Valeria Wasserman is a Brazilian translator at ArtVentures Cultural Projects and Translations. She is the second wife of American linguist, author, philosopher, and social critic, Noam Chomsky. A proficient translator, Wasserman has translated from research papers to full books including works by David Lehman and Dianne Newell.
Born in Brazil, in 1963, Valeria Wasserman’s age is 56 years old, as of 2019. She has not shared many details regarding her family.
She studied law and language in her school. Following her graduation, she joined the Universidade Federal Fluminense in 1984, where she studied law.
At the same time, she attended Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro where she studied a language. In 1988, she became fluent in translating between Portuguese and English.
In 1995, she went to the Universidade de São Paulo, where she studied capital market analysis and graduated under that program.
Valeria Wasserman is happily married to Noam Chomsky, in 2014. Her husband is an American philosopher as well as a social critic. The romantic couple shares their time between US and Brazil and often spends their time with each other’s families. Also, he has criticized the president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and visited former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in prison.
In addition, Chomsky previously married fellow linguist and education specialist, Carol Doris Schatz. They were married for 59 years, from 1949 until her death from cancer in 2008. They had three children: daughters Aviva born in 1957 and Diane born 1960, and son Harry born 1967.
Valeria Wasserman’s net worth is under review, as she has not shared much about her career. As per some sources, the average salary of a translator is $20.11 per hour so she might be earning the same amount of money from her career. While her husband Noam Chomsky has a net worth of $5 million.
Wasserman started her first job at the now-defunct Brazilian bank Unibanco after completing her education, in 1992. There, she served as an investment analyst for three years and later, joined the law offices of Corey R. Cutler as a legal claims assistant in December 1995.
In March 1997, she was hired by the law offices of Ralph A. Donabed as a legal assistant and was employed there for the following eight months before taking a two-year break from work.
In July 1999, Wasserman joined Intentia as an assistant. It is a software company that provides services, such as customer relationship management, and supply chain management. In July 2009, she began her work as a translator (from Portuguese to English and vice versa) at ArtVentures Cultural Projects and Translations.