Quick Facts of Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira

  • Full NameMaria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira
  • Net Worth$750 million
  • Date of Birth1938 /10 /05
  • NicknameMaria
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceLourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • EthnicityWhite
  • NationalityAmerican-Portugese
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • Spouse John Heinz ​ (m. 1966; d. 1991) John Kerry (m. 1995)
  • Children3

Teresa Heinz aka Teresa Heinz Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes- Ferreira is a Portuguese-American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is also popular for being the widow of former U.S Senator John Heinz. Later she married former U.S Secretary of State, longtime U.S Senator, and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.

From her long marriage span, Maria became the mother of three children. If you want to know more about her personal and professional life then we suggest you read the whole article.

What’s Her Net Worth?

The 80 years old Teresa has gathered a big chunk of money from her long professional career. She has a estimated net worth of $750 million as of 2020. The majority of her fortunes come from her works as a businesswoman. He is also a Heiress of H.J. Heinz company and businesswoman in her own right. Along with her husband, Kerry, she signed a prenuptial agreement and have kept their premarital assets separate.

She bought a six-floor, $7 million worth house in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood an ocean-front house on Nantucket along with Kerry. The listed the house for sale at $25 million. Also, they have a $5 million worth ski retreat in Idaho, and $4 million worth estate in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania near the Heinz family’s house base of Pittsburgh. Additionally, she bought a $5 million worth home in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. So far, after her husband’s death, Maria is solely looking after her properties. There is no denying that she is living a lavish lifestyle.

Relationship with John Heinz

As said before, Teresa was married to her long time boyfriend turned husband John Kerry. He is an American politician and diplomat who worked as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. The duo met each other at an Earth Day rally. At the time Teresa was married to her former partner John Heinz.  Unfortunately, Heinz died in a plane crash on April 4, 1991.

Teresa Heinz with her beloved husband
Teresa Heinz with her husband Kerry, Picture Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Apart, she met Kerry for the second time in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Soon they start to know each other and began dating in 1993. The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows on May 26, 1995, in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Since Kerry and Teresa has spent many years as a husband and wife, they haven’t shared the news of their separation or divorce. They are living joyfully with each other’s love and support.

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Past Relationship

Since we already mentioned that, Teresa was previously married to her long time boyfriend turned husband John Heinz. He was an American businessman and politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The duo dated many years before they decided to exchange her wedding vows. From their delightful marriage life, the two had three sons, including Henry John Heinz, Andre b Thierstein Heinz, and Christopher Drake Heinz.

They welcomed their first son, Henry on November 4, 1966, second son on December 9, 1969, and third son Drake on March 20, 1973. Unfortunately, their relationship ended after Heinz died on accident on April 4, 1991.

Following their relationship, she married Kerry. Heinz preferred to remain registered as a Republican before the 2004 presidential bid by John Kerry, and kept the name, Teresa Heinz. She said in May 2004,

My legal name is still Teresa Heinz. Teresa Heinz Kerry is my name… for politics. Just so people don’t ask me questions about so and so is so and so’s wife or this and that. Teresa Heinz is what I’ve been all my growing-up life, adult life, more than any other name. And it’s the name of my boys, you know ?… So, that’s my legal name and that’s my office name, my Pittsburgh name.

Apart, her husband was married to Julia Thorne before he met Teresa. Julia was an American writer. The former couple exchanged their vows in 1970 after dating quite a long time. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last for long, The duo ended their eighteen years of marriage life into divorce in 1988.