Born on October 2, 1963, Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and novelist, co-founder and CEO of Rappler, and the first Filipino to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Prior to joining CNN, she spent nearly two decades as a leading investigative correspondent in Southeast Asia.
Ressa was featured in the 2018 issue of Time’s Person of the Year, which featured a group of journalists from around the world who are actively addressing the phenomenon of fake news.
On February 13, 2019, she was detained for cyberlibel by Philippine authorities due to allegations that Rappler published a fraudulent news item against businessman Wilfredo Keng.
On June 15, 2020, a court in Manila found her guilty of cyberlibel under the controversial Anti-Cybercrime law, a move denounced as an assault on press freedom by human rights groups and journalists.
Maria Ressa Husband
Maria Ressa is not forthcoming about the details of her personal life. She has not shared any information regarding her marital status with anyone. It can be safely assumed that she does not have a husband.
Maria Ressa Net Worth
It is estimated that Maria Ressa has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. The majority of Maria’s riches is due to the accomplishments she has had in the field of journalism.