How Much Were Meghan And Harry Paid For Their Oprah Interview?


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a “bombshell” interview that will air on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. There has been a bit of speculation about how much money Meghan and Harry were paid to do this highly anticipated interview, which Oprah’s longtime friend Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning, called “her best interview yet”. According to the Wall Street Journal, CBS reportedly dished out between $7 and $9 million for the rights to air the interview, and the money went to Oprah’s production company, Harpo. The report indicated that CBS was charging a whopping $325,000 for “every 30 seconds of commercial time.”

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And, while Harpo is most certainly making a windfall from the deal, people still find themselves wondering just how much money Meghan and Harry will take home when this is all said and done.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won’t be adding to their net worth by running to the bank with a check from Harpo Productions, according to Page Six. While Oprah is cashing in from her sit-down interview with two people she considers friends, a spokesperson from the Oprah Winfrey Network told the outlet that Meghan and Harry, quote, “won’t be collecting a paycheck” and further shared that “no donations are being made to their charity” on the couple’s behalf.

How can I view the interview?

In the United States, viewers can watch online interviews on CBS broadcast stations or on CBS.com.

Experts believe that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be “no match” for Oprah during their interviews and maybe “eaten alive”.

In a recent teaser for the interview posted by CBS, Oprah revealed that she reached out to Meghan back in 2018, and wanted to interview her before her wedding. Meghan told Oprah that, at that time, she “wasn’t even allowed to have that conversation” without other people involved. She went on to say she and Harry now have the “ability to make their own choices” and that it’s “really liberating” to be able to “say yes” this time around.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview is proving to be wildly anticipated across the pond, as well. In fact, people all over the world seem highly interested in hearing what Meghan and Harry have to say now that they are not under the proverbial thumb of the monarchy. Several media giants were in the mix to land the U.K. rights to the interview, with the highest bid coming from ITV, according to Deadline. The exclusive U.K. television rights were purchased for approximately $1.4 million. ITV managing director of media and entertainment Kevin Lygo said,

“This interview is already a national talking point and ITV is pleased to be able to offer UK audiences the opportunity to see it.”

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