Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi
Real Name/Full Name Ali Velshi
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ali Velshi
Birth Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 October 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Bald
Parents Name: Father – Murad Velshi
Mother – Mila Velshi
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: Queen’s University
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Lori Wachs (m. 2009)
Kids/Children Name: 1
Profession: Broadcast Journalist
Net Worth: $1 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Ali Velshi is a well-known journalist and broadcaster, very well known to the audience of popular shows like American Morning, The situation room, and Your money. He is based in the United States of America and has managed to achieve a lot and helped others.

Well, how well do you know about Ali Velshi? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ali Velshi’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ali Velshi to date.

Biography and Early Life

Velshi was born to parents, father Murad Beshi, and mother, Mila, in Nairobi of Kenya on 29th October of 1969. His father was a renowned person and was the first-ever Canadian citizen of Indian origin who got elected as the Legislative Assembly of Ontario along with his wife Mila, who is of South African origin. This mixed ethnicity of his family makes him an Ismaili Muslim of the Gujrati community of India.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ali Velshi in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ali Velshi’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 23rd July 2024 having been born on 29 October 1969. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


Ali attended The Queen’s University in Kingston, located in Ontario, to pursue his major in religious studies in the year 1994. He was a part of a protest movement against Preston Manning and Canada’s Reform Party, which were reported on newspapers as headlines. Later he achieved the Honorary Doctorate of Laws and Alumni Achievement Awards from Queen’s University in the year 2016 and 2010, respectively.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ali Velshi With Wife Lori Wachs
Ali Velshi With Wife Lori Wachs

Velshi was married in his late twenties, very ample information about which is unavailable to the media. They parted ways, though, after which he dated well-known Lori Wachs, who is the President of Philadelphia-based cross Ledge Investments. They met during an interview and tied knots with each other in the year 2009. They have a daughter together about whom they do not disclose much to the media.

Is Ali Velshi Gay?

Velshi has been married twice in his life, and both of them are women. He even has a child of his own, which makes it safe to conclude that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Ali started his career in media early in his life. He has been working with the Canadian media as their journalist since the late 20th century. He first stepped into the media industry when he achieved a fellowship to the United States Congress from the American Political Science Association in 1996 and got the opportunity to work with the democratic representative of Indiana, Lee H. Hamilton.

He worked as a journalist for CFTO as their General Assignment Reporter, after which he worked as a business reporter and anchor for the networks, CablePulse24 and Citytv. Later in the year 1999, he started working for Business Television and again for CNNfn in 2001. When he worked for the CNNfn network, he anchored various shows like the Street Sweep and Your Money. He was also the host of the series Turnaround that aired in 2005 and later anchored The Situation Room during the following year.

Ali reported tragic events like the destruction of Marriott Resorts during 2007 and 2008, gaining more screen time. He is also a strong advocate and defender of the Muslim Community, where he fights for their rights of having mosques and Islamic centers. He was also the co-host of a market-opening edition of World Business Today that aired on the CNN international network and later moved to Al Jazeera America in 2013.

He also had a whole-fledged talk show named Real Money With Ali Velshi, a 30-minute duration program. But it never launched until 2016, and the title was changed to Ali Velshi, which he hosted till his tenure there. Later around October of the same year, he shifted to the network MSNHC where he co-anchors the 1 PM news show, MSNBC news.


Velshi has a very successful career as a journalist. He also achieved the Alumni Achievement Award from Queen’s University. He was also honored by Queen’s University with the Doctorate of Laws in the year 2016.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ali Velshi in 2024

Ali Velshi Net Worth
Ali Velshi Net Worth

Ali’s net worth is calculated to be around $1 million estimated as of 2024. This fortune is mainly generated from his long career as a journalist dating back to the 20th century. He earns a minimum salary of 74 thousand dollars from the NBC network, and various shows that he works on as their host adds up to his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Ali Velshi started his career as a journalist with the motto “Speak truth to power,” but as he has worked his days in this field as an anchor and broadcaster, he fears that in recent days fake news has undermined the meaning of truth.
  • He is currently living in New York City.
  • He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
  • He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization that hosts public competitions to encourage technological development.

Ali Velshi is known to be a great journalist and broadcaster for his passion and dedication to his work. His focus on his career has gained his popularity and recognition from various networks around the world, which is one of the reasons he has more air time and offers of hosting programs than other journalists.


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