Biography

Ali Velshi Biography

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Ali Velshi's facts

Date of Birth 1969-10-29
Nationality Canadian
Profession Broadcast Journalist, Author
Working for Al Jazeera America
Ethnicity Indian
Marital Status Married
Married to Lori Wachs
Education Degree in religious studies
Education at Queen's University
Divorce Mila
Religion Ismaili Muslim
Place of Birth Nairobi, Kenya
Awards Queen's University Alumini Achievement Award
Married on 2009

Ali Velshi is one of the most renowned journalists of the News Broadcast world. The phenomenal news presenter is currently serving the Al Jazeera America as an anchor for the famous show Real Money with Ali Velshi. The man earned huge acclamation for his wonderful service at the CNN network. He was associated with the network as the Chief Business Contributor and as host of the show Your Money. During his service at CNN, he was also a co-anchor for the show Business Today. The ambitious man joined AL Jazeera America in the year 2013.

Velshi opened his eyes for the first time to witness the beauty of nature on October 29, 1969 in Nairobi, Kenya. The magnanimous man is Ismaili Muslim in religion. As per his education, he attended Northern Secondary School in Toronto. During his school days, the man with leadership skills was also elected as the school president. He later obtained his religious studies degree from the Queen’s University. During his university days, he was actively involved in making news regarding the protests against the Canada’s Reform Party and Preston Manning. He was felicitated with the Queen’s Alumni Achievement Award for his praiseworthy deeds.

Moving into his career journey, the American Political Science Association gave him the opportunity of fellowship to the United States Congress in the year 1996. He used this chance to work with Lee H. Hamilton and then also with a Indiana Democratic Representative. He gave a kick to his career as a professional by working for CFTO as a General Assignment contributor. He then moved on to CablePulse 24 as a reporter as well as a host. He later in 1999 joined Report on Business Television. His career journey went to the upper level when he joined CNN network in 2001 in the month of September. He hosted shows like Your Money, Insights, Business Unusual and also co-anchored The Money Gang by sharing the screen with Pat Kiernan. When he was given responsibilities to work on the main network, he served as business host and contributor for the show Daybreak. Later in 2005, he worked for the reality show The Turnaround during which he travelled to many places in America. Then he worked for the show The Situation Room starting from 2005 till 2006. He then started working on America Morning. He also made frequent appearance in Anderson Cooper 360°. He served the CNN network for several years and bagged many positive feedbacks from both the viewers and critics. He also made live coverage of different events. In the year 2013, the laborious man then left the CNN network and joined Al Jazeera America as a host of the show Real Money with Ali Velshi. He is doing great at the channel.

The talented journalist is a skilled author. His book Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating Financial Crisis came out in the year 2009 on 2nd January. With the success of the first book, he came out with his second book How to Speak Money: The Language & Knowledge You Need Now. He also contributes the columns of magazines like Delta Sky and Money Magazine.

Digging into his personal life, he has been married twice. He was married to Mila in his 20’s. However, the couple got separated. He then married his girlfriend Lori Wachs in 2009. There have been rumors that the journalist is a gay. But this must not be true as he is living happily with his wife. His exact net worth has not been revealed but he is of course getting a handsome salary for his hard work and devotion.

Ali is a very determined man who has always worked very hard to achieve his ambitions in his life. His life is an inspiration to the people of the world that success comes along with hard work. His detailed bio can be found on many sites on the internet. He can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter for his latest updates.