Michelle Rocca Net Worth - What Are The Irish Model's Earning Sources?

BY PALISTHA Updated on 16 March, 2021

Michelle Rocca

Michelle Rocca's net worth includes her earnings as a former model and motivational teacher. Image Source: Social Media.

Birth Name Michelle Mary Teresa Rocca
Birth place Dublin, Ireland
Profession Model, Television Presenter
Nationality Irish
Hair Color Brown

Former Irish model and beauty queen Michelle Rocca is one of the most well-known personalities from Ireland. Along with her beauty, she is also known for her works as a model and television presenter through which she earned a significant wealth.

In addition to her modeling works, Michelle Rocca's net worth also includes her earnings as psychology and motivational teacher. She also reportedly works in the family business and earns a massive sum from them.

Michelle Rocca Net Worth And Earnings

As stated above, Michelle Rocca's net worth comprises her earnings as a former model and television presenter. She has also worked on her family's business and makes money from her time as a motivational speaker.

Income As A Model And Television Presenter

After winning Miss Ireland's title in 1980, Michelle Rocca set her foot in the modeling industry. The Irish beauty modeled for many well-known brands and even walked the ramp in various fashion events. During her time as a model, Rocca must have earned a significant amount because of her popularity.

After this, the former model pursued a career in the television world. She joined Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE, and worked as a television presenter for a few years. She hosted The Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 and was a commentator for the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest. She also hosted Miss World 1990 alongside her co-host Peter Marshall.

As one of Ireland's most well-known personalities, the beauty queen must have earned a considerable sum from her time as a model. As a presenter for the national broadcaster of Ireland, Michelle Rocca's net worth must have heavily benefited from her salary when she worked there.

Income From Family Business And Teaching

Apart from modeling, Rocca was also working in her family business during her early years. She is the granddaughter of Egidio Rocca, who founded Rocca Tiles and worked at the company before joining RTE. The company is one of Ireland's leading suppliers of tiles, and Michelle must have earned a vast fortune as a part of the Rocca family.

While Michelle spent most of her early career in front of the camera, she currently works as a motivational teacher. She earned a Master's degree in Philosophy and English and now makes her living as psychology and motivational teacher. Even though Michelle Rocca's earnings from her current job might be lesser than her previous positions, it might have helped increase her total net worth over the years.

Marriage And Divorce

In addition to her work and beauty, Michelle also found fame due to her relationships. She has been married twice but didn't find her happily ever after in both marriages. Her first marriage was to the Irish soccer player, John Devine, who she wed in 1981. They had two daughters, Danielle Devine and Natasha Rocca Devine, but their love did not last long. They separated in 1987 and officially divorced in 1990. While details have not been revealed, Rocca must have been paid a large sum as a part of the divorce settlement.

Michelle Rocca Earnings.

The Irish beauty then married musician Van Morrison in 1992. The pair were together for around two decades and are parents to two children, Fionn Ivan Patrick Morrison, and Aibee Rocca Morrison. Just like her first marriage, Rocca's second marriage also ended in divorce. The former couple was legally separated in 2013, but their divorce was only finalized in 2018.

Not much is known about the divorce proceedings since both Morrison and Rocca chose to keep the details private. However, the former model must have pocketed a considerable sum as a divorce settlement since Van Morrison's net worth is estimated to be $90 million. The singer-songwriter must have lost a significant chunk of the total net worth during the lengthy process.


  • Michelle Mary Teresa Rocca was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1961.
  • Her grandfather was an Italian immigrant who established the company, Rocca Tiles. Her parents are Paddy Rocca and Maureen Rocca.
  • Her brother, Patrick Rocca, died in 2009 from suicide. He was a businessman and had an estimated fortune of $618 million (£462.9 million) in 2007.
  • She participated in Miss World 1980 and Miss International 1981. She was second-runner up in the Miss International competition.
  • Along with her children from her two marriages, she has a daughter, Claudia Ryan, from her relationship with Cathal Ryan.
  • She has appeared in covers of her second husband, Van Morrison's album.

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Published on 08 September, 2020

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