Masha Gessen Net Worth


Masha Gessen’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million – $5 Million.
Masha Gessen (Maria Alexandrovna Gessen) was born on 13 January, 1967 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russian Federation), is a Journalist,author,activist. Find out about the life of this billionaire, including Masha Gessen’s net worth, age, family, dating life, salary, and assets.

Popular As Maria Alexandrovna Gessen
Occupation Journalist,author,activist
Age 54 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 13 January 1967
Birthday 13 January
Birthplace Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russian Federation)

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Masha Gessen’s net worth has been growing in 2020-2021.Masha Gessen is 54 years old and has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

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Gessen writes primarily in English but also in their native Russian. In addition to being the author of several non-fiction books, they have been a prolific contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, Granta, Slate, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, and U.S. News & World Report. Since 2017, they have been a staff writer for The New Yorker.

As of 2017, Gessen serves as a visiting professor at Amherst College. They were named the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 academic years. In October 2017, they published their 10th book The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.


Published in April 2015 by Riverhead, The Brothers investigates the background of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.


In a January 2014 interview with ABC News, Gessen said that the Russian gay propaganda law had “led to a huge increase in antigay violence, including murders. It’s led to attacks on gay and lesbian clubs and film festivals…and because these laws are passed supposedly to protect children, the people who are most targeted or have the most to fear are LGBT parents.”

They wrote in February 2014 that Citibank had closed their bank account because of concern about Russian money-laundering operations.

Gessen has three children—two sons and a daughter. Their eldest son, Vova, was born in 1997 in Russia and was adopted by Gessen from an orphanage in Kaliningrad for the children of HIV-positive women. Their daughter, Yolka, was born to Gessen in the U.S. in 2001. Their third child, a son, was born in February 2012.


In March 2013, politician Vitaly Milonov promoted the Russian law against foreign adoption of Russian children by saying: “The Americans want to adopt Russian children and bring them up in perverted families like Masha Gessen’s.”

In December 2013, they moved to New York because Russian authorities had begun to talk about taking children away from gay parents. In March, “the St Petersburg legislator [Milonov] who had become a spokesman for the law [against ‘homosexual propaganda’ towards children] started mentioning me and my ‘perverted family’ in his interviews,” and Gessen contacted an adoption lawyer asking “whether I had reason to worry that social services would go after my family and attempt to remove my oldest son, whom I adopted in 2000.” The lawyer told Gessen “to instruct my son to run if he is approached by strangers and concluding: ‘The answer to your question is at the airport.'” In June 2013, Gessen was beaten up outside of the Parliament; they said of the incident that “I realised that in all my interactions, including professional ones, I no longer felt I was perceived as a journalist first: I am now a person with a pink triangle.” They stated that “a court would easily decide to annul Vova’s adoption, and I wouldn’t even know it.” Given this potential threat to their family, Gessen “felt like no risk was small enough to be acceptable,” they later told the CBC Radio. “So we just had to get out.”


Gessen was dismissed from their position as the chief editor of Russia’s oldest magazine, Vokrug sveta, a popular-science journal, in September 2012 after they refused to send a reporter to cover a Russian Geographical Society event about nature conservation featuring President Putin because they considered it political exploitation of environmental concerns. After they tweeted about their firing, Putin phoned them and claimed he was serious about his “nature conservation efforts.” At his invitation, they met him and their former publisher at the Kremlin, and was offered their job back. They rejected the offer.

In September 2012, Gessen was appointed as director of the Russian Service for Radio Liberty, a U.S. government-funded broadcaster based in Prague. Shortly after their appointment was announced and a few days after Gessen met with Putin, more than 40 members of Radio Liberty’s staff were fired. The station also lost its Russian broadcasting licence several weeks after Gessen took over. The degree of Gessen’s involvement in both of these events is unclear, but has caused controversy.

In The Man Without a Face, Gessen offers an account of Putin’s rise to power and summary of recent Russian politics. The book was published on 1 March 2012 and translated into 20 languages.


They contributed several dozen commentaries on Russia to The New York Times blog “Latitude” between November 2011 and December 2013. Among their subjects were the banning of so-called “homosexual propaganda” and other related laws; the harassment and beating of journalists, and the depreciation in value of the ruble.


In an extensive October 2008 profile of Vladimir Putin for Vanity Fair, Gessen reported that the young Putin had been “an aspiring thug” and that “the backward evolution of Russia began” within days of his inauguration in 2000.


Gessen tested positive for the BRCA mutation that is correlated with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in 2005.


Gessen married Svetlana Generalova, a Russian citizen who was also involved in the LGBT movement in Moscow, in 2004. The wedding took place in the U.S. By the time Gessen returned to the U.S. from Russia in December 2013, they were married to Darya Oreshkina.


Gessen was on the board of directors of the Moscow-based LGBT rights organization Triangle between 1993 and 1998.


In 1981, when Gessen was a teenager, they moved with their family to the United States. As an adult in 1991, they moved to Moscow, where they worked as a journalist. Gessen holds both Russian and US citizenship. Their brothers are Keith, Daniel and Philip Gessen.


Masha Gessen (born Maria Alexandrovna Gessen (Russian: Мари́я Алекса́ндровна Ге́ссен , IPA: [maˈrʲijə ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvnəˈɡʲesən] ) 13 January 1967) is a Russian-American journalist, author, translator and activist who has been an outspoken critic of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of the United States, Donald Trump.


Gessen was born into a Jewish family in Moscow to Alexander and Yelena Gessen. Their paternal grandmother Ester Goldberg, the daughter of a socialist mother and a Zionist father, was born in Białystok, Poland, in 1923 and immigrated to Moscow in 1940. Ester’s father Jakub Goldberg was murdered in 1943, either in the Białystok Ghetto or a concentration camp. Ruzya Solodovnik, Gessen’s maternal grandmother, was a Russian-born intellectual who worked as a censor for the Stalinist government until she was fired during an antisemitic purge. Gessen’s maternal grandfather Samuil was a committed Bolshevik who died during World War II, leaving Ruzya to raise Yelena alone.

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