Ruth Madoff
Ruth Madoff
Real Name/Full Name Ruth Alpern
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ruth Madoff
Birth Place: Queens, New York,USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18th May 1941
Age/How Old: 82 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Saul
Mother –Sara Alpern
Siblings: Joan Roman
School: Far Rockaway High School
College: Queens College, New York University
Religion: Jew
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Bernard Madoff
Kids/Children Name: Mark Madoff, Andrew Madoff
Profession: Bookkeeper
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Being a celebrity doesn’t necessarily mean that you have developed skills in something positive. For Ruth Madoff and her husband Bernie Madoff, they hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. Her husband was a financial fraudster and we can say he was an expert in this as he had managed to earn millions of dollars from the same. Unfortunately, every evil thing has an end and the end of her husband’s evil doings came.

Although they knew what they were doing was really wrong, they were not ready to face the circumstances. Therefore, when the husband was arrested, the two partners in crime decided to end their lives by committing suicide. The government stripped them more than $900 million after her husband was arrested. The only money she had left was $1-2 million which they assumed she had earned legally.

Well, how well do you know about Ruth Madoff? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ruth Madoff’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 Ruth Madoff to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ruth Madoff celebrates her birthday on every 18th May of the year as she came to the world on such a day in 1941. Although the controversial story of her husband is what has made her the famous girl she is today, she also have a small story as an individual. Ruth originates from Queens, in New York, and she is the daughter of the late Saul who passed away at the age of 95 years in 1999.

Her mother Sarah Alpem also passed away at the age of 92 in 1996. She was raised in Laurelton, Queens in a middle-class family who were practicing Jewish. Ruth was not the only child or the only daughter in the family as she has a sister named Joan Roman. There is however nothing much known about her sister’s life.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ruth Madoff in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ruth Madoff’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 18 May 1941. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Pale Blonde.


Ruth was raised just like any other child and when the time was right, she was enrolled to school. There is no clear information of where she started her studies but as for the senior high, she graduated in 1961 from Far Rockaway High School. We all know that high school is just the foundation and to make it in life you must take it a step further.

Ruth did exactly that and joined Queens College from where she graduated with a degree in psychology. She later enrolled at New York University and majored in nutrition. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in the same in 1992.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Ruth Madoff With Husband Bernie Madoff
Ruth Madoff With Husband Bernie Madoff

On 28th November of 1959 when she was 18 years of age, she met Bernard “Bernie” Madoff and fell in love with her. The two had met when Ruth was still t Far Rockaway High School. At the time, Bernie was 21 years old. They were blessed with two sons. One named Mark was born in 1964 but unfortunately, he lost his life on 11th December in 2010. Their second son was named Andrew born in 1966, but he lost his life on 3rd of September in 2014. Mark and Andrew were both graduates but are now deceased. Andrew died from lymphoma while Mark committed suicide.

Is Ruth Madoff Lesbian?

Ruth Madoff is definitely not a lesbian. She has been married to her husband Bernie for more than 60 years now which is enough to prove that she only has eyes for men.

Professional Career

She started her career as her husband’s bookkeeper before she became the director. Apart from that, Blythe Danner portrayed her in the 2016 miniseries known as Madoff while Michelle Pfeiffer featured her in a HBO movie titled The Wizard of Lies. Cate Blanchett used Ruth as her inspiration for her performance in Blue Jasmine that won her an Oscar award.


As we all know, there is nothing much that Ruth Madoff has done to impart her community and therefore, she is not entitled to any awards or nominations. The time she was living a normal life, she had not attracted any recognition and much of what she had achieved was from working for her husband as a director of his company.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ruth Madoff in 2024

Ruth Madoff Net Worth
Ruth Madoff Net Worth

As of 2024, her net worth is estimated at $2 million. This is what she received from the government after all their wealth was confiscated. Before her husband’s arrest, Ruth and Bernie had a net worth that was almost $1 billion in cash and assets. They had approximately $138 million in cash, securities, and real estate was approximately $700 million among many other assets.

Ruth and Bernie’s story has a very sad ending as they had a double loss. Their son Mark committed suicide, and they lost all their wealth after Bernie was put behind bars. This explains the reason why they almost committed suicide out of pain and shame from the loss.


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