Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in celebrity enclave Montecito having stepped back from royal duties, have reportedly been trying to sign up Ollie Ayling, 30, as a full-time consultant.
Ollie, who has worked with Nicole, 42, for seven years, has helped the X-factor judge land lucrative deals including her Müller Corner yoghurt endorsements. It is thorught they are worth a total of £10million.
A source told The Sun the couple want a ‘fortune bigger than Nicole’s’, explaining: ‘Harry and Meghan are rapidly expanding their business empire and want the best in the business to help.’
The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, are ‘planning to hire Nicole Scherzinger’s consultant to land them lucrative deals’, sources have claimed
As well as endorsement contracts, Ollie helped Nicole land roles in Disney films Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The Duke said in his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that his family ‘literally cut me off financially’ after he and his wife Meghan Markle opted to move to the US.
But the couple last year signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify, thought to be worth £71million and £18million respectively.
And Harry and his brother William inherited £21million from their mother Diana. The money was held in trust until they turned 25.
Harry also received a smaller figure from the Queen Mother’s will after she died in 2002, putting his total inheritance assets at around £23million, the Times previously estimated.
He and Meghan were said to be seeking a contract worth £71million when they signed their deal to make series’, films and TV shows with Netflix last year.
Meghan and Harry are reportedly looking to hire Ollie as a full-time consultant to help ‘rapidly expand their business empire’
Ollie Ayling, 30, who has worked with Nicole, 42, for seven years, has helped the X-factor judge land lucrative deals including her Müller Corner yoghurt endorsements
They also have clinched a deal with Spotify to make podcasts under the banner of their Archewell foundation. It is said to be worth £18million.
Harry and Meghan’s Archewell foundation was set up last year with the expectation it would champion issues the couple have previously focused on, including racial justice, gender equity, climate change and mental health.
Their first Spotify podcast, which saw Archie make his broadcast debut, was published last December.
That same month, Meghan, 39, announced she had invested in firm Clevr Blends, which makes instant oat milk lattes.
Meghan’s overall net worth is said to be around £4million. When, as an actress, she starred in US drama Suits, she was paid £2million over six years.
The duchess also cashed in six-figure amounts for film roles and she owns a property in Toronto.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to the premier Southern California winemaking region last year after stepping down from their royal duties. Pictured above is Meghan and Harry’s $14.5million Montecito mansion
So when accounting for their assets and lucrative deals, Harry and Meghan’s net worth is thought to be around £96 million.
He and Meghan are predicted to become the world’s highest-earning celebrity couple with a fortune potentially stretching to $1billion (£700million) within a decade. That compares to the Queen’s wealth which is estimated at £350million.
As superstars of the international circuit, the couple are expected to command fees of up to £1million for speeches and appearances.
Neighbours and locals in Prince Santa Barbara have speculated Harry and Meghan could become the next couple to join the ranks of other celebrities to open their own winery.
Insiders say the move would make a lot of sense if they were to add a winery to their $14million mansion.
The idea could especially pique the interest of Meghan, who is also known to be a huge wine fan and named her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig after her favorite red wine.