Susan Mikula's Financial Status: All About The Self-Made Photographer, Her Net Worth & Salary

Updated On 15 Feb, 2018 Published On

Susan Mikula is an American born artist and photographer best known for her relationship with an author, and TV host, Rachel Maddow. The lesbian artist who also served as an art jury in numerous competitions has a unique style with instant films and vintage Polaroid cameras. Moreover, she is a self-taught photographer and has earned huge fame in the industry. 

The 60-year-old, who was born in New Jersey, started her career as a photographer back in 2007. Moreover, being a big name in the industry, she has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2018. 

Susan Mikula

Susan Mikula

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Here, we are going to share some information about the artist cum photographer's net worth, salary, and career. Continue reading to find out more. 

Susan Mikula net worth, apartment and salary

Susan has an estimated net worth of $5 million which we have already mentioned above. Apart from this figure, there are no details about how much the photographer earns, but we are sure that her earning is in hundred thousand as she is a very well known photographer and artist and her demand are very high. 

Meanwhile, her girlfriend Rachel Maddow, who is an author and TV host, has quite a massive net worth. She has an estimated net worth of $20 million and earns a massive $7 million per annum. She is best known as the host of The Rachel Maddow Show.

Susan Mikula and girlfriend Rachel Maddow

Susan Mikula and girlfriend Rachel Maddow


The couple has been together since 1999, and they have a combined net worth of $25 million as of 2018. Moreover, according to sources, the couple also own an apartment in western Massachusetts. 

Susan Mikula’s photographs sell on the internet as well. Their prices usually range from $15,00 to over $75,00. Susan and her partner Rachel Maddow bought Michael Stipe's West Village apartment in New York for $1.25 million in 2010. The two-bedroom apartment, located on 130 Jane Street, had a listing price of $1.325.

Susan Mikula career and awards

Previously, Susan worked as an accountant even though she was an artist and her art was exhibited as a part of a group show. She landed doing her first solo exhibition back in 1998, and she made her debut as a photographer back in 2007 without any formal education. 

Susan Mikula beside her art work

Susan Mikula beside her artwork

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She is best known for taking natural photography and prefers to take pictures with no extra lightings. She also does not use any manipulation technique or cropping. Her photographic works are considered very beautiful, ambiguous and complex, and they also have been published as landscape photography collection. 

Some of her famous projects are 2006's 9 Portraits in which she used industrial mesh panels as her Polaroid's printing surface followed by Susan Mikula: Photographs, American Breakbulk, American Vale, American Device and many others. 

Susan Mikula and girlfriend Rachel Maddow

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Moving on to her awards, Susan has not won any notable award till date. However, as of 2017, Art in Embassies program hired her to do specific site-related works for the U.S. Consulate in Mexico.