Dana York

Quick Facts of Dana York

  • Full NameDana York
  • Birth NameDana York
  • GenderFemale
  • Date of Birth1864 / /
  • Birth CountryUnited States of America
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • Sexual OrientationStraight
  • ProfessionEducator/Celebrity Wife
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • Hair ColorDark Blonde
  • Marital StatusWidow
  • SpouseTom Petty
  • Married DateJune/03/2001
  • Marriage LocationLas Vegas
  • Children1
  • EducationFlushing High School

There are few lucky people who has successfully made their name with the help of their celebrity partner. Similarly, Dana York is also one among the few lucky people who rose to fame after being married to a celebrity. Moreover, she is a former educator and wife of the American legendary rockstar, Tom Petty.

Furthermore, Dana stayed by the side of Tom until his later breath. It has already been three years since Tom met a tragic death and yet Dana respected him. Wanna find out more about Dana York, then read this full article until the end.

Dana York Net worth and Earnings

Dana instantly received fame after she married Tom. However, she hasn’t only received fame but also earned a hefty amount of wealth from her late husband. Dana is an independent woman who has earned enough for herself from her profession. But she is a kinda strict person who doesn’t share any information about her personal life. Due to this reason reasons, we couldn’t find any infomation about her net worth.

On the other hand, her late husband Tom has collected a massive amount of net worth from his profession. According to Forbes, Tom has an estimated $95 million as of his net worth. His popularity lasted for over 40 years and it is the reason he has collected quite a sum of money. After he met his tragic death his fortune was transferred to his wife and his two daughters. But there are no actual details about who has inherited his fortune.

Marital life of Dana York

York is currently living a life of a widow. She was married to Tom Petty and stayed together for 16 years before Petty met a tragic death. The couple first met during a concert in Texas in 1991, However, the couple never met for another five years.

Also, both of them were already married to their respective spouses when they met for the first time. In 1996, both of them proceeded through a divorce with each other spouse after they met again.

Dana and her late husband Tom taking a picture together
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Soon after that, the couple started dating for six years until they decided to marry. On June 3, 2001, the couple finally decided to take their relationship into a next level and ended up exchange their wedding vows while York walks down the aisle. Also, they hold two wedding ceremonies. One of them was a small marriage ceremony that took place in Las Vegas. Later on, they held a second ceremony in their own house in Malibu where they invited many celebrities like the legendary musician Little Richard.

Even after their marriage the couple never faced any problem in their marital life. They were so much in love that there is no incident and controversy in their marital life. Unfortunately, York faced heartbroken news when she saw her husband met a tragic death due to drug overdose. On October 2, 2017, Petty left the world while he only left his memories to his fans and family members.


Dana never shared any children with her late husband Tom. But she had one child from her previous marriage. There are no actual details about whom she was previously married. But she shared on a child with her previous husband whom they had a son named Dylan.

Dana is not only the person who had children from her previous marriage. Tom was also married to another woman named Jane Petty whom he had two beautiful daughters. Adria and Annakim Violette Petty are the names of his two daughters.

Early life

Dana York was born in 1964, in Flint, Michigan, the USA. Moreover, she is currently 56 years old who has an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Due to some personal reasons, she hasn’t included the names of her parents and siblings. However, she has spent her childhood growing up in Flushing, Michigan.

Also, during her early years, she studied at Flushing High School, and later in 1982, she received the graduation from high school.

Scandals and controversies

York came into a center of controversy when she filed a lawsuit against her two stepchildren. The event took place in April 2019, when she filed a lawsuit against Adria and Annakim claiming that two of her stepdaughters were preventing her from getting married to their father. Also, she added that due to Adria and Annakim actions were Petty has to delay his release album.

The controversy doesn’t end here but it created more controversy as the case go on. As the case goes one, Adria also filed another lawsuit against York while claiming that York is trying to throw her and her sister Annakim out of the trust’s decision-making procession. However, the controversy has already ended yet and there is also no information about how inherited his fortune. Many of the families have to battle for years in the court due to their disagreement. Also, in York and her stepdaughter’s case, the same things are happening in their life as both of them are battling in court over who should be in control of Petty’s assets.