Fame comes with a lot of ups and downs! Despite facing a failed marriage, Marlene Knaus is a famous personality who settled down alone after marriage didn’t work out. As a matter of fact, she came into limelight after marrying Niki Lauda.

Marlene Knaus is a former model and ex-wife of Niki Lauda, a former Austrian Formula One Driver, and businessman. So, when did she get married to Niki Lauda and why did they divorce? Do they have any children? Likewise, how much is her net worth and earning? To find out read the article below.

Marlene Knaus Married Life, Children, And Divorce

As mentioned above, Marlene Knaus’ ex-husband is an incredible F1 racer, Niki Lauda. Knaus met him during the 70s and started dating him. Before meeting Nikki, he had a sweetheart of eight years. However, after meeting Knaus, Lauda fell for her and started an affair. Consequently, Niki and his then-girlfriend turned wife Marlene married in 1976.

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Marlene Knaus: Source: Twitter

Furthermore, Knaus loved the beautiful Marlene so much that he left his 8-year relationship in order to be with her. The pair welcomed their first child a son, Mathias Lauda on Jan 30,  1981. Their second child Lukas Lauda is the manager of his brother Mathias who pursued the footsteps of his dad and is also a car racer.

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Marlene Knaus with Ex-husband Niki Lauda: Source: Dishare

The couple’s relationship moved along quite well for more than a decade but they parted their ways in 1991. As a matter of fact, they remained as a married couple for 15 years. Even today, Knaus meets Niki Lauda even after her separation and stays in touch with her former husband even after getting a divorce.

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Currently, Knaus is not in any relationship after first failed marriage. On contrary, her previous spouse tied the knot with Birgit Wetzinger in 2008 and later welcomed two youngsters in the family.

How Much Is Marlene Knaus Net Worth?

As of 2019, Marlene Knaus’ estimated net worth is around $1 Million, whereas her ex-husband Niki Lauda’s net is more than $100 million. In fact, she managed to accumulate this hefty amount from the divorce settlement.

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Hence, much of her wealth came as alimony from her former husband. Moreover, she is also a former model who makes a decent amount of earning for a living. For now, Marlene resides in a house in Ibiza, Miami.

Niki Lauda’s Net Worth

Niki Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One car driver. He managed to earn an astounding amount of money from his career. Likewise, he also won F1 World Drivers Championship three times in 1975, 1977 and 1894. 

Furthermore, Niki is additionally a businessperson who established two airlines, Lauda Air and Niki. Later in 2013, a motion picture Rush released which demonstrates the 1976 F1 fight between Niki Lauda and James Hunt.

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Though he professionally retired in 1981 he raced until 1985.

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5 feet 8 inches

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55 kgs

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Shopping, and Traveling

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