Maria Ressa : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Salary

Maria Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, the co-founder and CEO of Rappler know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Education and Salary

Name Maria Ressa
Birthdate ( Age) 2 October 1963
Place of Birth Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino-American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Name not Known
Children Not Known
Parents Name Not Known
Education Princeton University, Toms River North High School, University of the Philippines Diliman
Profession Filipino-American journalist and author, the co-founder and CEO of Rappler
Net Worth $1 Million – $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, and the first Filipino Nobel Prize laureate.She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN.

Ressa was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Dmitry Muratov for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” She is the first person from the Philippines to be named a Nobel Laureate.

Early Life and Family

Ressa was born in Manila in 1963.Ressa’s father died when she was one. Her mother then moved to the United States of America, leaving her daughter and her sister with their father’s family, and would visit her children frequently. Subsequently, her mother married an Italian-American man and returned to the Philippines.

She took both her children to the United States when Ressa was ten years old. Ressa was adopted by her stepfather and took his last name. Her parents relocated to Toms River, New Jersey where she went to Toms River High School North, a public school nearby.Ressa studied molecular biology and theater as an undergraduate at Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in English and certificates in theater and dance in 1986.She then was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.

Maria Ressa Husband, Is Maria Ressa Married

Currently were unable to locate any information on her husband at this time.In reality, she tries to keep details about her personal life out of the spotlight and the media, and as a result, she hasn’t spoken much about her spouse.

Maria Ressa Net Worth

Maria Angelita Ressais a Filipino-American journalist and author, the co-founder and CEO of Rappler has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Ressa’s first job was at government station PTV 4.She then co-founded independent production company Probe in 1987, and simultaneously served as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila until 1995. She then ran CNN’s Jakarta bureau from 1995 to 2005.

As CNN’s lead investigative reporter in Asia, she specialized in investigating terrorist networks.She became an author-in-residence at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) of Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.

From 2004, Ressa headed the news division of ABS-CBN, while also writing for CNN and The Wall Street Journal.In September 2010, she wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal criticising the then president Beningno Aquino III handling of the bus hostage crisis.

This piece was published two weeks before the president’s official visit to the United States of America. Speculations were rife this among other reasons finally led to Ressa leaving the company in 2010, after deciding not to renew her contract.

Ressa is a fellow at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a 2021 Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School.


She is the author of two books concerning the rise of terrorism in Southeast Asia—Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center (2003) and From Bin Laden to Facebook: 10 Days of Abduction, 10 Years of Terrorism (2013).

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