With viewers around the world watching Netflix’s Inventing Anna, it’s worth taking a glance at what Anna Delvey’s net worth really looks like today—and how much she stole while pretending to be an heiress in New York City for years.
Anna Delvey is an interior designer and a Model that was said to have a net worth between $25 million and $60 million, but who is currently worth under $100,000. Her original name is Anna Sorokin. Anna Delvey originates from Russia, but the character she created was born in Germany. Before becoming famous, she has a career in modeling, having moderate success and popularity. Modeling brought her an impressive amount of wealth, being a model with a great rating. Anna Delvey then tried her luck in the Real estate business, becoming a very successful interior designer as well.
Soon enough, Anna made not only a name for herself but also earned quite a massive wealth. Everything started to crumble for her when she was accused of fraud. This was due to Anna Delvey’s attempt to deceive everyone, portraying herself as a very rich German socialite trying to reach the top of the business world. She got into a lot of trouble legally in her desire of making a lot of money.
When she moved from Paris to New York, Anna got the attention of law enforcement institutions. She was first caught in possession of illegal substances and soon after, was accused and even sentenced for fraud.
|Name:||Anna Sorokin (Ana Delvey)
|Net Worth:||$25 Million – presumably, probably closer to $0|
|Date of Birth:||23-Jan-91|
|Height:||1.65m (5′ 5″)|
|Profession:||Model, investor, interior designer|
Anna Delvey’s Net Worth
Anna Delvey (By her real name Anna Sorokin), tricked a lot of companies and even close friends between 2013 and 2017, making them lend her money so that she could finance her very extravagant lifestyle. She gained their trust saying she had more than $65 million in offshore accounts. When she was asked about the origin of those funds, the German national had a catchy story about an inheritance from her father, who supposedly was the head of an oil empire. When the truth came out, people found out that the rich oil mogul was in fact a working-class truck driver.
The unreal spending and amazingly extravagant lifestyle brought Anna Delvey into the spotlight. When she was eventually caught by police and charged with fraud and other felonies, her wealth and impressive belongings got seized.
Although she is said to be worth a lot of money, until her problems with the law get straightened up, she has almost no access to her wealth. Although most of the stories abot Anna Delvey are just that, stories, and the money she was showing was all part of her elaborate scam, her friends still claim that her net worth is around the $25 million mark.
This is most probably false, as other sources talk about a net worth that might be in the red. Based on a StyleCaster report, she might only have around $97,000 or even less in net worth, assuming she lost everything due to her Fraud charges and considering the pay of $300,000 she received from Netflix for the series about her life.
Anna Delvey Biography
Anna Delvey (Sorokin) was born in Domodedovo, Russia, on January 23, 1991. Her family was part of the working class, her mother running a small convenience store and eventually becoming a housewife, while her father was a truck driver. Although she was born in Russia, Anna Sorokin grew up in Germany, where she moved with her family while she was a teen. Before moving to London and attending Central Saint Martin, she attended and graduated from high school outside of the city of Cologne.
She didn’t graduate from the famous art and design school, as she dropped out of school and returned to Germany for a short while. She then took on an internship at Purple magazine in 2013 and moved to Paris. Sorokin then attended New York Fashion Week where she got the opportunity to transfer for to Purple’s offices in New York another internship. This was the moment when she though of impersonating Anna “Delvey”. She first claimed that this surname was her mother’s maiden name, but her family said that they had never heard of it.
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Although she quit her internship with Purple, Sorokin continued to live in New York City, where she started to use this false identity of a German heiress. This scam continued for years, in which Sorokin became one of the known personalities of the city’s creative scene, socializing with all kinds of influential figures and wealthy artists, piggybacking off of their money and success. This made it easy for her to persuade a lot of people and even banks to lend her thousands upon thousands of dollars, with the promise of paying them back at some point. She used the money to boost the “Anna Delvey” name and fund her lifestyle.
How much money did Anna Delvey steal?
Using her fake identity and invented wealth, Sorokin managed to trick many people into giving her thousands upon thousands of dollars over the year. One of the more notable occasions included an all-expense-paid trip to Morocco she promised to pay for. She went with her friends but stuck the bill for $62,000 to one of her trip buddies. She also convinced a bank to give her a loan of $100,000.
At one point she even managed to steal over $35,000 which she used to pay for an aircraft she chartered to and from Nebraska. Anna was quite a con artist. Among the accusation brought to her was the fact that she tried to falsify her financial records, trying to receive a loan for $22 million. She motivated the need for a loan this big to fund a completely fake project called the Anna Delvey Foundation.
So how much did Anna Delvey manage to steal in her years of scamming people? Based on prosecutors from her 2019 trial, Sorokin managed to steal at least $275,000 through this deception. She was sentenced to pay around $200,000 in restitution and a fine of $24,000.
The Pay Received by Anna Delvey from Netflix for Inventing Anna
Netflix is said to have paid Anna Sorokin no less than $32,000 for all rights to use her life story and adapt it into a limited series called Inventing Anna, by Shonda Rhimes’. According to Insider, Anna used $223,000 of the money she got from the series to pay her $24,000 state fines around $200,000 in restitution.