Christiane Amanpour is a journalist and television host who is of British and Iranian descent. Amanpour is an International Anchor and works on CNN. She was the host of CNN International’s nightly interview series which was titled PBS’s “Amanpour & Company”. She is famous for reporting fearlessly and often gives emotional reports.
Christiane Amanpour Salary and Net worth
Christiane Amanpour has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Her annual salary for each episode of her CNN show is $5 million. Christiane has earned her net worth by becoming a famous host. She has also appeared in many TV shows which have helped her acquire these assets.
Christiane Amanpour was born in West London on January 12, 1958. Her mother’s name is Patricia Anne Hill and her father’s name is, Mohammad Taghi Amanpour, who belongs to Tehran. Amanpour was born in Tehran and was raised there until she was 11. She went to Holy Cross Convent, which was a Catholic girl boarding school in England. Her family also migrated to England after the Iran-Iraq war. They stayed in London, and could not return to Iran. After high school, Amanpour moved to the United States to study journalism.
She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She worked at a local radio station when she was in college. After she graduated she got hired by CNN and worked as a desk assistant in Atlanta, Georgia.
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She covered the Iran-Iraq War, and also reported on the fall of European communism. She moved to Frankfurt, Germany for work purposes in 1989. Amanpour continued to shine in her career and became a worker at CNN’s New York office in 1990. She reported about the Persian Gulf War and that got her wide attention from CNN and the world. Amanpour is famous for reporting without any fears and reported fearlessly during the Gulf and Bosnian wars. She was also in charge of reports during the Bosnian war and other major conflict zones.
Pop Culture Appearances
Amanpour appeared in the finale of “Gilmore Girls” which was titled “Bon Voyage.” Amanpour had served as an idol to the main character and played a major part to change the life of the lead characters of journalist Rory Gilmore. Amanpour was also a part of films like “Iron Man 2″ and “Pink Panther 2.”. She also narrated the story in the film”Women in War”. Amanpour also appeared on the BBC radio program Desert Island Discs.
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Amanpour got married to James Rubin, who is a former US Assistant Secretary of State but the couple separated. Amanpour gave birth to a son named, Darius John Rubin, in 2000. The family resided in New York City but permanently moved to London. Amanpour is the niece of General Nader Jahanbani, who was responsible for commanding the Imperial Iranian Air Force before he was executed by the revolutionary people.