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Who is Ollie Ayling? Harry and Meghan Markle tap Nicole Scherzinger's consultant

Ollie Ayling, who's worked with Nicole Scherzinger for almost a decade, will reportedly help Harry and Meghan Markle expand their business
UPDATED JUN 16, 2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to hire Ollie Ayling as a full-time consultant (Simon Dawson/Getty Images/ LinkedIn/ ollieayling)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to hire Ollie Ayling as a full-time consultant (Simon Dawson/Getty Images/ LinkedIn/ ollieayling)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making a new addition to their empire. No, it's not another baby on the way, but the former senior royals are reportedly "planning to hire Nicole Scherzinger's consultant to land them lucrative deals". Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in their $14M mansion in Montecito's celebrity enclave ever since their move to the US after they stepped down from all royal duties. The couple, who just welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet Diana, are reportedly looking to sign up full-time consultant Ollie Ayling, who's been with Scherzinger for seven years and has reportedly helped the singer bag several lucrative deals. 

Sources told The Sun that Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, want a "fortune bigger than Nicole's" and added: "Harry and Meghan are rapidly expanding their business empire and want the best in the business to help." Looks like they have chosen the young consultant to steer their money ship forward, especially after Ayling helped Scherzinger's career in recent years.


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Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018, in Cardiff, Wales (Ben Birchall/ Getty Images)

Who is Ollie Ayling?

The young consultant has worked with Scherzinger, 42, for almost a decade and helped the X-factor judge land lucrative deals. Some of these steady deals are Scherzinger's Müller Corner yogurt endorsements for $10M. Ayling also helped the singer land voice acting roles in big Disney releases such as 'Moana' and 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, Ayling is a consultant at Range Media Partners, which is based in London, UK. Proficient in English and Spanish, Ayling went to the University of Leeds and began a career in talent management and communications marketing all the way back in 2012, when he was still attending university, based on his LinkedIn timeline. With almost a decade long experience in the field, Ayling will reportedly become the former senior royals' guide to stardom with a steady flow of income, something that has been a matter of concern ever since Harry alleged in the Oprah Winfrey tell-all interview that his family "literally cut me off financially" after 'Megxit'. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa (Toby Melville/Getty Images)

Since their move, the couple has signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify, each worth an estimated $100M and $25M respectively. The interview also heard Harry admit they have been able to sustain themselves post-Megxit thanks to what he inherited from his mother, Diana, which is expected to be near $30M. The money, which had been held in trust until Diana's sons turned 25, was shared between Harry and William. 

Harry's other whopping income was in 2002 when the Queen Mother died and he received a small figure from her will, making his total assets worth roughly $32M, reported The Times. After making their Spotify podcast debut in December 2020, Meghan announced that she had invested in the firm Clevr Blends. With her near $3M earnings when she was starring in the US drama 'Suits', Meghan's net worth stands at an estimated $6M. Together, they have a joint net worth of around $135M, which with Ayling's magic touch is only expected to expand further.