American model, actress, film producer, as well as television personality and socialite, Marla Maples was born on 27 October 1963, in Dalton, Georgia, but is probably still best known as a former wife of business magnate, investor and now President of the US Donald Trump.
So just how rich is Marla Maples? According to authoritative sources, Maples’ net worth is estimated to be over $20 million, as of early 2017. Undoubtedly, the majority of Marla’s wealth comes from her involvement in the entertainment industry, and possibly the settlement following her divorce from Trump.
Marla Maples debuted on Broadway in 1991, in a play entitled “The Will Rogers Follies”, in which she played the character of “Ziegfeld’s favorite” – Maples came back to the theatre scene in 2011, when she made an appearance in an off-Broadway production “Love, Loss and What I Wore”.
Also in 1991, Maples was a guest on the seventh annual wrestling pay-per-view event “WrestleMania VII”, where she supported the then-champion Robert Remus, better known as Sgt. Slaughter.
Almost always present on television screens –- for one reason or another -, Marla Maples has guest starred in several sitcoms. In 1997, she starred in “Spin City” with Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen and her distant cousin Heather Locklear, while in 1999 she made an appearance in the television series “The Nanny”.
Maples also ventured into the music industry, and released an album called “The Endless”, with the song “House of Love” earning her a Hollywood Music in Media award.
However, she is perhaps best known for ‘the Trump affair’, which started in 1986 while he was still married to his first wife Ivana, who filed for divorce in 1992. A year later Trump married Maples, but they divorced in 1999, having had a daughter, Tiffany. in 1993. Marla Maples had been engaged to Michael Mailer, a son of the famous novelist and journalist Norman Mailer for a while, but the couple split up for unknown reasons.
Personal relationships aside, Marla Maples presently works as a host on “Contact Talk Radio”, which is her personal radio show that airs on the first Friday of every month