Ali Velshi Biography and Wiki
Ali Velshi is a Canadian television journalist who serves as a senior economic and business correspondent for NBC News. Ali joined NBC News in October 2016 and co-anchors with Stephanie Ruhle of Velshi & Ruhle on MSNBC. Ali previously worked for CNN as the Chief Business Correspondent, Anchor of CNN’s Your Money, and co-host of CNN International’s weekday business show World Business Today.
Ali Velshi Age and Birthday
Ali was born on October 29, 1968, in Nairobi, Kenya. He is 54 years old as of 2023. His birth sign is Scorpio. He turns 55 years old on October 29, 2023.
Ali Velshi Height
Velshi stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches(Approx. 1.75m)tall.
Ali Velshi Education
Ali first went to Toronto’s Northern Secondary School for his high school studies whereby he was elected school president. He later joined Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies in 1994.
Ali Velshi Family, Parents, Siblings
Velshi is the proud son of Murad Velshi (father) and Mila Velshi (mother). He was born in Nairobi, Kenya but grew up in Toronto, Ontario, since moving there in 1971. His father was the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario while his mother grew up in South Africa.
He was raised alongside his sister, Ishrath Velshi, who was a candidate council for Ward 26 in 2014. Velshi is an Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati-Indian descent. Ali’s great-grandfather, a friend of Gandhi, arrived in South Africa in 1893.
Ali Velshi First Wife, Now Wife, Is He Married?
Velshi was first married in his twenties to a woman whose identity is not known. He later got married to his lovely beautiful wife, Lori Wachs who is the New York-born hedge fund manager and president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments.
The couple first met at Ali’s show as she arrived as a guest. The duo got married in 2009. Details about their wedding will be updated soon when available.
Ali Velshi Children
Ali and His wife are blessed with one child, a daughter whose identity is yet to be revealed. However, Lori has two children from her past relationship, Erica Wachs and Eli Wachs. Ali and his family reside in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Ali Velshi Salary
According to NBC News correspondent salaries, Ali receives an average salary ranging from $40,912 to $80,210 a year. His actual salary is yet to be established however, this part is under review and will be updated soon.
Ali Velshi Net Worth
Ali Velshi has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist and correspondent.
Ali Velshi MSNBC, CNN, NBC News
Velshi kicked off his reporting career as a General Assignment reporter for CFTO. He later became a business reporter and anchor for CablePulse 24 and its then sister station CityTV. He later joined Report on Business Television, (now BNN Bloomberg – Business News Network) Canada’s first all-business news specialty channel. Velshi hosted The Business News, Canada’s first prime-time business news hour.
Ali then relocated to the United State of America in September 2001, joining the business news channel CNN in New York City. He anchored several shows, including Insights, Business Unusual, street sweep, and Your Money, and co-hosted The Money Gang with Pat Kiernan before the new network closed down in December 2004.
Later in 2005, Velshi hosted 13 hour-long episodes of The Turnaround, a reality television show, during which he traveled across America introducing small business owners who were facing challenges or seeking to grow their businesses to high-profile mentors who helped the small business owners develop a plan of success.
Velshi joined the MSNBC News team in October 2016, with additional duties at MSNBC’s parent news division, NBC News, for which he serves as a Business correspondent. He was appointed as a fill-in host of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday edition.
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