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Daniela Zanardi


Daniela Zanardi is an Italian Celebrity wife. Daniela Zanardi grabbed the media’s and public attention after he was recognized as the wife of a professional racing driver and Paracyclist, Alex Zanardi.

Early Life and Childhood

The celebrity wife was born in the year 1969, in Italy. As of now, she must be 54 years old and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Similarly, her real name is Daniela Manni. She is an Italian citizen and also belongs to the Italian ethnicity. She also follows the Christian religion.

Regarding the celebrity wife’s educational qualification, she went to a local school in Italy. She has received a Bachelor’s degree in college. She has been quite secretive about her personal life so there is no more information about her parents, siblings, education, and many more.

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Caption: Daniela Zanardi with her husband when they were young (Source: Fanpage)

Daniela Zanardi – Net Worth 2024

In the past few days of Daniela Zanardi, she must have earned some money. But as for now, she does not have any jobs or professions. So, she also does not has a net worth or salary. However, her husband, Alex Zanardi has a good net worth of around $5 million which he has been earning from his career as a professional racing driver and a para cyclist. Currently, the whole family is living a good life and is not facing any financial problems.

Career and Professional Life

Daniela Zanardi has not mentioned or revealed anything about her career and the professions she was involved in. As of now, she is just a housewife and is busy managing her house and her family. She has been fulfilling every need and taking care of her husband and son’s health and needs. The celebrity wife came into the limelight right after her marriage to the talented racing driver and Paracyclist, Alex Zanardi. Other than this, she is also active in fundraising events for social awareness programs.

Her husband’s career

As mentioned before, Alessandro Zanardi is a professional racing driver and also a para cyclist. He was the winner of the CART championship both in the years 1997 and 1998. Alex even took fifteen wins in the series. He even raced in Formula One from the year 1991 to 1994 and also in the year 1999. Alex’s greatest result was a 6th-place finish in the Brazilian GP in the year 1993. Then, Alex got back to CART in the year 2001. However, a huge crash in the American Memorial in the year 2001 injured the amputation of his legs.

Alex got back to racing less than 2 years after the accident took place. At that time, he took part in the European Touring Car Championship in the year 2003–2004. Then, he again took part in the World Touring Car Championship between the years 2005 and 2009, scoring 4 wins. Moreover, Alex Zanardi took part in the competition of hand cycling which is also a kind of paralympic cycling, with the mentioned objective of representing Italy at the Summer Paralympics in the year 2012. In September 2011, Zanardi became the winner of his 1st senior international hand cycling medal.

The racer also won the silver medal in the H4 categorization time trial at the UCI World Road Para-Cycling Championships. Additionally, in September 2012 Alex was the winner of the gold medals at the London Paralympics in the individual H4 time trial and also in the individual H4 road race. It was after he got a silver medal in the mixed H1-4 team relay. Moreover, he was the winner of a gold and a silver medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September 2016.


Apart from his racing career, Zanardi is also a writer. He has written the opening chapters for the books of Steve Olvey who is the previous CART medical director. It also adds Rapid Response: My Inside Story as a Motor Racing Life Saver. Similarly, he has co-written 2 books that have also mentioned his life. One of them is “Alex Zanardi: My Story” of the year 2004 together with Gianluca Gasparini and another is “Alex Zanardi: My Sweetest Victory” of the same year. Also, Alex Zanardi and his story have been presented on the HBO sports series “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”.

Cycling Accident

Alex Zanardi got in a deadly accident on 19th June 2020 when he was competing in the Obiettivo Tricolore Italian national road race for paralympic athletes. The deadly accident took place on State Highway 146 between Pienza and San Quirico. According to some sources, the racer was falling down a hill when he was unable to control his handbike and wheeled into a truck. The accident leads him to critical facial and cranial injuries. Emergency services joined the accident area after Alex’s competitors were helping to raise the alarm, and the racer was facelifted to the Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital which is located in Siena.

Alex was treated in in-depth care for his severe head trauma. It was announced that Alex Zanardi was giving some signs to communicate in September 2020 but he had to go through various operations to fix his face. Alex Zanardi was moved to a hospital in Padua in November 2020 which is not far from his house to resume his recovery. Then, it was announced that Alex was able to hear and see everything in December 2020. Also, he was able to give non-verbal answers to questions. Likewise, Alex was slowly able to shake hands on demand. Then, finally, it was announced that Alex was able to speak again after a waking surgery in January 2021.

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Caption: Daniela Zanardi with her husband at an event (Source: World Today News)

Relationship Status

Daniela Zanardi and Alex Zanardi‘s wedding was in the year 1996. She changed her real name to her present name after she became the wife of Alex Zanardi. The couple also has a child whose name is Niccolo Zanardi. He was born on 7th September 1998 and he is a boy. Currently, she has been handling her house and completing her responsibilities as a wife and also as a mother. she has been less present in public so she has also not been in any controversial matters to this day.

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Caption: Daniela Zanardi together with her husband (Source: Fanpage)

Body Measurements

Regarding the celebrity wife’s physical appearance, Daniela Zanardi has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches or else 163 cm or 1.63 m. Daniela also has a body weight of 50 kg or 110 lbs. Similarly, she has a pair of black eyes with blonde hair color. Also, the natural color of her hair is brown. Furthermore, information about her body measurement, dress size, and shoe size is still missing. So far it is known that she has a fair complexion with a beautiful face.

Daniela Zanardi – Social Media

Talking about the celebrity wife’s presence on the social media platform, she was quite active there. she has a Twitter account only where she has just around 400 followers. Looking at her last post, it was done many years ago. It looks like the celebrity wife is not active on any of the social media platforms as of now. she has been maintaining a low profile in front of everyone since the very beginning. Therefore, she is not an attention seeker.