Marie Kondo’s Net Worth Is Growing as Everyone’s Clutter Is Shrinking

The queen of clean has built an empire worth millions.
  • Marie Kondo has amassed a multimillion-dollar fortune through her books, Netflix show and consulting business.
  • Her first book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has sold over 8 million copies.
  • Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” has inspired viewers to clean up their own lives.

As part of her organizing philosophy, Marie Kondo teaches that less is more — but that lesson doesn’t necessarily apply to her impressive finances. The tidying coach, founder of the KonMari Method, author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and star of the Netflix show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” is now worth millions. Here’s a look at this successful businesswoman’s background, career and net worth.

Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1984
Net Worth: $8 million
Primary Source of Income: Books, TV show, consulting business
Career Highlights: No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015

Marie Kondo Net Worth: $8M

Marie Kondo got her start in the world of organization as a Japan-based tidying coach who helped executives organize their homes, Forbes reported. Word spread about her skills, and she soon had a six-month waiting list for her services. Kondo realized that individually consulting with people about how to clean up their lives was not the best way to scale her business, so she wrote a book about her KonMari Method to help teach others her ways. The method is based on the idea that each item you own should “spark joy” — and if it doesn’t, it should be discarded.

Since writing her first book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” Kondo has written several more; launched the KonMari lifestyle platform to give fans of her method access to consultants, a newsletter, a mobile app and more; certified more KonMari consultants through a seminar and practice sessions; and landed her own Netflix show.

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Marie Kondo Books

Kondo released “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” in 2014, and it has gone on to become a No. 1 New York Times best-seller with 8.5 million copies sold. She has subsequently released other titles including “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up” (2016) and “The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story” (2017).

Her books have now been published in 41 countries and regions around the world.

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Marie Kondo Netflix Show

On New Year’s Day 2019, Netflix launched the eight-episode series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” which follows Kondo as she helps people clear their clutter and transform their lives. Although Netflix hasn’t released audience data, the show clearly struck a nerve with viewers who have been flocking to consignment stores with donations and calling professional organizers to get their own help tidying up, The Washington Post reported.

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More Ways Marie Kondo Adds to Her Wealth

Kondo is the founder of the company KonMari, which connects people to certified consultants through an online database. She also hosts seminars that cost upward of $2,000 to attend, and are one of the first steps in becoming an officially certified KonMari consultant. Consultants pay an annual fee of $500 to keep their certification.

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Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in the journalism industry. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer-reporter for People Magazine and People.com. Her work has also appeared on E! Online, Us Weekly, Patch, Sweety High and Discover Los Angeles, and she has been featured on “Good Morning America” as a celebrity news expert.