Rachel DeLoache Williams Net worth – $500,000
Rachel DeLoache Williams has an estimated net worth of $500,000. She also secured deals for Sorokin-related projects with HBO and Simon & Schuster. Williams received $35,000 for her HBO contract, $300,000 for her book contract, and $1,300 for her magazine article.
Rachel DeLoache Williams Biography
Rachel DeLoache Williams (born January 29, 1988) is a writer, photographer, and editor from the United States. Until 2019, she worked as a photo editor and producer for Vanity Fair. Williams is best known as a former friend of Anna Sorokin, who pretended to be a German heiress and duped Williams out of $62,000.
Williams later reported Sorokin to the New York City Police Department and the New York County District Attorney, assisting the police in locating and arresting Sorokin in Los Angeles, and testifying in court against her. In 2018, she wrote an article for Vanity Fair about her experiences with Sorokin. She has since written for Time and Air Mail, as well as the book My Friend Anna: the True Story of New York City’s Fake Heiress.
She earned degrees in English and studio art from Kenyon College in 2010.
She interned in New York City as a student for Art + Commerce, Harper’s Bazaar, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Williams worked at Vanity Fair as a photo editor and producer, assisting and producing photoshoots. She assisted Caitlyn Jenner, Rihanna, and Patti Smith on photo shoots. In 2019, Williams was laid off.
In 2016, she met Anna Sorokin through mutual friends at a New York City nightclub.
Sorokin, who had assumed the identity of a German heiress named Anna Delvey, and Williams became friends and socialized together in New York City.
In May 2017, Sorokin’s credit card stopped working while on vacation with Sorokin and Kacy Duke at La Mamounia in Marrakesh, and Williams offered to pay the $62,000 for the trip on both her personal and business credit cards, with the promise that Sorokin would wire her the money when her bank would allow it.
Sorokin repaid $5,000 but not the difference, and Williams reported the incident to the New York City Police Department and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Williams assisted police in locating and apprehending Sorokin in Los Angeles, and she testified against her in court.
While Sorokin was found guilty on four counts of theft of services, one count of attempted grand larceny, and three counts of grand larceny, she was not found guilty of stealing from Williams, and despite her innocence, Williams’ credit card company did forgive the majority of her debt.
Williams has worked as a writer and photographer since leaving Vanity Fair.
In 2018, she wrote an article for Vanity Fair titled As An Added Bonus, She Paid For Everything: My Bright-Lights Misadventure With A Manhattan Magician about her experience with Sorokin, and in 2019, she published the book My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress.
Katie Lowes plays her in the Netflix drama series Inventing Anna. Williams wrote an essay for Air Mail in February 2022 criticizing the Netflix series for releasing a “fictional story” and “putting money in her [Sorokin’s] pocket.”