Sonja Morgan is an American television personality, socialist, and philanthropist who was born on November 25, 1963. She is most known for her long tenure as a member of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, a reality television show. Sonja was a mainstay in New York City social circles before joining the Real Housewives of New York. John H. Mariani, author and Esquire Magazine’s Food and Travel Correspondent, once referred to her as “the straw that stirs the liquid.”
She toured across the world as a model and actor while studying for her bachelor’s degree in marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After participating in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York, she became a real celebrity. She tried to develop a luxury line of toaster ovens since her first appearance on the show, but the product was never released. Before appearing on The Real Housewives of New York, she worked as a hostess at a famous New York steakhouse.
Sonja Morgan and John Adam Morgan
Sonja Morgan was married to John Adams Morgan before becoming a key cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, and we’re here to share details about her divorce with fans. The pair married in 1998 and reared their daughter, Quincy Adams Morgan, in Sonja’s notorious home. The couple chose to split after more than eight years of marriage. Sonja began appearing on RHONY, which she has been a member of since season three, shortly after the divorce proceedings began.
John Adams Morgan was born on Long Island on September 17, 1930. New York is a big city. Sonja Morgan’s great-grandfather, J.P Morgan, was a powerful figure on Wall Street during the Gilded Age, controlling corporate finance. J.P Morgan created J.P. Morgan & Co, an investment bank, while his father, Henry Morgan co-founded Morgan Stanley, another financial business. Morgan attended Yale University as a young adult, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953. Morgan was a sailor who competed in the Helsinki Summer Olympics in 1952 while at Yale.
He won a gold medal in the 6-meter class with the boat Llanoria. Sonja Morgan worked at Dominick & Dominick, a financial business, from 1956 until 1966, after graduating from college.
On the Real Housewives of New York, Sonja Morgan openly divorced her then-husband, John Adams Morgan, in 2006. Although the Morgan marriage ended over a decade ago, it is still a topic of conversation on RHONY.
Sonja Morgan has been one of the most popular cast members of the “Real Housewives” franchise during the last 10 years. Her early romance was with Italian Count Pierfrancesco, with whom she was engaged for six years, and her metamorphosis from a shy little girl who competed in pageants to now being a money-making entrepreneur has been remarkable to see. Sonja claimed to have dated Prince Albert of Monaco, however, the details of their relationship were never revealed.
Sonja has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to internet sources. She earns around $465,000 every episode for starring on The Real Housewives of New York, according to the article. The majority of the housewife’s fortune may be attributed to her many business enterprises. She presently resides in a two-bedroom high-rise condo in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle neighborhood, which costs $1.6 million. The apartment includes a tiny balcony with a view of the bustling Columbus Circle from 12 stories up.
Sonja filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2010 after her divorce from John, stating $13.5 million in assets and $19.8 million in obligations. The RHONY star still had a $10 million New York City home and an $8 million French Chateau in St. Tropez as of March 2013. The French Chateau was sold for $5.7 million by a trustee in the bankruptcy case in June 2014.
On May 4, 2021, a new season of The Real Housewives of New York City premiered. The cast of the Real Housewives of New York City includes Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney, and Eboni K. Williams. Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, and Jill Zarin were among the original cast members; subsequently, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Cindy Barshop, Aviva Drescher, Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill, Kristen Taekman, Dorinda Medley, Jules Wainstein, and Tinsley Mortimer joined the program. The show focuses on the personal and professional lives of women in New York City.