Who is Maribel Aber?
Maribel Aber – maiden name unknown – was born on 29 November 1976, in Virginia, USA. She is a broadcast journalist, television personality, and a financial consultant, best known for being a correspondent for the international news network CNN. She is mostly seen as a part of the show “Money Matters” though she has served the network in other capacities as well.
The Net Worth of Maribel Aber
Maribel Aber has a net worth estimated to be over $500,000, accumulated largely through success in her television work.
She previously worked in the financial industry, focused on the stock exchange, which has also contributed to her current wealth. Her current salary is reputed to be close to $100,000.
Early Life and Education
Maribel grew up in Virginia and was raised by her parents alongside siblings though details about them are scarce. At a young age, she was determined to pursue a career in the legal industry, wanting to become a lawyer. However, after matriculating from high school, she enrolled into the University of Virginia where she studied for a degree in Foreign Policy with a minor in German.
The university is one of the most historically rich universities in the US, dating its history to 1819 when it was founded by Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. The school has grown to now offer over a hundred programs, around the location of Jefferson’s Academical Village which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university sits on around 1,600 acres at its central university, and thousands more for its research park as well as its farm. Following the completion of her degree, Maribel furthered her studies at New York Law School to study for a Juris Doctor.
NYLS is a private law school that is known to be the home of high profile faculty members, many of whom also have experience in the business and legal world.
With the completion of her law degree, Aber didn’t pursue work as an attorney, but was instead hired by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, at the time still known as the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD).
FINRA is a self-regulatory company that regulates, enforces and oversees the policies of the New York Stock Exchange, the second major regulatory organization next to the government’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following her work there, she moved to NASDAQ in 2000, the technical arm of the stock exchange based in New York City, ranking only second in terms of most traded stocks to the NYSE. Her first position in the company was as the Associate Director of Global Sales and Member Services, but then within a year rose through the ranks and eventually became the Chief of Staff to the NASDAQ Vice Chairman.
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This also opened more opportunities for her, and she was later promoted to Vice President of the NASDAQ MarketSite.
Television and Broadcasting
While working for NASDAQ, her connections and knowledge in the financial markets led her to television opportunities, and she became the producer and host of the show “Wall Street Week”. It is an investment program which aired on PBS up to the mid-2000s, when it transferred to the Fox Business Network.
While working on that show, she also used television as an opportunity to cover her interest in theatrical productions, becoming a producer and host for the Broadway Channel which covered events on Broadway as well as the prestigious Tony Awards. She also did freelance work, presenting for AOL, MSN, and for the show “Brain Fuel TV”.
After leaving NASDAQ, Aber continued her work on television, and became a regular contributor to “The Better Show”, a lifestyle and celebrity talk show which is distributed by the Meredith Corporation.
The show airs through several television networks in the US. She also worked for HLN, and hosted the daily news program called “Michaela”. Eventually, she was hired by Cable News Network or CNN which is one of the most recognized all-news channels in the US. She became a business correspondent for the show “CNN’s Newsource”, and later for “Money Matters”.
Maribel is married to Robert E. Aber – the two met while working in NASDAQ.
He was previously the Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the stock exchange. He’s since moved to the company Yippi where he serves as the Executive Vice President of Corporation Operations. The couple doesn’t have any children together. They currently reside in New York City.
Outside of work, she is very passionate about the financial world, and follows the careers of numerous millionaires and billionaires. She also remains connected to the NASDAQ despite no longer working there.