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Is Betsy Arakawa Still Married? What’s Her Net Worth 2022?

Is Betsy Arakawa Still Married? What’s Her Net Worth 2022?

Facts of Betsy Arakawa

Full Name: Betsy Arakawa
Birth Date: December 1, 1961
Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Businesswoman
Country: United States
Horoscope: Sagittarius
HusbandGene Hackman
Net Worth$1 Million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceHawaii
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American businesswoman, Betsy Arakawa is a Classical Pianist as well. But she came into the limelight as the 2nd wife of American actor and novelist, Gene Hackman. The businesswoman has been very supportive & seen her husband in various award functions.

How old is Betsy Arakawa?

The 58-years-old, Betsy Arakawa was born on 1st December 1961 in Hawaii the United States of America. Her birth sign is Sagittarius. She took the sure name of her husband now known as Betsy Hackman. But her family details and early life background is yet to be revealed.

Having American nationality, Besty is of mixed ethnicity. She had a comfortable childhood but details of her educational background are missing.

Blissful Married Life with Husband Gene

In the early 80s, Betsy Arakawa met her future husband Gene Hackman for the first time in the gym. She along with Gene was a member of the gym club. The pair came out as a couple in 1984 after a few times of their first meeting. According to reports, Betsy’s closeness with Gene was the main cause of Gene’s divorce from the first wife in 1986.

Betsy Arakawa with her husband Gene Hackman
Caption: Betsy Arakawa with her husband Gene Hackman (Photo: Biography Mask)

They have been in a romantic relationship for more than 34 years. But the couple has been married for 26 years and still going strong. They are seen together hand-in-hand in most of the award shows and red carpet events. The pair supported each other in their ups and downs and never gave up on their relationship. They are having a blissful life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Parents of Three Children & Her Husband For Wife

From their married life, Arakawa and Gene didn’t share any kids. But she shared three children from her husband’s first marriage. So she is the stepmother to Gene’s children. Hackman with his first wife Fay Maltese married in 1956. But they divorced in the year 1986.

Betsy Arakawa picture collection with her husband Gene Hackman
Caption: Betsy Arakawa picture collection with her husband Gene Hackman (Photo: Daily Choices)

Hackman and Fay have three kids, the elder one is a son, Christopher Allen who was born in 1960, and the two are the daughter: Elizabeth Jean and Leslie Anne Hackman. A former couple of children all have grown up and are now busy professionals. Besty shared a good relationship with their stepmother.

Her Husband Fight to Rescue

Betsy Arakawa was insulted by a homeless man in 2012 while she was with her husband Hackman. They were out on the town in Santa Fe. Then her husband Gene slapped the offender in order to protect his spouse. According to police reports, a suspicious-looking guy approached Gene and Betsy and proceeded to call her an offensive name.

Betsy Arakawa's husband pointing gun in the movie
Caption: Betsy Arakawa’s husband pointing a gun in the movie (Photo: Hartford Courant)

Despite being in his 80s, he couldn’t stand by & slapped the offender. Then he himself admitted to the authorities that he did, in fact, slapped the man, but no one was arrested. It was a good thing that the tough actor can rise to the occasion and stand up for his wife.

What’s Betsy Arakawa Net Worth?

Betsy is an American businesswoman who is a Classical Pianist as well. So she has earned a decent sum of money from her working career. According to reports, Besty Arakawa has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022. But she came into the limelight as a celebrity wife, not by her work.

Betsy Arakawa's husband Gene sitting inside car
Caption: Betsy Arakawa’s husband Gene sitting inside the car (Photo: Warner Bros)

On the other hand, her husband Gene Hackman has an estimated net worth of $80 Million earned from his professional career. The couple has made Santa Fe, New Mexico for many years. The duo’s current primary residence is a 12-acre property, Later she extensively remodeled and re-designed the house.

Betsy Arakawa's husband posing for photo with car
Caption: Betsy Arakawa’s husband posing for a photo with the car (Photo: SnapLap)

He owned a 25-acre property in Montecito, California, which he sold for $5.5 million in 1985. In the year 2015, he again sold his house e for $25 million. Also, he previously owned a house in Pebble Beach, California, which he sold in 1993; this home was listed for $79 million in 2012.


  • Before being a businesswoman, Besty established herself as a Classical Pianist.
  • Also, she co-owns a home-furnishing store, Pandora’s Inc. in Santa Fe with her friend Barbara Lenihan.
  • She had worked at a gym while working in different places.
  • Her husband Gene Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist.
Betsy Arakawa's husband Gene Hackman
Caption: Betsy Arakawa’s husband Gene Hackman (Photo: The Playlist)
  • From his acting career, he won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and two BAFTAs.
  • He started his professional career in the year 1956.
  • He features in the movies such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and I Never Sang for My Father (1970), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978)—as arch-villain Lex Luthor and many more.