13. Maria is a Best Selling Author
When Maria wasn’t acting, hosting television and news shows, or working at the parade, she was writing books. She wrote her first book in 2001. It is called Use the News; How To Separate the Noise From the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy. Her book landed on the USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal’s Best Seller Lists. After the success of her first book, she wrote two more. In 2010, she wrote The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. In 2011, she wrote The Weekend That Changed Wall Street.