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Mary Mapes is an American journalist and former television news producer with a net worth of $5 million dollars. Prior to it, she was also known as a Peabody Award-winning producer for the American television show 60 Minutes (on the CBS network), from which she was fired for her part in the Killian documents scandal.
Mary was born in 1956, grew up in Burlington, Washington along with her sisters. She graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1974 and studied communications and political science at the University of Washington. In the 1980s she worked at the KIRO-TV in Seattle. She went to work for CBS News in Dallas in 1989 and joined 60 Minutes Wednesday in 1999, working exclusively as a producer assigned to Dan Rather.
At 60 Minutes Wednesday, Mapes produced the story that announced the US military's investigation of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and the story that exposed Strom Thurmond's unacknowledged bi-racial daughter, Essie Mae Washington, winning a Peabody Award in 2005 for the former.
Mary Mapes also produced a segment for 60 Minutes Wednesday that aired criticism of President George W. Bush's military service, supported by documents purportedly from the files of Bush's commanding officer, the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B Killian.
Apart from these, she is also an efficient writer as well. In 2005, Mapes published a book, Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power, in which she defends her record. Her view is that she was sacrificed when CBS caved in, without a proper investigation, to right-wing attacks as reported by its competitors without due diligence. The book is being adapted into the 2015 film Truth starring Robert Redford as Rather.
It can be easily seen that she has number of sources to make money. She has been successful in every field she has been connected to. She has been making enough money for her living from these sources. Hence it seems her net worth has not reached the final point as it is on the process to increase.