Ali Velshi Biography
Ali Velshi is a media personality serving as an MSNBC anchor and business correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He previously co-hosted the daily MSNBC Live with Velshi & Ruhle, MSNBC’s weekly business show Velshi & Ruhle, and MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi.
Ali Velshi Age
Ali was born on October 29, 1969 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ali Velshi Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Ali Velshi Religion
Velshi is a Muslim by religion. He regularly acknowledges his background and perspective when discussions involve Islam. He strongly defended the Muslim community’s right to build a mosque and Islamic center (Park51) near Ground Zero in New York City.
Ali Velshi Education
Ali attended Toronto’s Northern Secondary School and later Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he graduated with a degree in Religious studies in1994.
Ali Velshi Parents
Ali is the son of Murad Velshi and Mila Velshi. His father was the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. His mother grew up in South Africa and together with Murad they operated a bakery in South Africa but moved to Kenya in 1960 when apartheid became oppressive. When they moved to Toronto they operated a chain of travel agencies.
Ali Velshi Siblings
Ali was brought up alongside her sister Ishrath Velshi, was a candidate for Council for Ward 26 in 2014.
Ali Velshi Wife
Ali is married to Lori Wachs since 2009. The couple first met on Ali’s show when Lori was a guest and it was her first time on TV ever.
Lori is a venture capitalist, fund manager and consumer analyst. She is a Partner at Springboard Growth Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in women-led growth stage companies in the consumer sector.
She previously spent 17 years at Delaware Investment, where she oversaw the investment of $4 billion in various institutional and mutual fund products in the consumer sector. She specialized in identifying companies that transformed their industries by capitalizing on emerging trends, and supporting these companies’ growth into dominant industry players.
She began her career in finance as an analyst in the Equity Risk Arbitrage department of Goldman Sachs.
Who was Ali Velshi First Wife
Ali was previously married in his 20s but the marriage ended in divorce. Her name is however unknown.
Ali Velshi Daughter
Ali and his wife Lori has a daughter whose name is not revealed. Lori has two children Erica Wachs and Eli Wachs from a previous marriage
Ali Velshi CNN
Ali joined CNN business news channel CNNfn in New York City in 2011, where he anchored several shows, including Insights, Business Unusual, Street Sweep, and Your Money, and co-hosted The Money Gang with Pat Kiernan before the network closed down in December 2004.
He was later reassigned to the main CNN network where he served as a business anchor and reporter for Daybreak.
In 2005 he hosted 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 for success.
He was later assigned to The Situation (from 2005 – 2006). In late 2006 he joined American Morning as a business correspondent which he rejoined in 2011 as a co-anchor.
He was a regular substitute anchor for CNN/U.S. programs such as American Morning. On Saturday and Sunday, he co-hosted a business program called Your Money. Velshi also hosted CNN’s Energy Hunt, which took him to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and to the Oil Sands of Canada in 2008.
He co-hosted the market opening edition of World Business Today on CNN International until he left CNN in April 2013.
Ali Velshi Al Jazeera
Velshi joined Al Jazeera America in April 2013 where he hosted Real Money with Ali Velshi, a weekly 30-minute magazine-style prime-time program. In August the show became a daily weekday show. The show relaunched as Ali Velshi on Target on May 12, 2015 which run until the network was shut down in April 2016.
Ali Velshi MSNBC
Ali joined MSNBC in October 2016 where he serves as an anchor and also serves as a business correspondent for NBC News. He hosts “Velshi”, a 2-hour solo act on MSNBC. He also substituted for other hosts in the weekday evening lineups. He previously co-anchored the 1:00 PM ET MSNBC news program Velshi & Ruhle with Stephanie Ruhle, as well as having his own 3:00 PM ET news program MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi. Velshi was also appointed as the fill-in host of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday edition.
Ali Velshi Salary
His salary is unknown.
Ali Velshi Net Worth
Ali has an estimated net worth of $5 million
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