The name Holly Madison is definitely one of those names that you can’t help but mention in the media world. The young, beautiful celebrity has fought her way to the top as a New York Times bestselling author, model, and television personality. However, she is best known for her starring role in the reality television series “The Girls Next Door”, which landed an E! hit in 2005, and for her spin-off series “Holly’s World” from 2009.
Celebrities like Madison have an overwhelming number of fans who may be in love with the variety, especially their roles in the reality series, but a few may know of her marriage to a respectable young businessman. So in this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Holly Madison’s husband, Pasquale Rotella.
Who is Holly Madison’s Husband?
Holly Madison is married to Pasquale Rotella, a seasoned businessman best known as Chief Executive Officer of Insomniac Events, an electronic music event organizer and organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) electronic music festival.
Rotella, who was born August 8, 1974, in Glendale, California, founded Insomniac Events in 1993 and its current company, known as one of the world’s largest dance music and entertainment companies.
Rotella grew up in the Pacific Palisades with his parents – Italian immigrants Vincent and Irene Rotella – who owned a delicatessen in Venice where he worked as a busboy waiter before he started hosting parties in Los Angeles and charging people $5 for weekly underground raves.
In 1994 Rotella, who is a creator at heart, driven by his passion for the EDM scene itself and his desire to make others happy, did everything he could to financially support his music event. His activities at the time included selling tickets, distributing leaflets, and collecting trash to raise money for his newly founded company despite the countless police raids. Over time, Rotella’s raves became extremely popular due to their emphasis on positive vibrations. His outstanding performances at the EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) attracted millions of people from all over the world every year, bringing in millions of dollars in annual income.
Pasquale Rotella’s Net Worth
The EDC, which holds its concerts in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas, Nevada, and New Jersey, has up to 250,000 visitors, with renowned disc jockeys such as Afrojack, Tiesto, Diplo, Avici, and David Guetta taking part. In addition to the EDC, Insomniac also hosts massive electronic dance festivals such as Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, as well as drum and bass and dubstep-oriented events. The events also included the operation of three Los Angeles nightclubs, namely -Create, Exchange L.A., and the 1756 Naud Street underground warehouse.
The EDC made Rotella a lot of money. Since its arrival in Vegas in 2011, the EDC has generated over $621 million for the local economy and even more for the current EDM king, as he is known. In 2013, he sold nearly half of his stake in Insomniac Events for about $50 million to Live Nation, a live events company based in Beverly Hills, California. That same year, in May 2014, he joined Interscope Records to form Insomniac Records. The goal of Insomniac Records is exclusively to distribute electronic dance music.
Today the business mogul has net assets estimated at over $10 million. Rotella was even ranked among the 10 most powerful people in the music industry by music industry expert Bob Lefsetz, ahead of Interscope co-founder Jimmy Iovine.
Other Facts You Should Know About Madison’s Husband
- Rotella married the famous Playboy model Holly Madison on September 10, 2013, after being together for about a year. Her wedding ceremony took place at Disneyland, with people like Bridget Marquardt, a TV personality who is part of Madison’s bridal train.
- The couple, who now live in Las Vegas, have two children – a daughter named Rainbow Aurora Rotella and a son, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella.
- In 2010, Holly Madison’s husband’s Electric Daisy Carnival nearly collapsed after a 15-year-old girl named Sasha Rodriguez died from a drug overdose. This almost demoralized the company, as it provoked strong reactions from Los Angela officials, which later led to the event being forced to leave the city and move to Las Vegas.
- Things got a little dicey for Rotella when he was accused of paying a bribe of $1.8 million to the Coliseum’s event manager, Todd Destefano, to give him preferential access to the venue. He was charged with four counts of corruption, bribery, and embezzlement. The following year he was formally charged in six cases, but four years later the charges were dropped.
- Among those who have been instrumental in Rotella’s rise to fame is Bill Graham, the German-American rock concert promoter he admired for his great skills and experience, particularly in promoting the Fillmore brand and the franchise that has defined music promotion in the United States over the last five decades.
- The husband of Holly Madison, Pasquale Rotella, is the author of a book entitled “Insomniac: I make the world dance”.