Facts of Marlene Knaus
Marlene Knaus is famously known for being the ex-wife of the famous Austrian Formula1 racer Niki Lauda. Once she was regarded as Marlene Lauda while she was married to her then-husband and the former F1 champion Lauda who was F1 World Champion in 1975, 1977, and 1984. Knaus also worked as a model for sometimes; however, after her divorce she is living under a radar.
Marlene Knaus's Bio and Early Life
Marlene Knaus was born in 1956 in the United States with American parents. Though she was born in the USA, later, she received citizenship of Austria. Further, she belongs to white ethnicity. Before she met and started a relationship with Lauda, she was popular as a model, particularly as an ‘It’ girl.
Marlene was considered a renowned fashion icon back in days. Moreover, after she established a relationship with a famous sportsperson it helped to increase her popularity in the wider range.
Marlene Knaus's Marriage, Divorce and Personal Life
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As we all know, she is the ex-wife of Niki Lauda. Marlene and Niki first met in the 1970s and according to rumors, Niki left his then-girlfriend of with whom he had a relation of 8 years so that he could date Marlene Knaus.
Their relationship progressed through time and they married in 1976. Their first-child, Mathias Lauda was born on 1979 and second son Lukas Lauda on January 30, 1981, who is also the manager of his brother Mathias, who followed the steps of his father and also is a car racer too.
However, their happily married life and family got separated when Marlene, and Niki got divorced in 1991 after 15 years of blissful marriage.
After divorce, Marlene did not marry another person but Niki re-married Birgit Wetzinger in 2008 and later had two children with her.
Niki once escaped death in 1976 when he was trapped in a fireball inferno after crashing at the 1976 German Grand Prix. But you can't cheat death every time and sadly Niki Lauda one of the greatest racers of all time died peacefully at the age of 70, he was dead on May 20, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.
Marlene Knaus's Net Worth
At the time of divorce, Marlene received millions of dollars from Niki. She also received a good amount of alimony, and children support money. Marlene was also a successful model and has accumulated a reasonable sum of money from her professional career. Marlene net worth is around $43 million.
For now, Marlene resides in a luxurious mansion in Ibiza, Miami.
Her ex-husband earned a massive amount of money throughout his career and the evaluation of his net worth at $100 million even after giving $43 million to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement.