Quick Facts of Ali Velshi

  • Full NameAli Velshi
  • Net Worth$1.5 Million
  • Date of Birth1969 /10 /29
  • NicknameVelshi
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceToronto, Ontario
  • EthnicityGujarati Indian
  • ReligionIsmaili Muslim
  • ProfessionJournalist, Business Correspondent
  • NationalityCanadian
  • Active Year1996-present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBald
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseLori Wachs (m. 2009)
  • Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
  • Education Queen's University, Northern Secondary School
  • Online PresenceInstagram (11.9k followers)
  • HoroscopeScorpio

Ali Velshi is a Canadian journalist, senior economic and business correspondent, well known for his work for NBC News. He is also notable as a co-host of CNN International’s weekday business show, World Business Today. Since 2016, Velshi is hosting the news program, Velshi & Ruhle with Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC.

Velshi is a married man as of 2019. He is enjoying the most beautiful and happiest moments of his life with his lovely wife Lori Wachs. So, does he share any kids with his spouse?

Early Life of Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi was born on 29th October 1969, in Nairobi, Kenya. After his birth, Velshi and his family moved to Toronto, Ontario where he spent his childhood. Moreover, he holds Canadian nationality and belongs to Ismailli Muslim of Gujrati Indian ethnicity. Velshi is the son of Murad Velshi (father), and Mila (mother).

Velshi graduated with a degree in religious studies from Queen’s University located in Kingston, Ontario in 1994. While studying at religious studies, he made news by organizing protests against Preston Manning and Canada’s Reform Party. Later, Velshi attended Toronto’s Northern Secondary School where he became a school president.

Ali Velshi’s Career

Ali Velshi started her career as a General Assignment reporter for CFTO network in 1997. Later, he became a business reporter and anchor for CablePulse 24 and its station, CityTV. In 1999, Velshi joined Report on Business Television (now BNN – Business News Network). He also hosted Canada’s first prime time business news hour, The Business News.

Velshi joined business news channel, CNNfn in New York City on September 2001. Similarly, he anchored several shows, including Insights, Your Money, etc. Velshi then co-hosted The Money Gang with Pat Kierman in December 2004. He also served in many news networks like Al Jazeera America, MSNBC and NBC.

Net Worth From Journalism

Ali Velshi’s net worth is $1.5 Million as of 2019. He earns a salary in the range of $200 Thousand to $250 Thousand annually. Velshi also receives a bunch of money from his other works which include live interviews, reporting, etc.

Velshi co-hosted the American three-hour breakfast television newscast, American Morning with Bill Hemmer and Carol Costello. His co-workers, Hemmer and Costello have a net worth of $3 Million and $8 Million respectively. Velshi also worked with many prominent news anchors who have maintained a fruitful wealth.

Wife, Lori Wachs (m. 2009- Present)

Ali Velshi is married to his wife, Lori Wachs, a fund manager and the president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments. The couple had their first encounter on the set of Velshi & Ruhle in 2008. Shortly they fell in love at first sight and started sharing their company. Later, they engaged in late 2008.

Ali Velshi with his wife, Lori Wachs.
Ali Velshi with his wife, Lori Wachs.                                                    Source: Instagram

The couple tied the knot in 2009, in New York City, New York. Moreover, they invited most of their friends and relatives at the Midtown Loft & Terrace venue. As of now, the pair don’t have any children but may be planning to have in the near future. Besides, Velshi and his wife are free of rumors and controversies.

Ali Velshi is enjoying his Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Ali Velshi is enjoying his Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.          Source: Instagram

Velshi is active on social media and has a massive number of fan following. Recently, he shared a photo with his fans on his Instagram account while visiting Serengeti National Park located in Tanzania. Currently, Velshi resides in Toronto, Ontario, with his family and friends.

Ali Velshi’s Age

Ali Velshi is 49 years old as of 2019. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on the 29th of October every year. On his birthday he invites most of his friends and close relatives.

Velshi was born under the birth sign of Libra. He is exceptionally clairvoyant and intuitive by his birth sign. People characterized their personality from their zodiac, just like Velshi defined by his strong passion and drive for success.

Interesting Facts

  • Ali Velshi is a good friend of Pat Kierman with whom he co-hosted The Money Gang on CNNfn.
  • Velshi is a member of the Economic Club of New York, and the New York Financial Writers Association.
  • Recently, Velshi delivered a TEDx talk about How Fake News Grew in a Post Fact World in 2017.
  • His first book is Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis.
  • He received a fellowship to the United States Congress from the American Political Science Association in 1996.
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