Rachel Eliza Griffiths Bio, Age, Net Worth

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, also known as Lady Rushdie, is an American personality, poet, novelist, photographer, and visual artist. She is the known author of the five published collections of poems. She is famously known for her poetry “Seeing the Body (2020).”

She pairs up her rhymes with photography, exploring womanhood, the American landscape, and the rebirth. That particular poetry was the nominee for the 2021 NAACP Image Award.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths Net Worth

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, the author of five books and the winner of many awards & honors, is undoubtedly earning a good income. Though there is no official description of her income on the official website, she is known to earn a good income and a fortunate livelihood. However, her husband, Salman Rushdie, is known to have a net worth of around $10 million.

Salman is a Mumbai-born UK personality who is an established writer, novelist, author, copywriter, screenwriter, and essayist. One of his novels, The Satanic Verses, received the Booker Prize in 1981. Salman belongs to a Muslim family and is one of the single brothers of three sisters. The four children were born to a teacher mother and a lawyer father.

Net Worth: $500K
Real Name: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Birth Date: 1978
Age (as of 2024): 46
Birth Place: Washington, D.C
Husband: Salman Rushdie

Early Life

Rachel Eliza Griffiths was born in 1978 and is 46 years old as of 2024. She was brought up in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rachel is one of the four oldest children and was born to her loving & caring parents.

Michele Antoinette Pray-Griffiths [father] and Norman Dwight Griffiths [mother] are her parents. Her father, Michele, was an environmental lawyer, and her mother was a community organizer. Earlier, the mother used to work as a police officer. Regarding her education details, Rachel Eliza Griffiths holds an M.F.A. in creative writing.

She received her graduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She was one of the brightest and most enthusiastic students during her initial educational career. She received several fellowships, including the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Millay Colony, Yaddo, Cave Canem Foundation, Kimbilio, and Vermont Studio Center.


Rachel Eliza Griffiths was featured in the first poetry issue of Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine in 2011. Rachel’s mother died in 2014, and she used poetry and photography to tell her mother’s story.

Guernica magazine described this as a powerful effect, providing readers with an experience that is both visually and emotionally arresting. She has released five poems in her name,  

  • Seeing the Body (2020)
  • Lighting the Shadow (2015)
  • Mule & Pear (2011)
  • The Requited Distance (2011)
  • Miracle Arrhythmia (2010)

One of her poetry collections, Seeing the Body, won a prestigious award—the 2021 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry and the 2021 Paterson Poetry Prize. Rachel is also the creator and producer of Poets on Poetry (P.O.P.), a video series of interviews featuring 50 contemporary poets discussing human experience and culture. In the series, the poets answer the questions asked by previous poets.

Personal Life

Rachel married Indian-born, British-American novelist Sir Salman Rushdie in 2021. Sir Salman Rushdie is 77 years old and 32 years older than the poet Rachel Eliza. “She is a beautiful poet…” said Salman Rushdie in August 2022, when Rachel confirmed that the couple spent 18 days together at Civitella Ranieri Castle in Umbria the month before.

Salman Rushdie was 75 years old when he was attempted to be stabbed by a crazy knifeman. That time, Rachel helped him to become an acceptable and healthy man. Before marrying Rachel, Salman Rushdie married four times. He married Clarissa Luard ​(m. 1976; div. 1987), and the couple shares a son, Zafar, born in 1979.

He then married Marianne Wiggins (m. 1988; div. 1993)​and Elizabeth West (m. 1997; div. 2004). He shares a son, Milan, with his third wife, born in 1997. He then married a fourth time to Padma Lakshmi ​(m. 2004; div. 2007).

Social Media

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is available on Instagram with an unverified account. She goes by the handle name – rachelelizagriffiths, with 7,454 followers and 761 posts. Many of the posts on her Instagram belong to the published books. She has rarely discussed her personal life on social media.

One of those posts also includes her pictures with her newborn niece, sharing her excitement about becoming the aunt. On Twitter, she is available with the handle name – Rachel Eliza Griffiths [@racheleliza_g]. She joined Twitter in August 2019, and since then, she gathered 2,937 followers.

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