Who is Ricardo Rossello?
Ricardo “Ricky” Antonio Rossello Nevares most commonly known as Ricardo Rossello is a Puerto Rican politician, businessman, and scientist. He served as the Governor of Puerto Rican from 2017 to 2019.
|Full Name||Ricardo Antonio Rossello Nevares|
|Nick Name||Ricardo Rossello|
|Date of Birth||March 7, 1979|
|Age||41 years old|
|Birth Place||San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.|
|Current Resident||Puerto Rico|
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)University of Michigan (MS, Ph.D.)|
|Profession||Politician, Scientist, Author, Businessman|
|Political Party||New Progressive|
|Father Name||Pedro Rossell|
|Mother Name||Maga Nevares|
|Social Media||Twitter / Facebook / Instagram|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million (approx)|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches|
Ricardo Rossello Age, Birthday
Ricardo Rossello was born on 7th March 1979, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is forty-one years old as of October 2020. He celebrates his birthday on the 7th of March, each year.
Ricardo Rossello Height, Weight
Height: 5 feet 3 inch
Ricardo Rossello Family, Early Life
Ricardo Rossello was born to Pedro Rossello and Maga Nevares as the youngest son. His father Pedro Rossello served as Governor of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001. He has two elder brothers named, Javier Oscar and Luis Roberto.
Ricardo Rossello Education
Ricardo Rossello attended high school at Colegio Marista de Guaynabo. He was also selected to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiads.
Ricardo Rossello earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and economics in 2001 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In college days, he focused on adult stem cell research. He gained a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Ricardo Rossello Career
Ricardo Rossello served as a researcher at Duke University after graduation. He received several awards for his work in stem cell research such as the Biomaterials Conference STAR Award. He was also recognized as a scholar by the International Society of Neurobiology. His research articles have been published in various academic journals also including the Communicative and Integrative Biology Journal, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rossello has also presented his research at various international conferences.
Ricardo Rosello began his political career involving in various political campaigns at local and national levels. In 2004, he served as a manager of the Rossello TV initiative to support the campaign of his father along with directing various features of the 2008 campaign. He also served as an assistant to the Affairs advisor Hispanics for the presidential campaign of General Wesley Clark.
In 2012, Ricardo Rossello was mentioned as a potential candidate for governor election for the 2016 election. He began organizing a group of people to build a Plan for Puerto Rico in 2013. His plan dealt with economic and political problems. Rossello also performed various protest events against the policies of the incumbent Governor of Puerto Rico in 2014.
On September 19, 2015, Rossello announced his candidacy to run for Governor of Puerto Rico in the 2016 gubernatorial election. Then, he began to hold a campaign rally at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan.
Ricardo Rossello won the New Progressive Party’s primary election on June 5, 2016. On November 8, 2016, he won the general and was elected Governor of Puerto Rico receiving 41% of the vote. He was sworn in on January 2, 2017. He became the second-youngest Governor of Puerto Rico.
Ricardo Rossello faced controversy in mid-July 2019 after his phone messages were leaked. His messages revealed homophobic messages, evidence of corruption, plans to create troll accounts on social media, and death threats towards Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz. Then, on July 21, he announced he would not be racing for re-election in 2022. On July 24, Ricardo announced his resignation on August 2, 2019. He resigned as he promised.
Ricardo Rossello Wife, Children
Ricardo first married Natasha Marie Cervi in 2008. But their relationship didn’t last long and divorced in 2010.
Ricardo Rossello married Beatriz Areizaga on 14th October 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They have two children together, a daughter named Claudia Beatriz and a son named Pedro Javier.
Ricardo Rossello Net Worth
Ricardo Rossello’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be around $1 Million to $5Million. Ricardo’s primary income source is from being a successful politician. Moreover, he is a businessman and scientist so he makes a greater income. He has also written various articles and books.
Ricardo Rossello Publications
- The bone diagnostic instrument II: Indentation distance increase, published in 2008.
- Gap junction intercellular communication: A review of a potential platform to modulate craniofacial tissue engineering, published in 2009.
- Connexin 43 is a signaling platform for increasing the volume and spatial distribution of regenerated tissue, published in 2009.
- Cell communication and tissue engineering, published in 2010.
- Mammalian genes induce partially reprogrammed pluripotent stem cells in non-mammalian vertebrate and invertebrate species, published in 2013.
- Analysis of the colonial status of Puerto Rico, published in 2012.
- A Better Puerto Rico is possible, published in 2012.
Ricardo Rossello Social Media Account
Youtube: Ricardo Rossello
- In 2010, Ricardo Rossello founded the political advocacy group Boricua Ahora is! that advocated for changing the present political status of Puerto Rico.
- Ricardo Rossello is a co-founder of Beijing Prosperous Biopharm, a medical company in Beijing, China.
- In 2019, Rossello became the president of the Council of State Governments.