Patrizia Reggiani's Net Worth: How Much Is Gucci's Ex-Wife Worth Today?

When Patrizia Reggiani married Maurizio Gucci in 1972, the pair quickly became an Italian celebrity power couple. Gucci, after ousting the rest of his relatives from the family business — the Gucci fashion empire — was the CEO of the global brand and Reggiani was his stylish, globe-trotting wife. After the birth of the couple's two daughters, Alessandra and Allegra, along with claims of infidelity toward Maurizio, the couple's whirlwind marriage began to deteriorate after just ten years. Add in Gucci's seemingly maniacal control of the Gucci company and his eventual buyout deal with Bahrain-based Investcorp for over $150 million in 1993, Reggiani hated her ex-husband and felt that the Gucci family had lost its high status amongst Milan's elite. "Losing the family business. It was stupid. It was a failure. I was filled with rage..." Reggiani, AKA Lady Gucci, told The Guardian in 2016. "He shouldn't have done that to me."

This hate spurred into a plot to get rid of Maurizio Gucci. The ex-head of the luxury house was gunned down in the lobby of his office building in 1995, but it wasn't until 1997 that Reggiani and four others, including a hired hitman, were charged with the murder. Sentenced to 29 years in prison, but reduced to 26 years after an appeal, Reggiani was released in October 2016 after 18 years for good behavior. But even after her prison stint, where does Reggiani get her money? What is the socialite's net worth?

What is Patrizia Reggiani's net worth?

While it's not exactly known what Patrizia Reggiani's net worth is, it's pretty simple to estimate what Italy's "Black Widow" is worth. After her 18 years in San Vittore prison, Reggiani, who had never worked a day in her life, became a consultant for jewelry company Bozart for state-required income. There was a silver lining for Lady Gucci, though; after her jail time, despite conspiring to murder her ex-husband, was that Reggiani was still entitled to her divorce settlement, which provided her with an estimated 1 million a year, meaning over 16 million in backpay post-jail time. She also still has plenty of assets from before her jail time, including a multi-million dollar yacht called "The Creole." Despite her divorce money, Reggiani has claimed that she is nullatenente – the Italian word for bankrupt, meaning "a person who has nothing," according to The Guardian.

Though Reggiani claims to experience money woes, maybe they'll turn around soon with not one but two films coming out about her. The Discovery+ documentary Lady Gucci premieres in March 2021, with Reggiani expressing her side of the torrid murder tale. The House of Gucci biopic, starring Lady Gaga as Lady Gucci and Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, is slated for a November 2021 release. While Reggiani isn't really connected to the Ridley Scott-directed film, it's possible that she just may cut a check at the end anyway.