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Ali Velshi Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Family, Height

Ali Velshi Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Family, Height

Facts of Ali Velshi

Full Name:Ali Velshi
Birth Date:October 29, 1969
Age:54 years
Profession:Journalist and author
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
WifeLori Wachs
MarriedLori Wachs (2009)
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBald
Birth PlaceNairobi, Kenya
EducationQueen’s University
FatherMurad Velshi
MotherMila Velshi
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Ali Velshi is a Canadian television journalist as well as an author who is mostly known for his works on CNN. He currently works as the Chief Business Correspondent for NBC News.

What is Ali Velshi Ethnicity?

Ali Velshi was born on October 29, 1969, in Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa, and raised in Canada. He is the son of Murad Velshi and Mila. As of 2022, his age is 53 years old. His father was the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

He spent his childhood life in Toronto, Ontario. Ali belongs to Canadian nationality and is of African-Canadian ethnicity.

He completed his school education at Northern Secondary School, where he was a school president. After that, he enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. From there, he graduated with a degree in religious studies in 1994.

What is the Height of Ali Velshi?

Ali has a standard height of 5 feet 9 inches with an average weight. He is bald and has black eye color.

Ali Velshi, Journalist
<> on April 13, 2017, in New York City.

Who is Ali Velshi Married to?

Afterward, he married for the second time in 2009, New York-born hedge-fund manager, Lori Wachs.

His wife Lori is the president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments. The couple together has three children.

Ali Velshi with her wife, Lori Wachs
Caption: Ali Velshi with her wife,

He faced several criticisms when he left CNN and joined Al Jazeera America in 2013. But he said that he has no regrets about joining Al Jazeera America.

In mid-2016, the news made headlines when Al Jazeera America Chief Reportedly threatened to bankrupt Ali Velshi.

What is Ali Velshi Net Worth & Salary?

Currently, he has a net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2022. Moreover, he has earned a decent amount of salary working for networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, and NBC News.

News Channel

Just after two years, he moved to the USA to join the business news channel CNNfn in New York City. Ali then anchored Insights, Business Unusual, Street Sweep, and Your Money with CNNfn. He also co-hosted The Money Gang with Pat Kiernan until 2004.

Furthermore, in 2005, Ali was reassigned to the main CNN network as a business anchor and reporter. At that time, he reported on CNN’s early morning program, Daybreak. That same year, he hosted 13 hour-long episodes of a reality television show called The Turnaround.

Ali Velshi, Journalist
Caption: Ali Velshi, Journalist

Likewise, he was also a substitute anchor for the CNN/U.S. program, American Morning. He began reporting from the now-destroyed Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan in the year 2008. After that, he co-hosted the market opening edition of World Business Today on CNN International.

However, Ali left CNN in 2013 to join Al Jazeera America. With Al Jazeera America, he hosted a weekly 30-minute magazine-style prime-time program called Real Money with Ali Velshi. After leaving the network, he began working with NBC News in 2016.

Books and Awards

Apart from journalism, he is an author. He wrote the book entitled ‘Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis. Ali is a member of many non-profitable organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and the Board of Trustees of the X Prize Foundation.

Concerning his awards, he earned several awards and honors in his career. He earned the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award in 2010.

Again in the same year, he was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting. In 2009, he earned a nomination for the 2010 Emmy Award. In 2015, he earned nominations for two News & Documentary Emmy Awards.


  • Velshi started his career with the ‘CFTO’ channel in Toronto as a General Assignment Reporter in 1996.
  • Shortly, he became a business reporter and host on the channels CablePlus 24 and ‘CityTV’.
  • He then joined Report on Business Television in 1999, as the host of The Business News.

FAQ of Ali Velshi

What is the nationality of Ali Velshi?

Ali Velshi holds Canadian nationality.

Where did Ali Velshi go to study?

Ali Velshi went to Northern Secondary School. After that, he enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

How much is Ali Velshi’s net worth?

Ali Velshi’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

What is the height of Ali Velshi?

Ali Velshi stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.