Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi
Celebrated Name: Ali Velshi
Real Name/Full Name: Ali Velshi
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 29 October 1969
Birth Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: NA
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lori Wachs(Married in 2009)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Daughter(Name not yet disclosed)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): NA
Is Ali Velshi Gay? No
Profession: Broadcast Journalist, Author
Salary: $74K
Net Worth in 2024: $5 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Going with most people’s all-time television shows likes American Morning, The Situation Room, Your Money, and many more, Ali Velshi is a well-accredited broadcast journalist. At his age, he has achieved so much and helped many achieve so much too.

Maybe you know about Ali Velshi very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about the details of Ali Velshi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Ali Velshi was born in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, on October 29, 1969. He was born to a well-renowned man, Murad Velshi. Ali has been a Canadian television Journalist since the late 20th century. His father was the first Canadian with Indian origin to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario together with his wife, Mila.

Ali got his degree in religious studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, 1994. He made headlines while at Queen’s after a protest against Preston Manning and Canada’s Reform Party. He gained the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, and in 2016, the honorary doctorate of laws from Queen’s still.

In 2009, Ali Velshi married Lori Wachs, the president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments. The two got acquainted during one of Velshi’s interviews with Lori.

Personal Life

Ali Velshi was born at Nairobi in Kenya on October 29, 1969. Ali Velshi was born to Murad Velshi, his father, who was the first Canadian with an Indian origin to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and his wife, Mila, who had a South African origin. Ali is an Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati Indian descent. He attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Ali was initially married in his late 20s. However, not much is known about his first wife. Ali and Lori Wachs got married in the year 2009. He met her during one of his interviews with her. Lori is a well-known woman. She is the president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments. Ali and Lori have a girl. However, not so much is known about their daughter, including her name.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 29 October 1969, Ali Velshi is 54 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and his weight is NA kg.


From 1996, Velshi was privileged to work with Lee H. Hamilton (a democratic representative from Indiana) after he was awarded a fellowship to United States Congress from American Political Science Association. He began his career in journalism as the General Assignment reporter for CFTO, after which he became the business reporter and anchor for CablePulse24 and CityTV. In 1999, he joined Report on Business Television (now, BNN Bloomberg- Business News Network).

In 2001, he joined CNNfn in New York City, anchoring several shows like Your Money, Street Sweep, and many more. In 2005, he hosted 13 hour-long episodes of The Turnaround, a reality show. He was assigned The Situation Room from 2005-2006. The tragic events that happened in 2007-2008, like the now destroyed Marriott Hotel, and others gave Ali more airtime.

Ali Velshi has always been a strong defender of the Muslim Community Rights to build mosques and Islamic centers. Velshi co-hosted the market-opening edition of World Business Today on CNN International until his move to Al Jazeera America on April 4, 2013. Ali was to host a 30-minute program, ‘Real Money with Ali Velshi.’ The show changed to ‘Ali Velshi’ in 2016 after relaunching. He hosted the show until his move to MSNHC in October 2016. Ali co-anchors the 1:00 PM ET MSNBC news.

Awards & Achievements

Ali’s career experience is full of achievements. To begin with, Ali was awarded the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award. In 2016, Ali was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Of laws by Queen’s University.

Net Worth & Salary of Ali Velshi in 2024

Ali Velshi Net Worth
Ali Velshi Net Worth

By the fact that Ali started his career during the late 20th century, Ali has managed to gain a lot from his Journalism career. Being a well-decorated news anchor, through his hard work in that industry, Ali gets the best of programs from most of the renowned news channels. Ali earns a general $74K as his salary basing on the general pay of an NBC journalist. As of February 2024, His approximate net worth is $5 million.

With passion and resilience, we can all achieve great heights in our careers, as seen in Velshi’s career in broadcast journalism. Ali Velshi enjoys the fruits of his labor now that he has gained trust in most of the global television channels, making it easier for him to get great programs and more airtime.


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