Ali Velshi Net Worth

Ali Velshi Biography

Ali Velshi is a Canadian Television host and anchor, who’s currently a Chief Business Correspondent for NBC Information and anchor of MSNBC Live. He also co-hosts Velshi & Ruhle alongside Stephanie Ruhle in MSNBC. He’s known for his 12-year-lengthy tenure on CNN.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameAli Velshi
Date Of BirthOctober 29, 1968
ProfessionJournalist, Newscaster
EducationNorthern Secondary School, Queen's University
SpouseLori Wachs
ParentsMurad Velshi
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
MoviesThe Street
TV ShowsAli Velshi on Target, American Morning, CNN Newsroom, First Look

Interesting Facts

1 CNN in Atlanta, Georgia [April 2010]
2 Release of his book, "Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis". [January 2009]
3 CNN in Atlanta, Georgia [May 2010]
4 CNN chief business correspondent.
5 Member of the Economic Club of New York, and the New York Financial Writers Association.
6 Friend of Pat Kiernan. They had co-hosted "The Money Gang" on CNNfn.
7 Joined the business news channel, CNNfn, in September 2001, in New York City. Anchored several shows before the network closed down in December 2004. Was then reassigned to the main United States CNN network.
8 In 1996, was awarded a fellowship to the United States Congress from the American Political Science Association.
9 Earned a degree in religious studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1994. Previously attended Toronto's Northern Secondary School, which has produced a number of internationally successful people in the television industry.
10 Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he is the son of Murad Velshi, an Indian business owner in Africa and then in Canada, and the first Indian-Canadian elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He is an Ismaili Muslim.
11 Canadian television journalist.


1 I am very careful not to wantonly encourage people to join my industry or aspire to work in TV. I am certain that, generally speaking, the wage pressure in the television news industry is downward. When I'm interviewing people I ask them two or three times 'Is this really something you want?' They have to know what they're getting into.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner (2009) Mike Ahlers (senior producer)

Kevin Bohn (senior producer)

Carol Cratty (senior producer)

Adam Reiss (senior producer)

Scott Spoerry (senior producer)

David Bohrman (senior vice president)

Edith Chapin (vice president)

Albert Lewitinn (executive producer)

Eden Pontz (executive producer)

Roger Clark (director of coverage)

Darius Walker (bureau chief: New York)

Mike Maltas (director)

Gene Bloch (managing editor)

Tom Dunlavey (managing editor)

Jen Deaton (supervising editor)

Sarah Baker (editorial producer)

Jim Barnett (supervising producer)

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Panelist on TV
Around the World in 90 Seconds 2006 Short Ali


Around the World in 90 Seconds 2006 Short written by


NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt 2016-2017 TV Series Himself - Business Correspondent / Himself - Chief Business Correspondent / Himself - MSNBC Anchor and Correspondent
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams 2017 TV Series Himself - Contributor
AM Joy 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
PoliticKING with Larry King 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Muslims Are Coming! 2013 Documentary Himself
Real Money with Ali Velshi 2013 TV Series Himself - Host
Anderson Cooper 360° 2013 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2011 TV Series Himself
What The Week 2010 TV Series Himself (2010)
CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner 2009 TV Movie Himself - Anchor
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News 2008 TV Series Himself
The Situation Room 2008 TV Series Himself
In the Money 2007 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
On the Story 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Anchor
The Turnaround 2005 TV Series documentary Host

Archive Footage

Mobilize 2014 Documentary
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself

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