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A Look at Marilyn Monroe’s Net Worth at the Time of her Death

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic women in history. In the past, we have seen several documentaries and many biopics being made about the famous superstar. The latest movie about her is named Blonde which stars Ana de Armas as the blonde bombshell.

Andrew Dominik’s highly anticipated movie Blonde recently dropped on the streaming giant Netflix. Continue reading further to find out the net worth of Marilyn Monroe and more about her life and mysterious death.

When did Marilyn Monroe die?

For those of you who are unversed let us tell you, Marilyn Monroe passed away on Saturday, August 4, 1962, at the age of 36. As per various reports, the Hollywood actress died due to a barbiturate overdose late in the evening of August 4, 1962, at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home in Los Angeles, California.

As per the reports of the Los Angeles Times, the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes star was found dead in her Brentwood home on August 5, 2022. A day before her death, Marilyn contacted her psychiatrist and complained that she couldn’t sleep.

Around 3 a.m., Monroe’s housekeeper Eunice Murray saw that the light of her bedroom was on. She tried her best to get inside the room but the room was either knocked or blocked. Then, Murray called Monroe’s psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, who smashed the window of her room and climbed into her room and found Marilyn unresponsive in her bed.

Then, Marilyn’s doctor who prescribed her the sleeping pills arrived at her Brentwood home around 3: 50 a.m. and pronounced her dead at the scene. All her fans and friends were shocked by her tragic death.

What was Marilyn Monroe’s net worth when she died?

As per the reports of Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Marilyn Monroe at the time of her death was somewhat around $800,000 which is around $7.8 million at this point.

Throughout her short career, the Prince and the Showgirl star bagged a little under $3 million ($24 million in 2022 adjusting for inflation) in her kitty from her film salary. It has been reported that Marilyn used to spent her money generously. Back in the day, she used to freely spent her money on clothing, jewelry, as well as gifts for friends and employees.

What did the author of ‘Blonde’ have to say about Marilyn Monroe?

During an interview with Variety, Joyce Carol Oates, the author of Netflix’s Blonde which stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe talked about the fashion icon in the post-war period and said, “She gained a fame in the world, but that’s not an identity you can live with.”

Joyce also told the media outlet, “It is one that made a lot of money for a lot of men, but not much for herself. When she died, at 36, she didn’t own enough money for a proper funeral.”

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Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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