•  October 27, 2021

Marcella Samora (Selena Quintanilla's Mother): Wiki, Bio, Age & Net Worth

By: Joseph N. | Published on: June 18, 2021

Marcella Samora (Selena Quintanilla's Mother): Wiki, Bio, Age  & Net Worth

Marcella Samora, the mother of late pop singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, received justice for her daughter’s murder after Yolanda Saldívar was put behind the bars for life imprisonment. Marcella as of now runs the Selena Foundation driven mostly by Selena’s fan. 

Find out how Marcella Samora’s family got betrayed by their own close associate. What is Marcella Samora doing now? & more on Marcella Samora’s wiki, bio, age, net worth, husband & daughter. 

Who is Marcella Samora? Where is Marcella Samora Now?

Marcella Samora is popularly known as the mother of the late pop singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Marcella who is currently in her late seventies has devoted her life to philanthropy post her daughter Selena’s merciless murder. 

Selena Quintanilla, Marcella Samora's late daughter and husband

Marcella founded a non-profit organization under the name The Selena Foundation in 1995. The foundation was established after huge amounts of donations were delivered to Selena’s family as condolence after her death. 

Marcella & her family decided to turn in the donations to a cause. So as of now, The Selena Foundation works to provide education among the underprivileged & needy children. The Foundation’s motto reads "To offer the motivation that every child needs to complete their education, to live moral lives, to love their families, to respect human life and to sing whatever song they were born to sing.” 

Marcella Samora: Wiki, Bio, Age, Husband & Children

Marcella Samora was born on 17th July 1944 in the States. She holds an American Nationality and Mexican-Cherokee ethnicity. Marcella partially belongs to Indian descent. She met her now-husband, Abraham Qunitanilla Jr. at age seventeen.   

Abraham Quintanilla was positioned at Washington under US Military when they met each other. After dating for two years, Marcella got married to Abraham. After retiring from the US military, Abraham tuned into music, which eventually got him fame as a singer.

Marcell Samora with her late daughter Selena Quintanilla.

Marcella has three children; Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III, Suzette Michelle, and Selena from her marriage to Abraham. All of their children eventually got in their father’s footsteps in the music industry. Marcella’s youngest daughter Selena was the most famous among her children

Selena Quintanilla's mother Marcella Samora: Net Worth

Marcella Samora belongs to a musical family with her husband, son & daughters all involved in music creation. Her elder son Abraham is a popular figure in the music industry, he has earned a net worth of $5 million from his career in music.

As of now, Marcella holds an estimated net worth of $50k, while her husband has garnered a net worth of $10 million from his career in music. 


Selena Quintanilla & Yolanda Saldívar: How Did Selena Quintanilla Die?

Marcella’s youngest daughter Selena was murdered at age twenty-three on 31st March 1995. She was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, a previous close associate of the family. Yolanda Saldívar approached Marcella’s family as a fan of Selena with an interest to run a fan club for Selena.

After gaining trust from the family, Yolanda was appointed as the president of the club by Selena’s father Abraham in 1991. After almost five years of serving Selena and her family, she was caught implementing frauds in her appointed business; cashing g cheques to irrelevant individual names & many more.

On encountering such regular events, Yolanda Saldívar was confronted for her doings. As the rage of the confrontation, Yolanda purchased a gun and convinced Selena to visit a motel. She shot Selena on her back. Selena took her last breath while she was being rushed to the hospital to excessive blood loss.

Yolanda Saldívar is now serving behind the bars with a non-parole for up to thirty years. On 30th March 2025, Saldívar will be over with her 30-year parole. She was arrested the same year (1995), with a life sentence.