Natalie Lee is an American influencer with over 700,000 followers on Instagram. She became famous in the second season of Love is blind During her romance with Shayne Jensen, she became known to 232 million Netflix subscribers through her appearance on the reality TV show. Although her engagement to Shayne ended heartbreakingly, Natalie wisely parlayed her newfound fame into a lucrative career as a social media influencer, tripling her annual salary.
What is Natalies Lee’s net worth?
Natalie Lee recently revealed (via Assets) that she left her high-profile job in the corporate world because she makes three times as much as an influencer. The Love is blind Star explained how appearing on the show changed her finances:
“After Love is blind As it premiered and our social media following grew, I saw a big change in my annual salary. As a content creator, I earn three times my company salary. That’s why it made sense for me to pursue content creation full-time. I would say 95% of my current income comes from branded stores.”
Today, Lee makes a staggering $50,000 per brand deal. To date, she has worked with Burt’s Bees, Lulu, SoFi and Fidelity Investments. She earned $230,000 a year as a consulting manager before appearing on Love Is Blind, which puts her current annual earnings at a whopping $690,000.
She explained how the show has paid off for her and her former castmate Deepti Vempati:
“As influencers after the show aired, we each made over half a million dollars each.”
It’s likely that the 31-year-old has reached millionaire status, possibly many times over. The forward-thinking entrepreneur spreads her savings across a 401k diversified index fund, a non-traditional Roth IRA, a high-yield savings account and a money market account.
Natalie’s career as a podcaster
Today, Natalie is dedicated to creating content on her social media channels. She recently became co-host of the weekly podcast Get out of the capsules with colleagues Love is blind Season 2 stars Deepti Vempati.
Natalie and Deepti share their unique insights about Love is blind as only insiders can. They’ve created 26 episodes discussing everything from episode recaps to body confidence to monetizing their status as an influencer.
The couple also interviews special guests including Iyanna McNeely, Colleen Reed and Giannina Gibelli. The podcast is overcrowded 22,000 YouTube subscribers.
Natalie’s rise to fame continues Love is blind
Fans expected Natalie and Shayne Jensen to get married on the same day Love is blind Second season finale. But an explosive argument on the eve of her wedding gave her doubts about her fiancé. Natalie feared that Shayne might be too emotionally immature to enter into marriage.
Despite her concerns, Natalie walked down the aisle. She felt pressure from friends and family who had made the effort to fly into the city for the wedding. Tension was high as they stood at the altar and the priest asked if Shayne would take Natalie as his wife. He said, “I do that a thousand times.” However, when asked the same question, Natalie replied, “I don’t.”
Her answer sent shockwaves Love is blind Fandom and media. Even though her wedding to Shayne was a fiasco, many fans understood that she had to stay true to herself. Natalie’s rejection of Shayne was reality TV gold and cemented her status as one of the show’s most memorable contestants Love is blind.
Incredibly, Natalie and Shayne’s wedding fiasco didn’t quite spell the end of their romance.
Natalie’s post-Love is blind Romance with Shayne
After the show, Natalie and Shayne began dating off-camera and exploring their romantic connection. They tried to solve their problems. However, another scandal loomed when Shayne’s man-child behavior came to light.
Natalie caused controversy when she revealed in an Instagram story that she and Shayne were still a couple when he joined the cast of another dating show, Perfect match. She called attention to his shady behavior:
“I knew about the new dating show back in September 2021 because Shayne and I were both asked to apply for it while we were in a relationship (casting didn’t know we were together at the time). We told each other that we had turned down the opportunity, but I later found out that he had in fact not turned it down and began the casting process in November 2021, without my knowledge at the time, while we were still together.”
She confirmed that she and Shayne separated in November 2021. She says he tried to reconcile with her afterward Perfect match ended, but she declined and instead focused on her thriving business and maintaining her friendships with others Love is blind Alumni.
However, she didn’t meet the man of her dreams Love is blindgained her an audience and the building blocks to launch into a new, more lucrative career.