Sonja Morgan was born Sonja Tremont on November 25, 1963 in Albany, New York. The oldest of four children, she was a childhood beauty queen and raised in the upscale borough of Manhattan in New York City. She attended the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned her bachelor’s in marketing. She met her husband, John Adams Morgan, heir to the JP Morgan estate and descendent of president John Adams, while she was working at an Italian restaurant in the city. The couple produced a daughter, Quincy, and divorced in 2006.
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2. Income & Salary
Besides modeling in Paris and Milan fashion shows, Morgan released a cookbook of simple recipes for use in a toaster oven. She also has worked as a manager or consultant for several elegant restaurants in The Big Apple, using her relationships with the jet set to bring in high-profile clientele.
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Morgan is estimated to be worth over 15 million dollars, commanding a salary of $220,000 dollars per season of The Real Housewives of New York. Her starring role comprises most of her income, but she also nets fees for appearances at charity benefits and other marketing work. She is currently working on a screenplay that gives the details of her life, marriage and divorce, which she hopes to sell as a book in the future. Morgan also claims that her ex-husband has yet to pay her the 3 million dollars owed to her in the divorce settlement, and is reportedly $300,000 dollars in arrears on child support. Should he pay up, Morgan’s net worth would increase drastically.