Prince Harry, Meghan Markle hire moneyman Adam Lilling

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hired a big-time Hollywood dealmaker to help them rake in even more millions, Page Six can reveal.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to have been introduced to Adam Lilling, who was crowned one Tinseltown’s top dealmakers, by their close friend Ellen DeGeneres, who has worked with Lilling for years.

The trio were seen mingling at DeGeneres’ surprise vow renewal to Portia de Rossi in Montecito, Calif., last week, and Harry was spotted introducing the money man to a fellow guest.

People have questioned how the Sussexes plan to make more money, and one industry expert who works with Lilling told us that he works at the “intersection of celebrity and venture investing,” adding that “he has worked with Ellen forever, as well as Matthew McConaughey and a bunch of A listers.”

“It’s very possible that Ellen introduced him to Harry and Meghan,” the expert said.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Sources said Ellen DeGeneres may have introduced Prince Harry and Markle to dealmaker Adam Lilling.
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Lilling and his business partner Amanda Groves were named among The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top dealmakers of 2022” in December, along with 43 other power players “who brokered big-ticket pacts, cultivated content and built brands from scratch amid the streaming wars.”

Lilling told the publication: “Our mission is to take people who can affect change in the world and marry them with the top operators and entrepreneurs.”

He continued, “We’re not really focused on their entertainment endeavors. We’re focused on connecting their profits, their passion, and purpose with profit opportunities in the private equity landscape.”

Adam Lilling
Adam Lilling has been named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of Tinseltown’s top dealmakers of 2022.

THR reported their company, Plus Capital, “has set up more than 250 deals including Multiverse with Paul George and Terry Crews, Pachama with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Salesforce with Matthew McConaughey, and Vegamour with Nicole Kidman.

Tellingly, both Lilling and Groves told the outlet that their favorite podcast of the year was Markle’s Spotify show, “Archetypes with Meghan.”

Lilling has also been busy promoting the Sussexes on his social media over the past year.
In August, he tweeted after Serena Williams’ interview on the podcast, “Such a great podcast today. #Archetypes,” and also reposted a photo of Harry at the Masters of Scale summit in San Francisco, captioning it “The happy ending he deserves.”

Dealmaker to the stars Lilling — who works with Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman, with wife Raisa Lilling.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is among Lilling’s clients.


As Page Six has revealed, Harry and Meghan have a three-book, $20 million deal with Penguin Random House and are believed to be working on one book together, while Markle could publish her own memoir.

They still have deals with Netflix and Spotify — although it’s not yet known whether Markle will bring back “Archetypes”.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Markle and Prince Harry currently have deals with Netflix, Spotify and Simon and Schuster.

It was also reported that the Sussexes want to produce more “romcom” entertainment after their Netflix docu-series.

Page Six has reached out to Lilling and Sussex reps for comment. 

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