Ali Velshi Biography
Ali Velshi is a popular Canadian television journalist. Apart from that, he is also, a senior economic and business correspondent for NBC News since October 2016. However, he is based in New York City. Currently, he is serving as a host of the weekend morning show titled Velshi. Basically, he is famous for serving at CNN as a chief business correspondent and anchor of CNN’s Your Money. Later on, he joined Al Jazeera America a channel that launched in August of that year.
Ali Velshi Age
Apparently, his exact year of birth is not clear between 1968 and 1969 in Nairobi, Kenya on the 29th of October. So his age might be either 52 years or 53 years old depending on the exact year of birth.
Ali Velshi Height
Regardless, he is a man of an average height even according to photos. Presently, he is weighing an average height of 5 feet 8inches which is also equivalent to 1.74m tall.
Ali Velshi Weight
So, according to research done it has been recorded that he is weighing a moderate weight of around 78kilograms.
Ali Velshi Family
However, he was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and raised in Toronto, Ontario that is after moving there in the year 1971. Apparently, he has an Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian descent. However, he is the son of Murad Velshi the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. His parents operated a bakery in South Africa but moved to Kenya in 1960. In Toronto, his parents operate a chain of travel agencies.
Ali Velshi Education
Nevertheless, he attended Toronto’s Nothern Secondary School, where he was elected school president. Later on, he earned a degree in religious studies from Queen’s University in Kingston. At school, he did news by organizing protests against Preston Manning and Canada’s Reform Party. In 2010 he got the award for the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award.
Ali Velshi Career
Eventually, he began his professional reporting career as a General Assignment reporter for CFTO. Later on, became a business reporter and anchor for CablePulse 24 and its then sister station CityTV. In 1999, he joined Report on Business Television, (now BNN Bloomberg – Business News Network) Canada’s first all-business news specialty channel.
So, he went to the U.S. in September 2001, joining the business news channel CNN in New York City. Furthermore, he anchored several shows, including Insights, Business Unusual, Street Sweep, and Your Money. Additionally, he co-hosted The Money Gang with Pat Kiernan before the network closed down in December 2004.
Reassigned to the main CNN network, he remained a business anchor and reporter posted initially to CNN’s early-morning program Daybreak. However, it was public on the 4th of April 2013, that he would be leaving CNN to join Al Jazeera America. He was to host a weekly 30-minute magazine-style prime-time program namely Real Money with Ali Velshi. So, he was the first on-air personality to be hired for the new channel.
Finally, he joined MSNBC in October 2016, with additional duties at MSNBC’s parent news division, NBC News, for which he serves as Business Correspondent. On May 29, 2020, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi was reporting from Minneapolis in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd when he insisted he was seeing “mostly a protest” that “is not, generally speaking, unruly” despite the fact that he was standing in front of a burning building at the time.
Presently, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million which has accrued from his career as a journalist.
According to research, he is a very experienced journalist with a very high income having worked with the top leading news stations in America. Currently, he is earning a salary of around $40,000 to $110,500.
Today he is in a marriage to his beautiful wife namely, Lori Wachs. Together the couple has one child together a daughter. Although, during his twenties, he married briefly and then broke up. His wife is a New York-born hedge fund manager. Apart from that, he is also the president of Philadelphia-based cross ledge investments where she met with him as a guest on his show.
How tall is Ali Velshi?
Presently, he is weighing an average height of 5 feet 8inches which is also equivalent to 1.74m tall.