Maria Holly Net Worth 2024 – Biography, Wife & Facts

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Maria Holly Net Worth; $20 million

Maria Holly is a businesswoman in America. She is well-known as the wife of Buddy Holly. He was an American rock and roll Pioneer. Buddy Holly died in 1959, and Maria became a widow. After the death of her husband, all the property, name, trademarks, image, and other intellectual property became Maria. In 2010, she founded The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation with Peter Bradley. Maria Holly net worth is around $20 million as of 2024.

Biography of Maria Holly

Real Name: Maria Elena Santiago
Professional Name: Maria Holly
Gender: Female
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of Birth: December 20, 1932
Birthday: December 20
Age: 91 years old
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 8 inch
Weight: 68 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Spouse: Buddy Holly, Joe Diaz
Religion: Christianity
Profession: Businesswoman and Family member
Net Worth: $20 million

Early Life of Maria Holly

Maria Holly was born on December 20, 1932. Her real name is Maria Elena Santiago. Her birthplace was San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1953, when she was six years old, her mother died.

Her father sent her to New York City to live with her aunt, Provi Garcia. She worked at a music publisher, Peermusic, as a receptionist.

Educational Background

Maria Holly got her early education at her home and got her fundamental education. She also completed her pre-school education. Maria attended high school.

She graduated from high school and attended college to get a degree. She also earned a degree from a university and got several degrees during her educational life.

Career Journey

Maria Holly started her career when she completed her graduation. Previously, her professional life was tough. She worked in a clothes shop.

She was very crazy about her professional life. She is depressed about getting a luxurious life. She remained sleepless at night. She did not get any education and spent all her time promoting her professional skills.

After some time, she chose her managerial skills. She was very confident and responsible in her abilities. She believed she could work as an executive assistant but did not know how to get this position.

Working in the Music Industry

Maria worked at the music publisher Peermusic. She was one of the first artists to work in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She became No. 13 in Rolling Stone magazine of 100 Greatest Artists. Her single, That Will, became no. 1 on the US Hot 100 chart and in the UK.

Meeting with Buddy Holly

On February 3, 1958, the life of Maria Holly changed forever when she met a rock and roll Pioneer, Buddy Holly.

She shared an elevator ride with Buddy at the Peer-Southern Organization building, a music publishing company in New York. This incident changed into a different situation, and they fell in love.

Marriage of Maria Holly and Buddy Holly

Their romantic life started, and they married on August 15, 1958. They married two weeks after they first met. After marriage, their relationship became strong.

Death of Buddy Holly

After only one year of their marriage, Boddy Holly died suddenly. He died on February 3, 1959, in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States. His age was 22 years old at the time of his death.

Second Marriage and Children

Maria Holly got her second marriage with a Puerto Rican government official, Joe Diaz. They both had three children. Now, they had divorced. Maria is living in Dallas, Texas. She is promoting her first husband’s business and legacy. She is a grandmother of several children.

Maria Holly Net Worth

Maria Holly is a businesswoman in America. She earns most of her money through her business investments and partnerships. Her estimated net worth is about $20 million. She also has owned all the wealth of Buddy Holly, who remained her husband.

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