Marie Yovanovitch is an American diplomat who served as a senior member in the United States Foreign Service department throughout her diplomatic career.
Working over thirty years as a U.S. diplomat, Marie Yovanovitch has accumulated a net worth of $6 million. Marie previously worked as a U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2005-2008), to Armenia (2008-2011), to Ukraine (2016-2019), and for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
However, Yovanovitch was discharged by President Trump while working in Ukraine as an Ambassador. On 31 January 2020, Marie Yovanovitch retired from the state department.
Marie Yovanovitch served as a U.S. Ambassador for nine years. Recently, she worked in Ukraine as a U.S. Ambassador.
However, according to the 2017 survey report, a U.S. Ambassador gets $124,406 per year (minimum) and $187k a year (maximum).
As of December 2020, the average salary of a U.S. Ambassador is $178,373. Typically speaking, the salary range of a U.S. Ambassador is $143,523 to $215,854.
Hence, Marie Yovanovitch has earned well enough throughout her working years as a U.S. Ambassador.
From 2004 to 2005, Marie Yovanovitch served as a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
Generally, a Senior Adviser gets $156,125 a year. Thus, as a Senior Adviser, Yovanovitch earned a lot.
Furthermore, Marie served in the United States Foreign Service as Senior Member. The official salary of the U.S. Department of State Senior Foreign Service is $184,365.
To sum up, below is Marie Yovanovitch working roles and estimated earnings:
|Year||Working Role||Estimated Earnings|
|2004-05||Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs||$156k (yearly)|
|2005-08||U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan||$100k to $120k (yearly)|
|2008-11||U.S. Ambassador to Armenia||$120k to $150k (yearly)|
|2012-13||Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs||$170k (yearly)|
|2016-19||U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine||$178k (yearly)|
|–||Senior Member of the United States Foreign Service||$184k (yearly)|
Apart from these, she had earned surely enough as a U.S. diplomat. Below is the U.S. diplomat salaries:
|Job Title (Diplomat)||Yearly Salary||Job Title (Diplomat)||Yearly Salary|
|U.S. Department of State||$110,046||Federal Government||$91k-$117k|
|US Agency for International Development||$95k-$105k||University of Houston-Clear Lake||$576-$635 (monthly)|
|Organization of American States||$4k (monthly)||Ambassador Software||$61k-$66k|
|Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores||$6k (monthly)||Auswartiges Amt||$4k|
|Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines||$102k-$112k||ECOWAS||$165k-$177k (contract)|
|Associate Physician (UC San Diego)||$252k-$277k||Associate Physician (UC Davis)||$269k-$289k|
|Service Representative||$11 per hour||Security Officer||$68k-$73k|
|International Program Diplomat||$122k-132k||Head of Think Tank Department||$84k-$91k|
However, Yovanovitch said goodbye to U.S. politics on 31 January 2020. Throughout her 34 years of a political career, Marie Yovanovitch had been able to accumulate $6 million.
Marie Yovanovitch: At a Glance
|Full Name||Marie Louise Yovanovitch|
|Date of Birth||11 November 1958|
|Birth Place||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.67m)|
|Education||Princeton University (BA), National Defense University (MS)|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
Marie Louise Yovanovitch was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 11 November 1958, to Mikhail Yovanovitch and Nadia Yovanovitch.
At an early age, Marie Yovanovitch fled to the Soviet Union and after some time to the Nazis. Later, she went to Connecticut, when she was only three. At eighteen, Marie Yovanovitch got naturalized American Citizenship.
Talking about her education, Marie Yovanovitch earned her graduate degree in 1976 from Kent School, located in Connecticut. Later, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University majoring in history and Russian studies, in 1980.
After taking BA, Yovanovitch further studied at the Pushkin Institute situated in Moscow and earned her MS degree from the National Defense University in 2001.
In 1986, Yovanovitch began her political career by joining the United States Foreign Service.
As a foreign assignment, Marie served in Ottawa, Moscow, Mogadishu, and London. For two years she served as the Deputy Director of the Russian Desk in the United States State Department.
Throughout her diplomatic career, Marie Yovanovitch served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, Senior Member of the U.S. Foreign Service, numerous State Department posts, and so on.
While working in Ukraine as a U.S. Ambassador, President Trump and his allies spread the conspiracy-driven smear campaign resulting in her disappearance from Ukraine.
After losing the U.S. Ambassador position to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch worked in the Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, as a Senior State Department Fellow.
In January 2020, she said goodbye to her 34 years of diplomat career.
Yovanovitch’s full name is Marie Louise Yovanovitch. Besides, her colleagues and friends call her “Masha”.
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