Sunny Leone Net Worth: $13,000,000
Birth date: May 13, 1981
Porn career: 2001-2013
Country of origin: Canada
Who is Sunny Leone?
Karenjit Kaur Vohra, better known as Sunny Leone, was born in Canada in 1981, but she spent most of her life in the United States of America. Before entering the adult entertainment industry, Sunny Leone studied to become a nurse but never graduated from university. She rose to fame in 2001, when she appeared in the Penthouse Magazine and Hustle.
Sunny Leone’s career in porn
In 2005, Sunny signed her first professional contract in the porn industry with Vivid Entertainment. Upon signing the three-year contract, she stated that she would only do lesbian scenes and she kept her word. She only recorded lesbian scenes for the duration of her contract and she won an AVN Award with her first interactive movie titled Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone.
After her contract expired, Sunny Leone signed a new contract under which she accepted to record scenes with men for the first time, but only with her fiancee Matt Erikson. The new movies were a resounding success and she received three more AVN Awards.
In 2008, she split with Erikson and announced that she started recording with other male performers, including James Deen, Tommy Gunn and Charles Dera. This propelled her to even greater fame, especially in India.
Next year, she founded her own film studio called Sunlust Pictures with Daniel Weber. As she was no longer bound to Vivid Entertainment, Sunny Leone started working with a variety of adult companies. This allowed her to increase her revenue by endorsing companies from all across the world and it helped her to gradually move away from porn.
In 2009, she launched an iPhone application, which featured her non-nude photos, videos and other digital content. This became the first iTunes approved app featuring a porn star. However, the application was short-lived and Apple removed it from their stores in 2010.
In 2011, Sunny married her business partner Daniel Weber, with whom she now has three children.
In 2013, Sunny Leone officially announced her retirement from porn. However, she is still an active actor recording Bollywood movies and she remains a fierce PETA activist. She currently works as a reality TV host for the popular Bollywood show called Splitsvilla.
What is Sunny Leone’s net worth?
Now, thanks to her success in porn and Bollywood, you may be wondering: how much is Sunny Leone worth? It’s no secret that she is one of the best paid porn actresses in the world. She may not have earned much from acting in porn movies, but her business acumen and smart decision making has allowed her to increase her net worth to unprecedented heights. Today, Sunny Leone’s net worth is estimated to be $13,000,000 in 2020. Converted to rupees, her net worth is Rs 97 crore.
Sunny remains one of the most popular personalities in Bollywood. She has more than 37 million followers on Instagram and her endorsements are highly valued by Indian companies, which often pay vast sums for ads on her Instagram.
How did Sunny Leone earn her net worth?
Sunny has had the entrepreneurial gene in her ever since she was a small kid. Asked about the secret of her success, Sunny Leone said:
When I became an adult, I realised that (adult content) was a business. I wanted to own a website and run my own company. If I have to be in this industry, I want to make all the money—every dollar. After all, it is my body, my image and my brand. I would do everything from start to finish.
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