Betty Broderick Net Worth (June, 2023): Earnings, Age, Height, Husband

Betty Broderick Net Worth: $1.5 million

Net worth$1.5 million
Birth DateNovember 7, 1947
Age75 years
Eye ColorBrown
Hair Colorblonde
Dress SizeN/A
Shoe Size6 (US)

Elisabeth Anne Broderick is a former housewife infamous for being convicted of the murder of her ex-husband and his second wife. Betty was charged with two charges of second-degree murder and sentenced to jail terms ranging from 32 years to life.

Betty Broderick Net Worth 2023

What is the net worth of Betty Broderick? Betty Broderick has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2023, as a consequence of losing all of her sources of income while in jail. Her case drew a lot of attention and sparked a lot of debate. There have been many books published on murder and trial.

Betty Broderick Biography:

Real NameBetty Broderick
Nick NameBetty Broderick
Age75 Years Old
BirthdayNovember 7, 1947
Famous ForCriminal
BirthplaceEastchester, New York State USA
Height/ Tall5 ft 4 inch
Weight54 Kg

Elisabeth Anne Broderick was born on November 7, 1947, in Eastchester, New York, USA. She is 75 Years Old as of 2023. Betty grew up in Eastchester and was third of six children reared Roman Catholic and of Irish-American and Italian-American origin; her father had a thriving plastering company with family members.


Betty attended Eastchester High School before enrolling in the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1965. Broderick attended a tiny Catholic women’s college in the Bronx and majored in early childhood education. Betty also minored in English and received her degree via an expedited program.

At the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Betty met her future husband Dan Broderick, who was also from a Catholic family derived from Irish immigrants. In 1969, they married, and Betty returned from their honeymoon pregnant with their first child. They would have four more children, the last of whom died two days after delivery.

Betty Broderick Height, Weight & Body Measurement

How tall is Betty Broderick? Betty Broderick is 5 feet 4 inches tall, or 1.65 meters or 165 centimeters. Betty Broderick weighs approximately 54 kg. Aside from that, she has lovely warm brown eyes and blonde locks.

Betty Broderick Husband:

Who is Betty Broderick’s Boyfriend? 

In 1965, Betty met her future husband, Dan Broderick (1944–1989), at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Betty’s husband took out school debts to obtain a medical degree at Cornell University and a law degree at Harvard Law School. To make ends meet, Betty Broderick had to take on the role of primary provider for the family, working to support them while he was still in school.

Betty Broderick husband eventually drew the attention of many businesses searching for someone with a background in both medical and law. The family relocated to neighboring Coral Reef when he received his first job, and she continued to work part-time while he established a name.

Elisabeth “Betty” Broderick being led by marshals through the hallways of the downtown San Diego County Courthouse on her way to a holding cell after her verdict came in for the murder of her ex-husband Dan and his new wife Linda.
(Don Kohlbauer / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Betty’s husband specialized in malpractice cases and earned a lot of money from it; she subsequently became a stay-at-home parent and cared for the children. He employed former stewardess Linda Kolkena as a legal assitant in 1983, but Betty soon discovered that he was having an affair with her. Betty suspected her husband of adultery, but he denied it, and their marriage finally fell apart as a result.

He moved out of the home in 1985 and subsequently gained custody of the children. It was then revealed that Dan had an affair, thus the two went through a prolonged divorce proceeding, which was finally settled 4 years later with him keeping custody of the children.

Betty claimed that Dan made it extremely difficult for her to find a lawyer willing to represent her in the divorce, which put her at a distinct disadvantage. Betty also believed that Dan used his legal influence to win sole custody of their children, sell their house against her wishes and cheat her out of her rightful share of his income.

The divorce was finalized in 1989, 4 years after Dan filed the petition. Betty’s behavior became increasingly erratic. She left hundreds of profane messages on Dan’s answering machine, and ignored numerous restraining orders that forbade her from setting foot on Dan’s property. Betty vandalized his new home, and even drove her car into his front door despite the fact that their children were inside the house at the time.

On April 22, 1989, Dan and Kolkena were married. 

Seven months after Dan and Linda were married, Betty Broderick drove to Dan’s house at 1041 Cypress Avenue in the Marston Hills neighborhood near Balboa Park in San Diego.Betty used a key she had taken from her daughter Lee to enter the house while the couple slept, whereupon she shot and killed them. The murders happened at 5:30 a.m. on November 5, 1989—two days before Betty’s 42nd birthday. 2 bullets hit Linda in the head and chest, killing her instantly; one bullet hit Dan in the chest as he apparently was reaching for the phone; one bullet hit the wall, and one bullet hit a nightstand. Dan was 17 days shy of his 45th birthday; Linda was 28.

Medical evidence indicated that Dan had not died right away, and Betty claimed that she had spoken to him after she had shot him.

After contacting her daughter, Lee, and Lee’s boyfriend, Betty turned herself in to police, never denying that she had pulled the trigger five times. Betty’s explanation at both trials was that she never planned to kill Dan and Linda and that her crime was not premeditated. Betty’saccount of the murders at her second trial was that she was startled by Kolkena screaming “Call the police!” and immediately fired the gun.

Betty Broderick Interesting Facts

  • Elisabeth Anne Broderick was born on November 7, 1947, in Eastchester, New York State USA, and is a former housewife, now best known – notorious – for being convicted of the murder of her ex-husband and his second wife.
  • Betty was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
  • The murder was also dramatized in an episode of “Deadly Women”.
  • Betty has been granted numerous magazine and television interviews from before and after her trials, with her making an appearance in the “Oprah, Show”, and “Hard Copy”.
  • At least 4 books have been written about her, not including those written about her in magazine articles.