Yo Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
Celebrated Name: Yo-Yo Ma
Real Name/Full Name: Yo-Yo Ma
Gender: Male
Age: 68 years old
Birth Date: 7 October 1955
Birth Place: Paris, France
Nationality: American
Height: 2.10 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jill Hornor (m. 1978)
Children: Yes (Emily Ma, Nicholas Ma)
Profession: American cellist
Net Worth in 2024: $30 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Yo-Yo Ma is a famous American cellist, composer, songwriter, and humanitarian who belongs to France. He is best known for his extraordinary techniques. In his career, he received 18 Grammy awards. He ties with many musicians of different categories and cultures to enlarge his audience. Yo-Yo Ma performed in public at a very young age of 5.

Maybe you know about Yo-Yo Ma very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Yo-Yo Ma’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Yo-Yo Ma was born on 7th October 1955 in Paris, France, to Marina Lu and Hsiao- Tsiun Ma. Yo-Yo Ma belongs to a Chinese family. His father was a violinist. Hsiao- Tsiun Ma worked as a professor of music at the Nanjing National Central University. His mother was a singer.

Yo-Yo Ma lived with his family and moved to the USA later. During his early childhood, he attended Professional Children’s School. Later, Ma attended The Juilliard School to complete his high school degree. After completing his school, he joined Columbia University but dropped out after a few months. Afterward, he enrolled at Harvard College. In 1991, he received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater.

He started playing the violin and the piano and viola from his tender age. From the age of four, he started learning to play the cello. He performed in front of American Presidents at the age of seven only.

Personal Life

Yo-Yo Ma has a marital relationship with an art consultant, Jill Hornor. This couple has two children’s names, Emily and Nicholas. In 2001 Ma has been considered as the sexiest classical musician by his followers.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 October 1955, Yo-Yo Ma is 68 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 2.10 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


Yo-Yo Ma started to begin his professional after his graduation. But he had to start his journey after some delay due to physical condition. People considered he has a blessing with unique music skills. Ma gained huge popularity in the music industry. His talent attracted so many composers and placed him as one of the top musicians as well.

He belonged to the part of three musicians and performed with Emanuel Ax, pianist, and violinist Young-Uck Kim. This group earned a lot of appreciation. Ma’s most significant performance was in 1986, a special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

In his career, Ma produced various albums. Some of his great contributions are Great Cello Concertos, Made in America, and Soul of the Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla and so on. Yo-Yo Ma has composed some tracks in several films including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000.

In 2002 Ma performed at the site of the WTC to remember the horrible attack on the WTC. Other than these, he performed in Obrigado Brazil, Songs of Joy & Peace, and The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Ma performed at the inauguration ceremony of US President Barack Obama and at the funeral for Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.

Awards & Achievement

Ma has received so many awards in his professional life. He has received 18 Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance, Best Classical Contemporary Composition, Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Best Classical Crossover Album, and Best Folk Album throughout his career. In 2001 he got the National Medal of Arts Award. In 2006 Ma own Dan David Prize Award. He won the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the year 2011. In 2012 he received Polar Music Prize, and in 2014, Ma got Fred Rogers Legacy Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Yo-Yo Ma in 2024

Yo-Yo Ma Net Worth
Yo-Yo Ma Net Worth

As of July 2024, Yo-Yo Ma has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Most of his earnings come from his appearance money in live performances and his music albums.

He is the owner of a 6,750 sq. Ft. home worth $1.9 million in California. He also has some luxurious cars like BMW, Lamborghini, and Audi A8 in his garage.

Yo-Yo Ma is praised as a man of unquestionable character. He has also been regarded out for his unique style, modest spirit, manner, and humanitarianism. Other than his notable works, Ma is a Messenger of Peace of the United Nations since 2006. He has been considered one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.


  1. A GREAT man and Cellist for sure!!
    My son plays the cello. He is 34 now. When my mother was alive she called him “Yo Yo Steve!!
    Love hearing Yo Yo and Steve play, I do! The Swan is one of my all time favorites!!


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