Marla Maples, an American actress, and socialite has a net worth of $6 million and is most renowned for her affair with Donald Trump. Together, they have a daughter, Tiffany Trump. Marla Maples Net Worth.
|Name||Marla Ann Maples|
|Birth Date/ age||October 27, 1963 / 58 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Cohutta, Georgia, USA|
|Profession||Television / Modeling|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
On October 27th, 1963, Marla Ann Maples was born in the town of Cohutta, Georgia to Ann Locklear Maples, a model, and homemaker, and Stanley Edward Maples, a real estate developer, country commissioner, singer, and songwriter.
During her time at Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia, she was a very successful basketball player and class secretary. To cap it off, she was crowned Homecoming Queen in her senior year.
Following her graduation from high school, Maples attended the University of Georgia but left before receiving her degree. She subsequently participated in several beauty contests and pageants, becoming the victor of the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest in 1983.
The following year, she was a runner-up in the Miss Georgia pageant. Finally, in 1985, Maples emerged as the champion of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest.
In 1986, Marla Maples debuted in the movie “Maximum Overdrive.” She soon gained notoriety in the WWF community after she was featured as a celebrity guest at the 1991 WWF WrestleMania VII, as well as a timekeeper in the battle between defending champion Sergeant Slaughter and competitor Hulk Hogan.
Additionally, in the same year, she made a guest appearance on the hit show “Designing Women.” Then, in 1992, Maples joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “The Will Rogers Follies,” playing the part of “Ziegfeld’s Favorite.” In 1994, Marla and her then-husband Donald Trump both made cameo appearances on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Something Wilder.”
Maples are known for her TV and movie roles in productions such as “Happiness”, “Black and White”, “The Nanny”, “Spin City”, “Switching Lanes”, and Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?”. Additionally, she starred in “Executive Decision”, “For Richer or Poorer”, “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”, “Two of Hearts”, “Loving Annabelle”, “A Christmas Too Many”, and “A Nanny for Christmas”.
Furthermore, Maples made an off-Broadway appearance in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and has been the host of both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Additionally, her album “House of Love” was awarded a Hollywood Music in Media Award.
In 2016, she participated in the 22nd season of “Dancing with the Stars” with partner Tony Dovolani, eventually being eliminated in Week 4. Following this, she acted as a guest co-host on the ABC morning show “The View” on March 11th, 2016.
Maples is devoted to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, notably Kids Creating Peace – which endeavors to bridge the gap between Israeli and Palestinian children – and AWARENYC.org, an organization devoted to promoting awareness and securing funds to enhance the lives of women and girls across New York City and the world.
She is also affiliated with the Louis Armstrong Center of Music and Medicine.
Maples is a prominent keynote speaker with the London Speakers Bureau, focusing on female empowerment, mental and spiritual health, and inspiration.
She was a speaker at the 2018 Summer of Peace Summit and discussed finding a balance between peace and unity. She was also a guest speaker on the Journeys of Faith podcast hosted by Paula Faris, and she presented at the 2018 Global Summit on Science, Spirituality, and Environment in India.
Maples is well known for her affair with Donald Trump during his marriage to Ivana Trump. In 1991, Ivana discovered the affair, and the two women came face-to-face on a ski slope in Aspen.
As a result of the revelation, Ivana filed for divorce, and in 1993 Maples and Trump married with a huge celebration, with famous people such as Rosie O’Donnell and O.J. Simpson in attendance.
During their time together they experienced multiple breakups and welcomed their daughter, Tiffany Ariana Trump in 1993. Their divorce in 1999 was sealed by a confidentiality agreement and terms in the prenuptial agreement.
In 1990, Marla Maples was featured in an advertisement campaign for No Excuses jeans. Three years later, she developed her own maternity clothing line which was sold in major department stores.
In 2000, it was reported that Maples had a memoir titled “All That Glitters Is Not Gold” slated to be released through the ReganBooks division of HarperCollins Publishers, yet a spokesperson from the publisher revealed in 2002 that a mutual agreement between author and publisher had been made to not publish it. Nowadays, Marla makes personal videos on the website Cameo.
Divorce settlement between Marla Maples and Donald Trump
Donald and Marla’s divorce was made public in 1997, almost 4 years after they tied the knot. As part of the divorce settlement, Donald asserted that his total wealth was $1.17 billion while Marla was only worth $100,000. Surprisingly, Donald may not have been a billionaire at the time.
The reason he could have exaggerated his wealth was that the prenuptial agreement he had with Marla could be nullified if he concealed any money or downplayed his fortune. To attain the $1.17 billion net worth, Trump’s assessment of his assets was rather high.
As an example, Trump valued the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City at $1.25 billion, while in reality, the casino was reportedly running a deficit and had a huge debt. He also added a combined $1 billion for two other casinos, both of which later went bankrupt.
Marla Maples asked for $25 million to completely sever ties with Donald, yet according to the terms of their prenuptial agreement, Marla was only eligible to receive $1 million in the event of separation under five years of marriage. This occurred, as the couple separated after four years of marriage.
The less-than-five-year plan included an additional $1 million to buy a home as well as yearly payments of $100,000 to their daughter, Tiffany, up until her 21st birthday – when she was only four years old. Moreover, Marla kept the $250,000 engagement ring.
In late 1999, Marla purchased a home in Calabasas, California for a sum of $1.349 million. 14 years later, she sold it for a higher price of $2.2 million. Subsequently, she decided to buy a condominium located near Central Park in New York City.
Starting in 1981, Maples took part in a number of beauty pageants and competitions. In 1983, she became the winner of the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest, the runner-up of Miss Georgia USA in 1984, and eventually was crowned Miss Hawaiian Tropic in 1985.
Maples launched her career with minor roles in The Maximum Overdrive, Funland, and Executive Decision. She later acted in various movies such as Happiness, Switching Lanes, Black and White, Loving Annabelle, Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish, A Christmas Too Many, For Richer or Poorer, Something Wilder, A Sight for Sore Eyes, and Two of Hearts.
In 1991, Maples graced the stage as a special guest timekeeper for the contest between Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan in WWF WrestleMania VII. Additionally, the same year, she had a guest spot on the TV series Designing Women. Furthering her successful acting career, she and Donald Trump featured in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994.
Continuing her steady acting stints, Maples featured in various shows such as Spin City, The Nanny, and Oprah: Where Are They Now? Moreover, in 2016, she was part of the celebrity lineup of the competition series Dancing with the Stars.
Music and Theater
In 2013, Maples’ album “The Endless” was released and the single “House of Love” won her the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best New Age/Ambient Song. She also had an impressive stint on Broadway when she made her debut in 1992 with “The Will Rogers Follies” and in 2011 with the Off-Broadway production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”.
After expending the divorce settlement money on a five-bedroom, six-bathroom $1.3 million estate located in the esteemed Mountain View Estates gated community, Maples decided to cohabit with her daughter Tiffany. The home was allegedly sold in 2013 for $2.2 million.
While it had been purported that she was residing in an NYC flat, she has since relocated to Florida to stay with her daughter and her fiancé, Michael Boulos, an affluent Nigerian-American entrepreneur whose family also resides there.
During this time, Maples was the co-host of the 1997 Miss USA Pageant and the Miss Universe Pageants. She went on to become a frequent guest co-host on the morning talk show “The View”. Additionally, she was the host of “Awakening with Marla” on Contact Talk Radio, inviting authors, astrologers, and naturopathic doctors to appear as guests.
Maples is a keynote speaker for the London Speakers Bureau, whose mission is to motivate women and cultivate wellness and spirituality. She was a guest on the Journeys of Faith podcast with Paula Faris in 2018, as well as the Summer of Peace Summit 2018, where she discussed peace and unity. Furthermore, she spoke at the 2018 Global Summit on Science, Spirituality, and Environment in India.