Maria Folau Biography

( 1987 - )
July 17, 2019
First published on:July 17, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Maria Folau

Date of Birth: 1987, February 17
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Solonaima Maria Tuta'ia
Birth Place Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
Famous Name Maria Folau
Father Fuisami Tuta'ia
Mother Niukini
Net Worth $4 million
Salary $70,000
Past Team Auckland Diamonds, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, Northern Mystics
Weight 80 kg
Current team Adelaide Thunderbirds and Silver Ferns
Nationality Kiwis
Ethnicity white
Profession netballl player
Started career as netballl player
University attended Lynfield College
School attended Mount Albert Grammar School
Married to boyfriend Israel Folau

Maria Folau is a New Zealand international netball player who is currently playing for the Silver Ferns. She also plays for the Adelaide Thunderbirds of the Suncorp Super Netball League. Previously, she played for the Auckland Diamonds and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. Maria was the captain of her high school netball team.

Added that, she is currently enjoying her married life with her spouse. On the other hand, her current net worth is around $4 million. Want more on her personal and professional story? Please follow the article:

How Much Is Maria Folau Salary & Net Worth?

Maria Folau is a professional netball player who has been playing netball for more than 10 years so it is obvious that her assets and earnings are a far fetched dream for many newcomers. Collectively, Maria's net worth is estimated at around $4 million as of 2019. 

Since she started playing in 2005, her career earnings are projected to be around $6 million which she earned from the national team as well as from her successful club career. She is currently a member of the Silver Ferns and from there she is receiving a salary of around $50,000.

Moreover, the netball platers receive a good amount from bonuses and incentives as well as from various sponsorships. The exact figure of her club salary is not revealed but as per our approximation, she might be receiving around $70,000 annually as her salary.

Maria promoting Adidas SOURCE: Instagram

Apart from her annual salary, she also receives a decent amount from Adidas as she has signed an endorsement deal with the Adidas. Moreover, she hasn't mentioned her personal assets like cars and house but we believe she has an exotic car and a beautiful house for sure. 

Is Maria Folau Married? Know About Her Spouse

Well, Maria Folau is quite a famous name in the world of netball so it is normal for her fans to discuss her personal life. Fans just can't help their curiosity to know their idol player's personal side. Maria is a happily married woman and she is enjoying her married life to the fullest with her spouse.

Maria's wedding ceremony with her boyfriend Israel SOURCE: stuff.co.nz

She tied the knot with her boyfriend Israel Folau on 15 November 2017, in a private wedding ceremony at the Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales. After the marriage with her boyfriend Israel, she changed her last name to Folau. She is frequently seen with a baby named Auggie but there are no confirmations claiming that he is her child.

Currently, Maria resides with her husband and so far there are no signs of divorces between them as they seem to have a great mutual understanding in their marital relationship. Apart from this, she always supports her spouse who is an Australian rugby player. 

Maria with her spouse Israel Folau SOURCE: stuff.co.nz

Maria's husband got pushed in controversy after he commented on gay marriage as he said bad words for it and soo after that Chairman of the Rugby league in Australia announced his ban from future games. 

In addition to this. she is also engaged in several charity works and she is Ambassador of the CanTeen New Zealand organization which provides support to the teen cancer patients.

Maria Folau Body Measurement

The 32 years old professional netball player has a height of 1.88 meters (6 ft 2 inches) and weighs about 80 kilograms. 

Maria Folau Early Life and Childhood

Maria Folau was born as Solonaima Maria Tuta'is to parents Fuisami Tuta'ia and Niukini on February 18, 1987, in Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand. She holds Kiwis nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. She was named after her grandmother's name Solonaima. 

Maria with her family SOURCE: Instagram

She attended the Lynfield College from where she was transferred to the Mount Albert Grammar School where she was the captain of the high school netball team.

Maria Folau Professional Netball Career

Maria Folau is a New Zealand international netball player who is currently playing for the Silver Ferns. She also plays for the Adelaide Thunderbirds of the Suncorp Super Netball League and previously, she played for the Auckland Diamonds and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic.

She started her domestic career with the Auckland diamonds and participated in the National Bank Cup. She was in the squad of the Silver Ferns during their win in 2010, 2006, Commonwealth Games, 2009 World Netball Championships. 

Currently, she is in the world cup squad of the Silver Ferns for the 2019 Netball World Cup and the team is led by captain Laura Langman and the vice-captain of the team is Katrina Rore. Some of her teammates are Karin Burger and Gina Crampton.


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