Mary Kay Letourneau Net Worth at Death – Salary, Income, Earnings

Mary Kay Letourneau Net Worth

Mary Kay Letourneau had an estimated net worth of $400 thousand at death. Mary Kay Letourneau was sentenced to seven years in prison for statutory rape for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy in her class.  She earned most of her income from her career as a school teacher. 

Mary Kay Letourneau, an elementary school teacher, became famous in February 1997 after it was revealed that she had a sexual relationship with Vili Fualaau, a 13-year-old boy in her class.

Letourneau was released on parole after serving 80 days of a seven-year sentence, only to be caught with Fualaau again and sentenced to prison for the remainder of her sentence. After her release, the two married in 2005 and had two children.

To calculate the net worth of Mary Kay Letourneau, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Mary Kay Letourneau
Net Worth: $400 Thousand
Monthly Salary: $6 Thousand
Annual Income: $80 Thousand
Source of Wealth: School Teacher

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Early Life and First Husband

Letourneau was born Mary Katherine Schmitz in Orange County, California on January 30, 1962. She was the fourth child and first daughter of John Schmitz, a college professor, and Mary Schmitz, a devout Roman Catholic. Following her graduation from Arizona State University, she intended to move to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in politics.

She met fellow classmate Steve Letourneau and became pregnant with their first child, Steven Jr., while still a student. The couple married in 1985 and dropped out of college before relocating to his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. The family relocated to Seattle, Washington, a year later, and had three more children (Mary Claire, Nicholas, and Jacqueline) over the next few years.

Involvement With Vili Fualaau

Letourneau began teaching at Shorewood Elementary School in 1989 and quickly rose through the ranks. Letourneau, as a teacher, took sixth-grade student Fualaau under her wing and encouraged his artistic abilities. He visited her home, and she fostered a friendship between him and her oldest child, Steve, who was only a year his junior.

However, in June 1996, she began a sexual relationship with the 13-year-old, a relationship that Fualaau later stated he welcomed. The relationship came to an end in February 1997, when Steve Letourneau discovered love letters written by his wife to Fualaau.

Later that month, a relative of Steve’s reported the affair to Shorewood Elementary officials. The police were called, and Letourneau (who was pregnant with Fualaau’s child at the time) was arrested and charged with statutory rape.

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In May 1997, Letourneau gave birth to a daughter named Audrey. Letourneau pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape three months later. Despite the fact that a defense psychiatrist testified that Letourneau had bipolar disorder (a type of manic depression), she was sentenced to seven years in prison. She was released after serving 80 days on the condition that she enter a sex offender treatment program and promise not to contact Fualauu.

Letourneau violated her parole terms in February 1998 when Seattle police discovered her in a parked car with Fualauu. Authorities discovered $6,200 in cash, passports, and $850 in clothing receipts, leading them to believe Letourneau and Fualauu were planning to flee the country.

Letourneau was sentenced to her full prison term at the Washington Correction Center for Women after violating her parole. She had a second daughter by Fualauu in October 1998. (supposedly conceived during her brief period of parole). While Letourneau served her sentence, both girls were in the care of Fualaau’s mother, Soona. The Letourneaus divorced around the same time, and their four children remained in the sole custody of their father, who moved to Alaska with them.

Marriage to Fualaau

In August 2004, Letourneau was released from prison. After the 21-year-old Fualaau petitioned the court, a judge lifted an order that barred contact between Letourneau and Fualaau shortly after her release. He and Letourneau quickly became engaged. The couple married in May 2005 at a winery in Woodinville, Washington.

They sold the press on their wedding video. Fualaau and Letourneau eventually reunited with their children and settled in a Seattle suburb. In recent years, Fualaau has worked as a DJ, and the couple hosted a series of “Hot for Teacher” nights at a local club in 2009.

Letourneau was arrested again in early 2014 for driving with a suspended license and failing to appear in court. However, she was released on $5,000 bond the same day she was arrested, so her time in jail was much shorter. In 2015, she and Fualaau celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary, with famed interviewer Barbara Walters interviewing the couple on an episode of 20/20.

Letourneau and Fualaau have two daughters: Audrey Lokelani (born in 1997) and Georgia (born in 1998), who was born while Letourneau was in prison. When Walters introduced the couple’s two daughters to the world in 2015, they appeared to be well-adjusted teenagers.

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Pop Culture

In 2000, the television movie All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story depicted Letourneau and Fualaau’s story. Penelope Ann Miller played Letourneau, and Omar Anguiano played Fualaau.

Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography, a two-hour documentary, aired on A&E in May 2018.

The 56-year-old, who has since moved on to a quiet career as a paralegal, discussed the origins of the scandal that shocked the country and wept as she recalled the difficulties of being separated from her loved ones while incarcerated.

Executive producer Brad Abramson expressed hope that the special would provide insight into the little-known side of a dedicated mother, wife, and community member.

“Her four older children from her first marriage are still in contact with her. And they are now a part of her life “He stated. “It’s almost unfathomable… that 20 years later, you have her and her children, as well as Vili and her older children, all together as one extended family. What she has accomplished is quite remarkable.”

Legal Separation 

Fualaau legally separated from Letourneau in May 2017, but according to an alleged interview he gave Radar Online, it was a financial decision made by the couple due to his desire to start a marijuana business.

“It’s not always what you think,” he told the magazine about the divorce filing. “When you apply for a license, they conduct background checks on both parties. If I decide to be a part of it, I must be licensed and vetted, as must my spouse. She has a history. She has a past.”

However, speaking through his lawyer in August 2017, Fualaau claimed that he never gave Radar an interview and that he was proceeding with the divorce, despite Letourneau’s desire for reconciliation, as revealed in court documents.

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Letourneau’s attorney, David Gehrke, confirmed her death from cancer the day before in her home near Seattle on July 7, 2020. Fualaau was beside her. “Vili moved back from California, gave up his life there, and for the last two months of Mary’s life, he stood by her 24 hours a day, seven days a week, taking care of her,” Gehrke explained. “They were divorced, they had squabbles, but they were always in love with each other.”

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