Maria Teresa Kumar, 44, is the Colombian born American TV host and Latinos & Hispanic American political right activist. She is known for her association with MSNBC and founding President and CEO of Voto Latino.
Elle Magazine named her one of the ten most influential women in Washington D.C. in 2013. In 2017 Hispanic Business named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in America.
Maria Teresa Kumar Ethnicity
Maria Teresa Kumar (born María Teresa Petersen) was born in 1974 in Bogota, Colombia. Her mother is a Colombian & her father is American. Kumar later moved to California, USA with her parents at the age of four.
Maria and her mother became the naturalized citizen of the United States in 1979. She carries Latino-American ethnicity & fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Maria Teresa Kumar Career
Maria Teresa Kumar received a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. Later, she attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Policy.
Kumar began her career as a legislative aide to Democratic Congressman Vic Fazio. Later, in 2004, She became the founding President and CEO. Under her leadership, Voto Latino registered over half a million new Latino voters.
She was nominated for Emmy Awards for 2010 MSNBC television special, Beyond Borderlines. She hosted a web show “Changing America” from Jan 2015 to Feb 2016. It focused on issues like race and immigration, changing demographics.
— María Teresa Kumar (@MariaTeresa1) January 22, 2018
Maria Teresa Kumar ‘s Net Worth & Salary
Kumar Net Worth comes from her career as legislative aide and association with MSNBC. She is also the CEO & President of Voto Latino since it’s beginning.
Furthermore, she is a frequent guest analyst on NPR and PBS. She is also an opinion writer for national publications & speaker at major conferences.
According to Paysa, top earners of Voto Latino earns more than $153,110 annually. In addition to that, MSNBC employees earn an average of $97,801 annually. Her Net Worth is around $1-$1.5 million dollars.
Maria Teresa Kumar Surgery
She has undergone cosmetic surgery for lip augmentation. Twitter user mocked her for her decision. Comedian Judy Gold tweets,
Is anyone watching Maria Teresa Kumar on MSNBC? Someone needs to stick a pin in her lips.
— Judy Gold 🇺🇸 (@JewdyGold) December 19, 2012
Maria Teresa Kumar Husband, Children
Maria is married to Raj Kumar who is an American citizen with Indian ancestry. Her spouse is the President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex. Devex is a social enterprise and media platform for the global development community. Raj is an American citizen with Indian ancestry.
Maria took the last name of her husband after marriage. She is blessed with two children, a daughter Lucia Mercedes Kumar born in July 2012. Her son Eduardo Kumar was born a couple of years later.
— María Teresa Kumar (@MariaTeresa1) May 23, 2018
(Caption: Maria Teresa Kumar with her husband Raj Kumar)
Therefore, Maria’s relationship with her husband has been delightful. They have been living happily with their kids and there is no chance of them getting divorce in the future.