Neil Armstrong's Second Wife Carol Held Knight Bio, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Age, Birthday, Wedding, Still Alive

Neil Armstrong’s Second Wife Carol Held Knight Biography: Net Worth, Wikipedia, Age, Birthday, Wedding, Still Alive?

November 24, 2021 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Carol Held Knight Armstrong (born 1945) is a renowned businesswoman and a mother.

She was the wife of the first astronaut to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Prior to her marriage to Neil, she was married to Ralph Knight, with whom she had two children.

The late Neil Armstrong‘s widow is the septuagenarian.

Carol Held Knight
Carol Held Knight: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Carol Held Knight Armstrong
Stage Name: Carol Held Knight
Born: 1945 (age 79 years old)
Place of Birth: United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Rosario Cota, Victor Held
Children: Molly Knight, Andrew Knight
Height: 1.6 m
Siblings: Marianne
Husband • Spouse: Neil Armstrong (m. 1994–2012), Ralph Knight (m. ?–1989)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Occupation: Businesswoman
Net Worth: US$8 million

Early Life

In the year 1945, Carol Held Knight was born. She was born to parents; Rosario Cota and Victor Held.

Her parents, who were of Ukrainian and Polish origin, had escaped to England after the war from Czechoslovakia.

Carol Held Knight was raised alongside her older sister, Marianne.

The two siblings would go to discos and pubs at an early age, lying to their father that they were going to the ballet.


Carol Held Knight has a background in education. She was trained as a teacher.


Carol Held Knight runs her modest family construction business in Cincinnati.

Personal Life

Ralph Knight was Carol Held Knight‘s first husband. In 1989, she lost her first husband in a plane tragedy. Molly Knight and Andrew Knight were Carol Held Knight‘s children from her marriage to Ralph Knight.

Ralph Knight died while they were both teenagers. Carol Held Knight raised her children on her while also running her modest family construction business in Cincinnati.

Carol Held Knight married Neil Armstrong in Ohio on June 12, 1994. She and Neil married in two different ceremonies. Carol Held Knight‘s first wedding was tiny and intimate, held in a small setting in Ohio, where she grew up.

Their second wedding took place a few days later at the ‘San Ysidro Ranch’ in California, and it was a spectacular ceremony. Carol and Neil constructed their first home in California after their marriage and lived there for several years.

Carol Held Knight and Neil Armstrong spent their latter years in Indian Hill, Ohio, together. The couple didn’t have any children.

Sadly, Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, after complications related to heart surgery he had just had a few days prior.

Carol Held Knight has remained in their Indian Hill home after his death.

Net Worth

Carol Held Knight has an estimated net worth of US$8 million, attributed to an inheritance she got from the passing on of her husband.

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