Amber Portwood Net Worth

April 26, 2023
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Amber Portwood, the American reality TV star, was born on 14th May, 1990 in Anderson, Indiana USA to Shawn Portwood Sr. and Tonya Portwood, of white ethnicity. She is particularly famous for appearing on the popular MTV series Teen Mom and a significant part of her net worth comes from it.

So can you have any guesses about how rich Amber Portwood is? According to sources, her net worth is somewhere near $10,000 which has been accumulated by working in reality shows.


Amber Portwood Net Worth $10,000


Amber used to be a typical American teenager, who loved parties and dreamed of opening a beauty parlor when she grew up. She had a younger sister named Candace who died of SIDS, when Amber was only 5 years old. At the age of 17, when Amber was in high school, she discovered one day, that she was pregnant. She was shocked and dropped out of the school. Child’s father was Gary Shirley, her boyfriend of two and a half years. On November 12, 2009, she gave birth to a daughter whom she named Leah Leann Shirley. She appeared on the MTV reality-based TV series “16 and Pregnant”, which features the real problems faced during teenage pregnancies and motherhood afterwards. The program showcased the lives of four such girls and Amber was one of them.

She was alone, abandoned by the family, insecure, frightened, stressed, worried about her daughter’s and her own future, her abandoned studies and her dream of owning a salon, and had to opt for living with boyfriend Gary, with whom she had many issues and problems. All this pressure made her abusive, aggressive and even violent. She started taking drugs and having violent physical fights with Gary.

Once she beat him so badly that he had permanent scars and this she did in her then 3 year old daughter’s presence. She was even arrested for this, but to no avail. In between she appeared in many episodes of “Teen Mom” , “Teen Mom 2” and “Teen Mom 3” and was able to build a small net worth to take care of her rising expenses.

After a few months, she was again investigated by the police because of the numerous complaints against her, and was caught with huge stocks of marijuana and cocaine in her apartment. She also attempted suicide twice, once in 2011 and again in 2012. She was sentenced to a five year prison sentence, but on the condition that if she went to a rehabilitation center for 6 months, she would be freed of all charges. She joined the rehab but soon refused to live there and preferred to go to jail. She was released early because of the good behavior she showed there, and came out of jail in November 2013.

Since then she has changed and learnt a lot, and is now trying to do something positive so that she can come out of the hell that she had been creating for herself and her daughter all these years. She has written a book named “Never Too Late” about her life and the mistakes she made throughout and hopes it will be helpful for other teenagers. She will also be returning to the upcoming season of “Teen Mom OG” with two of its original cast members which should help her raise her net worth and make her future secure.

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