'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan has had her fair share of highs and lows (Instagram)

Remember when 'Real Housewives of New York City' star Sonja Morgan once famously said that she was 'married to the bank'? Well, the reality star wasn't joking when she made that statement. Considering her former husband John Adams Morgan's family is behind the banking and investment firms JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, there is some truth to the New York housewife's statements.

Sonja's life took a turn when she divorced her husband in 2006. Since then the housewife's cushy lifestyle has seen many highs and lows, but despite it all, the housewife has never failed to retain her signature humor and high spirits. If you're curious to know more about Sonja's net worth and her bankruptcy filing then we got you covered.


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What is Sonja Morgan's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sonja's fortune is estimated at $8 million. Most of the housewife's wealth can be credited to her several business ventures and the fat paycheque from Bravo for her appearance on 'RHONY'. 

Sonja was born in 1963, in Albany, New York. There's no information available about her family or siblings. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing. She modeled in Paris and Milan. Her life changed forever when she crossed paths with her ex-husband John Adams Morgan in the late '90s. She first met him while she was working as a hostess at a restaurant in New York. The duo once again stumbled into each other in Aspen, following which they had dinner together. John Adams reportedly proposed to Sonja that same evening and got married in 1998. The couple had a daughter together. However, after seven years of marriage, they divorced in 2006.

The divorce marked the beginning of Sonja's financial woes. In 2010, the housewife filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy citing $13.5 million in assets and $19.8 million in debts. According to the outlet, $7 million of that debt resulted from a court judgment against her movie production company. During an appearance on Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live' talk show, Sonja revealed that she had fully paid off her debt. She said, "... out of my Chapter 11 reorganization, which means I paid 100 percent on the dollar."


Despite filing for bankruptcy Sonja still had millions of dollars to her name, thanks to her impressive real-estate portfolio. She has a five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side of New York City. She was earlier renting it out for $32,000 per month, but due to the pandemic, she decided to move into the townhouse and save on paying rent. She also earns her income from her several businesses like her jewelry line, clothing line, and many other ventures. She also earns a whopping $465,000 per season of 'RHONY'.

Her current net worth is only set to continue on its upward trajectory as it doesn't include the $3 million divorce settlement and $300,000 owed to her in divorce settlement and child support payments from her ex-husband. So, Sonja is set financially despite the many financial hardships she tries to portray on 'RHONY'.

'Real Housewives of New York City' Season 13 premieres on Tuesday, May 4, at 9/8c only on Bravo.