Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo
Real Name/Full Name Marie Kondo
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: The Great Cleaning Lady, Konmari, Marie Kondo
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 October 1984
Age/How Old: 39 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 142 cm
In Feet and Inches – 4′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 46 Kg
In Pounds – 101.4 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: 3
School: N/A
College:  Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
Religion: Shinto
Nationality: Japanese
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Takumi Kawahara (m. 2012)
Kids/Children Name: Satsuki and Miko
Profession: Organizing consultant, author, and TV show host
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Marie Kondo is a Japanese tidying consultant, author, and TV show host. She is the founder of the popular cleaning method Konmari by which a person can decide which things to store and which to throw away. She gained wide popularity due to the Netflix Original Series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” which made her a household name in Europe, North America, and Japan.

Well, how well do you know about Marie Kondo? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Marie Kondo’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Marie Kondo to date.

Biography and Early Life

Marie Kondo was born on 9th October 1984 in Tokyo. Both her parents were working, due to which Marie used to help her mother doing household chores. During this period, Marie developed a hobby for cleaning and tidying. She later in her school was also tidying the classroom when her playschool mates used to drop toys around, and later in middle school, she used to clean bookshelves. In her own words, “This gave me immense joy.”

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Marie Kondo in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Marie Kondo’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024 having been born on 9 October 1984. Though, she is 4′ 7″ in feet and inches and 142 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 101.4 lbs in Pound and 46kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


Marie Kondo graduated with a diploma in Sociology from the famed Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. During her time at college, she also became an organizing consultant and started her own business. During this time, she also published a journal titled “Tidying Up As Seen From The Perspective Of Gender.”

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Marie Kondo With Husband Takumi Kawahara 
Marie Kondo With Husband Takumi Kawahara

Marie Kondo met her future husband Takumi Kawahara while on holiday to Hokkaido. At the time, Takumi was working in sales support and marketing at a big multinational corporation in Hiroshima. After marrying in 2012, both of them were pretty instrumental in her career growth when he decided to quit his job and become his wife’s manager.

For this, they moved to San Francisco in the United States. Late in 2019, when Marie became successful, they founded a company called Konmari Media, LLC. Where Takumi became CEO, they have two small kids and are expecting a third child.

Is Marie Kondo Lesbian?

Marie Kondo is married to Takumi Kawahara and has two children with him, so clearly, she is not gay.

Professional Career

Marie Kondo started her organizing consultancy when she was still in college. She gained popularity in Japan after publishing her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2011. The book was an instant bestseller and has been translated into various languages like Korean, English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Catalan, Italian and Indonesian. After this, in 2012, TV Tokyo announced a two-part special where her life and work are documented.

She was following this and the release of her second book “Spark Joy.” Netflix contacted her to make a series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” in 2019, where she plays host and goes to various American homes to tidy their houses.


Marie Kondo was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. She received the same for the Netflix Original Series “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” which released in 2019.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Marie Kondo in 2024

Marie Kondo Net Worth
Marie Kondo Net Worth

As of 2024, Marie Kondo’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. This wealth is expected to be a product of lucrative TV show deals and personal consultancy. She owns a massive mansion in Los Angeles, California, where she currently resides along with her family.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Marie Kondo has said that her Konmari method of cleanness has its roots in the ancient Japanese religion of Shinto, where cleanliness is associated with God’s positive energy.
  • Marie Kondo once became so obsessed with throwing things away while cleaning that she fainted, and when she woke up, she realized that actual cleaning means not throwing things away but instead finding things that give us joy and discarding all other stuff. Then assess their actual value in our heart and giving them a special place in our home.
  • She has appeared on Famous American TV shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Marie Kondo is an example of a self-made woman and entrepreneur who turned her hobby into her career. She has become a famous name both in Japan and America due to her extremely efficient Konmari method of cleaning.


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