Pelé’s wife, Marcia Aoki Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Height, Nationality

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 29, 2024

Marcia Aoki is a Japanese-Brazilian entrepreneur best known as the third and last wife of the late soccer legend Pelé.

She runs a successful business in the medical supplies sector and has been described by her husband as his “true love” and “a strong woman who teaches me a lot every day.”

She married Pelé in 2016, after dating him for six years, and stayed by his side until he died in 2022.


  • Full name: Marcia Cibele Aoki
  • Date of birth: 1966
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Penápolis, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Profession: Businesswoman, entrepreneur, medical equipment supplier
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Parents: Paulo Aoki and Isaura Aoki
  • Siblings: Carlos Alberto Aoki
  • Spouse: Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) (m. 2016 – d. 2022)
  • Children: None
  • Relationship status: Widowed
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life & Education

Marcia Aoki, who clocked at 57 in 2023, was born in 1966 in Penápolis, São Paulo, Brazil, to Paulo Aoki and Isaura Aoki, pediatricians and entrepreneurs of Japanese descent. She has a brother named Carlos Alberto Aoki, who is close to her.

She attended a local school in Brazil, where she was studious and hardworking. She then enrolled in a prestigious college and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business. She aspired to follow in her parent’s footsteps and become an entrepreneur.

Personal Life

Marcia Aoki met Pelé for the first time in New York City in the mid-1980s while playing for the New York Cosmos.

However, they did not start a relationship until 2010, when they met again in 2008 at a party in São Paulo.

They fell in love and moved in together in 2012. They married on July 10, 2016, in a private ceremony in Guarujá, São Paulo.

Marcia was 26 years younger than Pelé and his third wife, after Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi and Assíria Lemos Seixas.

Marcia and Pelé had no children together, but she became a stepmother to his seven children from his previous marriages and affairs. She also became a grandmother to his several grandchildren.

Marcia and Pelé were very happy and supportive of each other despite his health problems and controversies.

She accompanied him to many events and functions, and he often praised her on social media. He called her his “reason of life” and “chance at true love.”

She was devastated by his death on December 29, 2022, due to multiple organ failure, a complication of colon cancer. She wrote an emotional open letter to him on Instagram, saying she wanted a few more moments with him.


Marcia Aoki is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur who owns a medical supply import company. She started her business in the medical supplies sector after graduating from college.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she also worked as a managing director at Global Brands Japan KK. She is well-respected and admired and has earned a fortune from her ventures.

Net Worth

Marcia Aoki’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $2 million.

She also inherited a part of Pelé’s estate worth around $100 million.

Social Media

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