Ali Velshi is a Canadian television journalist and author. He currently works as the Chief Business Correspondent for NBC News. He is also an anchor of MSNBC Live on the news division’s cable network, MSNBC.

Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi

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Ali is mostly known for his works on CNN.Previously, he was CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent. He was also the co-host of CNN International’s weekday business show World Business Today.

Early life, childhood and education

Talking about his early life, Ali Velshi was born on October 29, 1968, in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the son of Murad Velshi and his wife, Mila.His father was the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

He spent his childhood life in Toronto, Ontario. His nationality is Canadian and belongs to Gujarati Indian ethnicity.Ali completed his school education from Northern Secondary School, where he was 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.

Career, salary and net worth

Ali began 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.

After two years, he moved to the USA to join 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. In 2005, Ali reassigned to the main CNN network as a business anchor and reporter.

At that time, he reported CNN’s early morning program, Daybreak. That same year, he hosted 13 hour-long episodes of a reality television show called The Turnaround.He was also a substitute anchor for CNN{{U.S. program, American Morning. In 2008, he began reporting from the now-destroyed Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.

After that, he co-hosted the market opening edition of World Business Today on CNN International.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.Besides journalism, he is an author. He is the author of the book ‘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 Board of Trustees of the X Prize Foundation. He has a net worth of 500,000 dollars. His salary is unknown.

Awards and Honors

Ali has earned several awards and honors in his career. He earned the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award in 2010.That 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.

Rumors and Controversy

Ali faced several criticisms when he left CNN and joined Al Jazeera America in 2013. But he said that he has no regrets joining Al Jazeera America.In mid-2016, the news made headlines when Al Jazeera America Chief Reportedly threatened to bankrupt Ali Velshi.Currently, there are no rumors of him being in any affairs. Also, there are no any rumors regarding his professional life.

Body Measurements

Ali is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall. His weight, eye color, and hair are unavailable.

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Social Media Profile

Ali is very active on social media. He has over 114k followers on Facebook. His Twitter account has over 232k followers and he has around 1,500 followers on Instagram.

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