Tommy Mottola Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Children, Birthday, Parents, Girlfriend, Height

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Thomas Daniel Mottola is a highly accomplished American businessman with diverse talents and interests.

He is a successful record executive who has also made a name for himself as a television producer, theater producer, film producer, investor, and serial entrepreneur.

His impressive resume includes Chairman of Mottola Media Group, co-founder of Ntertain Studios, founding partner of Range Media Partners, and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment for almost 15 years.

In addition to his professional achievements, Mottola has been happily married to Mexican actress and singer Thalía since 2000. 


  • Full name: Thomas Daniel Mottola
  • Stage name: Tommy Mottola
  • Born: July 14, 1948
  • Age: 75 years old.
  • Birthplace:  The Bronx, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Parents: Peggy Bonetti, Thomas Mottola Sr.
  • Siblings: Mary Ann Mottola, Joan Mottola, Jean Mottola
  • Spouse: Thalía (m. 2000), Mariah Carey (m. 1993–1998), Lisa Clark (m. 1971–1990)
  • Children: Sabrina Sakaë Mottola Sodi, Michael Paul Mottola, Sarah Lisa Mottola
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $540million

Early Life

Growing up in the Bronx, New York City, in 1948, Thomas Mottola Jr. was born into a middle-class Italian-American family with parents Peggy Bonetti and Thomas Mottola Sr. Music played a significant role in his upbringing, with a particular love for R&B music icons like James Brown and Elvis Presley.

This passion for music led him to try his hand at singing, performing with an R&B cover band known as The EExotics, using the stage name T.D. Valentine.

Thomas also shared his childhood with three siblings: Mary Ann Mottola, Joan Mottola, and Jean Mottola.


After completing his education at Iona Grammar School and Iona Prep, he briefly attended a military school before enrolling in high school.

Despite dropping out of Hofstra University on Long Island, he pursued a music career as a guitarist and singer with The Exotics, an R&B cover band.

His journey eventually led him to become a hitmaker in the music industry, and his iconic sound is showcased in his album, “The Man and His Music.”


Tommy Mottola has had a dynamic and impactful career within the entertainment industry.

His most prominent role was Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. Over nearly 15 years at Sony, he played a crucial role in shaping the careers of numerous artists.

Before his tenure at Sony, Mottola founded Champion Entertainment, where he was responsible for discovering and nurturing talents such as Mariah Carey and Marc Anthony.

His influence in the music industry is undeniable, and his work with these iconic artists has left a lasting legacy.

Tommy Mottola’s career has extended far beyond the realm of music. He has delved into various other aspects of the entertainment industry, including television and theater production, film production, and investments.

As the head of Mottola Media Group, he continues to showcase his versatility and business acumen.

Even after leaving Sony, Mottola remained active in the industry by co-founding Ntertain Studios and partnering with Range Media Partners to nurture and promote talent.

His name has become synonymous with discovering talent, shaping successful careers, and significantly contributing to entertainment.

Awards and nominations

  • City of Hope Spirit of Life Award (1990) honors his philanthropic efforts.
  • Billboard Power Player of the Year (1993) – This award acknowledges his leadership in the music industry.
  • TJ Martell Foundation, Humanitarian of the Year – This award recognizes his support for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS research.
  • National Italian American Foundation, Honoree – This award celebrates his achievements and contributions as a prominent Italian-American figure.

It’s worth noting that artists he worked with at Sony Music Entertainment, like Mariah Carey, did win Grammy awards during that period.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Tommymottola
  • Facebook handle: Tommy Mottola
  • Twitter handle: @tommymottola

Personal Life

Mottola has been married three times. His first marriage was to Lisa Clark in 1971, and he converted to Judaism before marrying her. After having two children together, they divorced in 1990.

Following this, he married Mariah Carey on June 5, 1993, but their relationship ended in divorce on March 5, 1998.

Mottola’s third marriage was to Thalía on December 2, 2000, at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Together, they have two children: a daughter born in October 2007 and a son born in June 2011.

Mottola and Thalía are still happily married today.

Net Worth

A prominent American music executive, Tommy Mottola, has accumulated a substantial net worth estimated at $540 million.

Mottola has achieved significant financial success through his various endeavors and business ventures throughout his career in the music industry.

His wealth is a testament to his influence and impact within the music business, solidifying his status as one of the industry’s most successful and wealthy figures.

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