Yo-Yo Ma Net Worth
Yo-Yo Ma Net Worth: Yo-Yo Ma is a French-American cellist who has a net worth of $25 million. Born October 7, 1955 in Paris, France, Yo-Yo Ma was also a child prodigy, performing by the age of five. He has played as a soloist with many major orchestras and his 75 albums have received fifteen Grammy Awards. In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded American bluegrass music, traditional Chinese melodies, the tangos of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla, Brazilian music and a collaborated with singer Bobby McFerrin. His primary performance instrument is a Montagnana cello built in 1733 and valued at US$2.5 million. Yo-Yo Ma was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and the Polar Music Prize in 2012. He is known for his smooth, rich tone as well as his virtuosity and revered for his cello recording of Niccolò Paganini's 24th Caprice for solo violin and Zoltán Kodály's solo sonata as well as other recordings/performances. Ma was often invited to press events by Apple Inc. and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs and has performed on stage during event keynote presentations, as well as appearing in a commercial for the Macintosh computer. Ma's Bach recordings were used in a memorial video released by Apple on the first anniversary of Jobs' death. Ma married his long-time girlfriend Jill Hornor, a German-language instructor, in 1978 and they have two children, Nicholas and Emily, and reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ma's elder sister, Yeou-Cheng Ma, also born in Paris, is a violinist married to Michael Dadap, a New York-based guitarist from the Philippines.