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Mary Jo Buttafuoco Net Worth: How Rich is Joey Buttafuoco’s Ex-Wife?

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Mary Jo Buttafuoco Net Worth

Mary Jo Buttafuoco is an American motivational speaker and author. She was shot in the face by her husband’s lover Amy Fisher in 1992. As of 2019, Mary Jo Buttafuoco net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

Mary Jo was born on May 15, 1955, in the United States. On May 19, 1992, her then-husband Joey Buttafuoco’s lover named Amy Fisher shot her in the face. Amy was 16-17 years old at that time and Joey was having a sexual affair with her.

Fisher had come to the Buttafuoco’s house to confront Mary about Joey. Their conversation got escalated and Fisher shot her in the face with a .25 caliber semi autopilot pistol. She survived the shot but she suffered from facial paralysis and ear damage.

After the incident, Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. She served eight years and was granted parole in May 1999. Meanwhile, her husband Joey pleaded guilty to one count of statutory rape and served four months in jail. After his release, Mary and Joey later moved to Southern California. She was very loyal to her husband and even defended him when he was arrested in 1995 for sexual solicitation in Los Angeles.

Eventually, Mary Jo and Joey got divorced on February 3, 2003. The coverage of shooting incident by various media made the Buttafuoco families like minor celebrities. The incident was discussed many times on David Letterman show that Joey Buttafuoco’s name was a recurring punchline. SNL also parodied the case in multiple sketches.

Sixteen years after the incident, Mary Jo wrote a book telling her story “Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know.” She was inspired to write the book after her son referred to her ex-husband as a sociopath. The book was on the New York Times’ bestseller list.

Her ex-husband Joey is currently working on a movie about his early life. After their divorce, he got married to Evanka Franjko. He has also made several TV appearances including on Celebrity Boxing, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and The Howard Stern Show.

Mary Jo has two children Paul Buttafuoco and Jessica Buttafuoco. In 2012, she married Stu Tendler but unfortunately, he died in 2018 from cancer.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco Net Worth: $1.5 million

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