Doria Ragland is a former make-up artist and social worker who is best-known as the mother of Rachel Meghan Markle aka Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Ragland was further dragged into the limelight for her role in her daughter along with Prince Harry leaving the Royal life and moving to Canada aka the ‘Megxit’. Read all about Doria’s information and her net worth below.
What Is Doria Ragland’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to some online sources, Doria’s net worth lies in between $1 Million to $5 Million as of 2020. She amassed this fortune primarily from a career in the cosmetics industry.
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Before this, in 2000 her net worth hit an all-time low as she declared bankruptcy because of a small business.
Her financial worth includes a house in the extravagant market of View Park–Windsor Hills, California, USA that she inherited from her father in 2011.
Ragland Moved Into An $18 Million Mansion
Markle’s mom moved with her daughter and Prince Harry into a mansion costing more than $18 million located in Beverly Hills. There were rumors floating around that Doria might move to the UK but recent news (in July 2020), revealed that she has moved into a 24,545 square foot home.
The 63-year-old moved into the former Royal couple’s house and is reportedly looking after their 14-month-old son.
Reports of Ragland nannying their son first came in June 2020. Then, she moved into the house with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Before this, when Doria got divorced from Meghan’s father, the mother-daughter pair went to live in an apartment in Cloverdale Avenue in Mid-Wilshire, L.A., USA. where the rent today is around $4,000 per month.
Meghan and Harry also have another luxurious home located in Vancouver Island, Canada. The property cost them around $14 million that they lived with their baby Archie.
Her mother attended their wedding and has been close to the pair ever since.
Doria Ragland’s Husband and Personal Life
The retired social worker is currently not dating anyone but was married to Thomas Markle. They tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony not in a church but at Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Hollywood.
After they got married on December 23, 1979, and gave birth to Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981.
Her marriage to Thomas ended in either 1987or 1988. After they got divorced, they still raised their daughter together.
They split the time between their homes in California when they were raising their daughter.
Doria Ragland’s Early Family Life
Doria Ragland was born Doria Loyce Ragland on September 2, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. She was born to mother Jeanette Arnold who was a nurse and father Alvin Azell Ragland who dealt antiquities in small flea markets in and around Ohio.
The now 63-year-old has 3 half-siblings Joseph Jr., Saundra Johnson, and Joffrey Ragland.
Her parents divorced later on and her father remarried. This marriage also ended in divorce.
Ragland went to Fairfax High School and later she went to an undisclosed university and gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She also received a Master’s degree in the University of Southern California.
She worked as a makeup artist on General Hospital. She left this job and started her own business that made her bankrupt.
Doria started work in philanthropy after she passed the social work licensing exam in California in 2015. She worked with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in California for 3 years as their social worker resigning in May 2018.
After Meghan’s wedding, Doria also worked as a yoga instructor.