Christiane Amanpour Iran, Husband, Son, Age, Net Worth, CNN, Health, Family, House and Salary

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Christiane Amanpour Biography and Wikipedia

Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and TV personality currently serving as the Chief International anchor for CNN and hosting a talk show program on CNN International called Amanpour. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter for ABC News from March to August 2010. Amanpour also works as a presenter and co-host on a PBS talk show news program called Amanpour & Company.

Christiane Amanpour Education

Amanpour attended and finished her primary school education in Iran. Later, her parents enrolled her in a boarding school located in England called the Holy Cross Convent in Chalfont St, Peter at the age of eleven. Christiane then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and communications from the University of Rhode Island in Rhode Island, New York.

Christiane Amanpour Age

How old is Christiane? Amanpour is 66 years old as of 2024. She was born Christiane Maria Heldeh Amanpour on January 12, 1958, in Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Her birthday is celebrated on 12th January every year. Her zodiac birth sign is Capricorn. READ: Phil Black 

Christiane Amanpour Nationality and Ethnicity

Amanpour is a British-Iranian national by birth. She was born in Iran but her parents moved to Middlesex, England when she was 11 years old. She is of British-Iranian ancestry/ ethnicity/heritage.

Christiane Amanpour Height

Christiane stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and maintains an average body weight of around 65 kilograms. Her other body measurements are 36-25-39 inches. Amanpour’s eye color is light brown and her hair is dark brown.

Christiane Amanpour Parents

Amanpour grew up as the daughter of Patricia Amanpour (mother) and Mohammad Amanpour (father) in the suburb of Ealing, in West London, England. Her father is an Iranian native who grew up in Tehran, Iran while her mother is a British-Iranian national and a catholic faithful. Details about her siblings are still under review.

Christiane Amanpour Husband and Wedding

Is Christiane Married? Amanpour was previously married to her ex-husband, James Rubin, a former diplomat and an active British journalist. The couple got married back in 1996 but announced their divorce officially in 2021. This announcement came after they parted ways in 2018. Since then, Amanpour has managed to keep her personal dating life away from the public. She shares one son (Darius Rubin) with her ex-husband. READ: Steve Covino

Christiane Amanpour Son

Amanpour and her ex-husband and partner, James Rubin are blessed with one son named Darius John Rubin. He was born on March 27, 2020, in London.

Christiane Amanpour Health | Ovarian Cancer

In 2021, Christiane announced to the general public on-air that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she is thankful it was detected early. She even appeared in a talk show on CNN and PBS and advised so many women on going for regular cancer checkups and briefed them about the benefits of early detection. Christian is currently undergoing treatment and her cancer is almost clearing from her system.

Christiane Amanpour Salary

Amanpour working as the Chief International Anchor for CNN News based in New York City, New York, earns an annual salary ranging from $96,000 to $250,000.

Christiane Amanpour Net Worth 2024

Amanpour is an accomplished American Journalist and correspondent with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Christiane Amanpour 60 Minutes

Before CNN, Christiane gained public attention as the best international correspondent who appeared on the CBS 60 Minutes show since 1998. During her time on the show, she profiled Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and how the United States Military sent a psychology unit to Iraq to help deal with the battle tensions and fatigue. READ: Lily Radford

Christiane revealed in an interview that she was proud and happy to work for 60 Minutes on CBS because that’s where she was able to gain experience in covering in-depth international stories and attracting important American audiences.

Christiane Amanpour Iron Man 2

Itron Man 2 is a famous Action and Adventure film that follows the life of a Superhero from the Avengers team called Iron Man. His real name in the movie is Tony Star played by Robert Downey Jr. Tony faces a lot of pressure from all sides to share his amazing invention (Iron Man) with the Military.

He refuses to give the relevant facts about his Iron Man suit fearing it may fall into the arms of the wrong people. Amanpour plays a cameo role in Iron Man 2 where she gives a full report on Ivan Banko’s attack on Tony Strarj at the Circuit de Monaco in the Movie

Christiane Amanpour CNN

Amanpour currently serves as a correspondent anchor for CNN News and PBS News. She is the main host of CNN International’s Amanpour and a PBS talks show segment called Amanpour & Company. Christiane first began her career after her college graduation by working as an intern at WBRU FM and WJAR news in Rhode Island. From there she joined CNN in 1983 as a foreign desk producer based in Atlanta, Georgia. READ: Ashley ShahAhmadi

Later, she was promoted to a correspondent anchor where she did her first main assignment by covering the Iran-Iraq War. In 1986, she transferred to the Eastern Europe report desk where she was assigned to work in Frankfurt West Germany. In 1990, Amanpour moved to New York City and worked as a correspondent for CNN’s New York bureau.

There she gained public attention by covering various global breaking news updates and did a wide range of interviews with various prominent newsmakers. In 1996, he began appearing as a contributor and news anchor on CBS’s 60 Minutes programs with Don Hewitt until her official departure in 2005. She even won a Peabody Award at CBS because of her incredible work.

Christiane Amanpour 10 Favorite Books

Christiane’s top ten favorite books are

  • Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert Massie
  • The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam by Bao Ninh
  • We Were Soldiers Once… and Young: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam,” Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Interview With History by Oriana Fallaci
  • The Good Earth by  Pearl S. Buck
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown