If you ask Marie Kondo to introduce herself, she would most likely stress that she is a tidying expert and thereafter hint at her status as a bestselling author. She wouldn’t forget to point out that Netflix’s reality television series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, revolves around what she does for a living and above all, she would specify that she is the founder of KonMari Media, Inc., a lifestyle brand that became a thing in 2015.
The Japanese organizing consultant is on a mission to help people attain the goals of their tidying adventures and according to her, her method promotes tidying by category and keeping only things that speak to the heart. For her, it’s all about choosing joy. While a lot of people are still striving to wrap their minds around the budding professional organizing industry, Marie Kondo has been able to establish herself as a prominent name thereof. This made her a public figure with many people wanting to know more about her. If you are one of those, here’s your treat!
Marie Kondo’s Bio (Age)
Somewhere in Tokyo, Japan and on the 9th of October 1984, the professional organizer was born to parents who we can barely tell anything about who they are except the fact that they once banned their daughter from tidying as she was always throwing things away. In the same vein, nothing is known about her siblings. In fact, it is not even known if she has any.
Based on the foregoing, you must have deduced that Marie Kondo has always been preoccupied with the need to keep things arranged neatly and in order. She was so much into this that she started her tidying consultant business when she was only 19. Then, she was studying sociology at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University.
Now celebrated for being a tidying expert, Marie’s company headquartered in Redwood City, California has been getting much attention as a result of the approach they’ve adopted called the KonMari Method. Kondo has related that the method occurred to her a certain day after she had a nervous breakdown and fainted as she had driven herself nuts over what to throw away. It was after this that she figured her approach to tidying should be looking for things to keep and not what to trash.
The success of her company and her character strengths have made Marie an inspiring figure, little wonder Time Magazine named her as one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2015. As an author, Marie Kondo has a handful of published works to her name but is most known for The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up series. She has made several media appearances and, it was on the 1st of January 2019 that Netflix released the reality series that revolves around her works and it has thus far received positive reviews.
Family: Husband, and Kids
While much is not known about the family Marie Kondo hails from, it is quite a common knowledge that she started her own family with a man named Tukumi Kawahara way back in 2012.
Although the specifics of how they met and became lovers is best known to them, it is said that the man was working with a corporation situated in Osaka when they first met. Being a supportive husband, he abandoned his job to manage his wife’s promising career; he’s now the CEO of the company she founded.
The Marie-Tukumi union has been blessed with two daughters and the family now resides in Los Angeles, California.
Marie Kondo has multiple sources of income and it is easy to see why various sources have estimated that she has a net worth of $8 million. Apart from what she earns from her endeavor as a tidying expert, she must be receiving a good sum for the Netflix series. In addition to that, over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide thus far.
Even as we are yet to substantiate the figure that has circulated as the total value of riches, there is no doubt that Marie is worth that much or even more.
Marie Kondo’s Height
More than just being a charismatic figure with great appeal to the public, Marie Kondo is physically attractive. Nonetheless, it would be difficult for one to describe her as a tall woman as she is only 4 feet 7 inches.